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UPDATE: Township cancels Lighting of the Doves due to weather

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The Woodlands Township UPDATE 11/19: “We are sorry to announce the 40th Annual Lighting of the Doves event has been cancelled due to safety concerns and challenges for setup with an unending rain over the past 24 hours. While the event was initially pushed back in hopes to be able to host some exciting portions of the night, the status at this time will not allow for the production of Santa’s arrival to Town Green Park, Lighting of the Doves and fireworks. The safety of attendees, volunteers, vendors and performers is top priority and weather conditions did not allow this. We are all truly sorry the weather did not allow for this event but do hope everyone can enjoy the festive lights and doves throughout the holidays in The Woodlands.”


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.

Please be advised there will be no stage performances, snow play areas or slides, KidZone or other event activities. A limited number of vendors will be onsite prepared to open to the public at 6 p.m., but those attending should plan accordingly as minimal concessions will be available. At this time, Santa festivities will begin as originally planned from the Celebration Stage at 7 p.m. Santa is anticipated to arrive to Town Green Park at approximately 7:20 p.m. The countdown to the Lighting of the Doves and fireworks will begin shortly after at approximately 7:40 p.m.

In the event that weather conditions worsen, and remaining activities are impacted, updates will be posted to the Township Parks and Recreation Facebook page at www.facebook.com/townshipparksandrec and on the Township website at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/lightingofthedoves

For more information on The Woodlands Township, please call 281-210-3800 or visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.

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