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November 18, 2023
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Town Green Park
2099 Lake Robbins Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77380
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41st Annual Lighting of the Doves Festival

Saturday, November 18, 2023


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.

Attendees are encouraged to sign up for text alerts for important event updates by texting LOTD23 to 877-949-3956.



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

Snow 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 

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Schedule of Events*
Celebration Stage 

3 to 5 p.m. - TBD
5 p.m. - Live Music by Cold Shot (Variety) 

7 p.m. - Holiday Greetings, Santa's Arrival, Lighting of the Doves & Fireworks 
8 p.m. - Event Concludes
Santa Sponsored by 
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Festival Stage
3 to 6:20 p.m. - TBD
6:20 p.m. - Ice Carvers 
7 p.m. - Stage Dark for Santa Festivities at Celebration Stage

*All times and entertainment subject to change.

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 8, 2023. The 2023 Vendor Application & Agreement will be available at a later date. 

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. 

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. 


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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.

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