Free Santa Photos in Houston 2013 {Updated}

Free Santa photos in HoustonPhotos with Santa are a fun holiday tradition, but the price can add up quickly at the mall. Here are a few locations and events to find free Santa photo opportunities in Houston in 2013:

Bass Pro Shops — Winter Wonderland activities continue in December at Bass Pro Shops — including free photos with Santa. Kids can tell Santa their Christmas wishes and get a free photo Mondays through Saturdays (10 am – 8 pm), and Sundays (10 am – 5 pm). Avoid lines with the Bass Pass if the line is more than 30 minutes. You simply get a ticket with a specific time and return later. Located in Katy and Pearland.

Bering’s — Get a free pic with Santa at both locations of Bering’s: Bissonnet and Westheimer, Saturdays and Sundays, noon – 4 pm, until the weekend before Christmas.

CityCentreIt’s Santa’s Holiday Market Saturday, November 30, 10 am – 4 pm, at CityCentre. Kids can get a free photo with Santa and parents can shop at the outdoor holiday market.

Frost Bank — The Sugar Land Financial Center of Frost Bank is offering free Santa photos Saturday, December 14, 10 am – 1 pm. Located at 620 Highway 6 in Sugar Land.

Houston HeightsEnjoy a free Santa photo opp Saturday, December 7, at Donovan Park in the Heights thanks to John Daugherty and the Houston Heights Association. Free Santa photos from 10 am – 1 pm at 700 Heights Blvd.

Houston Humane Society — Pets (and kids!) can get free photos with Santa at the Houston Humane Society Saturday, December 14, 11 am – 2 pm. A donation is suggested to help the organization, such as a Kong toy or pet food. Photos will be emailed from the photographer.

{NEW} IKEA Houston — IKEA Family members can visit Santa at the store Sunday, December 15, 1 pm – 4 pm for photos. It’s free to become an IKEA Family member, so sign up today if you aren’t already one.

REI Willowbrook — The outdoor retailer is hosting free Santa photos for one afternoon, December 15, 1 pm – 3 pm. REI Willowbrook is located at 17717 Tomball Parkway near Willowbrook Mall.

Sugar Land Town Square — This outdoor venue will have free Santa photos Sundays in December from 1 pm – 5 pm. Head to the lobby of Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. December 15 and 22.

WalgreensFree photos with Santa at participating Walgreens. Check with your local store for time and date. Get a free 4×6 photo of your Santa photo shoot!

YMCAs — Many Houston-area YMCAs are offering free photos with Santa. Check with your local area Y. Membership is not required for these free events. In Webster, EA Smith Family YMCA is hosting Santa’s Workshop Saturday, December 14, 9 am – 11 am with free Santa photos, Christmas crafts and cookies. Located at 14650 Hwy. 3


{NEW} Santa Photos with Donations Benefiting Others

Gallery Furniture — Pack up the family and head to Gallery Furniture for Santa photos December 14-15 from noon – 6 pm. Photos can be purchased for $10 with 100% of the proceeds benefiting American Heart Association.

Traders VillageSanta is at Traders Village Saturdays and Sundays through December 22. The $5 donation for photos goes to the Houston Metro Go Texan Committee (Cypress Fairbanks Subcommittee). Admission is free with $3 parking.


{NEW} Breakfast with Santa (fee)

Cafe Adobe — Enjoy breakfast and party with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Cafe Adobe Saturdays, December 14 and 21, 9 am – 11 am. $15 adults, $10 kids, age 2 and under free. Bring a toy to donate to help the H.E.A.R.T. Program (adults with developmental disabilities) and get reduced admission. In addition to breakfast, kids will enjoy the dessert table and cookie-decorating tables! Available at all locations.

Downtown Aquarium and Kemah Aquarium — Enjoy a Breakfast with Santa buffet December 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 24. You might catch Santa swimming in the aquarium! $15.99 adults, $9.99 kids. Free Santa photos.

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