Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, you deserve a getaway to The Woodlands. Experience a masterfully planned winter wonderland featuring ice skating, photos with Santa and more. While you’re visiting, check off that last minute Christmas list! The Woodlands is home to over 70 boutique shops at Market Street as well as iconic retailers inside The Woodlands Mall.
Market Street in Lights | November 21, 2019
Market Street | 6 p.m.
Market Street in Lights kicks off the holiday season when its 70-foot tall Christmas tree, synchronized with twinkling lights and holiday music debuts on November 21. More than 25,000 multi-colored lights adorn the Central Park tree which will illuminate nightly throughout the holiday season.
Lighting of the Doves | November 23, 2019
Town Green Park | 3 to 9 p.m.
Lighting of the Doves has been a cherished tradition in The Woodlands for more than 35 years, and the festive event kicks off the holiday season. Attendees enjoy snow play areas, live music, children’s activities, fireworks, and of course Santa will make his appearance! Santa will arrive as he comes down The Woodlands Waterway on a sleigh. Although there are a variety of activities and entertainment throughout the evening, all come together for the ceremonial illumination of the giant, white doves on the Lake Robbins Bridge and throughout Town Green Park.
The Woodlands Ice Rink | November 23, 2019 – January 20, 2020
The Woodlands Ice Rink season is here! Lace up your skates, drink some hot chocolate and enjoy holiday cheer in the state-of-the-art ice rink located in The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion multi-purpose building.
Holly Jolly Jingle | December 5, 2019
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion |
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Holly Jolly Jingle as The Pavilion stage features performances of familiar holiday medleys by local high school students as well as the Sam Houston State University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir. Concertgoers will be walking in a winter wonderland of activities. Guests are invited to create holiday arts and crafts, visit with Santa Claus and enjoy pre-concert performances in the plazas. All aboard the Candy Cane Express in the Gold Lot beginning at 5:30 p.m. There’s no chance of a silent night with this much music and fun.
After a day of shopping and holiday festivities, relax at one of The Woodlands’ many award-winning hotels where you’ll enjoy fresh baked cookies, egg nog and hot cocoa. (Dreaming of sugar plum fairies and Santa’s sleigh optional.)