Here Comes Santa Claus
You better watch out, you better not cry. You better not pout, we’re telling you why. ‘Cause Santa Claus is coming…Downtown! 🎶 Grab you wish list and find out exactly where to spot Santa this season.

Santa at the Green Mountain Energy Ice

December 9, 16 & 23 | 7:00-8:00PM

Visit Discovery Green every Thursday to glide with Mr. Claus. Find Santa on the ice and snap a few photos with him as he enjoys some much-needed free time before Christmas! 


Breakfast with Santa at C. Baldwin Hotel

Dec 11 | 9:00AM

Experience an extravagant morning with Santa at the C. Baldwin Hotel. Spread holiday cheer for the entire family with mimosas for adults, a hot cocoa station for the kids and a decadent breakfast for everyone! The morning would not be complete without a special appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus – with a special reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas from the big man himself. If that isn’t enough, spend the morning decorating special holiday cookies with the C. Baldwin culinary team!


Buffalo Bayou Christmas Cruises

Dec 11, 12, 17 & 19 | 1:00-4:00PM

Hop aboard a pontoon boat and cruise along the bayou in true H-town holiday spirit during a 45-minute tour. Snap photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus while enjoying festive lights, treats and sipping on delicious hot cocoa.


Breakfast with Santa at Hilton-Americas

Dec 11, 12, 18 & 19 | 9:00AM-1:00PM

Race to 1600 Bar + Grille to have some quality time with Santa and personally hand-deliver your Christmas list! After indulging in a tasty breakfast, stroll around the hotel and get an up-close look at the life-size chocolate replica of The Nutcracker!

Breakfast with Santa at Downtown Aquarium

Dec 11, 18, 19, 22, 23 & 24 | 9:30AM

This year, Santa is making a pitstop underwater! Catch Santa swimming with the fish as you enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet spread. After you dine, save the memories forever with Santa photo ops and take-home Christmas crafts!

Family Winter Festival at Central Library

Dec 18 | 2:00PM

What’s better than seeing Santa? Seeing Santa AND his reindeer! Spend the day at the Family Winter Festival making fun winter-themed crafts and taking selfies with Santa and a live reindeer! As our friend Buddy the Elf would say, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear.” So, before a special screening of the movie Elf, enjoy caroling and other fun holiday activities throughout the library.

Santa Claus at Saint Arnold Beer Hall 

Dec 21-22 | 1:00PM-4:00PM

Santa is coming straight from the North Pole to Saint Arnold Brewing Company. Big kids and little kids alike, come snap photos with Ol' Saint Nick, Saint Arnold and other friends from the North Pole. Enjoy Christmas Ale at the Beer Hall and then head over to the Beer Garden & Restaurant for food and more festivities, including a local market with presents galore! 


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