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15 Incredible Things To Do This Holiday In Katy Texas

Published December 6th, 2019 by The Silmon Group

Houston’s fabled heat has left, so it’s the perfect time of the year to enjoy outdoor activities with your family – without worrying about sweating through your clothes! Now that the holidays are in full swing and the kids are at home, you and your family can enjoy a full slate of fun activities in Katy, Texas. 

 Here are some of them: 

 YMCA Turkey Dash

This annual event, hosted by the Katy YMCA, raises funds for the Better Us Campaign, a YMCA scholarship program that assists families in need with childcare, summer camps, swim lessons and other activities.

Come out with your kids and participate in a 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Kids Race or 1 Mile Walk/Run. The variety in the distances makes the races perfect for everyone in the family, from beginner to expert. 

The YMCA makes it even more fun by allowing participants to dress up in costumes with a Thanksgiving theme. Afterwards, your family can enjoy treats, a photo booth, and kids’ zone to celebrate your (sweaty) time together. 

15 fun things to do with your family in Katy, Texas this holiday/fall.

Pet Photos With Santa

Head over with your furry friends to La Centerra to get a holiday snapshot of them with Santa. While you wait, you can enjoy treats, prizies and get information on how to keep your pets safe.

You can share your picture-perfect pet photos with your family and friends – they’re the ideal way to brag about your amazing fur baby! 

 This event is organized by Natural Pawz and Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP), which are local animal advocacy groups. 

Christmas Trees Dewberry Farm

If you’re hankering to smell a freshly cut Christmas tree in your living room, then you don’t want to miss out on cutting your own tree at Dewberry Farm. 

 Take a wagon ride or the Deweyville Express train and to the farm’s 40-acre forest, where you can pick your own Christmas tree. Once there, you can tap into inner lumberjack and use the furnished saw to cut your tree down or have it cut down for you. If you come before 6pm, admission is free!

Farmers Market on Grand Parkway

There’s nothing like a Farmer’s Market. It’s the best place to get fresh local produce and treats for the family, but without all the pesticides and chemicals you find in your local grocery store. Check out the market’s new location at the Church of Apostles every Saturday and locally raised meats, handmade breads and baked goods, handmade soaps, jams and jellies, spices, snacks, among other offerings. 

You’ll feel good, support your local community, and find fresh food for your family's dinner table.

Family Campout

Take your tents and enjoy a family sleepover in the outdoors. The City of Katy holds this twice a year at the Veterans of Foreign War Park. Take your family and camp out in the park, enjoy a hot-dog dinner, and watch a movie on an open-air screen. It's a great way to spend time with your family while meeting other like-minded folks from the area.

 Christmas Tree Lighting at Katy City Hall

In Katy’s historic Downtown, you can enjoy a night of cocoa and cookies and ring in the Christmas season with a Christmas tree lighting at Katy’s City Hall. Enjoy a night of local dance and listen to choirs showing off their prepared numbers.

 Pique your children’s interest with a reading of one their favorite Christmas stories. And no Christmas tree lighting is complete without a selfie with Santa, so don’t forget your smartphones!

15 fun things to do with your family in Katy, Texas this holiday/fall. 

No Label Brewery

Don’t wait until January to start your fitness journey. Head on over to No Label Brewery – it’s one of Houston's first breweries – and located right in the heart of Katy! 

Drink hand-crafted local beers you won’t find anywhere else. 

Later, shed those pounds from Thanksgiving by taking part in the No Label Running club on Mondays. Have some libations and hotdogs – then run off those calories! 

Wine at Oaks Kitchen and Bar

Looking for a relaxed place where you can sip wine and enjoy the company of fellow wine lovers? Then consider the wine tasting hosted by the Oaks and Kitchen bar. For $25, you can enjoy fours wines and hors d’oeuvres. The perfect wrap to a stressful holiday shopping season!  

Volunteer at Christian Ministries

During the holidays, it’s a blessing to be able to give and receive gifts. But some families aren’t so lucky. Why not show your own family a different sort of Christmas spirit by volunteering your time with this local ministry? Or look at the website and donate a few items on their list of needs?  

15 fun things to do with your family in Katy, Texas this holiday/fall.

Katy Prairie Conservancy

Take part in something truly unique to the Katy, Texas area by getting in touch with nature and helping with prairie seed collecting. 

The Prairie Conservancy is a conservation advocacy group that helps preserve this beautiful part of Texas history. The seed-collection event is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to gather seeds for charity or personal use. Be sure to bring closed-toed shoes, long pants, insect repellent, a long-sleeved shirt, water, hat and your camera!

Katy Market Day

A local outdoor event held every third Saturday, from March through December. Here you can interact with local vendors while enjoying historic Downtown Katy. 

Take the family to the 10th annual Katy Old-Fashioned Christmas Festival. Mom and Dad can enjoy Katy’s very own Beer Garden, hosted by No Label Brewery. There are also food trucks, vendors, and various kids’ activities, like a snow park and photos with Santa!

 New Year’s Eve Party at Embassy Suites

Looking for the perfect date night? Then why not park the kids with a babysitter and head out to ring in the New Year with your sweetheart at the New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at Embassy Suites. Enjoy complimentary drinks, dinner, live music, dancing – and a kiss for your loved one when the clock strikes twelve!

Ritters Frozen Custard

You really can’t call yourself a true Katyite until you’ve tasted this delicious take on ice cream. It’s the perfect bribe for rambunctious kids – promise them a visit to this place, and they’ll be as quiet as church mice!  

If the Houston weather this year is anything like it normally is, our winter will be about two hours long. That’s long enough to enjoy your ice cream! Hurry before they close for thier winter break on December 15th.  


Want to tap into your inner artist? Then visit Multiplicity, a unique Katy gem. With three locations, you’re sure to find one that’s convenient for you so you can enroll in one of Multiplicity’s many jewelry and painting classes. Why not grab a group of girlfriends and on the second Wednesday of the month and enjoy drinks and food while creating a craft!

Preschool Explorers

Have some little ones you need to keep busy? Then check out the Preschool Explorers  event at 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday at Maud Smith Library. This event is designed to grow the science and sensory skills of kids between 2 1/2 and 5 years old. 

15 fun things to do with your family in Katy, Texas this holiday/fall.

Code Ninjas West Katy

Have older children who want to learn how to code? The future is digital, so take your children to Code Ninjas off 27380 FM 1463 in Katy, Tx. Where they can learn “computer language” and find out whether they have a knack for it. It’ll encourage your children to become innovators rather than just consumers of technology. Code Ninjas accept children between 7- 14 years of age – and the event is free! Sign up soon, because space is limited.

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