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 6, 2020. Vendor Applications will be available at a later date.
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 to 6 p.m. - Stage Performers TBD
6 p.m. - Live Music by TBD
7 p.m. - Holiday Greetings, Santa's Arrival, Lighting of the Doves & Fireworks
8 p.m. - Live Music by TBD
9 p.m. - Event Concludes
3 to 7 p.m. - Stage Performers TBD
7 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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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.