With the exception of Christmas, Halloween has become the most anticipated holiday of the year. I cannot drive through The Woodlands at the moment without being spooked by giant spiders scaling the side of a house or having ghostly hands reach for me from beyond a neighbor’s fence. Whether you have children or not, this is a holiday not to be ignored – hopefully, our handy guide to Halloween in The Woodlands will help you make the most of it.
If you’re one who prefers a scream to a sack full of candy, you will want to check out these local haunts, pun intended.
ScreamWorld is not for the faint of heart. A haunted house in the truest sense, this attraction offers five different experiences including a zombie graveyard and a maze of maniacs. It’s a short hop from The Woodlands, located just beside Sam Houston Parkway West. ScreamWorld is now open every night through Halloween.
For a haunting a bit closer to home, pay a visit to the Haunting at Bear Branch. This year’s theme is Sinister Circus and involves a 10-minute guided walk through the haunted woods at Bear Branch Park. Open Friday October 27th and Saturday October 28th from 8-10pm.
The Texas Renaissance Festival is joining in as well, with a themed weekend of All Hallows Eve. On October 28th and 29th, the brave can face the ghouls in Slayer’s Castle while the younger ones can enjoy trick-or-treating through New Market Village.
If it’s just a bit of candy you’re after, there are plenty of opportunities to trick or treat around The Woodlands. The Woodlands Mall presents Mall-O-Ween on Friday October 27th from 5-8pm. Town Green Park presents Trick or Treat Trail on Sunday October 29th from 3-6pm, complete with carnival games, costume contest and Halloween crafts. SpookTacular at The Woodlands Children’s Museum is more about fun and games than candy, but is not to be missed and takes place on Tuesday 31st October from 10am-5pm.
For a slightly more sophisticated take on Halloween, come along to The Westin at The Woodlands on Saturday October 28th at 9pm for some adult fun at their Boos and Booze event, and why not come back on Sunday October 29th for the Spooky Tea Party from 1:45-3:45pm, which features a magic show for the kids.
If you just need to pick a pumpkin to make your Halloween complete, you still have a chance to come along to Central Park at Market Street’s Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkins will be available while supplies last from 10am-9pm on Friday October 27th and Saturday October 28th.