Monday, 25 March 2019 17:43

Halloween

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Halloween in The Woodlands Texas

The Woodlands Halloween Guide

Looking for something fun, safe and festive for the kids this Halloween? There are a number of activities and events going on in and around The Woodlands. Everything from FREE events to those that are nominally priced, you're sure to find a spooktacular way to pass the time until going trick-or-treating on All Hallows Eve!

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Mad Hatter Tea Party Woodlands Children's Museum
Haunting Bear Branch Park
Hocus Pocus Pops Symphony
Trick or Treat Trail The Woodlands Northshore Park

Hocus Pocus Pops!

Hocus Pocus Pops Symphony

An evening of spooky sounds and creepy creatures awaits for goblins and ghouls of all ages at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion! Houston Symphony conductor Lucus Waldin mesmerizes the audience into a nightmarish performance of horrifying horns, bewitching bassoons, and chilling cellos.
Daddies, mummies and all the little ghosts and goblins are invited to dress up in their favorite 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). Or jump on the Great Pumpkin Express as it leaves the station to sweep you away on a tour of The Pavilion’s haunted grounds.

Train rides aboard the Great Pumpkin Express begin at 5:30 in the Gold Lot. Haunting the plazas before dusk are pre-concert activities, starting when the gates open at 6:00 PM.
Hocus Pocus Pops is Friday, October 12, 2018 at The Pavilion. Tickets for the orchestra seating (sections 101, 102, 103 and the pit) are only $20, with all other seats, and the lawn, free of charge. As always, plenty of free parking is available.

The Woodlands Children's Museum Annual Spook-tacular

Woodlands Children's Museum Spooktacular

Kids ages 7 and under can have the best fun at The Woodlands Children's Museum Halloween Spook-tacular! There will be stage entertainment, a bone dig, monster truck, monster eyes, creepy crawly sensory play, a pumpkin ring toss, mummy wrap, pin the nose on the cat, a bean bag toss haunted house, monster bowling, pom pom cases, dunkin’ ducks, pumpkin shooters, face painting, a photo booth, pin the bow-tie on the skeleton, and art projects like a Halloween necklace and Monster bags!

Since the museum caters to young children, nothing will be scary. Costumes are encouraged! Please note: In keeping with the museum's health and wellness initiatives candy will not be served at this event. Held on Wednesday, October 31 between 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, this event is open to members and non-members. Cost is only $4 for members and $10 for non-members. The Woodlands Children's Museum is located in the Panther Creek Shopping Center at 4775 West Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands 77381. Call them at 281 465-0955 for more information.

Monster Mash @ Rob FLeming Park

Monster Mash Rob Fleming Park Creekside

The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park is open and celebrating Halloween this year, and you are invited! Stop in between 5:00 - 8:00 PM on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Activities include trick or treating with dressed-up recreation staff, inflatables, games, crafts, costume contests every 30 minutes and more! It will be a spooktacular time, so be sure to put The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming on your Trick-or-Treat route this Halloween!
Monster Mash is open to trick-or-treat-ers of all ages, and admission is FREE! Concessions will also be available for purchase. The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming is located at 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands 77389

Trick or Treat Trail @ Northshore Park

Trick or Treat Trail @ Northshore Park

A FREE event for all ages; Trick or treat at Northshore Park for festive fun and special treats! This free event will have fun for the entire family and attendees are encouraged to dress in their Halloween best. While at the Trick or Treat Trail, kids will have the opportunity to trick or treat from booth to booth and fill their bags with goodies from more than 30 local vendors.

Plus, the event includes children's activities, strolling entertainment, inflatables and costume contests. This festive event is expected to draw over a thousand attendees and is produced by The Woodlands Development Company and The Woodlands Township Parks & Recreation Department. The Trick or Treat Trail will be held in October 2019.

  • Costume Contests will take place at 3:15, 4:00, 4:45 and 5:30 PM
  • Participants may only compete in one contest.
  • Participants must be in the Costume Contest Corral prior to the start of the contest to participate. Once the contest begins, no additional participants will be added.
  • There will be a maximum of 50 participants per contest.
  • Participants will receive a number in the Costume Contest Corral and wear it until the end of the contest.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top three costumes per contest (no age group or categories).

Pumpkin Patches

UMC Pumpkin Fest Woodlands

Pumpkin Fest at Faith United Methodist Church

Enjoy a day of family fun at Pumpkin Fest! Pumpkin Fest includes scarecrows, a bounce house, games, a petting zoo, and more, and of course there are photo opportunities for all ages. The Pumpkin Fest hours are 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Saturday, October 20, 2018. Also going on at Faith United Methodist Church is their annual Pumpkin Patch. The Pumpkin Patch is open daily, October 1 - 31, Monday - Friday, October 1 - 12 from noon - dark; October 13 - 31 weekdays and weekends 9:30 AM until dark. Faith United Methodist Church is located at 2403 Rayford Road, Spring 77386. If you would like to have a booth at our Pumpkin Fest, please call Frances Planchard at 281 543-0169.

7 Acre Thrill at the Mill

7 Acre Wood - Thrill at the Mill

The 18th Annual Free Thrill at The Mill and Vendor Market will be held at 7 Acre Wood (4401 N. Frazier, Conroe 77303) on Saturday, October 27, from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Free Admission into park and vendor show, candy, and more. Tickets will be sold for extra rides and activities. Vendors can apply online for a booth space. Call 936 890-2326 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Fall Festival The Woodlands Mall

Fall Costume & Treat Trail at the Carousel

Chick-fil-A at The Woodlands Mall invites everyone young and old to come in costume to The Carousel at The Woodlands Mall on Friday, October 19 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM. Spend time with the Chick-fil-A cows, ridge the carousel, enjoy treats and more! For more information, contact Chick-fil-A The Woodlands at 281 364-0475. The Carousel is located upstairs, near the food court at The Woodlands Mall; 1201 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands 77380.

The Woodlands Fall Market

The Woodlands Fall Market & Fair at Christ Church United Methodist

Do your Christmas shopping early; bring the kids for fun free festival activities; bring your appetite for a Texas BBQ meal; participate in a silent auction; satisfy your sweet tooth at the bake sale; and get your pumpkins all at the same time! The Woodlands Fall Market & Fair at Christ Church United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 20 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM includes multiple vendors selling their wares, a bake sale, children's activities and a pumpkin patch - plus a fantastic meal! Christ Church United Methodist is located at 6363 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands 77381. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wooldands Church Fall Festival

Woodlands Church - Fall Festival

Bring out the whole family in your favorite costumes and experience the fun-filled festivities! The Fall Festival includes a pumpkin patch, princesses and your favorite characters to interact with, a hay maze & ride, carnival games, inflatables, and delicious food! Woodlands Church is located at One Fellowship Drive, The Woodlands 77384; if you have questions please contact Hunter, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Oak Ridge North Fall Festival

Oak Ridge North Fall Festival

The City of Oak Ridge North will host the fourth Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 6 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Along with vendor booths, the free event will feature great food, face painting, balloons, photo booth, pumpkin patch, bounce houses, trackless train, old fashion carnival games, prize giveaways and much more! The festival will be held in Marilyn Edgar Park located at 26531 Hillside Drive in Oak Ridge North. Contact Sarah McClure at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 832 381-3215 for more information.

Pumpkin Fest P6 Montgomery

Pumpkin Fest, Field of Screams at P-6 Farms

Visitors to P-6 Farms are in for a whole lot of treats this year; check out the fall festival every weekend, October 6 - November 10, 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM on Saturdays, and noon - 6:00 PM on Sundays. The Fall Festival is a wealth of fun with the corn maze, cow train, candy cannon, hay rides, vintage park, jumping pillow, apple blasters, a hay maze and more! Plus, after dark enter the Field of Screams if you dare! Opening at dark, try to survive the haunted corn maze and the petrifying pallet maze. Ticket prices for all this and more information available on their website. P-6 Farms is located at 963 Poole's Road, Montgomery 77356. Contact them at 936 597-6062.

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Sunday, 22 April 2018 11:02

Spring Activities

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Spring in The Woodlands

Springtime in The Woodlands when the trees turn green and the flowers start to bloom. Time for spring cleaning in the house or maybe the garage and spring Planting in the yard or in the garden. Dining on the patio at your favorite restaurant or maybe on the rear deck with your favorite beverage by the pool. A visit to Spring Texas might be in order for shopping, strolling or a bite at one of the local eateries. The cool mornings and breezy afternoons of spring are a perfect time for a round of golf on any of the several professional golf courses winding through The Woodlands.

Friday, 30 March 2018 17:01

Summer

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Winter

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Winter Holiday Events The Woodlands Texas

The Woodlands Texas Winter Holiday Guide

From The Ice Skating Rink in The Woodlands Town Center nestled in The Woodlands Winter Wonderland, to the Annual Lighting of The Doves celebration and festival, The Woodlands is home to many special Winter Events and fun Christmas Holiday Activities that are sure to become a family holiday tradition. The Lighting of the Doves - aka The Woodlands Winter Holiday Festival was originally held in Town Center near Market Street (2015) prior to being relocated to a more permanent location on the grounds of The Woodlands Pavilion.

The Woodlands Winter Holiday Festivals include traditional and international performances, showcasing the cultural diversity of The Woodlands and holiday traditions celebrated around the world. Featuring snow play areas, vendor booths, children's activities and strolling entertainers. The Lighting of the Doves culminates with a special appearance by Santa Claus arriving by sleigh down The Woodlands Waterway and finally, a dazzling fireworks display over The Woodlands Waterway.

Winter in the Woodlands Texas

From "Joyeux Noël" to "Feliz Navidad," arts & crafts, foods, and music and entertainment can be enjoyed by all at iWoW. Although the words may be foreign to your ears, the festive feeling is familiar as carolers sing the original, German version of "Silent Night," "Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht" around a decorated Tannenbaum, while visitors celebrate south of the border-style with a tasty Buñuelo de Navidad or nibble a Buche de Noel, which adds a touch of French flair. An evening filled with fine fare from area restaurants, holiday music, interactive booths and games, balloon artists, face painters, inflatables, ice carvers, and a snow hill all wrapped up with a beautiful bow of a fireworks display and the Lighting of The Doves ceremony, which will be displayed over the Lake Robbins Bridge and throughout The Woodlands through the end of the holiday season.

Every year brings new and exciting acts to the stages along The Waterway, as well as old favorites that return season after season. From Irish and Spanish dancers to Scottish bagpipes, a whole spectrum of entertainment is available for enjoyment and interaction Three stages - the Celebration Stage and the Festival Stage, run simultaneous entertainment schedules to ensure there's never a dull moment!
Admission to the event is free. Wristband are required ($10) for unlimited use of inflatables, snow play areas and snow slides. The Woodlands Children's Museum craft zones are free. The family photo area featuring a live reindeer is free. Balloon art and face painters are free. Concessions will be available for purchase - prices vary. Note: Entertainment schedule and posted pricing is subject to change without notice, and is not in the control of TheWoodlands.guide.

Winter Holiday Events

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Winter Festival Parking

Guests can find complimentary parking at numerous locations throughout Town Center Parking Garage (next to the ice rink), the surface lot at Lake Robbins Drive & Six Pines Drive, 24 Waterway Square Parking Garage, Waterway Square Parking Garage, and the surface lot at the corner of Timberloch Place and Waterway Avenue. Accessible parking is available at numerous locations throughout Town Center, just west of Town Green Park on Lake Robbins and the Gold lot in the ground level parking area adjacent to the Town Center Parking Garage.

Attendees will find additional paid parking at the Town Center Parking Garage on Six Pines Drive, the surface lot at the corner of Lake Robbins Drive and Six Pines Drive (next to the Township Multi-use Building). Additional parking can be found at 24 Waterway Square Parking Garage, Waterway Square Parking Garage and the surface lot at the corner of Timberloch Place and Waterway Avenue. Nearby Handicap parking is available in the South Regional Library lot, just west of Town Green Park on Lake Robbins. 

There are so many possibilities for Christmas shopping in The Woodlands, from the national retailers at The Woodlands Mall to the boutique and specialty merchants scattered throughout more than a dozen different shopping centers in and around The Woodlands! Be sure to check out all the new shops available at Market Street, where the Christmas shopping season kicks off with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.

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Sunday, 22 April 2018 19:16

Spring Break

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Spring Break Activity Guide

The Woodlands Township has created these day camps, which are designed to give students something to do during their Spring Break from school! All camps held at the Recreation Center, spaces will fill up fast, be sure to sign up soon!

The Woodlands Township has created these day camps, which are designed to give students something to do during their Spring Break from school! Spring Break Drop-In Camp When: March 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 2019 will be held at the Rob Fleming Recreation Center, Monday - Friday, March 11 - 15, 18, 2019. Spaces will fill up fast, be sure to sign up soon! (no camp on Good Friday)

The Woodlands Township Spring Break Camps

Sunny Daze at Rob Fleming Rec Center

Sunny Dayz Camp - Each day of Sunny Dayz Day Camp has a new and different theme! Sunny Dayz Camp is forExplorers 6 to 8 years; Adventurers 9 to 12 years, Teen Camp 13-15 years, Camp is held from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM, March 11 - 15  and March 18 at the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming. The fee for Sunny Dayz is $50 per day, per child, with a $15 sibling discount. Register for all five days and receive a $50 discount!
Please note: Drop-In Camps follow Conroe Independent School District holiday calendar. Determinations are made five days prior to each date whether enough participants are enrolled to hold the camps. All campers must pre-register and complete a Camper Information Form before camp starts. Campers should wear lightweight, comfortable clothes and tennis shoes (clogs, flip-flops, and sandal-type shoes are not recommended).
Campers must be escorted into the facility, signed in at arrival, and signed out at departure each day. All parents and guardians picking up campers must show a valid ID and be listed on the "Approved Pick Up List" for their camper. Please be sure to read all of the necessary information on The Woodlands Township official Sunny Dayz Camp site. Spring Break Camp Registration

Young Rembrandts - Bear Branch

Young Rembrandts Workshops - Laugh-out-loud funny! Mind-bendingly-creepy! Eerie-but-exciting! Kids ages 7 - 12 will explore the world of Monsters, Creatures and Creeps workshop. If your child is a fan of creepy, crawly monsters, this Art workshop is the perfect fit. Over the course of five days, your child will learn to draw and cartoon a variety of characters, and even complete a large composition using pastels. They will learn to draw monsters of all shapes, sizes and colors. They will learn how to draw amazing cartoon characters with humorous expressions and animated poses. Young Rembrandts will be held Monday - Friday, March 12 - 16, from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Recreation Center at Bear Branch. FEE: $179 per child for residents, $189 for non-residents. All materials provided.

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Young Rembrandts - Rob Fleming

Or join Young Rembrandts at the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming as they explore the wonderful world of horses. Horses are not only graceful and majestic animals, but they are also excellent subjects to draw and color. In this Young Rembrandts Horse Drawing Workshop, students ages 7 - 12 will learn how to draw horses of all shapes, sizes, and styles. They will use different media to create colorful compositions which help students strengthen their coloring skills. On the final day, they will create a large drawing with pastels. Challenging drawings reward students with a greater sense of accomplishment. Be sure your child wears an old shirt or a smock to the final day of class. This Young Rembrandts camp will be held Monday - Friday, March 12 - 16, from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. FEE: $169 per child for residents, $179 for non-residents. All materials provided. Junior Zoo - Art Class March 12 - 14 1 to 3 p.m. Tues. - Thurs. Bear Branch Rec Center. World of Dinosaurs March 11 - 15 8:30 a.m. to noon Mon. - Fri. Rob Fleming Rec Center. STEM Challenge + Minecraft with LEGO® Materials:  FULL DAY March 11 - 15 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon. - Fri. Bear Branch Rec Center $375 / $385 

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