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Lighting of the Doves festival opens the holiday season November 20, 2021

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Woodlands Township will be celebrating the start of the holiday season at the annual Lighting of the Doves festival Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Town Green Park, located at 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 77380. 

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PHOTO: The annual Lighting of the Doves festival begins the holiday season on Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380.

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.




Festival activities will include balloon art, craft activities with The Woodlands Children’s Museum (while supplies last), face painting, live entertainment on two stages, strolling entertainment and snow play areas and snow slide ($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). A live reindeer photo area, sponsored by America’s First ER, will also be available. The event will culminate with a special appearance by Santa Claus, sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, followed by a dazzling fireworks display.
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. 

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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