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VIDEO: Behind the scenes of the Pavilion’s Hocus Pocus Pops

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Go behind the scenes with us at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion before their Hocus Pocus Pops event featuring the Houston Symphony on 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 WarsSpider-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.

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