Perfectly Positioned for Holiday Fun

Lago Mar is perfectly positioned to keep you busy all December long with Santa breakfasts, holiday parades and light shows from Galveston to Houston.

Put all of these activities on your holiday to-do list:

Chow Down with Santa

Breakfast with Santa at Rainforest Café
5310 Galveston Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77551
8-10 a.m., Saturdays, Dec. 16 and 23
$19.79 for ages 11 and up, $14.24 for 10 and under, and 3 and under is free
Reservations required

Join Santa and Cha! Cha! For mini muffins, scrambled eggs pancakes and more! There will be raffles, prizes, goodie bags and lots of fun holiday activities.

Breakfast with Santa at the Kemah Aquarium
#11 Kemah Boardwalk
215 Kipp Ave.
Kemah, TX 77565
281-334-2521
8-11 a.m., weekends through Dec. 24
Reservations required
$18.99 adults, $12.99 children 3-10

Head out for breakfast with Sharkey and Santa. Take in the beautiful aquarium and keep your eyes peeled because Scuba Santa typically makes an appearance, too!

Sunday Brunch with Santa at Hotel Galvez
2024 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77550
409-765-7721
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sundays through Dec. 24
Adults $42.99; children $26.99; seniors $37.99
Advance reservations are recommended

Hotel Galvez’ famous Sunday brunch will be full of cheer this holiday season and children are invited to visit with Santa to share their Christmas wish list.

Picture Perfect 

Baybrook Mall
500 Baybrook Mall Dr
Friendswood, TX 77546
281-488-4627
Through Dec. 24
Free

Don’t miss the easiest way to visit Santa — just reserve your time and skip the line!

Santa on the Strand
Saengerfest Park
2302 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550
1-5 p.m., Saturdays, Dec. 16 and 23
Free

Santa is back to take pictures with families and listen to holiday wishes! Photos will be available for purchase.

Pet Phots with Santa at Clear Lake Petco
2410 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058
281-480-3442
1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16
$9.95 donation

Bring your pet to have them photographed with Santa! With a donation, you will receive an emailed photo within minutes! All proceeds benefit the Petco Foundation.

Holiday Fun for Everyone

City of Galveston Holiday Parade
25th St. to Strand
Galveston, TX 77554
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16
Free

Tis the Season for the annual City of Galveston Holiday Parade, sponsored by the Galveston Municipal Police Association! The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. on 25th Street and proceed south to Postoffice, east to 21st Street, north to Strand, and west to 25th Street.

Dickinson Festival of Lights
Paul Hopkins Park
1000 FM 517
Dickinson, TX 77539
409-934-8100
6-8:30 p.m., through Dec. 23
Free

Children can sit for a free photo with Santa ($5 from the festival camera) at this annual festival featuring 100,000 lights, food and more.

Santa Train at Galveston Railroad Museum
2602 Santa Fe Place
Galveston, TX 77550
10 a.m-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16
Check prices online

Come see Santa and his helpers arrive aboard the Harborside Express Train at noon. Bring your wish list and visit with Santa in his workshop. Train rides begin with Santa’s arrival!

Jingle on the Boardwalk
Kemah Boardwalk
215 Kipp Ave
Kemah, TX 77565
877-285-3624
Through Dec. 25

Enjoy holiday dancers, stilt walkers, live music, movies, a snow patch, Santa’s workshop and pictures with Santa! As an added bonus, the Boardwalk will be open Christmas Day so children can work off the holiday sugar rush before Christmas dinner! Check the calendar for dates and times.

Moody Gardens Holiday Activities
One Hope Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77554
1-800-582-4673
Now through Jan. 7
Click here for ticket prices

The largest holiday destination in the Southwest is decorated and open for business, delighting families with the annual Festival of Lights, ice skating, live entertainment, holiday train rides, an arctic slide, 3D holiday movies and more. Don’t miss the Ice Land Rainforest Holiday featuring ice sculptures of rainforest animals, birds, butterflies and colorful orchids.

Magical Winter Lights
The Gulf Greyhound Park
1000 FM 2004
La Marque, TX 77568
832-879-2818
Now through Jan. 2, 5-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday

One of the largest holiday lighting events in the Houston area and the largest lantern festival of its kind in the nation returns to the Gulf Greyhound Park. Additional activities include a holiday market, appearances by the Ice Sisters and Santa, live performances, carnival rides and games and an expanded dinosaur exhibit.

Go the Extra Holiday Mile

A Christmas Carol
Clear Creek Community Theater
18091 Upper Bay Rd.
Houston, TX 77058
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday Dec. 15-16; 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 16-17
$10-$15

The classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and three spirits who take him on a journey through his painful past, gloomy present, and possibly fatal future.

Santa Hustle Galveston 5k & Half Marathon
Moody Gardens
One Hope Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77554
7:00-9:30 a.m., Sat., Dec. 17

If you are a Christmas lover, enjoy overplayed holiday music, devouring candy and cookies, and joining in on an epic after party then grab your favorite friends and family and come out for this 5k and Half Marathon. Swag includes a Santa hat, Santa beard, Santa shirt, finisher medal and candy cane socks!

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