Halloween in Town

Emily Hughes

Halloween is just around the corner and there are many activities going on here in the Woodlands, some of which have volunteer opportunities for students.

“Start at Riva Row Boat House and travel via tandem (2 person) kayak around the Waterway and Lake Woodlands to visit stops collecting Halloween treats from boat house staff,” Riva Row Boat House said.

The Woodlands Township and Riva Row Boat house are providing the unique opportunity to trick or treat on the water. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. If you love kayaking with a partner and getting candy be sure to check out the Tandem Trick-Or-Treat on October 19, 22, 26, & 29.

“Outdoor activities will include trunk-or-treating, carnival games, a sweet treat walk, a photo booth, face art, bubble station, glow party area with music, glow sticks and much more frightful fun. Don’t forget to dress to impress in your best family-friendly costume and bring a camera to capture memories from the fun evening,” Roxanne Davis from the Texas Children’s Hospital said.

This event is full of free family fun for all, it’s being presented and sponsored by the Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands.  The event encourages all guests to bring non-perishable food to donate to the YMCA food pantry. If the charity and fun activities interest you, be sure to check out the Halloween at the Y – Trunk ‘n’ Treat & Glow Party on October 21, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing.

“Patrons of The Haunting at Bear Branch can expect many thrills along the half-mile trail with mazes, tunnels and tight quarters designed to scare. This year’s trail will feature the largest room constructed in the event’s history, inviting patrons to escape the trail and the room before time expires,” The Woodlands Township said.

If you are looking for something geared towards an older audience, where you can receive a fright, be sure to check out The Haunting at Bear Branch Park – Panic Room. It is taking place at Bear Branch Park on October 21, 22, 28, and 29, from 8 to 10 pm. For more details on the spooktacular trail check out Dayan Rivera’s story this week.

    “While at the event, children have the opportunity to trick or treat from booth to booth and fill their bags with goodies from local vendors. The FREE event also includes strolling entertainment, carnival games, costume contests, photo areas, food trucks and more!” The Woodlands Township said.

    The Trick or Treat Trail is the perfect opportunity for little kids to enjoy, and for teens to volunteer. The free, treat-filled trail is being held on October 22 at Northshore Park.

    “The chip-timed 5K course will wind throughout The Waterway, providing a scenic route and fun, enjoyable atmosphere fostering friendly competition. The 5K race is open to runners of all abilities and recommended for participants ages 10 and older. Runners are encouraged to dress in their best glow costumes in the spirit of Halloween!” Visit The Woodlands Texas said.

    For all you runners out there, you can bring your competitive natures and glow to a fun, Halloween race. Check out the Glow and Go 5K on October 29 at Town Green Park.

    “Join us for lunch on the terrace at Back Table and bring your pet in costume for some tricks & treats,” Visit The Woodlands Texas said.

    For those who prefer the company of their pet to most others, you can experience a fun Halloween brunch with your furry friends. It’s taking place on October 30 at the Back Table Kitchen & Bar at The Woodlands Resort.

    “Activities include trick or treating with dressed-up recreation staff, inflatables, games, crafts, costume contests and much more!” Woodlands Online said.

    Rob Fleming is hosting a wonderful Halloween bash, also known as Monster Mash Trick Or Treat Stop. You can experience the costumes and inflatables on October 30 at the recreation center.

    “This Halloween celebration is designed to allow diabetic children the opportunity to Trick or Treat without carb counting!” Eventbrite said.

    Finally, a Trick or Treat event that is offering healthy treats and toys instead of the usual candy. They will also have a haunted house and more. To get some diabetic friendly trick or treating in, go to Magnolia Meadows on October 31.

    “Upon arrival, choose how you want to smash your pumpkin. Catapult it and watch it fly, grab a baseball bat and smash it to pieces or watch it explode on impact from a 30’ drop,” Hello Woodlands said.

    The Woodlands is having a pumpkin smash, to get rid of all your old rotting pumpkins. You can bring as many pumpkins as you want and will be given safety gear to safely destroy your pumpkins. To avoid a stinky trash can and get a little more joy out of Halloween, check out the Pumpkin Smash on November 5 at Sterling Ridge Park and Ride.

    “Halloween in The Woodlands is the place to be for trick-or-treating throughout October,” said Woodlands Online.