Upcoming Events: November 23-November 28

Please remember to always double check that events have not been cancelled or changed before leaving. This page is not updated with cancellations/rescheduled events.


Monday, November 23-December 18


Children can bring their letters to Santa and drop it in the colorful mailbox located next to the flagpole at the Fantasy of Lights display on the Midwestern State University campus. Be sure to include a self-addressed envelope with a stamp inside your letter so Santa and his elves can write you back!

December 18th is the last day to drop off your letters…Santa is a busy man and needs time to respond!

Note: Fantasy of Lights at MSU is located at 3410 Taft Blvd.


Monday, November 23, 5:30-7:00


The MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights opening ceremony will be on the front lawn of the Hardin Adminstration Building to kick off this much beloved Christmas tradition!

Festivities will begin at 5:30pm as MSU carillonneur Jim Quashnock will play Christmas music on the Redwine Carillon housed in MSU’s Hardin Administration Building bell tower.

The Intermezzo Choir will perform at 6:30pm in front of the Hardin Admininstration Building. The Ben Franklin Elementary School Choir will follow at 7:00pm.

The MSU Fantasy of Lights band concert is also at 7:00pm and FREE to the public. It will take place in Akin Auditorium.

Fantasy of Lights Display
3410 Taft Blvd
Wichita Falls, TX 76308


Friday, November 27 & Saturday, November 28, 6:30-8:30

*$4 in advance, $5 at the door*

ElectriCritters, River Bend Nature Center’s annual lighted Christmas display will be open from 6:30 to 8:30 pm every Friday and Saturday night from November 19th through December 20th and Saturday, December 26th. With the flip of a switch, more than 60,000 lights on more than 150 lighted displays will glitter and sparkle, bringing the sights and sounds of the season to adults and children. Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the Butterfly Queen will make an appearance each night. After exploring the lighted grounds come on in to the Candy Cane Café and enjoy hot chocolate and apple cider, feast on hot cookies and popcorn, and shop for holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. River Bend is stroller and wheelchair accessible. ElectriCritters is the major fundraiser for River Bend Nature Center. Proceeds help fund education programs enjoyed by over 35,000 children and adults of our community each year. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now in the River Bend Nature Gift Shop for $4 per person; it will be $5 at the door, and children ages 1 and under are admitted free!

Interested in sponsorship? Sponsors receive a personalized sign, free tickets, and proceeds support RBNCs natural science education and outreach programs for children and adults. To make your sponsorship reservation, or if you have any other questions, please call River Bend Nature Center at (940) 767-0843


Sunday, November 29, 3-5pm

*$8 with rentals, $6 with your own skates*

The Wichita Falls Wildcats host Open Ice Skating at the Kay Yeager Coliseum! Grab the family and enjoy a little time on the ice!

Kay Yeager Coliseum
1000 5th Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301







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