Upcoming: November 30-December 5
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.
Now through Saturday, December 26
THE POLAR EXPRESS
*$5 each, 3 and under are FREE
Climb aboard to go see the Christmas Lights through the beautiful Country Club neighborhood! 6pm-10pm nightly; Climb aboard at 3501 Taft (Across from MSU)
Monday, November 30-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.
Tuesday, December 1-Friday, December 11
THE KELL HOUSE MUSEUM’S “SANTA HOUSE”
$3 per person
Children of all ages are invited to enjoy a special tour through Santa’s winter wonderland!
View the original Christmas play: “The Magical Rocking Horse Part I”
Visit with Santa
Decorate a cookie to eat with Mrs. Santa
Make a keepsake ornament to take home
Tours begin every 15 minutes
Weekdays: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Friday evenings: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Kell House Museum
900 Bluff Street
Wichita Falls, TX
Thursday, December 3, 7-9:30pm
Wichita Falls Wildcats vs. Lone Star Brahmas
$16 & $18
Your Wichita Falls Wildcats return to the ice to take on the Lone Star Brahmas in a Thursday night game at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Puck drops at 7:05pm!
Thursday, December 3, 5:30pm
CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
$3 per person
CAMP FIRE “CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK” AT HARRELL PARK
On Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. Camp Fire will continue their fifty year tradition of service to others who are less fortunate. The children and parents are collecting food (one for each of Santa’s Reindeer) for the Food Bank. Martha Hall, President of Camp Fire North Texas and Santa Claus will present the food to the Food Bank.
Members of the community are also invited to donate food items by bringing food to the Camp Fire office at 2414 Ninth Street prior to the event. Anyone wishing to join Camp Fire may attend and pay a membership fee of $10.00 to participate throughout the year.
Santa will arrive by secret mode to Harrell Park to pay a visit to the children. The children will decorate Christmas cookies. Hot dogs, s’mores, popcorn and hot chocolate will be served by members of the Camp Fire Board, the Wichita Falls Optimist Club and Gamma Phi Beta Sorority members.
“Tommy Tunes” will emcee the event. Nancy Bigbie, Camp Fire leader from Electra will lead the group in singing Camp Fire songs and Christmas carols as they sit around the big fire in the ceremonial circle at the park.
For further information, call 940-322-5209 or drop by the Camp Fire office at 2414 Ninth Street, e-mail us at email@example.com or visit our web site at
Friday, December 4, 7-8:30pm
MSU MUSIC CONCERT
The Department of Music at Midwestern State University will present a Gala Concert at 7:00pm in Akin Auditorium.
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Friday, December 4 & Saturday, December 5, 6:30-8:30
RIVERBEND NATURE CENTER’S “ELECTRICRITTERS”
*$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
Saturday, December 5, 1pm & 7pm
*Ticket Prices Vary*
The Nutcracker continues to be a staple for the holiday season, and is a natural introduction to the magic of ballet for all people from all walks of life. Each year the ballet attracts larger audiences at the city’s largest auditorium, Memorial Auditorium. Many new residents are amazed that a city of 100,000 has a pre-professional ballet company adding to the culture and diversity of Texoma. Exceptional support came from the community philanthropists and private foundations in 2014 when new costumes, sets, props and lights were purchased with grants and donations and a new warehouse was purchased.
In 2015, the Liberatores’ full length “Nutcracker” will once again signal a new vibrant direction in the Tchaikovsky tradition with live music by the Wichita Falls Community Orchestra, and beautiful costumes and sets. The WFBT has a strong dedication to live ballet excellence and tradition with a clear path to the future.
Two performances at 1:00pm and 7:00pm at Memorial Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office Window, located on the south side of the Arena facing 5th Street, or online.
Saturday, December 5, 9a-12pm
HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOPS
Holiday Stacking Blocks
•Join our hands-on workshop and build fun holiday stacking blocks. Then, decorate your project with fun stickers and different paint colors.
•All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
•Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
•Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, December 5, 11:00am
A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC WITH ANDY MASON
Join us December 5th at 11am for this interactive sing-along! This program is for all ages and is guaranteed to get you into the Christmas spirit! 400 years of Christmas music packed into a 60 minute interactive sing-along presented by Andy Mason. Punch and cookies served after the program!
Wichita Falls Public Library
600 11th Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
Saturday, December 5, 12:30-3:00pm
CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK & CANDY CANE SCRAMBLE
The City of Wichita Falls Parks & Recreation Department’s Great Candy Cane Scramble is open to children ages 2 years old to 2nd grade. Over 10,000 candy canes will be scattered over Scotland Park! Santa Claus will arrive at 12:50pm sharp so don’t miss his fantastic arrival! The Candy Cane Scramble starts at 1:00pm. Also enjoy fun activities for the whole family including free carnival games, arts & crafts and train rides!
Rain Date: Saturday, Dec. 12th at 2:00 p.m. for Candy Cane Scramble only. Check our Wichita Falls Parks and Recreation facebook page and the local news stations for weather cancellations.
1415 N. 5th Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76306