Holiday Greetings for 2016 
& Winter News 2017

Meeting & Event Update
for SMERF Planners
from the McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Taking our staff holidays photo at one of our tourism partner locations has become quite the tradition with the McKinney CVB. This year, the folks at McKinney Segway Tours took us for a mini-tour around the downtown square, a fun outing they offer by special arrangement for your event attendees.
Learn more about this fun entertainment option by visiting their website.
 
 
 
 
 
News/Upcoming Events:
Winter in McKinney
The winter months in McKinney offer some interesting events as well as opportunities for unique Consider planning your event during one of these special McKinney events for an added memorable touch and for built-in entertainment for your group.

Dinosaurs Live (Thru Feb. 19): 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!

Krewe of Barkus (Feb. 26): Embarking on its 15th annual successful year, Krewe of Barkus will feature the theme 'Barkus Gone Bad -  A Salute to Our Favorite Villains."  In past years, more than 200 dogs participated in the parade alongside more than 4,500 spectators in awe of costumes, creatures and creativity. Patterned after the Mystic Krewe of Barkus in New Orleans, which was established to help abused and abandoned canines, Krewe of Barkus will feature a parade, vendor booths and prizes for costumes.

John Mueller's "Winter Dance Party" is the number one and estate endorsed tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. Each live concert performance includes over two hours of unbridled, high voltage entertainment featuring all the hit songs of the 50's era. At the McKinney Performing Arts Center. Tickets available online by clicking the title above.

Maybe not your standard bluegrass lyric, but a line known by all the world from the biggest rock opera of all time, The Who’sTommy.  At the McKinney Performing Arts Center. Tickets available online by clicking the title above.

 
 
 
 
 
New Venues/Properties & Coming Soon
Among the new and coming properties in McKinney are:

Townplace Suites: (shown) This new extended-stay property from Marriott is opened early last year and is a great option for your executives or as overflow for conferences at the nearby Sheraton Hotel and Conference center. Suites include full kitchens and complimentary Wi-Fi. A free hot breakfast buffet is served daily, and their modern expanded fitness center, 24-hour In-a-Pinch Market, Business Center, Outdoor Pool and BBQ Grill area are all part of what makes for a memorable stay at this hotel.

Holiday Inn Express: This property is just wrapping up construction in Craig Ranch just off Alma and 121. Anticipated completion and opening is February 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
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:
 
 
Visit Our Website
 
 
 
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." 
 
 
 
 
The McKinney CVB and McKinney Main Street are thrilled to unveil  our new video featuring our vibrant historic downtown!
(Just click the logo at right and spend a couple minutes previewing
all that awaits you on our historic square!)
 
 
 
 

McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau 
200 W. Virginia, McKinney TX 75069
Contact 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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