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The Woodlands Township presents Lighting of the Doves on November 19, 2022

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UPDATE 11/18/22 at 3:36 p.m. from The Woodlands Township: The Woodlands Township has been closely monitoring the forecast in consultation with local weather experts for the 40th Annual Lighting of the Doves on Saturday, November 19, 2022. Due to the likelihood of heavy precipitation, which poses safety and other concerns for volunteers, vendors and performers, activities have been cancelled with the exception of Santa’s arrival, Lighting of the Doves and fireworks which are set to begin at 7 p.m. Read more here

THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Woodlands Township invites residents to  welcome the holiday season at the 40th annual Lighting of the Doves festival on Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 77380.

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PHOTO: The Woodlands Township’s 40th annual Lighting of the Doves festival kicks off the holiday season on Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380. Photo courtesy of The Woodlands Township.

The Lighting of the Doves festival is a beloved tradition in The Woodlands, heralding the start of the festive season. Symbolizing hope and peace, the ceremonial illumination of the doves attracts thousands of residents and visitors each year. This event culminates with a special appearance by Santa Claus making his way from the North Pole to The Woodlands Waterway by sleigh boat. Santa festivities will begin at the Celebration Stage at approximately 7 p.m., followed by fireworks.

Festival activities 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. (Please note, snow activities require the purchase of a $5 wristband. 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 will also be offered.




Coolers, picnic baskets. blankets and lawn chairs are permitted. Glass is prohibited. 

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. Disability 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.

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, Wright’s Printing, and America’s ER. 

For additional details, including the entertainment lineup, please visit