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17th Annual Children’s Festival
Saturday, November 10,
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. &
Sunday November 11,
Noon – 5 p.m.
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is transformed into a giant playground of fun.

27th Annual Fall Fine Arts & Crafts Fair
Saturday, November 10
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Panther Creek Shopping Center

23rd Annual GE Run Thru The Woods
Thursday, November 22
7 a.m.
The Woodlands Town Center

Caroling on the Square Series
Saturdays, December 1, 8, 15 & 22
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
Waterway Square

Sunny 99.1 Family Fun Days
Sundays, December 2, 9 & 16
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
The Woodlands Ice Rink

For complete information
on these and other events
in The Woodlands, go to VisitTheWoodlands.com.

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Festivals, Concerts, Ice Skating Fireworks & More Highlight Holiday Celebrations In The Woodlands

This holiday season, make sure your list includes a visit to The Woodlands . . . where traditions are made. You will enjoy fireworks, caroling, holiday light displays, the largest seasonal ice rink in the southwest and more!

The 30th Annual Lighting of the Doves and 6th Annual International Winter On The Waterway (iWOW) kick off the 2012 holiday season in The Woodlands on Saturday, November 17, 2012 as live music, interactive booths and games, snow play area, balloon artists, face painters, inflatables, ice carvers, fireworks and more entertain families from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Lighting of the Doves and iWOW are both free and open to the public.

The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center Captures Holiday Magic
Present by Your Houston Area Chevy Dealers

The largest seasonal outdoor ice rink in the southwest opens daily in The Woodlands, November 17, 2012 – January 21, 2013 at the northeast corner of Lake Robbins and Six Pines Drive. Presented by your Houston Area Chevy Dealers and produced by The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Ice Rink is a perfect family spot for skaters of all skill levels – whether you’re a first timer or you can zip around like an Olympian. Enjoy The Ice Rink's special Preview Opening, November 10–11, 2012.

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Another Holiday Must-See: Donoho’s Jewellers Winter Wonderland

The Donoho’s Jewellers Winter Wonderland presents an impressive array of illuminated holiday scenes and storybook displays surrounding The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center along the northeast corner of Lake Robbins and Six Pines Drive.  

Take your time and wander through the fantasyland of magical lighted toy soldiers, elves, doves and musical angels.

Donate non-perishable food items to benefit Interfaith of The Woodlands and receive a $2 off coupon to The Ice Rink. Donate 10 items or more and receive one free admission to The Ice Rink (limit 1 per family).

Winter Wonderland is free and open to the public from dusk until 11 p.m. on November 17, 2012 – January 21, 2013.

Thanks To Our Holiday Sponsors

This year's holiday sponsors are your Houston Area Chevy Dealers, Donoho's Jewellers, Talisman Energy, Coca-Cola, Waste Management, CenterPoint Energy, Bud Light, The Woodlands Development Company, Wright's Printing, BBVA Compass, Service King Collision Repair, Fidelity Investments, Hubbell & Hudson, University of Phoenix, The Strong Firm, Kyle Sherburne – State Farm Insurance, Kroger, CB&I, The Woodlands Young Learners Academy, St. Luke's The Woodlands Hospital, Planet Ford, Waste Management, Rico's Mexican Grill, Cinemark, Spectrum, Sunny 99.1, WoodlandsOnline, Houston Community Newspapers, The Villager, The Courier, reviewit Magazine, WoodlandsMommy.com, Champions Printing – Publisher of The Woodlands Community Magazine, Kidnnected Magazine and Woodlands Lifestyles & Homes.

Fountains at Waterway Square™,
Lights at Town Green Park Add to Holiday Charm

The choreographed Fountains at Waterway Square will perform to a selection of festive holiday tunes, November 17, 2012 - January 3, 2013 making the fountains a memorable spot to visit this holiday season.

Spectacular holiday lights also can be found in nearby Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, where families can experience lighted holiday displays among rows of brightly lit trees, doves, snowflakes and other illuminated holiday scenes. The park display is open from 5:30 p.m. – 2 a.m., November 17, 2011 through January 4, 2012.

The Holidays Come Alive
At The Woodlands Mall

Enjoy carolers, singing groups and choirs, have breakfast with Santa and even take a class on how to become an elf at The Woodlands Mall, I-45 North at Lake Woodlands Drive.

The fun starts on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Breakfast with Santa, a morning of holiday fun from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. in the court near jcpenney.

On Saturday, December 8, 2012, take a class on how to be an elf from noon - 3 p.m., presented by The Elf Academy and compliments of The Woodlands Mall.  Plus, enjoy a Jingle Bell Choir on Saturday, December 1 and 15, 2012 when Santa’s elves teach littles one how to play holiday hand bells.  Classes will be held both days from noon – 3 p.m.  

Register for events at woodlandsadmin@ggp.com or by calling 281-363-3363.

“Luxury In Lights” Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration Kicks Off Holidays at Market Street

Don’t miss Market Street’s “Luxury In Lights” annual tree lighting celebration on Thursday, November 15, 2012 complete with snow, magic elves, live music and more.  This year, the shopping and entertainment destination has transformed its 70-foot Christmas tree into a three-minute display of dazzling lights synchronized to symphonic holiday tunes.  The tree will perform nightly throughout the holiday season.  

Market Street will continue to celebrate the holidays with free holiday performances from local schools, choral groups and strolling carolers beginning December 1, 2012. You can off an evening of shopping and dining with a horse-drawn holiday carriage ride around Market Street’s brightly-lit Central Park thru December 30, 2012.

The Junior League Holiday Market: A Shopping Experience Unlike Any Other

Looking for a great gift for that special someone or an interesting ornament you’ll treasure for a lifetime?  Then make plans to visit the 10th Annual Junior League Holiday Market at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel.

The Holiday Market will be open Friday and Saturday, November 16 – 17, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, November 18 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For details, click here.

Why Rush Home?

If you’re coming to The Woodlands to enjoy the evening lights and festivities, why not stay the night?  Check out these great deals:

At Hyatt Market Street, enjoy the property’s Bed and Breakfast package where you can rise refreshed with a freshly prepared breakfast just for the two of you.  After breakfast, step outside and you’re right in Market Street.  Plus, enjoy a 1 p.m. late checkout. 

The Woodlands Resort’s Shoppin’ & Stylin’ Package includes deluxe accommodations, full breakfast daily for two, a $50 shopping card to Market Street, an Herbal Foot Soak with green tea for 2 and round-trip transportation to Market Street.

At The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel, enjoy a Breakfast Weekend Escape Package or a Spa Getaway package with deluxe accommodations, breakfast for two in the hotel's restaurant and your choice of the 60-minute Stress-Relief Massage or Basic European Treatment in the hotel’s Spa at The Waterway.

For a complete list of premium accommodations in The Woodlands, go to www.VisitTheWoodlands.com and click on “Where to Stay."

The Woodlands Residence Inn Lake Front Completes Makeover

The Woodlands Residence Inn Lake Front, 1040 Lake Front Circle, has a brand-new look and feel, thanks to upgraded guestrooms, a sparkling new fitness room, business center and indoor and outdoor public areas.

Guestrooms at the all-suite property have been transformed with new furnishings, bath amenities and kitchen appliances.

To learn more, click here.


The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau • 2801 Technology Forest Blvd. • The Woodlands, TX 77381
VisitTheWoodlands.cominfo@thewoodlandscvb.com • 877-963-2447 • 281-210-3499 fax

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