18 | Lighting of the Doves Festival (The Woodlands)






Town Green Park | 2099 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77381

Lighting of the Doves Festival DETAILS

From the organizer:

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 – 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 

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

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

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.

Looking for more seasonal events? Be sure to check out our Guide to Winter in Houston!

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