Above: McKinney CVB staff and Von Daniel, owner of McKinney's Comedy Arena, wish you happy holidays!
 
 
 
 
News/Upcoming Events:
Winter Fun in McKinney
The winter months are a little quieter than other times of the year in McKinney, but there are still some fun activities to enjoy. Add some of these activities to your calendar and then head to McKinney to experience what awaits your meeting or event guests. 

  • Four Funny Females Comedy Show (Jan. 13 & 27, Feb. 10)
  • McKinney Bridal Show (Jan. 20)
  • Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras Dog Parade (shown, Feb. 11)

  • Dinosaurs Live! (Ends Feb. 18)
  • Second Saturday Bird Walk, 9-10 a.m. (Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10)
  • Night Hike, 6-7:30 p.m. (Jan.20)
  • Annual Photo Contest Submissions accepted - Feb.3-25

For more events taking place in McKinney, check out our website calendar at VisitMcKinney.com.
 
 
 
 
 
New Venues/Properties & Coming Soon
New and coming properties in McKinney include:
 
 
 
 
​The Comedy Arena offers a variety of shows and classes through out the week. Whether you want to see a live comedy show OR want to perform in a live comedy show, The Comedy Arena can make it happen. It's also a great space for corporate retreats and team building events with venue staff facilitating if you wish. In Downtown McKinney, 305 E. Virginia.

The Venue is a vintage style gathering and event space in historic downtown McKinney. 109 W. Lamar Street. 214-982-1340. The grand opening is scheduled for Jan. 20 at 9 a.m.
 
 
 
 
Coming/Under Construction:
Springhill Suites & Hilton Home 2 are being built adjacent to each other off of Country Club & Central Expressway (75), bringing a combined 235 rooms to McKinney's available hotel room inventory. Slated for completion in early 2018, both are located just north of Eldorado on the west side of Central Expwy./U.S.75. ​​​​​​
 
 
 
 
 
McKinney Main Street’s electric shuttle McKinney DASH was recognized with a Spirit of Downtown Award by the Texas Downtown Association (TDA) on Nov. 8 during the President’s Awards Gala. The gala was held in conjunction with the 2017 Texas Downtown Conference, hosted in McKinney this year. The McKinney DASH, Downtown Area Shuttle, helps alleviate downtown parking congestion by offering free rides to downtown visitors’ walking to and from parking lots surrounding the square during peak dining and shopping hours. Either wave it down, or call 469-733-DASH (3274). DASH rides are free!

The DASH is a cooperative effort between McKinney Main Street, McKinney Community Development Corporation and McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau with sponsorships from a handful of downtown businesses. In photo (from left) Amy Rosenthal and Aaron Werner with McKinney Main Street and Dee-dee Guerra with McKinney CVB.
 
 
 
 
 
Step Into Our Virtual Venues and Attractions
McKinney CVB has a growing YouTube channel where you can see videos of events held in downtown McKinney as well as previewing event space at:
  1. Holiday Inn & Suites
  2. Hampton Inn
  3. Myers Park & Event Center
  4. Cotton Mill
  5. Chestnut Square Historic Village
 
 
 
 
Check out our Pinterest Bulletin Boards where you'll find photos of venues, restaurants, attractions and more - all the things that keep McKinney "unique by nature." 
 
 
 
 
 
In Appreciation ...
The McKinney CVB staff has the pleasure of working with some fabulous event and meeting planners, and we'd love the opportunity to work with you. We're always so happy to know about the experiences our guests have while they're here.

Our most recent event to support was the annual Texas Downtown Association conference in which we hosted 250 attendees for a week. What a blast we had, and we were happy to hear that they had fun, too, at this successful conference. 

"Hi McKinney people.
Thank you for everything you did to make our conference such a success.  We've received very positive feedback and people seemed to really enjoy their time in McKinney. You have an amazing downtown and community and I hope all of you are proud for being part of this conference - I know I am. Thank you again!" - Catherine Sak, Executive Director, Texas Downtown Association

More about the experiences our guests to McKinney have to say can be found on our website.
 
 
 
 
 
We'll Provide Support for 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 to help you 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 contact our sales manager today at the email address and/or phone number shown below.
 
 
 
 

McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau 
200 W. Virginia, McKinney TX 75069
Contact our Sales Manager, Vanesa Rhodes at
vrhodes@visitmckinney.com 
or call
1-888-649-8499 to schedule a site visit or
learn more about bringing your meeting to McKinney.

 
 
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