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A Christmas Carol

Wednesday – Friday, December 10 – 12, 2014 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 2:00 pm
Taylor High School
20700 Kingsland Blvd.
This richly textured adaptation brings the full spirit of the book to life on stage, combining the eeriness of the ghost story and the thrill of the fairy tale with the grubby realism of Victorian London. The Taylor PlayMakers will be sharing the stage with future Taylor Thespians from both Memorial Parkway and McMeans junior highs in this production. Visit for pricing and advance ticket information. Tickets will also be available at the door. Contact with any questions or for more information.

Black Friday Camp

Friday, November 28, 2014 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Little Gym of Katy
23010 Highland Knolls
The Little Gym of Katy is hosting a post-Thanksgiving camp! Need a little time to shop, clean, or just unwind from the hectic holiday? Take advantage of their four-hour Black Friday Camp and give your kiddos the opportunity to have fun and burn some energy with friends in a safe environment while you have some time for yourself. Camp includes fun games and obstacle courses, crafts, and pizza. All campers must be 3 to 8 years old and bathroom independent.


Breakfast with Santa and Friends

Saturday, December 13, 2014 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mayde Creek High School
19202 Groschke Rd., Houston
Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast, get a photo with Santa, and take part in fun activities. Children’s tickets are $10 each, and adults’ tickets are $5 each. One photo with Santa per child ticket purchased. To advance purchase tickets, visit

Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, December 13, 2014 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Oak Meadow Park
17730 House Hahl
The cook-off opens to the public at 11:30 am and judging for the first through seventh place will begin at noon. After the panel has selected the victors, tastings will be opened to the public and event-goers can select the “People’s Choice” winner. Participation is open to the public. Competitors and teams can register for $20. To sign up, visit

Create Your Own Holiday Cards and Gift Tags

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Maud Smith Marks Branch Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
There will be a class teaching the basics of how to create cards using Microsoft Publisher. Then on December 16 at 7:00 p.m. there will be a class teaching the basics of how to create gift tags using Microsoft Publishers. Come to one class or both. Seating is extremely limited. Call 281-492-8592.

DIY Crafts: Wrap Your Gifts

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Maud Smith Marks Branch Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
They’ll be having fun at Maud Marks preparing for Christmas. Join them as they make wrapping paper! Bring your holiday gifts with you as they will create fun ways to wrap them up for the season. All materials will be provided. Seating is extremely limited. Call 281-492-8592.

Food for Families

Through Thursday, December 11, 2014
Katy ISD Partners in Education
6301 S. Stadium Ln., Room 1520
As your begin your holiday planning, Katy ISD Partners in Education invites you to give to their annual Food for Families campaign benefiting Katy ISD students and their families in need. Donations go toward the purchase of $50 grocery gift cards for students and their families identified by campus principals. Make checks payable to “Katy ISD Food for Families.” Mail or deliver your donations to the Katy ISD Partners in Education.

Free Movie Night

Saturday, December 13, 2014 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
Heritage Square
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Join them in the courtyard for a special screening of Home Alone to celebrate the holidays! The movie will begin at dusk (approximately 7 or 8 p.m.). For more, visit

Frozen Little Toes

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Sweet Three Nail Lounge
5131 S. Fry Rd.
Come Join Sweet Three Nail Lounge for their Frozen Little Toes event. Children will enjoy pedicure and nail painting, food, drinks, and pictures with Elsa! You can even come dressed up as your favorite character. Just $35 per ticket. Call Kirsitna at 205-792-6277 to purchase your ticket. Limited tickets available.

Holiday Concert

Friday, December 12, 2014 7:00 pm
Katy Children’s Choir
St. Peter’s Methodist Church
20775 Kingsland Blvd.
The concert will feature the Katy Children’s Choir. Tickets are $5 for ages 12 and up. Children ages 12 and under are free. Email

Holiday Craft Bazaar

Thursday, December 4, 2014 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Solana at Cinco Ranch
24001 Cinco Village Center Blvd.
All are cordially invited to this holiday shopping opportunity! Many vendors will be on hand, selling gifts, tasty treats, art, and much more. Plus, there will be an abundance of hot chocolate and ginger snaps to go around, along with complimentary gift wrapping on any purchases. RSVP by calling 281-395-9600 or by email at

Holiday Home Tour

Thursday, December 4, 2014 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, December 5, 2014 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Taylor High School
Project Graduation 2015

Be inspired for your holiday decorating by attending the annual Taylor High School Holiday Home Tour. As always, the tour will feature several lovely area homes and is the perfect event to jumpstart your holiday mood. Tickets are available for purchase at the Katy Flower Market (20829 Kingsland Blvd.) or at Hauerland’s (1648 Mason Rd.). The cost is $10 and all proceeds benefit Project Graduation 2015.

Holiday on the Plaza

Saturday, December 6, 2014 10:00 am
Harvest Plaza
5701 Third St.
This year, the City of Katy will partner with Katy Market Days and combine Holiday on the Plaza with the Katy Old Fashioned Christmas. Enjoy booths set up for holiday activities, take photos with Santa Claus, and watch the Christmas tree lighting. The lighting begins at 7 p.m. Visit

Journey to Bethlehem

Friday, December 12, 2014 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday, December 14, 2014 
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Current – A Christian Church
26600 Westheimer Pkwy.
A winding trail of experienced guides will lead you through a series of live-action scenes tracing the journey of Mary and Joseph as they were expecting the birth of Jesus Christ. This event is free, but there will be an express pass option available for purchase. Visit

Joy Love Peace

Sunday, December 14, 2014 4:00 pm
Lone Star Symphonic Band
CrossPoint Community Church
700 S. Westgreen Blvd.
Join the Lone Star Symphonic Band as at their annual Christmas concert. Santa Claus might just stop by the concert on his way back up to the North Pole! Tickets are available on the band’s website,, for $5.50 each, and will be available the day of the concert for $10 each. Selections to be performed include “A Christmas Festival,” “Sleigh Ride,” “A Fireside Christmas,” “A Hanukkah Festival,” “Old Scottish Melody,” and more.

Katy Old-Fashioned Christmas Festival

Saturday, December 6, 2014 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ave. B
Celebrate with your family and friends at the Katy Old-Fashioned Christmas Festival. Enjoy snow from noon to 5 p.m. and a Christmas lighting from 6 to 7 p.m. There will be Santa, carolers, entertainment, and food, as well as local and out-of-state vendors.

Katy YMCA Turkey Dash

Thursday, November 27, 2014 6:45 am
22807 Westheimer Pkwy.

All are invited to sign up for the 5K and 10K races, as well as the kids’ one-mile fun run and family-oriented one-mile walk/run. Following the races, there will be door prizes and more. Times vary. Visit

Living Nativity

Saturday, December 13, 2014 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
First Christian Church
22101 Morton Ranch Rd.
Join First Christian Church of Katy for their annual living nativity. There will be three live respresentations of the nativity scene lasting approximately 30 minutes each. Refreshments will be provided in the fellowship hall throughout the evening. For more details, call the church office at 281-492-2693 or visit

Messiah Sing-Along

Sunday, December 14, 2014 7:00 pm
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church
20775 Kingsland Blvd.
The Chancel Choir of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Katy invites you to their Messiah Sing-Along. Please come to sing, or just to listen to this beautiful music. There will be soloists and a full orchestra. There is no admission charge. Copies of the music will be available for loan or for sale. For more information, call David Galasso at 281-492-8031.

Once Upon A December

Monday, December 15, 2014 7:00 pm
Mayde Creek High School
19202 Groeschke Rd., Houston
The Mayde Creek High School Choir will perform their winter concert, Once Upon a December, in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.

Parade of Homes

Thursday, December 4, 2014 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, December 5, 2014 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cinco Ranch High School
Cougar Stars Dance Team
The Cinco Ranch Cougar Stars Dance Team is proud to host their annual Parade of Homes. Tickets are $12 and are available at Beau Kisses, Curtain Call, Dancer’s Closet, and Hauerland’s, or from your favorite Cougar Star. Tour beautifully decorated Katy-area homes full of holiday decorations while enjoying the sounds of the award-winning Cinco Ranch High School Orchestra. The Cougar Stars will be on hand at each home to help guide the tour. Proceeds support Cougar Stars’ activities.

Polar Express Pajama Party

Thursday – Monday, December 11 – 15, 2014 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (daily)
Katy Budget Books
2450 Fry Rd., Houston
Bring your little ones in their best Christmas pajamas if you wish. Yes, moms and dads can too. Miss Alicia will read the original book, serve hot chocolate, and have swag bags for the kids. You’re guaranteed to leave in the Christmas spirit.

Santa Visits LaCenterra

Saturdays and Sundays, November 23, 2014 – December 21, 2014
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
Heritage Square
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Hang with the Big Guy himself every Saturday (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm) and Sunday (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm). Santa will meet your family and go over the children’s wish list and pose for photos. Parents, don’t forget to bring your cameras!

Santa’s Ranch Open House

Friday, December 19, 2014 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Maud Smith Marks Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
Celebrate the arrival of the holidays with Maud Smith Marks Branch Library. Come listen to Christmas music and visit Santa and the elves in his workshop for fun crafts and treats. For the complete schedule, contact the library at 281-492-8592.

Seven Lakes Holiday Extravaganza

Thursday, December 11, 2014 5:30 pm
Seven Lakes High School
9251 S Fry Rd.
The Seven Lakes fundraiser dinner and silent auction features their band, choir, orchestra, sapphires, and theatre departments. The event benefits the fine arts musical and masterworks concert. Dinner and auction are from 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the Commons, followed by a full concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. All is open to the public. Tickets cost $20 and include a meal. Ticket orders can be placed with Shelly Tanous Ticket information can also be found on the Studio VII website

Share Your Holidays Food Drive

Friday, December 5, 2014 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Maud Smith Marks Branch Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
Maud Marks will once again be a drop-off location for food donations for ABC channel 13′s Share Your Holidays food drive. The library has participated in the event since its opening in 1993. All food donated will be distributed by Katy Christian Ministries and benefit families in the Katy area. The library will be accepting food from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Friday, December 5 at the entrance of the library building. The drive begins early to allow commuters the opportunity to stop by on their way to work.

Spartan Showcase of Holiday Homes

Tuesday – Wednesday, December 2 – 3, 2014 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Seven Lakes High School
Tour a variety of seven stately homes beautifully decorated for the holidays. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Advanced ticket sales will begin Monday, November 17, 2014 at Cobblestone Cottage (23701 Cinco Ranch Blvd. and 8504 FM 359 S., Fulshear) and Texas National Outfitters (3522 Mason Rd.), or the Seven Lakes High School front office (281-237-2800). For more information or questions contact Paula Rucky, Robin Kellogg, or Tena Wood at

The Nutcracker Tea

Saturday, December 13, 2014 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Morton Ranch High School
21000 Franz Rd.
Connolly Dance Arts’ students will be putting on their holiday performance of The Nutcracker. Tables will be sold, and the event will include finger foods and tea during the show. Visit

Toy Drive

Through Sunday, December 14, 2014
Priority Emergency Room
23114 Seven Meadows Pkwy.
Priority ER is hosting a toy drive supporting the Fort Bend Women’s Center. Drop off all unwrapped gifts by Sunday, December 14. Gifts for all ages accepted. For more information contact them at 281-347-6000.

Toys for Tots at Allen Samuels Katy

Through Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Allen Samuels Katy
21777 Katy Fwy.
Participate in Allen Samuels Katy Marine Toys for Tots program. Bring your unwrapped toy to the showroom floor to give back to the children of the community. Stop by during regular hours Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and  9:00 p.m. and Saturdays between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Call 888-319-3077 for more information.

Winter Break Camps

Monday – Wednesday, December 22 – 24, 2014
Friday – Saturday, December 26 – 27, 2014
Monday – Wednesday, December 29 – 31, 2014

Friday, January 2, 2014
The Little Gym of Katy
23010 Highland Knolls
There is no such thing as the winter blues when you have The Little Gym Winter Camps to look forward to! The Little Gym of Katy is hosting Winter Break Camps! Designed for children 3-8 years of age, their winter camp programs provide each child with three super-awesome, adventure-filled hours full of skill building, crafts, group fun, and special LEGO®, DUPLO®, and LEGO Juniors building activities! All campers must be bathroom independent. Times vary, visit their website for schedule:


Saturday, December 20, 2014 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
Central Green
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Celebrate with music at the Katy Rocks Winterfest in LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch. There will be music, vendor booths, food, and family fun! Visit

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