The month of October brings us cooler weather, but it also has the fun of the spookiest holiday of all - Halloween! Sugar Land Town Square will be the site of the annual City of Sugar Land's Halloween Town on October 28th, which is free and open to everyone. There will be costume contests, festive crafts, photo stations, and more, but there will be no blood or gruesome horror elements as this event is for friendly ghosts, goblins, and ghouls.
The Sugar Land Heritage Museum is celebrating San Isidro Cemetery's centennial anniversary with a San Isidro Día de los Muertos exhibit at the Sugar Land Heritage Museum and Visitor Center. From October 22 to November 3 visitors are invited to learn about the significance of All Saints Day in Hispanic cultures across North and Central America. Let yourself wander in the museum and admire personalized altars created by local families honoring their loved ones and lives in Old Sugar Land. Special events will be held on October 27th and November 3rd.
Citizens of Sugar Land and the surrounding region can enjoy a cultural film experience from October 26 - 28 when Umbria in Sugar Land Italian Film Festival comes to the Sweetest City in Texas. The event promotes art, Italian culture, tourism and economic development. This year, foreign film fans will be able to enjoy five, world-class films and sample aperitivos showcasing the beers, wines, and cheeses from Italy's Umbria region.
The Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation is hosting the Centennial Celebration of the Sugar Land Auditorium on October 27. The Sugar Land Auditorium will be the venue for a day of fun activities and free performances. Attendees will be entertained through a variety of musical acts, talks, demonstrations, and participatory activities that will educate the public about the history of the auditorium, the history of Sugar Land, and the history of America in 1918. There will also be food, refreshments, and an Ice Cream Social with celebrity scoopers!
Tricks and sweet treats are no stranger to the Sweetest City in Texas. Visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land for Tricks, Treats & T-Rex for a spooky good time at the museum. Visit a child-friendly haunted house, play outdoor games, or catch a chemistry show on October 27. Leave the younger kids at home and come back that same evening for a fright as the temporary exhibit hall transforms into a haunted house experience.
George Ranch Historical Park will be celebrating, A Victorian All Hallow’s Day on October 27, where you can experience Halloween parties of the past and even trick-or-treat across the park! You won’t want to miss the Ghost & Grubs event on October 31, which takes place after-hours and includes a lantern walking tour of the park with unique Texas ghost stories.
Lastly, Join the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra on October 7 for Finding Home: Reflections on Where We Belong; premier musicians at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, like Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons on October 21 and Lauren Daigle on October 27; or Inspiration Stage for a theatre production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR at the Sugar Land Auditorium on the third weekend of October.
November is typically when everyone is gearing up for the most joyful of holidays, but there are still plenty of activities to enjoy before the hustle and bustle of December. Enjoy the free events at Sugar Land Town Square, like Opry on the Square on November 9, and the Movie Under the Moon on November 10.
Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land has music from a variety of genres to keep you entertained throughout November. Teleport back in time and come to see Christina Aguilera on tour for the first time since 2008 on November 1, Lady Antebellum on November 3, and August Greene, a new music project from the rapper Common with Houston pianist Robert Glasper and percussionist Karriem Riggins, on November 24. Willie Nelson and Family perform on November 25, while the Rock of Ages 10th Anniversary Tour starts its three days run on November 30.
It’s the happiest time of the year in the Sweetest City in Texas! Holiday festivities are in full swing and Santa sightings are frequent with weekly Saturday Christmas in the Park events at George Ranch Historical Park and free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Sugar Land Town Square. Enjoy holiday movies and musical showcases throughout the month, including Deck the Hall – Home for the Holidays by the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra on December 2, Movies Under the Moon on December 8, and the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker on December 29.
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