Texas’ Fall Wonderlands — From Halloween to Special Events to Lunchtime Music, These Districts Are Better Than Pumpkin Spice

Doing the Season Right — With Plenty of Family Fun

Heather Staible

October 2021

Doing the Season Right — With Plenty of Family Fun

If you’ve been reveling in the autumn rite-of-passage that is all things pumpkin spice, and are really ready to truly celebrate fall, some of Texas’ most vibrant mixed-use developments have just the events for you. From CITYCENTRE to Century Square to GreenStreet to Kings Harbor, these districts are bringing out the best of the season with festivals, Halloween fun, live music and fresh fitness classes for the whole family to enjoy.

It’s all treats (and definitely no tricks) at these fall playlands, so read on and plan accordingly. These are your Texas fall wonderlands.


CITYCENTRE is always a bustling spot, and this fall is no different. The pioneering mixed use district that changed the way many think about West Houston continues to innovate.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat

Show off those costumes and break out your candy buckets and bags. This Sunday, October 31 from noon to 3 pm, you can trick or treat at CITYCENTRE before you trick or treat in your neighborhood. Talk about a kid’s dream.

Participating haunts will have festive balloons in front, signaling trick-or-treat stops, but our insider spooky scoop says to make sure and stop at Kendra Scott, Seasons 52, Bateel, lululemon, Brahmin, Sur la Table, Paper Source, Hemline, Sweet Paris, Sal y Pimienta, Yi Peng, AV Nail Spa, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, The Escape Game, The Tasting Room and Fellini Cafe.

Want to scare up the most treats? We suggest planning your treat route early.

Midway Properties are celebrating Halloween with family-friendly Halloween trick-or-treating events.

Live Music on The Plaza

The Plaza is a favorite CITYCENTRE gathering place for shoppers looking to relax and stretch their legs. On the weekends, it’s also a destination for live music from local acts every Saturday and Sunday from 7 pm to 10 pm. Music ranges from smooth jazz to pop, from classic rock to country, so there’s always something for everyone.

Century Square

What’s not to love about Century Square, the mixed-use development right across from Texas A&M University in College Station, especially during college football season? One in which the Aggies have already beaten Alabama no less The center is hopping with a host of fall favorites that are sure to satisfy.

Trick-or-Treat at Century Square

Have some sweet, slightly spooky fun this Sunday, October 31 from 4 pm to 7 pm at Century Square’s much anticipated trick-or-treat event. Have those candy bags and buckets at the ready when you spy balloons at a retailer’s door. That means they’re giving out treats.

The event will happen rain or shine and participants can park for free in the garage.

Coffee & Cars

If you count coffee and cars among your favorite things, you won’t want to miss the monthly Cars and Coffee event presented by Texas A&M Sports Car Club and Century Square. Get your motor running for the Sunday, November 21 event that features diverse collections of cars ranging from classics to exotics.

Stay caffeinated with coffee from Harvest Coffee or get into the healthy concoctions from Clean Juice and feed that post-perusal appetite with brunch at Mo’s Irish Pub, I Heart Mac & Cheese, Velvet Taco and more. At Century Square, the restaurant options are virtually limitless.

Coffee & Cars happens on the third Sunday of every month.

Coffee & Cars revs into Century Square the third Sunday of every month.

Kings Harbor

Live Music Series

Watch the sunset, bask in cool fall breezes and enjoy live music at Kings Harbor this Saturday, October 30 from 6 pm to 9 pm. The free concert series features the best of local musical acts, so bring a blanket and lawn chairs and get comfy.


Tuesday Tunes

Lunch and live music just may be the best combo you never knew you needed, but GreenStreet has you covered every week this fall with Tuesday Tunes. Grab lunch from M&S Seafood | Steaks | Oysters, Guadalajara del Centro, or Life Time LifeCafe and head to The Lawn for live music from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm every Tuesday.

Listen to live music over lunch every Tuesday at GreenStreet.

This is the perfect mid-week pick-me-up to enliven a work week. It certainly makes for anything but an ordinary lunch hour.

You’re in a fall wonderland, it’s time to relax and take a well deserved break. Whether it’s just for lunch or a whole night.