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Activities & Photos with Santa 2019

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Christmas is not complete without a visit to Old St. Nick! Start planning now – Christmas will be here before you know it and many of these events sell out quickly!

December 14 – Gingerbread House Making with Santa

Build and decorate a gingerbread house with gum drops, peppermints, frosting and more! Parent participation required. This event sold out in 2018. Preregistration is required.

December 14 – Winter Wonderland

Creekside Park Village Green will host a free, family-friendly Winter Wonderland celebration featuring activities, holiday music, photo ops with Santa Claus, carnival games, a petting zoo, a pony carousel, face painters, a balloon artist, and fun inflatables.




December 14 – Cookies with Santa

Santa Claus is coming to two Spring Fire Stations on Saturday, December 14. Santa Claus will be dropping by Spring Fire Stations 74 & 75 to have cookies and hear Christmas wishes.

December 15 – North Pole Bakery

Decorate cookies and other treats at the North Pole! Budding pastry chefs will get to decorate a holiday apron and take pictures with Santa as well.

December 14 – Conroe Christmas Celebration

The free holiday event includes pictures with Santa, two snow slides, trackless train, carousel, petting zoo, live nativity scene, pony rides, camel rides, food and craft vendors, and face painters. The Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade will begin at 1:00 p.m. through downtown Conroe.




December 21 – Milk & Cookies with Santa

Have milk and cookies with Santa, hear a Christmas story, decorate cookies and make a holiday plate. Don’t forget your camera for a picture with Santa. This event sold out in 2018. Preregistration is required.

Until December 24 – The Woodlands Mall Photos with Santa

Get into the festive spirit by making a trip to visit the big guy at The Woodlands Mall while getting some shopping done. Skip the line by making reservations to see Santa online using Fast Pass. Extended hours begin December 13.

Woodlands Mall Santa
Santa will be visiting The Woodlands Mall until Christmas Eve.

Until December 24 – Conroe Outlet Mall Photos with Santa

The Conroe Outlet will have Santa’s cottage set up for photographs from November 24 – December 24, with extended hours beginning December 13. Santa will take a lunch break from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Mondays – Saturdays and 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm on Sundays.

Until December 24 – The Santa Express

Head to the quaint setting of Old Town Spring to visit The Santa Express. Santa sits in a huge Chippendale Chair in the beautifully decorated Santa Express house for photographs. All kids get a candy cane after their visit, after telling Santa what they have on their Christmas lists. Letters to Santa are hung on the walls so he won’t forget the wishes. Photos are processed on-site and are ready for pick up shortly. Pets are welcome.

  • Dates & Hours:
    • Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • Sundays, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • December 24, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: 100 Main St, Spring, Texas 77373
  • Ages: All
  • Website:

Until December 24 – Market Street Photos with Santa

Santa Claus is coming to town to share the magic and wonder of the season where young visitors may have their photos taken and, of course, whisper their wish list to St. Nick. Santa’s setup is located across from the Kendra Scott store. Check the website for pet nights.

Until December 24 – In-Home Santa Visits

Grandparents and parents alike, bring back fond memories of jolly ol’ Saint Nick for the family, in the comfort of your home, with a magical holiday visit from Santa Claus. Each 15-20 minute home visit will include: Santa’s conversation with your children, a reading of Santa’s special story “The Night Before Christmas,” joining Santa in his favorite song, “Jingle Bells,” A traditional family picture or selfie with Santa; and finally, “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!” will be heard as he leaves wide-eyed children with a priceless memory.

  • Hours: Schedule a 15-20 minute visit online
  • Location: Home or office
  • Ages: All
  • Fee:
    • Pre-Christmas Eve Home Visits, $100
    • Christmas Eve Visits (Day or Night), $175
    • Post-Christmas Visits, $75
  • Website:

View more events and holiday happenings this December in our 31 Things To Do guide and on the Hello Woodlands Calendar!