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 peace during the holidays, the ceremonial illumination of the giant doves has attracted thousands of visitors each year.
This year's event, modified for COVID-19, will be limited to Santa's arrival to Town Green Park, the dove lighting ceremony and fireworks. No other activities will be provided at this time.
Schedule of Events*
- 7 PM - Opening Remarks
- 7:15 PM - Santa's Arrival
- 7:30 PM - Lighting of the Doves & Fireworks
- 7:55 PM - Closing Remarks
- 8 PM - Event Concludes
*All times and entertainment subject to change.
Those planning to attend should practice social distancing, refrain from gathering in large groups and continue following all guidelines recommended by the CDC when around others outside of your household. Masks are highly encouraged. Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the park.
Concessions will not be available onsite. Please consider supporting local restaurants before or after attending the event.
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 and surface lot at the southeast corner of Lake Robbins and Six Pines Drive.
For the most up to date information on the day of the event, including weather updates or postponement of any kind, please follow The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Facebook page.