The Woodlands, Texas – Get ready for tricks and treats at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s Hocus Pocus Pops featuring the Houston Symphony October 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for orchestra seating. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free courtesy of H-E-B. Tickets are not required for free seating. As an added bonus, H-E-B shoppers can purchase Orchestra tickets for half off by bringing an H-E-B receipt from the month of September 2016 to The Pavilion Box Office. Gates open at 6 p.m.Robert Franz conducts the Houston Symphony in a mesmerizing performance of horrifying horns, bewitching bassoons and chilling cellos. The performance will feature popular selections from “Harry Potter,” “Wicked” and “Hook.”
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 before dusk are pre-concert activities starting when the gates open at 6 p.m. Participate in enchanted events to win spooktacular prizes at BOOths offered by H-E-B, The Pavilion Partners, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, South Walton Beach, Fidelity Investments, Century 21 Realty Partners, Renewal by Andersen and Woodforest National Bank. Be sure to stop by The Pavilion Event Center for Sunny 99.1’s Graveyard Smash Dance hosted by Dana Tyson. If you dare, hop onto the Great Pumpkin Express and carve out some great (or gruesome) 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. Sitting on the hill? Lawn chairs also are provided free for this event!
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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.