Nature In Lights

Note: This event has already passed.

Date: Nov 16 2018, 5:30 p.m. - Jan 6 2019, 11 p.m.

Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area (BLORA) - N Nolan Road and Cottage Road Fort Hood, Texas 76544 United States Google Map

Recent storms have caused the 12 Days of Christmas to become inaccessible and the route has been altered.

Due to increased water levels from the recent storm, the NIL route has been altered and the 12 Days of Christmas displays are not currently accessible. As the water level drops the route will be adjusted. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience while we work to return the route to it’s full capacity and we wish you a merry holiday season.

The train at Santa's Depot is not operational.

Open to All Nightly 5:30 - 11 p.m.
Open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas
A Fort Hood Holiday Tradition: five-and-a-half mile holiday lights attraction at BLORA your entire Family can enjoy!


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Monday through Wednesday receive the
11th Edition Nature in Lights Ornament (while supplies last)


Santa's Depot

5:30 - 11 p.m., Google Map

  • Friday - Sunday (Nov 16-18)
  • Thurs - Sun (Nov 22 - Dec 9)
  • Nightly (Dec 13 - Dec 24

Located in the Sierra Beach Parking Lot, part way through the park. Stop by and take part in a Climbing Wall, toy and food vendors.
The train is inoperable due to the lake level.

Santa’s Village

5:30 - 11 p.m., Google Map

  • Friday - Sunday (Nov 16-18)
  • Thurs - Sun (Nov 22 - Dec 9)
  • Nightly (Dec 13 - Dec 24)

Located in Live Oak Pavilion, part way through the park. Stop in to enjoy Hot Coco, Holiday treats, novelties, pictures with Santa and more!

Pony Rides are available at BLORA Ranch


How To Get Here

From Fort Hood
Clear Creek Rd or TJ 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.

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

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


  • Car, Mini-Van & Pick-Up - $15
  • 15 – Passenger Van, Limos & RVs - $30
  • 24 – Passenger Van - $50
  • 47 – Passenger Van or Larger Bus - $75