START YOUR HALLOWEEN AT THE ANNUAL TRICK OR TREAT TRAIL IN THE WOODLANDS

Trick or Treat Trail - EntertainmentTown Green Park and The Woodlands Waterway once again will be the scene for ghosts and goblins at the 4th Annual Trick or Treat Trail on Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Produced by The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Trick or Treat Trail brings out families for trick or treating, vendor booths, children’s activities, costume contests, games and more. Festivities will be held in Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, and along The Woodlands Waterway.

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AUTHENTIC ELVIS TRIBUTE STAR AND SPANISH TUNES OF YELBA, HIGHLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT AT LIGHTING OF THE DOVES, iWOW

Lighting of the Doves Crowd at Celebration Stage - November 2010The region’s most authentic Elvis Presley tribute artist, the Spanish ballads of Yelba and the jazz sounds of Spellbound highlight the entertainment at the 31st Annual Lighting of the Doves and the 7th Annual International Winter On The Waterway (iWOW) to be held in The Woodlands on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Spellbound, with its jazz, pop and Latin sounds presented by Jaime Casco, will perform on the Celebration Stage within Lighting of the Doves in Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  After Santa’s Arrival and Fireworks, Vince King will take the stage from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. to present the best of Elvis Presley, from his authentic costumes, voice and dance moves. With Vince’s strikingly similar face, you’ll think Elvis was alive and well.

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Nearby on the iWOW International Stage, sponsored by Service King Collision Repair Center, local favorite Yelba will present her unique brand of Spanish ballads and jazz from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Yelba also is known to break out in a steamy Salsa or fun Disco tune perfect for dancing and fun.

Other entertainment at the Festivals include The Woodlands High School Japanese Club, Paddington British School, The Woodlands Show Chorus, Cass Academy of Irish Dance, The Woodlands Dance Company, Texas Twirlers, North Oaks Baptist Church Choir, and the Yellow Rose Clogging Team.

In addition to the great live music sounds, Lighting of the Doves and the iWOW Festivals will be filled with plenty of fun and games, interactive booths, arts and crafts and more.

YelbaIn Town Green Park, kids can win fun prizes, enjoy a snow slide and snow play area sponsored by CB&I, inflatables, bubble runners, an ice carving competition, arts and crafts, balloon artists, strolling entertainers and more. Along The Woodlands Waterway, families can walk from booth to booth to experience international holiday traditions, international foods, and arts and crafts from around the world. Plus, check out the iWOW World of Holiday Trees, presented by CenterPoint Energy. There are still vendor opportunities available for the Festivals. Visit www.HolidayInTheWoodlands.com for more information.

Both Lighting of the Doves and the iWOW Festival are free and open to the public.   Both events lead up to the arrival of Santa, sponsored by Talisman Energy, aboard a decorated sleigh on The Woodlands Waterway®.

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HOLIDAY SONGS AT WATERWAY SQUARE, TOWN GREEN PARK LIGHTS DRAW FAMILIES TO THE WOODLANDS

Waterway Square Fountains and TreeThe sights and sounds of the holidays will be everywhere in The Woodlands, from the bright, twinkling holiday lights in Town Green Park to the majestic, choreographed Fountains at Waterway Square which will perform to a selection of holiday songs beginning November 23, 2013.

Families can gather at Waterway Square for a musical performance of the fountain’s cascading waterfalls, booming water jets and colorful lights synchronized to Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells, Winter Wonderland, Feliz Navidad, Christmas Eve/Sarajevo and Wizards in Winter by Trans-Siberian Orchestra and The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

The fountains will perform every fifteen minutes weekdays, from noon – 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 11 p.m., and weekends from noon – 11 p.m. through January 4, 2014.  In addition to the dancing fountains, the one-acre plaza will be highlighted by a 43-foot, lighted holiday tree, lit nightly at 5:30 p.m. from November 23, 2013 through Friday, January 3, 2014.

Winter Wonderland - Santa's Toy Company (low res)Nearby at Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, families can experience lighted holiday displays among rows of brightly lit trees, doves, snowflakes and other illuminated holiday scenes. The park display is open nightly beginning at 5:30 p.m., November 23, 2013 through January 3, 2014.

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In addition to eight illuminated doves on Lake Robbins Bridge, Donoho’s Jewellers Winter Wonderland, surrounding The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center at the northeast corner of Lake Robbins and Six Pines Drive, visitors of all ages can stroll through an extraordinary fantasyland of magical, lighted toy soldiers, elves, doves, musical angels and snowmen every night from dusk until 11 p.m. Admission to Donoho’s Jewellers Winter Wonderland is free and open to the public November 23, 2013 through January 20, 2014.

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The Woodlands Township to hold Veterans Day Tribute

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Residents and businesses of The Woodlands are invited to attend The Woodlands Township Veterans Day Tribute, an inaugural event to honor veterans from The Woodlands. The Woodlands Township will hold the event at Town Green Park on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. All local veterans from all branches of service are welcome to participate.

A special tribute to all veterans will take place along with welcoming back veterans who have returned in the past year. In addition, a special announcement will be made about The Way Home, a Veterans‘ Memorial sculpture that will be placed in Town Green Park and will honor veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defending freedom.

For more information on the Veterans Day Tribute event, please contact The Woodlands Township at 281-210-3800 or visit Veterans Day Tribute.

For the latest news and information on The Woodlands Township government, please call 281-210-3800 or visit The Woodlands Township.