2018 Killeen Events You Shouldn’t Miss

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Attending local events is a great way to start the New Year, meet new people, and catch up with old acquaintances. Killen, Texas is home to a number of upcoming family-friendly events that will provide you with enjoyable experiences and a can-do attitude for the New Year. Here are a handful of 2018 Killen events that you won’t want to miss.

Inspiring Growth Brunch

Start your year on the right foot by getting together with a group of people focused on inspiration and growth in the New Year. That’s what you can expect at the Inspiring Growth Brunch. The event, which takes place on February 10th, features brunch, non-alcoholic beverages, team building exercises, and more. At the end of it all, attendees will receive a gift as well. Plan to stop in for a bite to eat and to share your goals for the New Year.

McLane Children’s Family, Food, and Fun!

Stop in at the City of Killeen Family Recreation Center in February for a free family-friendly event for all to enjoy. The McLane Children’s Family, Food, and Fun! event is a wellness education program with sessions running from February 1st to the 22nd. The program teaches families, kids included, about eating healthy and exercise. There will also be a cooking competition.

Texas Creative Forces Arts and Military Conference

This year’s Texas Creative Forces Art and Military Conference on January 29th-30th takes place in Killeen. The event is a community-based military and family support network that includes art demonstrations and provides military personnel with the opportunity to share their experiences and discuss their needs.

Bates Nissan hope to see you out and about in 2018!

Enjoy Breakfast with Santa with Fort Hood and Help Families in Need

Santa’s Workshop, located at Fort Hood, is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing games, books, and toys to the children of military families. It’s entirely run by volunteers, and thus the help of donors and sponsors is invaluable. If you’re interested in helping families in financial need and want a fun way to do it, why not bring your family to Breakfast with Santa with Fort Hood, coming up this December 10th?

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Breakfast with Santa is an event being put on by Santa’s Workshop from 8am until 10am, and it’s only $7 per child! Make sure you get there on time, as it will only be open to 100 children. The dress code is holiday attire, and comfy, cozy pajamas are welcome! The event will feature breakfast with Santa Claus along with story time, arts and crafts, an open gym, and even a photo op for everyone involved. Best of all, all proceeds will be given to helping the families that Santa’s Workshop supports.

The Breakfast with Santa event will be taking place at Extreme Cheer & Tumble in Killeen, Texas. It’s a great way to have fun with your family while also providing other families with gifts for their Christmas season. Make sure you mark your calendar for this wonderful and festive event.

Road Trip Destinations Near Killeen, TX

There are a number of places to visit around Killeen, TX, especially if you have a new Nissan to drive. We at Bates Nissan have created these trip ideas, whether you’re looking for a day trip or an extended vacation. Either way, there’s bound to be something for everyone.

Stillhouse Hollow Lake is a great place to visit, especially if you’d like to get outdoors. The Lake was created by the US Army Corps of Engineers as a reservoir, and it’s fed by the Lampasas River. Activities at the lake include fishing, hunting, and hiking.

You can also check out Conder Park, a grassy park with tons of space for activities. If picknicking isn’t your thing, you can also fish, play baseball, or even hit the disc golf course. For those who love to relax outside, there’s nothing like Conder Park.

Finally, take a drive to Mother Neff State Park. This 259-acre park is just 21 miles northeast of Killeen, and it’s great for hikers. You’ll find rocky hills, canyons, and a steep watchtower so you can get a great view of the park. There are even campsite options as well.

These are just some of the great road trip destinations near Killeen, TX.