Nov 06 at 4:37pm

The Woodlands is a winter wonderland of holiday fun!

by The Woodlands

There are a few telltale signs that the most wonderful time of the year is upon us in The Woodlands. Christmas lights begin to adorn your neighbors’ yards; your pumpkin spice craving gives way to a peppermint one; and Christmas songs are on an endless loop in your head. This year, we’ve taken the guesswork out of looking for things to do in The Woodlands for Christmas. We compiled a list of some of the most popular holiday events in The Woodlands and checked it twice. From shopping the most spectacular Christmas market Houston has to offer and ice skating at The Woodlands ice rink to attending the Lighting of the Doves Festival and The Woodlands Winter Wonderland, The Woodlands’ events are full of fun and not to be missed this holiday season!

The Woodlands Junior League Holiday Market
Nov. 16-18
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
1601 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380

At this holiday market, Houston kicks off the season of gifting. You’ll find something for everyone on your list (and maybe something for yourself, too) at The Woodlands Christmas market. There will even be an opportunity to take photos with Santa! Visit the for tickets, vendor information, shopping hours and photo times.

Ice Skating at The Ice Rink
Nov. 17, 2018-Jan. 21, 2019
The Woodlands Town Center
2005 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77381

Open daily from Nov. 17 through Jan. 21, The Woodlands ice skating rink gives 66 days of ice skating to perfect your double axel (or just stay up on two feet) this holiday season. And since it’s even open on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can let your kids loose on the rink to burn off that extra sugar energy from all of cookies and pies and treats.

36th Annual Lighting of the Doves Festival and iWOW
Nov. 17, 2018
Town Green Park and The Woodlands Waterway®
2099 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380

The Woodlands Lighting of the Doves Festival is a long-standing tradition that symbolizes peace during the holidays. Thousands attend The Woodlands light show each year and are filled with holiday spirit as the giant doves are ceremoniously illuminated. The family-friendly festival also includes traditional and international holiday performances, snow play areas, and a live reindeer photo area! Don’t miss Santa’s sleigh ride down The Woodlands Waterway or the incredible fireworks display.

Holly Jolly Jingle
Nov. 29, 2018
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
2005 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380

This is one of The Woodlands Christmas events we’re most looking forward to this year! At this free holiday concert, our very talented local students will perform all of your favorite seasonal songs. Guests are also invited to create holiday crafts and visit with Santa. There’s also a rumor that a certain jolly elf will make an appearance at his favorite holiday celebration and invite you to sing along with him!

The Woodlands Winter Wonderland
Dec. 8, 2018
Creekside Park Village Green
26400 Kuykendahl Road
The Woodlands, TX 77389

Christmas in The Woodlands, TX wouldn’t be complete without The Woodlands Winter Wonderland! Gather your family and friends and head to Creekside Park® Village Green for free festive fun, including a petting zoo and pony rides! You’ll even have one last chance to share your Christmas list with Santa, who’s bringing his reindeer with him!

Hotels in The Woodlands
Joining us from out of town? Hosting family and friends for the holidays? Staycationing for the holiday fun? Be sure to check out some of these amazing hotels in our area:

From what to do and where to stay, The Woodlands has you covered this holiday season. Be sure to mark your calendar, so you don’t miss any of these exciting events!