The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department invites residents, friends and families to enjoy a variety of spectacular holiday activities and entertainment during the 34th annual Lighting of the Doves festival. 


Symbolizing hope and peace for the holidays, 38 doves illuminate The Woodlands at eight locations around the Township.

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, weather permitting.

34th Annual Lighting of the Doves Festival

When: Saturday, November 19, 2016

Time: 3 to 9 p.m.

Where: Town Green Park

Cost: Free Admission, Activity & Concession Costs Vary


The Lighting of the Doves festival’s celebration stage is sponsored by Service King, and supporting sponsors include Texas Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands, The Woodlands® Development Company, Waste Management, Coca-Cola and America’s ER. The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center is presented by Planet Ford Lincoln and Texas Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands, and sponsored by The Strong Firm P.C.


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