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.
Concessions will be available for purchase onsite. Vendors may accept either cash or credit.
Vendor applications are due Friday, November 8, 2019. 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. - Stage Right of Texas
3:45 p.m. - TADA (Texas Academy of Dance Arts)
4:10 p.m. - Class Act Stars on Tour
4:30 p.m. - Performing Arts Center of The Woodlands
4:55 p.m. - Boni's Dance and Performing Arts Studio
5:10 p.m. - Cass-Barrington Academy of Irish Dance
5:35 p.m. - Suspiro Flamenco
6:00 p.m. - Live Music by The Fantastics
7:00 p.m. - Holiday Greetings, Santa's Arrival, Lighting of the Doves & Fireworks
8:00 p.m. - Live Music by The Fantastics
9:00 p.m. - Event Concludes
3:00 p.m. - Paddington British School
3:15 p.m. - The Moriah Davis School of the Arts
3:35 p.m. - Texas Twirlers
3:50 p.m. - Memorial Baptist Church
4:25 p.m. - Cass Barrington Academy of Irish Dance
4:50 p.m. - Texas Twirlers
5:05 p.m. - Sideline Spirit Cheer Company
5:15 p.m. - Let Them Drum
5:40 p.m. - Center of Indian Classical Music of Houston (CICMH)
6:05 p.m. - The Pentecostals of The Woodlands
6:20 p.m. - Ice Carvers
7:00 p.m. - Stage Dark for Santa Festivities at Celebration Stage
*All times and entertainment subject to change.
Free 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 and surface lot at the southeast corner of Lake Robbins and Six Pines Drive.
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