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Lighting of The Doves

The Woodlands will kick off a bright and beautiful holiday season with the 38th Annual Lighting of the Doves at Town Green Park on November 21, 2020 from 4 to 8 p.m.

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 attracts many 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 activities, vendor booths, snow play areas, or concessions/beverages will be available at this year's event.

  • 4 to 7 p.m. | Stage Performances
    • 4 p.m. - Performing Arts Center of The Woodlands
    • 4:25 p.m. - Class Act Productions
    • 4:50 p.m. - Texas Academy of Dance Arts
    • 5:15 p.m. - Vitacca Vocational Dance School
    • 5:40 p.m. - Boni's Dance and Performing Arts Center
    • 6:05 p.m. - Stage Right of Texas
    • 6:30 p.m. - The Pentecostals of The Woodlands
  • 7:15 p.m. | Santa's Arrival
  • 7:30 p.m. | Lighting of the Doves & Fireworks
  • 7:55 p.m. | Closing Remarks
  • 8 p.m. | Event Concludes

All times and entertainment are 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. 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.