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Where to find Santa in the Houston area this Christmas season

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HOUSTON – ‘Tis the season for Santa and KPRC 2 is tracking down where he can be found across the Houston area.

Santa's Wonderland is returning to Bass Pro Shop this year and you can get a free photo with the jolly guy in red. Santa is already in town and will be at the pro shop through Christmas Eve. Kids and kids at heart can even see Santa on Thanksgiving.

From now until Dec. 24, Santa will be at First Colony in the JCPenney court. If you visit before Dec. 9 you can save an extra $5 on your photos.

Just for children with special needs, Caring Santa is stopping by Katy Mills Mall at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 20.

The Galleria is all decked out in their holiday decorations and Santa is there to help spread cheer too. He'll be there every day until Christmas Eve, except Thanksgiving Day. Find Santa in front of Nordstrom and Adidas on the first floor.

Memorial City Mall will also host old Saint Nick. He will be stationed in front of the Dillards Wing.  Those who buy select photo packages will also receive a special gift courtesy of Hasbro toys. He's taking Thanksgiving off at Memorial City to eat turkey.

You can make a reservation to see Santa at the Woodlands Mall through Dec. 24. He'll be in front of the Macy's court.

The Children’s Museum of Houston is hosting its 11th annual Thanksgiving with Santa event on Nov. 23. Don't forget to bring your camera.

Moody Gardens Festival of Lights is a holiday tradition for many families and of course Santa is a part of the evening fun.

Santa is stopping at Baybrook Mall as well. If you visit before Dec. 9, you'll save an extra $5 on your photos.

If you visit Santa before Dec. 9 at Willowbrook Mall, you'll save an extra $5 on your photos. He and his helpers will be in the JCPenny court.