Santa is socially distancing in 2020. Photo courtesy of Bass Pro Shops
Santa is socially distancing in 2020. Photo courtesy of Bass Pro Shops

Safer Santa Claus Visits for Houston Kids for Christmas 2020

While sitting in Santa's lap for the quintessential Santa Claus photo (which is usually made complete with a screaming child!) may not be on the list this year, in true 2020 form Santa has found a way to weave his holiday magic in a safe, socially distant way. 

Malls, venues, and local holiday events have put a creative twist on the traditional photo and visit experience by installing plexiglass; requiring reservations, masks, and temperature checks; keeping everyone at a safe distance, and more, so you can still enjoy seeing Santa and snapping a photo with him. Many places have even included virtual Santa options for those not wanting to leave their homes. Don't forget to check out our holiday guide for even more holiday experiences. 

But for handing in that holiday list in person, here is where you can find Santa Claus this year in Houston.

Due to concerns about COVID-19, we recommend following all of the health and safety precautions in place, as mandated by the CDC. This includes social distancing, wearing a mask, frequently washing hands and/or using hand santizer, and staying home if you're feeling under the weather. We want this to be a safe, happy holiday season as we navigate this difficult time. 

This post is updated periodically.

Bass Pro Shops - Katy
5000 Katy Mills Circle Suite 415
Katy, TX 77494

Market Street
9595 Six Pines Drive Space 1270
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Sugar Land Town Square
16190 City Walk
Sugar Land, TX 77479

Traders Village
7979 N. Eldridge Road
Houston, TX 77041

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Katy, TX 77494

Frost Bank Almeda
9990 Almeda Genoa Rd Suite 500
Houston, TX 77075

The Barking Pig
2307 Ella Blvd.
Houston, TX 77008

Memorial City Mall
303 Memorial City
Houston, TX 77024

Katy Mills Mall
5000 Katy Mills Circle
Katy, TX 77494

Galleria Mall
5135 West Alabama Street
Houston, TX 77056

Santa's Wonderland
18898 Hwy 6 South
College Station, TX 77845

Constellation Field
1 Stadium Drive
Sugar Land, TX 77498

Moody Gardens
One Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77554

Kemah Boardwalk
215 Kipp Ave
Kemah, TX 77565

Jimmy Burke Activity Center
500 W. 13th Street
Deer Park, TX 77536

Kingwood Town Center
8 N. Main St.
Kingwood, TX 77339

Historic Downtown Katy
5717 Second St.
Katy, TX 77493

Town Square Park
213 Texas Ave.
Baytown, TX 77520

Downtown Richmond
Morton Street
Richmond, TX 77469

Bellaire City Hall
7008 S. Rice Ave.
Bellaire, TX 77401

Seabrook Community House
1200 Anders Ave.
Seabrook, TX 77586

Woodforest Sports Field
Address: 700 Fish Creek Thoroughfare
Montgomery, TX 77316
Kingwood Farmer's Market
Kingwood Town Center Park - 3:00 PM Pick
Mars by Luke Jerram
Houston Museum of Natural Science - various times Pick
Shadow Puppet Theater at TWCM
The Woodlands Children's Museum - 11:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
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