The Lighting of the Doves Festival is a long-standing tradition in The Woodlands that signifies the start of the holiday season in the community. Symbolizing peace during the holidays, the ceremonial illumination of the giant doves has attracted thousands of visitors each year.
The Festival includes traditional and international performances, showcasing the cultural diversity of The Woodlands and holiday traditions celebrated around the world. Featuring snow play areas, vendor booths, children’s activities and strolling entertainment, Lighting of the Doves culminates with a special appearance by Santa Claus arriving by sleigh down The Woodlands Waterway and a dazzling fireworks display.
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Concessions will be available for purchase onsite. Vendors may accept either cash or credit.
Vendor applications are due November 2, 2018. Download application HERE.
Snow Play Areas*
Live Entertainment on 2 Stages
KidZone - Free Craft Activities with The Woodlands Children's Museum (while supplies last)
Face Painting - Free
Balloon Art - Free
Live Reindeer Photo Area
*Inflatables, Snow Play Areas and Snow Slides require a wristband. Wristbands are $10 each and provide unlimited access to the activities for the duration of the event.
Schedule of Events*
3:00 p.m. - Creekside Forest Elementary Choir
3:25 p.m. - Moriah Davis School of Arts
3:45 p.m. - In-Step Dance and Performing Arts
4:10 p.m. - Ballet Folklorico Herencia Mexicana de Houston
4:35 p.m. - Cass-Barrington Academy of Irish Dance
4:55 p.m. - Boni's Dance and Performing Arts Studio
5:15 p.m. - Sunrise International Dance Studio
5:40 p.m. - CSQUARED
6:00 p.m. - Live Music by Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production
7:00 p.m. - Holiday Greetings, Santa's Arrival, Lighting of the Doves & Fireworks
8:00 p.m. - Live Music by Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production
9:00 p.m. - Event Concludes
3:00 p.m. - The Woodlands Christain Academy Middle School Choir
3:20 p.m. - Class Act Productions Stars on Tour
3:50 p.m. - Ballet Folklorico Herencia Mexicana de Houston
4:00 p.m. - Performing Arts Center of The Woodlands
4:20 p.m. - Sunrise International Dance Studio
4:45 p.m. - Texas Twirlers
5:05 p.m. - Texas Academy of Dance Arts (TADA)
5:35 p.m. - STAGE RIGHT of Texas
5:50 p.m. - Texas Twirlers
6:10 p.m. - Sideline Spirit
6:20 p.m. - Ice Carvers
7:00 p.m. - Stage Dark for Santa Festivities at Main Stage
*All times and entertainment subject to change.
Free parking, generously donated by Timberloch, Inc., will be available in the orange, yellow, blue and white lots at 2002 Timberloch Place.
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