Children are invited to come out and play as The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is transformed into a giant playground filled with fun and adventure. The 19th Annual Children’s Festival, presented by ExxonMobil takes place Nov. 8 & 9, 2014. Admission is $8 per person in advance or $10 per person at the door. Children age 2 and under are free of charge. Your ticket covers a variety of activities and performances for the whole day. All activities are included in the price of admission. Picnics are welcome, but beverages cannot be brought into the venue.
Kids are in for the time of their lives with performers on multiple stages, characters strolling around and activities located all around the venue. There’s surely something for each child to enjoy. This year's Pepsi Main Stage performers include Choo-Choo Soul "With Genevieve!" and Junie B. Jones “Jingle Bells Batman Smells.”
Choo-Choo Soul is a children's entertainment act composed of singer Genevieve Goings as a hip-hop train conductor and her partner, Constantine "DC" Abramson, a dancer and beatboxer dressed as a railroad engineer. Soulful and current renditions of the ABC’s, 1-2-3’s, and learning how to be polite are all a part of this diverse and incredibly hip duo, teaching children through music on an animated train. The show can be seen on Disney Junior. Choo-Choo Soul performance is Saturday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. and Sunday, Nov. 9 at 3 p.m.
Also Junie B. Jones is taking the stage Saturday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. for "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells." It’s holiday time and everyone’s favorite first grader is back to celebrate! All of the students in Room One are happily creating the perfect holiday party. Except how is Junie B. supposed to enjoy anything when she has drawn the name of her arch nemesis, Tattletale May, for her Secret Santa Gift! But wait -- the Secret Santa gift is the perfect opportunity to give May exactly what she deserves…Maybe. Holiday fun with a lesson about giving is a perfect treat for the holiday season!
Scooby-Doo, the jovial and fun-loving dog is coming to the Festival! Come get your photo taken with the one of the most lovable characters on TV.
Just around the corner from the Pepsi Main stage, enjoy hands-on arts and crafts, games, costumed characters and more in the amusing creative zones all around The Pavilion.
Experiment with science-related activities in the ExxonMobil STEM Zone featuring the Big Canyon Balloon where kids can explore inside the canyon and discover a fossil record and oil deposit. Also featured is the Houston Children’s Museum, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Fidelity Investments with free balloons, hat-making, performances on the Community Stage and more.
If arts and crafts are what your child fancies then make sure to head over to The Villager’s Arts Alley. Kids are encouraged to unleash their inner artist and create their own masterpieces. They will learn about lines, colors, shapes, patterns, unity, balance and more by using these elements to make imaginative creations.
Take a walk to the Anadarko Adventure Zone for wild adventures and activities. You can make slime and silly putty, create your own work of art in the sidewalk chalk area, play interactive games, get your face painted and more.
If your child has been struck by a bolt of energy then stop by the Texas Children’s Hospital Healthy KidZone so they can learn about health and physical fitness with games and activities like Bubble Runners and Bumper Boats, get a chance to meet professional sports teams, learn the techniques of martial arts, performing gymnastics moves and health and wellness checks.
The Activity Tent is the place to be for a train ride, hands-on activities and games organized by local businesses including brain teasers, a coloring contest, instrument petting zoo, a coloring contest and lots of other great activities.
The Galaxy FBO Fly Zone is filled with excitement. At the top of The Pavilion hill you can build your own kite and see it take flight, as well as dig for gold and participate in parachute races.
The Pavilion applauds the following contributors for making the 19th Annual Children’s Festival possible including ExxonMobil as the presenting sponsor of the Festival. Other sponsors include Accenture, Children’s Memorial Hermann The Woodlands, FMC Technologies, Galaxy FBO, Albert & Ethel Herzstein Foundation, Kinder Morgan, Linn Energy, MedSAFE, The Pavilion Partners, PepsiCo, TETRA, Texas Children’s Hospital, VillaSport and The Woodlands Township.
There’s so much excitement surrounding Children’s Festival you won’t want to miss it. For more information about Children’s Festival, please visit www.woodlandscenter.org or call 281-364-3010.
Tickets for the 19th Annual Children’s Festival are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. This admission fee includes every show and activity for the day. Tickets can be purchased at The Pavilion Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000, or the day of the event. Children age 2 and under are free. Picnics are welcome, but beverages cannot be brought into the venue.
Preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $5 per vehicle for this and most performing arts events. Tickets for on-site parking can be purchased in advance at all Ticketmaster locations and The Pavilion Box. Guests also may park in any of the five free parking lots on the southwest side of The Pavilion. The free, color-coded lots are connected to The Pavilion by corresponding pathways with signs leading across The Waterway.
There’s so much excitement surrounding Children’s Festival, you won’t want to miss it. If you would like more information about The Pavilion, please visit www.woodlandscenter.org or look for The Pavilion on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Blogger. Or download The Pavilion's iOS app or Android app.
# # #
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, presented by Huntsman, 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.