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November 23, 2019
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Town Green Park
2099 Lake Robbins Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77380
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37th Annual Lighting of the Doves Festival

Saturday, November 23, 2019


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.

Interested Vendors
Vendor applications are due Friday, November 8, 2019. Download application HERE.

Festival Activities
Snow Play Areas*
Snow Slides*
Live Entertainment on 2 Stages
KidZone - Free Craft Activities with The Woodlands Children's Museum (while supplies last)
Face Painting - Free
Balloon Art - Free
Strolling Entertainment

Live Reindeer Photo Area
Sponsored by
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*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*
Celebration Stage
3 to 7 p.m. - Live Stage Entertainment (TBD)
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

Festival Stage
3 to 7 p.m. - Live Stage Entertainment (TBD)
7:00 p.m. - Stage Dark for Santa Festivities at Celebration Stage

*All times and entertainment subject to change.

Parking information will be available at a later date.

 LOTD Santa  LOTD Santa Reading LOTD Snow Area  LOTD Snow Sled
Sponsored by
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Sponsorship Opportunities

Please contact 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.