Get ready for tricks, treats and symphonic suites at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s Hocus Pocus Pops Friday, October 14 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.
The Pavilion will welcome Jason Seber back to the Main Stage to conduct the Houston Symphony in a mesmerizing performance featuring popular selections from Star Wars, Coco, The Witches of Eastwick, How to Train Your Dragon and more.
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, playing music at the Instrument Petting Zoo, pumpkin decorating courtesy of H-E-B and 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.
Attendees can register to win a monstrous gift basket provided by H-E-B at the event. To enter, bring any H-E-B receipt from September or October 2022 to the designated booth in North Plaza prior to the performance (between 6 and 7:15 p.m.). The drawing will take place that evening.
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 Ticketmaster.com 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.