We are sorry to announce the 40th Annual Lighting of the Doves event has been cancelled due to safety concerns and challenges for setup with an unending rain over the past 24 hours. While the event was initially pushed back in hopes to be able to host some exciting portions of the night, the status at this time will not allow for the production of Santa’s arrival to Town Green Park, Lighting of the Doves and fireworks. The safety of attendees, volunteers, vendors and performers is top priority and weather conditions did not allow this. We are all truly sorry the weather did not allow for this event, but do hope everyone can enjoy the festive lights and doves throughout the holidays in The Woodlands.
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.
Festival Activities Balloon Art - FreeCraft Activities with The Woodlands Children's Museum - Free (while supplies last)Face Painting - FreeLive Entertainment on 2 Stages Strolling EntertainmentSnow Play Areas and Snow Slides - $5 wristband required for access. Wristbands can be purchased onsite at the event with cash or credit card. Please be advised if paying with cash, change will not be available.
Live Reindeer Photo Area
Schedule of Events*Celebration Stage
Vendors Concessions will be available for purchase onsite. Vendors may accept either cash or credit.Interested in being a vendor?Vendor Applications are due Wednesday, November 9, 2022. Download the 2022 Vendor Application & Agreement.
ParkingFree parking will be available at the orange, yellow, blue and white lots at 2002 Timberloch Place. Other designated parking areas include the Town Center Parking garage and Gold Lot.
ADA parking is available in the Green Lot off Riva Row and Timberloch Place. Guests must have a valid placard or plate for access to this parking lot.
Coolers, picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs are permitted. Glass is prohibited.
Sponsorship Opportunities Please contact email@example.com for information. For the most up to date information on the day of the event, including weather updates or postponement of any kind, please follow The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Facebook page.