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Holiday Events Coming Up Already in Katy TX!

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Holiday Events in Katy TX

There are a slew of holiday celebrations right around the corner! Are you ready to celebrate, or will you wait until after Thanksgiving? The choice is yours! As your Katy real estate agent, I am here to fill you in on local events and activities, so you can always enjoy all that the Katy community has to offer.

1.  You can start grabbing photos with Santa at Katy Mills as early as this Friday, Nov. 9! These will run through Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. There are also select dates and times that you can grab pet photos with Santa between Nov. 18 and Dec. 16. Then between Dec. 2 and Dec. 9, kids with special needs or disabilities will be able to meet with Santa in a safe environment.

2.  LaCenterra’s Annual Tree Lighting will take place on Friday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. This is presented by Texas Children’s Hospital – West Campus. Families can enjoy food, drinks, games, entertainment and a visit from Santa! The lighting of LaCenterra’s new 51-foot Christmas tree will take place at 7 p.m.

3.  Willowfork Fire Department is hosting a “Toys for Tots” Drive Nov. 19 through Dec. 14. You can drop toys off at any of the three Stations between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Bring new and unwrapped toys in original packaging for infants through high school ages, or drop off checks made out to Toys for Tots.

4.  Sign up for the 2018 YMCA Turkey Dash at Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch in Katy. This takes place Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. Choose from a 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Kids Race or a 1 Mile Walk/run. Afterward, enjoy a post-race party with food, giveaways, a photo booth, a kids zone and more. Then head home for turkey dinner after burning your morning calories!

5.  After Thanksgiving, get into the Christmas spirit with the annual Katy Old-Fashioned Christmas Festival on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is so much to enjoy in historic downtown Katy, including food trucks, a beer garden, vendors for holiday shopping, photos with Santa in Harvest Plaza, carolers, and 50,000 pounds of snow for the kids to play in! This is a great family-friendly tradition.

6.  The Seven Lakes High School PTSA’s annual Holiday Home Tour takes place on Dec. 5 and 6. Tickets went on sale this week! Grab yours and tour five beautiful Katy homes that are all decked out for the holidays. Pre-sale tickets cost $15 each and are sold at the high school, Beau Kisses, Elaine’s Lighting and Southern Divas Boutique.

This is the holiday lineup so far! Keep up with my blog, as I will add more holiday events as they pop up.

When you’re ready to accomplish your Katy real estate market goals, contact me, your Katy real estate agent! The holidays are coming up quickly, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still time to accomplish your real estate goals. Act quickly and you could be celebrating the holidays in your new home! Give me a call!

Mickie Cioccia

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Holiday Events to Enjoy In Katy, TX This Festive Season

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Ice skating and more Katy holiday events

Is there ever a more festive, jolly time to spend in Katy, TX than the month of December? As a Katy real estate agent, I love seeing the town covered in holiday lights and the calendar filled with festive, family-friendly fun.

Take some time out of your holiday to-do list for some of these fun holiday events in the Katy area! You’ll get to know the community and the people in it, and you’ll make lasting memories.

Here’s a few upcoming holiday events in the Katy area to keep on your radar:

  • Mayde Creek High School Theatre Company invites you to see their production of A Christmas Carol Dec. 8-9 at 7 p.m. or Dec. 10 at 2 or 7 p.m. Student tickets cost $6 in advance or $8 at the door, and adult tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Enjoy this classic tale!
  • Head to Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center on Dec. 10 or 17 for Elfie Selfies with Santa! This event takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Each day, kids can meet with Santa and let him know what they want for Christmas this year. Bring your camera for photos with Santa as well!
  • The 6th Annual Winterfest will take place this Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Westlake Volunteer Fire Department. Get your holiday shopping done among more than 70 vendors while listening to live music, participating in crafts and much more. Kids can visit with Santa!
  • This Saturday is also the day that dancers of Connolly Dance Arts in Katy will perform their rendition of The Nutcracker. Head to Morton Ranch High School Performing Arts Center for the performance, which takes place at 3 p.m. General admission tickets cost $12.
  • Head Downtown Fulshear on Dec. 17 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. for this year’s Holly Jolly Christmas! This year’s event will feature ice skating, live music, a live nativity, a children’s area full of activities, vendor booths, a walking parade, and guest appearances from Santa and Anna and Elsa of Frozen!
  • WinterFest takes over Typhoon Texas in Katy this time of year. From now through Dec. 31, you can enjoy a Christmas 4D show, a WinterFest train ride, a big slide, a petting zoo, pony rides, Santa’s Workshop, hay rides, real ice skating, thousands of lights and more.

Enjoy these and many other holiday events taking place throughout the Katy, TX area this month! As always, when you are ready to embark on your Katy real estate market goals, contact me. Whether it’s during the holiday season or after, I am your Katy real estate agent, here and ready to help you out as soon as you’re ready to begin!

Mickie Cioccia
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Holiday Fun at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch in Katy!

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Holiday Events at LaCenterra in Katy TX

If you plan on spending this coming weekend at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch in Katy, finishing (or starting) your holiday shopping, good news! This weekend is also loaded with holiday events for the whole family to enjoy. Start your Saturday early with a morning run, and finish with family-friendly skits and songs.

As your Katy real estate agent, I’ve created a holiday guide for you at LaCenterra this weekend. Get some holiday shopping done and have some fun! Hopefully you can fit both into your schedule.

Gingerbread Jog

Get up bright and early and bring the whole family over to LaCenterra for the 4th Annual Gingerbread Jog on Saturday, Dec. 12! The 5K race begins at 8 a.m. The Kids 1 Mile Fun Run for kids, ages 12 and under, begins at 8:05 a.m. The 1 Mile Family Run/Walk starts at 8:10 a.m. So as you can see, there is something for everyone to participate in!

The Awards Ceremony will take place after the races at 9:30 a.m., and kids can create an assortment of crafts and activities from 8 to 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston, so it’s great exercise and fun for a great cause! Feel free to wear ugly Christmas sweaters or Santa suits.

Santa Claus

While shopping at LaCenterra on Saturday, bring your kids by the courtyard to visit with Santa! He will be there from 1 to 5 p.m. to meet with kids and hear what is on their Christmas list this year. Don’t forget your cameras too, so you can catch a great photo of your child on Santa’s lap! If you can’t make it on Saturday, Santa will also be there on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., and again next weekend.

Jingle Jam

Saturday night, Parkway Fellowship is hosting their Jingle Jam for the whole family from 7 to 8 p.m. Head to Heritage Square for an hour of singing Christmas songs, watching funny skits and hearing the Christmas story. This is a great chance to meet and mingle with others in the Katy community as well, especially if you just moved to Katy.

Enjoy your holiday weekend in Katy! There are plenty of other holiday events happening around town as well. Check out the Katy Magazine events page for more upcoming events.

When ready to buy a Katy home, or when ready to sell your Katy home, contact me! As your Katy real estate agent, I can help you achieve your goals this year and next in the Katy real estate market. All you have to do is call me when you’re ready!

Mickie Cioccia
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Get Ready for the Winter Holidays in Katy!

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Holiday Season in Katy, TX

After Thanksgiving is over, no time is wasted on winter holiday happenings starting up in Katy! As your Katy real estate agent, I want to keep you updated on all of the festive events taking place around town, so you don’t miss a beat of holiday fun. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

  • If you’re braving the Black Friday crowds this Friday, drop the kids off at the Little Gym of Katy from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Member registration is $34, and non-member registration is $35. Children must be at least three years old and bathroom independent.
  • Stop into Tradition Bank on Thursday, Dec. 3, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for the chance to get into the holiday spirit with others in the community! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, prizes and holiday fun for those of all ages. It’s free to attend.
  • Stop by Cinco Ranch High School on Friday, Dec. 4 for Snowball Social! Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the Cinco Ranch Bravo Choir will perform holiday classics that you love, like Chestnuts Roasting and Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Tickets cost $5 and include dessert and a beverage.
  • An Old Fashioned Christmas will take place on Saturday, Dec. 5, beginning at 10 a.m. There will be crafts and activities for kids, entertainment from local schools, performances, the Katy Tiger mascot, and photos with Santa for $5. The official lighting of the Christmas tree will occur at 6 p.m.
  • Head to Taylor High School on Sunday, Dec. 6 for Photos with Santa! From 2 to 5 p.m., anyone can stop in to share their wish list with Santa and get a photo. Money raised will go to Project Grad.
  • Take a break from holiday shopping and stress by running in the Gingerbread Jog 5K on Saturday, Dec. 12. Join the 5K, the kids’ one-mile run or the one-mile family run, but run as fast as you can to catch the gingerbread man! Proceeds support young women in need and children during the holiday season.
  • Connolly Dance Arts will hold its annual Nutcracker performance at Morton Ranch High School’s Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. General admission tickets are only $10, or priority seats are $16. Watch as this classic comes to life right here in Katy!
  • On Dec. 14 or Dec. 17, stop into Katy Budget Books for their Polar Express Pajama Party! From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each night, you can enjoy a reading of the “The Polar Express” while in your pajamas! They’ll also have treats and swag for the kids.

Katy, TX sure isn’t short of holiday events! For details and a list of all the holiday events taking place around Katy, check out the Katy Magazine calendar of events.

Enjoy the holiday season here in Katy, and when ready to achieve your goals in the Katy real estate market, contact me, your Katy real estate agent! The market doesn’t stop for the holidays, so neither do I.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mickie Cioccia
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realized they had found the perfect place for their clients to raise a family...and for their clients parents to enjoy the Grandchildren! Katy boasts great Active Senior options like Heritage Grand (a 55+ section of Cinco Ranch) and The Solana at Cinco Ranch, wonderful family amenities like parks, playgrounds, golf courses, lakes, fishing, boating, nature walks, and short drives to the beach and Hill Country. the Katy area is a great place to enjoy the weekend. Simply put Katy has it all! Area Tour" with you and show you why they feel Katy Real Estate is the best place in the Houston area to live, work. and play! You will see schools, great luxury family subdivisions, shopping facilities, highway options, and wonderful restaurants! Cross Creek Ranch: Cross Creek Ranch is the newest Master Planned Community in the Katy Real Estate area but is quickly catching on with those looking for a little slower pace

While still having lots of amenities and wonderful school options. Developed by the same people who brought us Grand Lakes, Cross Creek Ranch has a wide variety of homes and prices. This community is an easy commute to I-10 and the Westpark Tollway. Kelliwood: Kelliwood is a beautiful group of subdivisions off S. Fry Rd. A wide range of homes and home prices can be found here. From Custom Gated sections like LakeForest that are comprised of all estate homes...to smaller patio homes that border the Willow Fork Country Club. The short commute times appeal to a wide range of buyers! Green Trails: Green Trails is a large Master Planned Community that borders I-10, S. Fry Rd, and Baker Rd. It is full of amenities for the family, is close to I-10 and the Houston Energy Corridor, and has a variety of styles and price ranges from small one story homes up to Custom Estates...no matter what you are looking for it will be easy for you to carve out your slice of Green Trails! Silver Ranch: A fairly new master planned community located in area that some folks believe is the best part of all of Katy Real Estate.

Silver Ranch is only a short drive away from Katy Mills Mall and is located in the highly acclaimed Katy Independent School District. The community is approximately 3 miles from both I-10 and the Westpark Tollway. Lavish homes ranging from the $140's to $300's make the community very affordable for growing famililies or empty nesters. Silver Ranch is conveniently located for access to major employers in the energy corridor and has easy entree to South West Houston, Sugarland, West Park Tollway along with numerous park and ride bus lots that have express service to downtown Houston. When this community is completed it will be home to about 1,500 families. Amenities include Six Lane Jr Olympic Pool , Stone Grill Children's Splash Pad, Tennis Court, Playground and Swing Set, Outdoor BBQ Pavilion and numerous Walking Trails.

Seven Meadows: Seven Meadows is a Master Planned Community that was developed by the same people who put Cinco Ranch on the map! It is located right off HWY 99 (the Grand Parkway) with short commutes to both I-10 and the Westpark Tollway. Pools, parks, a movie theater, work out facilities, and nature trails are all part of this great community!


Katy is a city located in Harris, Fort Bend and Waller Counties in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. The population was 11,775 at the 2000 census.

Katy, suburb of Houston, Texas, is named for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (commonly referred to as the "K-T Railroad", now a part of Union Pacific) that ran through Katy in the 19th century. Katy was once known as Cane Island. The name is derived from Cane Island Creek which runs just west of downtown. Cane Creek is a branch of Buffalo Bayou. The origins of the name Cane Island are believed to be from the fact that Katy was once a major sugar cane producer and rice producer. To commermorate the importance of rice to the Katy community, the Chamber of Commerce holds the Rice Harvest Festival every second weekend of October.

Katy was recently the location of one of the ten large red balloons in the DARPA Network Challenge on December 5, 2009. The balloon was stationed in Katy Park.

In 2009 the Gadberry Group named Katy as one of nine "9 from 2009" most notable high growth areas in the United States.
After a low income apartment complex was proposed for development in an adjacent unincorporated area, in 2010 the Katy City Council passed a resolution stating that the development would decrease property values.[5] The plans for the complex were canceled.