The Woodlands, Texas – Get ready for tricks and treats at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s Hocus Pocus Pops featuring the Houston Symphony Friday, October 13. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance are $20 for reserved orchestra seating. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free. Gates open at 6 p.m.

Lucas Waldin will conduct the Houston Symphony in a mesmerizing performance of horrifying horns, bewitching bassoons and chilling cellos. The performance will feature popular selections from Star Wars, Spider-Man and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which will also feature narration by Jimmy Phillips. 

Everyone is gravely encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costume for a chance to walk on stage during the concert. The first 100 boys and “ghouls” to check in at Hocus Pocus Central in the North Plaza, fully costumed, get the chance to march in the Goblin Parade. Wristbands are required to participate in the Goblin Parade.

Haunting the plazas are pre-concert activities that will start when the gates open at 6 p.m. Spellbinding crafts, otherworldly prizes and pumpkin decorating, courtesy of H-E-B, will guarantee a ghoulishly good time! Enjoy chances to win spooktacular prizes at BOOths offered by H-E-B, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, Lone Star College, Fidelity Investments, Century 21 Realty Partners, Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, Renewal by Andersen, Woodforest National Bank and The Pavilion Partners. If you dare, hop onto the Great Pumpkin Express and carve out some great memories on The Pavilion’s haunted grounds. Train rides begin at 5:30 p.m. in The Pavilion’s Gold Lot.

Feel free to pack a picnic to sink your fangs into, but keep in mind that outside potions (drinks) cannot be brought into The Pavilion and picnics must also comply with The Pavilion’s bag size restriction and/or be in original packaging. Examples include pizza within a pizza box or chips in original sealed packaging. Please visit The Pavilion’s website for more information on these restrictions. Sitting on the hill? Lawn chairs also are provided free for this event!  

If you would like more information about The Pavilion, please visit www.woodlandscenter.org. Look for The Pavilion on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, or download The Pavilion’s iOS or Android app. For a full list of performing arts events, click here.

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Opened in 1990, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is part of The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides diverse, high-quality performing arts events for the entertainment and enrichment of a broad regional audience. Through numerous educational and community outreach programs, The Center is a catalyst for attracting new audiences to the performing arts and building strong ties between the arts and educational institutions. 


2017 Performing Arts Season Generously Sponsored By

Sponsors | Live Nation Sponsors / Huntsman Sponsors | Woodlands Development Company Sponsors | Texas Children's HospitalSponsors | Mercedes Benz

Sponsors | United Airlines Sponsors | The Wortham Foundation Sponsors | Woodlands Township Sponsors | Pavilion Partners

2017 Live Nation Venue Sponsors

Sponsors | Live Nation Sponsors | Pepsi Sponsors | Woodforest Naitonal Bank Sponsors | Xfinity Sponsors | Jack Daniels

Sponsors | Citi Sponsors | Bud Light