Parks and Recreation Department
34th annual Lighting of the Doves Festival
Kick Off the Holiday Season

The annual Lighting of the Doves Festival is a long-standing tradition in The Woodlands that signifies the start of the holiday season. All are invited to attend the free festival for an afternoon of spectacular holiday activities including snow play areas, vendor booths, children's activities and more. The event will culminate with a special appearance by Santa Claus arriving by sleigh down The Woodlands Waterway and a dazzling fireworks display, weather permitting. 

The Ice Rink Opening

Before the festival, attendees are encouraged to visit The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center, presented by Planet Ford Lincoln and Texas Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands, as it makes its debut in a new state-of-the-art multi-purpose facility this season. The Ice Rink will open daily Saturday, November 19, 2016, through Monday, January 16, 2017.

The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center
Programs and Events

Registration Open for Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance
For 17 years, the Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance has been a tradition that brings fathers and daughters together for a night of fun, games, and dancing! 

Fall Hours at Township Boat Houses
Fall hours of operation are currently in effect at the Township’s Riva Row and Lakes Edge Boat Houses. The schedule may change, but there’s still plenty of great, family fun to be had on Lake Woodlands! 

Audition for the Teen Talent Show
Showcase your special talent at the annual Arts in the Park Teen Talent Show! Contests must be between 12 and 18 years old and may include singers, dancers, comedians, actors, magicians, and other individual and group acts.

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