KILLEEN, Texas (Oct. 20, 2023) – Killeen’s annual Holiday Under the Stars event this year will be expanded to include events over two weekends, starting Friday, Dec. 1 with the traditional tree lighting.
Once again, the mayor and Santa will be on hand to light the tree at the Santa Fe Plaza on Avenue D. Food and craft vendors will be available as part of a night market.
The next morning, the Centex Race Series continues with the Jingle Bell Dash 5K at the Andy K. Wells Hike & Bike Trail.
Saturday, Dec. 9, the Festival of the Holidays will be held from 4-8 p.m. in Downtown Killeen. It features holiday-themed arts and craft vendors, food vendors and more.
Our annual Christmas Parade will also be held Dec. 9, and will run through Downtown Killeen. The parade begins at 6 p.m. near City Hall and will run through downtown, culminating back near City Hall.
Vendor applications, Jingle Bell Dash 5K entries and parade entrees are currently being accepted.
Apply be a vendor or participate in the Christmas Parade by Nov. 13 at www.killeentexas.gov/downtownevents.
Preregister for the Jingle Bell Dash 5K by Nov. 27 at www.killeentexas.gov/centex.