Nature In Lights

at BLORA (Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area) 

Spending time outdoors is always a great idea, but the colder weather can pose a challenge. Fortunately, BLORA has the perfect event to make exploring nature during the cold weather and holiday season more manageable. Every year, Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area hosts a Nature In Lights trail. This special holiday event is a mesmerizing sight to behold. The 5-mile trail features all kinds of beautiful light displays and arrangements. One of the most cherished family traditions is looking at Christmas lights, and this event is no exception. For an entrance fee dependant on the size of the vehicle, visitors can enjoy this amazing sight that is sure to leave them craving more.

In addition to the Nature In Lights trail, BLORA features a scenic Santa's Village and Depot area. Visitors can shop at local toy and food vendor booths and enjoy special holiday-themed items. With hot cocoa, treats, novelties, and pictures with Santa, it's no surprise this event is a favorite for visitors and locals alike. People travel from all across the Central Texas region to witness the incredible displays at this stunning nature scene.

Nature In Lights at BLORA runs daily from November 17, 2023, to December 31, 2023, and will be open on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas evening. 

Nature in Lights is a magical holiday experience that is sure to create lasting memories for the whole family.


How To Get To BLORA's Nature In Lights experience:

From Fort Cavazos: 
Clear Creek Rd orTJ Mills Blvd to Old Ironsides Ave., Turn right on to Old Ironsides Ave., Turn left on to Martin Dr/East Range Rd.,  Turn right on to North Nolan Rd. for 10 miles, Turn left on Cottage Rd.

From Killeen/Copperas Cove: 
Hwy 190 toWSYoung North to Rancier Ave., Turn right on to Rancier Ave/FM 439., Turn left on Sparta Rd., Turn right on Cottage Rd.

From Temple/Belton: 
Interstate 35 exit Hwy 190 West, Exit Loop 121 North, Turn left on to Sparta Rd., Turn right on Cottage Rd. 

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