Get ready for tricks, treats and symphonic suites at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s Hocus Pocus Pops Friday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Woodforest National Bank, the night will feature the Houston Symphony in a mesmerizing performance of horrifying horns, bewitching bassoons and chilling cellos. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free. Tickets are $25 for reserved orchestra seating and gates open at 6 p.m.

Houston Symphony Orchestra Performing During Hocus Pocus Pops at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas

Everyone is encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costume for a chance to walk on stage during the concert. The first 100 boys and girls 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.

Pre-concert activities start at 6 p.m. and include making a spooky craft, photos with your favorite Halloween characters, pumpkin decorating courtesy of H-E-B, playing music at The Pavilion Partners Instrument Petting Zoo and fun sponsor activations. If you dare, hop onto the Great Pumpkin Express and carve out some great memories. Train rides begin at 5:30 p.m. in The Pavilion’s Gold Lot.

Little girl dressed up as Wonder Woman standing near a pumpkin during Hocus Pocus Pops at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas

Guests are welcome to bring a picnic from home or their favorite restaurant to enjoy in their seat or on the hill. Keep in mind that beverages cannot be brought into The Pavilion and picnics must also comply with The Pavilion’s bag size restriction and/or be in original packaging. Preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $10 per vehicle for this and most performing arts events. Tickets for on-site parking can be purchased in advance at and The Pavilion Box Office. Guests also may park in any of the free parking lots off Timberloch Drive on the southwest side of The Pavilion. As a reminder, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – including The Pavilion Box Office – is a cashless venue.

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