Fall Preview 2015
Issue No. 3

Meeting & Event Update
for Corporate & Association Planners
from the McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau

Unique Meeting Venues:
Eclair Bistro
Eclair Bistro in historic downtown McKinney offers an upstairs wine lounge that is available for hosting a gathering of up to 70, including awards dinners, corporate receptions and more. Executive Chef Aaron Thomas, whose roots are in classic New Orleans style of cuisine, will assist you in creating the perfect menu for your occasion. Contact the McKinney CVB to arrange a site visit.
New Tour Opportunity:
McKinney Segway Tours
Add a fun and unique activity to your event in McKinney - a tour of the historic district or some playtime on the park trails via Segway. For those who've never ridden a Segway, owners/guides Jen and Ken Smith spend time helping tour participants get comfortable on this special mode of transportation before heading off on the tour.

The McKinney CVB staff will work with McKinney Segway Tours to coordinate tours as an entertainment option for your event attendees.
Specials/Upcoming Events:
Fall in McKinney
The autumn months in McKinney are filled with exciting events. Consider planning your meeting during one of these special McKinney events for an added memorable touch and for built-in entertainment for your group.

Oktoberfest (Sept. 25-27): McKinney meets Bavaria for an authentic three-day celebration, set in the beautiful downtown square. The McKinney Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center offers a special McKinney Oktoberfest package for this occasion with transportation to and from the event included in your stay. 

Legends of McKinney Ghost Walk (Oct. 23-24): Hold your event during the day Thursday and Friday, then stay the weekend and learn about McKinney's ghost legends on a self-guided tour throughout the historic district. If your group is here for a week-long session, the McKinney CVB staff is happy to help arrange a special haunted tour for your group, too. 

Dinosaurs Live (Sept. 19-Feb. 21): Yes, robotic dinosaurs might seem like "kid stuff" but the Fall months at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary are the perfect time to hold weekday team building sessions on their ropes course and zip line. The MCVB will assist you in facilitating a program designed specifically for your needs at this beautiful nature preserve, then enjoy a walk on the nature trails where you can commune with these life-sized prehistoric creatures!

Other Fall Specials 
Hampton Inn & Suites McKinney: Free coffee for all meetings booked through Nov. 15, 2015, and held before March 31, 2015.
Let Us Support Your Meeting or Event

The McKinney CVB offers a number of complimentary services to any organization or private group hosting a meeting or event at a McKinney venue while also staying in McKinney.
  • Online RFPs (for quick & easy online submission)
  • Welcome bags containing various brochures, map and more (shown)
  • Site visits of venues/properties you wish to tour in the decision-making process
  • On-site guest registration
  • Itineraries specific featuring must-see spots in McKinney.

For more about our services, we invite you to:
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Do You Use Pinterest to Check Out Venues and Attractions?

If so, check out our Bulletin Boards where you'll find photos of venues, restaurants, attractions and more - all the things that keep McKinney "unique by nature." 

McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau 
200 W. Virginia, McKinney TX 75069
Contact Dee-dee Guerra at
or call
1-888-649-8499 to schedule a site visit or
learn more about bringing your meeting to McKinney.