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Santa Claus The Woodlands

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Santa Claus is coming to town! Santa Claus will be very busy this holiday season making himself available at several locations between now and Christmas Day. Though he does make several stops throughout The Woodlands during the holiday season, he spends a great deal of time at The Woodlands Mall.

Santa Claus The Woodlands

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Pet Pics with Santa Claus

St. Nick's Pet Pics are typically scheduled for November - December from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
PLEASE NOTE: Cats and dogs on a leash or in an appropriate carrier only, please. Animals, other than those servicing the disabled, are not allowed in the shopping centers except during St. Nick's Pet Pics.

Pet owners are asked to enter the mall's southeast entrance by Dillard's and Urban Outfitters.

Santa Claus in The Woodlands, Texas

Santa's expected arrival at The Woodlands Mall is mid November 2018 and will be ready and waiting for visitors! Children can visit with Santa throughout the day at his Holiday Living Room on the lower level near Macy's, and bring their pets Mondays, November thru December, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.
Santa's happy to hear holiday wishes and have his elves take a commemorative photo; so take advantage of this perfect photo opportunity for your family and friends while letting the kids whisper their gift ideas to Santa!
Reserve your time with Santa and save on your photo package! Photo pre-purchase is required to book your time, however, all guests can enjoy savings by pre-purchasing a photo package online without making a reservation. Photo purchase and reservations are not required to visit with Santa.

Santa Claus in The Woodlands Texas

Where can I find Santa in The Woodlands Texas?

Photos with Santa at
Market Street in Town Center

2019 Season Schedule

  • Monday through Thursday, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Break 2:00 – 3:00)
  • Friday and Saturday, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Break 3:00 – 4:00),
  • Sundays, 12PM - 6:00 PM (Break 3:00 – 3:30) from November 17 - December 3.
  • PET NIGHT!! - December 3 from 3:00 - 6:00 PM.
  • Monday through Saturday, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Break 3:00 – 4:00),
  • Sundays, from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Break 3:00 – 4:00) from December 4 - 15.
  • Saturday, December 16: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Breaks 2:00 – 2:30 and 5:00 - 6:00)
  • Sunday, December 17: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Break 3:00 – 4:00)
  • Monday, December 18 - Satuday, December 23: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Breaks 1:00 – 3:00 and 5:00 - 6:00).
  • Sunday, December 24: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Break 1:00 – 2:00)

Visiting Santa should be a fun tradition, but some kids need more prep than others. What can you do to make sure your kids have a good time and get great Santa photos? Here are tips from Kevin Haislip, a Santa in Grapevine, Texas, for parents of kids ages 2 to 5:
Talk up the visit to Santa for a few days, such as: "This weekend, we're going to visit Santa. You can sit on his lap and tell him what you want for Christmas. Santa is really nice." Kids do better when visiting Santa isn't a surprise or last-minute because they get a chance to get used to the idea. "A big man in a red suit with a white beard can be a bit intimidating to a child, even if Santa is jolly," Haislip says. What to wear? "Dress your kids up in their holiday outfits," Haislip says. "It makes the trip to Santa more of an event and adds to the excitement." Have your child bring something with her, such as a favorite stuffed animal so she has something familiar (and distracting) to cling to. 

To reduce the fear factor even more, Haislip recommends sitting down with your child and writing Santa a letter. Have your child give Santa the letter when you arrive. Allow Santa and his elves to do their job. If your child still doesn't want to sit on Santa's lap, let Santa and his helpers try to coax your child into it with some playfulness or a candy cane. "We want your child to have a good time and look forward to seeing Santa again later." If that doesn't work, feel free to try again another day. It can take time for kids under age 5 to feel comfortable. "I had a 2-year-old girl come to me five times in three weeks and only on the fifth time did she finally sit on my lap. She visited me two or three times after that all giggly and happy. We became best of friends by the time it was Christmas Eve," Haislip says. Get ready for a quick pic. "We get the best photos within the first 10 to 15 seconds after the child sits on Santa's lap," Haislip says. After the photograph is taken, then Santa can spend some fun time with your child.

An early visit and photo opportunities with Santa will delight your little ones at the Junior League Holiday Market. For 2017, children under age 10 will not be required to have admission tickets for pictures with Santa. Santa will be available for holiday photos on Saturday November 18 from 10:00 AM until noon, and from 1:00 - 5:00 PM; and on Sunday November 19, 2017 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Santa will also be making several stops at The Lodge at Rob Fleming Park, as well as The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming, and numerous other one-day stops in various locations throughout The Woodlands.

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