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Santa comes to town at Lighting of the Doves

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The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department hosted the 35th annual Lighting of the Doves festival on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Town Green Park.

Watch highlights from the festival captured by Hello Woodlands:

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 hope and peace for the holidays, the ceremonial illumination of the doves attracts thousands of residents and visitors each year.


Hello Woodlands captured moments from the Lighting of the Doves event LIVE on video:

Part 1: Residents enjoy entertainment and live music from the main stage.

Part 2: Santa makes a grand entrance on The Woodlands Waterway, Santa reads “The Night Before Christmas” to fans of all ages, and the lighting of the doves takes place.

Part 3: Fireworks Display

Part 4: Fireworks Finale

The festival also featured a variety of stage performances, snow play areas, vendor booths, children’s activities, strolling entertainment, special appearance by Santa Claus arriving by sleigh down The Woodlands Waterway, and a fireworks display.