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Posted on: December 14, 2023

Winter holiday schedule and reminders for The Woodlands Township

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THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (December 14, 2023) – The Woodlands Township would like to remind residents of the closures and service schedules in effect for the upcoming holidays. Numerous facilities will be observing altered schedules and hours during the coming weeks.

As the holidays approach, residents are reminded to help keep the community safer this season by avoiding the discharge of home fireworks, as outlined by The Woodlands Covenants. The Woodlands Township is situated in a beautiful forest, and one errant spark could severely damage the community. The Woodlands Fire Department also reminds residents to use 9-1-1 for emergencies only. 

 Holiday Closures and Service Schedules: 

  • The Woodlands Township offices, The Recreation Center at Bear Branch and The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park will be closed Monday, December 25, and Tuesday, December 26, 2023, and Monday, January 1, 2024, in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays. 
  • No curbside service of recycling and trash pickup on Monday, December 25, 2023, and Monday, January 1, 2024. Services will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the subsequent week. After December 25, live trees may be placed at the curb on your regular service day. Please remove all lights, decorations and tree stands to ensure pickup. 
    Alternatively, undecorated live trees may be brought to tree corrals located in the parking lots at The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, or the Research Forest Park and Ride, 3900 Marsico Place, to be chipped and used as flooring at Texas TreeVentures. Undecorated trees may be placed in the tree corrals beginning on December 22, 2023, through January 8, 2024. Please note: All tinsel, garland and decorations must be removed before drop-off.  Flocked trees and artificial trees are excluded.  For more information about recycling and trash service, please visit
  • The Town Center Trolleys will not be in service on Monday, December 25, 2023. The Woodlands Express Park and Ride buses also will not run on Monday, December 25 or Tuesday, December 26, 2023. Both the trolleys and buses will not be in operation on Monday, January 1, 2024. For more information, please visit,

The Woodlands Township offers residents and visitors a variety of activities to enjoy during the holiday:

  • The Ice Rink is open daily, including Christmas Day (December 25). Christmas Day first Session begins at 4 p.m. and the last Session begins at 6:30 p.m. The complete schedule is available on online at Please note: Advance booking online is highly encouraged to ensure capacity is not already met for your desired skate time.  
  • Texas TreeVentures will be open daily Friday, December 15, 2023, through Tuesday, January 2, 2024, with the exceptions of Christmas Eve (December 24), Christmas Day (December 25), and New Year’s Day (January 1). Please visit to see all availabilities updated in real-time and to book your own adventure!
  • Both Riva Row and Lakes Edge Boat Houses will be closed on Christmas Eve (December 24), Christmas Day (December 25), New Year’s Eve (December 31), and New Year’s Day (January 1, 2024). Riva Row Boat House will open at 11 a.m. on New Year’s Day (January 1). Boat reservations are highly recommended. Reservations for either boat house location can be made at
  • Don't miss out on Sunny Dayz Holiday Break Camp starting on December 18, 2023. Campers will enjoy holiday-themed games, crafts, gaga ball, gym games, arts & crafts, nature hikes and park visits. Holiday break camp is held at The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive. To register and view the full activity calendar, please visit or call 281-516-7348. 

For more information, please visit The Woodlands Township wishes you a safe and happy holiday season.

The Woodlands Township is a special purpose district, providing fire protection, environmental services, parks and recreation, economic development, enhanced law enforcement services and more to over 120,000 residents and 2,000 businesses. Located 27 miles north of Houston, Texas, The Woodlands Township is committed to supporting the highest quality of life for its residents, businesses and visitors. Please visit to learn more.

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