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Lighting of the Doves festival in The Woodlands

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The Woodlands Township celebrated the start of the holiday season at the annual Lighting of the Doves festival on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Town Green Park. 

The Lighting of the Doves festival is a long-standing tradition in The Woodlands that heralds the beginning of the holiday season in the community. Symbolizing hope and peace for the holidays, the ceremonial illumination of the doves attracts thousands of residents and visitors each year. This event includes Santa Claus arriving in a special way via a Sleigh Boat.

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Festival activities included balloon art, craft activities with The Woodlands Children’s Museum, face painting, live entertainment on two stages, strolling entertainment and snow play areas, snow slide, and a live reindeer photo area, sponsored by America’s First ER. The event culminated with a special appearance by Santa Claus, sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, followed by a dazzling fireworks display.

Lighting of the Doves is produced by The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department and sponsored by The Howard Hughes Corporation®, Waste Management, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, and America’s ER. 

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Source: The Woodlands Township