The Woodlands Seasonal Events Guide

Find out about the different seasonal and holiday events in The Woodlands. You’ve come to the right place for everything you need to get through the holiday including light displays, mall hours, Santa times and more! There are many ways to celebrate the season, find your holiday spirit at one of these upcoming seasonal events in The Woodlands. TWG! is your pathway to The Woodlands Texas area holiday events, winter activities, Christmas activities, Easter events, Fourth of July and other seasonal activities in The Woodlands.

The Woodlands Winter Activities

The Woodlands has several Christmas holiday events including iWoW, Lighting of The Doves, the Ice Skating Rink, Visits from Santa Claus, and carriage rides at Market Street just to mention a few.
From The Ice Rink in The Woodlands Town Center nestled in The Woodlands Winter Wonderland, to the Annual Lighting of The Doves celebration and festival, The Woodlands is home to many special events and Fun Christmas Holiday activities that are sure to become a family holiday tradition. There are so many possibilities for Christmas shopping in The Woodlands, from the national retailers at The Woodlands Mall to the boutique and specialty merchants scattered throughout more than a dozen different shopping centers in and around The Woodlands! Be sure to check out all the new shops available at Market Street, where the Christmas shopping season kicks off with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The Woodlands Summer Activities

Summer is a very popular season in Southeast Texas and there is much to see and do in The Woodlands. When looking for summer fun, you can find a wealth of information on the various public parks, pools, and recreation activities right here. You’ll be able to have a great time enjoying the many different facets of The Woodlands. There are many places to choose from if you’re looking for fun in Town Center, the various cafes and restaurants, parks and green spaces providing many opportunities for fun. Enjoy yourself this summer in and around The Woodlands Texas. TheWoodlands.Guide maintains an exhaustive list of summer events for all ages in and around The Woodlands. From activities at Waterway Square (some for kids, some for everyone) to the various Festivals happening during the warmer months. And then there are the assorted swimming pools in The Woodlands.

The Woodlands Spring Activities

Widely known for the week long break from College Campuses across the nation, ‘Spring Break’ is considered to be the end of winter by many. Finding something to please the entire family is never difficult in Texas. The hardest part can be finding time to do everything!
Springtime in The Woodlands when the trees turn green and the flowers start to bloom and spring cleaning in the house. Spring planting in the yard or in the garden. Dining on the patio at your favorite restaurant or maybe on the rear deck with your favorite beverage by the pool.

A visit to Market Street might be in order for shopping, strolling or a bite at one of the local eateries in Town Center. The cool mornings and breezy afternoons of spring are a perfect time for a round of golf on any of the several professional golf courses winding through The Woodlands.
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The Woodlands Fall Activities

Looking for something fun, safe and festive for the kids this Halloween, or over the Thanksgiving Break? There are a number of activities and events going on in and around The Woodlands. Everything from FREE events to those that are nominally priced, you’re sure to find a spooktacular way to pass the time until going trick-or-treating on All Hallows Eve, or after the last of the turkey is packed away!
When summer has passed and the days grow short, the long list of events in The Woodlands continues. Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the ‘darker half’ of the year. Most commonly it is held on October 31 – November 1, or halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice.

The Woodlands Halloween

The “Irish-English Dictionary” published by the Irish Texts Society defines the ‘Samhain’ as follows:
All Hallow tide, the feast of the dead in Pagan and Christian times, signaling the close of harvest and the initiation of the winter season, lasting until May, during which troops were quartered. Fairies were imagined as particularly active at this season. From Samhain, the half-year is reckoned. Also called Feile Moingfinne (Snow Goddess).”

The “Scottish Gaelic Dictionary” defines it as “Hallowtide. The Feast of All Souls. Sam + Fuin = end of summer.” Samhain is also know as: ShadowFest, Martinmas, and Old Hallowmass.

Glow and Go 5K
Glow and Go 5K is scheduled for December 2, 2023, along The Woodlands Waterway beginning at 7 p.m. Glow and Go 5K is produced by The Woodlands Township Parks & Recreation Department and a USA Track and Field (USATF) sanctioned event. The chip-timed 5K course will wind throughout the Waterway, providing a scenic route and fun, enjoyable atmosphere fostering friendly competition. The 5K race is open to runners of all abilities and recommended for participants ages 10 and older. Runners are encouraged to dress in their best glow costumes in the spirit of Halloween!

Glow & Go Registration Information
Register HERE. Capped at 500 participants. Registration fee is $35 and includes finisher medal and participant packet. Please Note: A participant shirt will not be offered for this race. There will be no race day registration. Refund Policy: 100% of your entry fee will be refunded until October 14. Refunds will not include processing fee. Refunds can take up to 3 weeks for processing. Please email the department to request a refund.

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