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 of 2 Stages Strolling EntertainmentLive Reindeer Photo AreaSponsored bySchedule of Events*Celebration Stage 3 to 6 p.m. - Stage Performances TBD6 p.m. - Live Music by OMG (Variety)7 p.m. - Holiday Greetings, Santa's Arrival, Lighting of the Doves & Fireworks8 p.m. - Live Music by OMG (Variety)9 p.m. - Event ConcludesFestival Stage3 to 7 p.m. - Stage Performances TBD7 p.m. - Stage Dark for Santa Festivities at Celebration Stage*All times and entertainment subject to change.
Vendors Concessions will be available for purchase onsite. Vendors may accept either cash or credit.Interested VendorsVendor Applications will be available at a later date.
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 and surface lot at the southeast corner of Lake Robbins and Six Pines Drive.
Coolers, picnic baskets. blankets and lawn chairs are permitted. Glass is prohibited. Those planning to attend the event should practice social distancing, refrain from gathering is large groups and continue to follow all guidelines established by the CDC. Face coverings are optional. Please note all information is subject to change, pending local, state and federal Orders and Declarations.