Upcoming Events: November 16-Nov 22

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Monday, November 16-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 16, 7-8pm


The Department of Music at Midwestern State University will present a Percussion Ensemble concert at 7:00pm in Akin Auditorium.

Akin Auditorium
Hampstead Lane
Council Drive
Wichita Falls, TX 76308


Monday, November 16, 7-7:30pm


Quiet story time for Children ages 2-6 years, their caregivers. PJs, blankies and stuffed animals are welcome at this event.

Wichita Falls Public Library
600 11th Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301


Tuesday, November 17, 5pm


MSU students from the theatre honor society Alpha Psi Omega will be performing a puppet show! Join us on November 17th at 5pm in the Activity Room. The show is geared toward children ages 6-10, but older and younger siblings are welcome!


Tuesday, November 17, 10:00am


Preschool Storytime is designed for children ages 3 years to 5 years. This story time focuses on picture books, rhymes and movement activities.


Wednesday, November 18, 10:30am


Toddler Time is designed for toddlers ages 14 months to 35 months. During this program, we read short books, learn finger plays, and action rhymes.


Friday, November 20, 7-9:30pm

*$16 & $18*

Your Wichita Falls Wildcats return to the ice to take on the Odessa Jackalopes Friday night at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Puck drops at 7:05pm! Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office Window, located on the south side of the Arena facing 5th Street. Box office Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm. (Times may vary) Tickets also can be purchased online or by phone. Applicable service fees may apply.

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


Friday, November 20 & Saturday, November 21, 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.


Saturday, November 21, 1-3pm


In fact your wait for the Jolly Old Elf will not have to be long because Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping off at the Kemp for some relaxation before that make their grand appearance at the City Lights Parade in Downtown Wichita Falls. It is a long trip from the North Pole and Santa hopes to get in a nap before all of the excitement. However, if there are children arriving anxious to see him, then he will be glad to visit with each and every one. Mrs. Claus will be making sure that everyone gets a yummy candy cane and a few minutes with Santa to give him their list of wishes.

As part of the fun, be sure and stroll the beautiful Sculpture Garden for a photo opportunity. Step into a scene that will be a wonderland for individual pictures or bring the whole family to be featured on your Christmas cards. If the weather permits, the lovely gardens are just a great place to relax and visit about your adventures you have enjoyed this past year, what gifts you need to purchase right away, or your plans for the coming holidays.

At the Kemp we know that each child is dreaming of an artistic Christmas and everyone is invited to participate in our new Studio Saturday where creating artwork is encouraged with all of the art materials provided. This Saturday, we are doing art projects in a big way. In the Great Hall there will be a huge “Discovery Zone” sponsored by the Alcoa/Howmet Foundation for you to design Christmas ornaments, gifts, and decorations. All of your creations can go on your Christmas tree, decorate your bedroom, or even be a surprise for someone special.

In the kitchen, Santa’s elves are cooking something very delectable for all of the boys and girls that is a favorite of Santa Claus. Let your nose lead you to the serving room as you smell the sweet scents and chocolate flavors of cookies and hot cocoa. Eat your fill and then go and settle yourselves in for the movie that will be shown on a huge screen.

While you enjoy your refreshments, Muppets: A Christmas Carol, will be presented so that everyone can snuggle in with loved ones to learn the spirit of Christmas and the true meaning of giving, sharing, and loving those in your life. This edition is a long- time favorite that can tickle your fancy and touch your heart.

For more information please contact Ashleigh at ashleighp@kempcenter.org or call 940.767.2787. This is a wonderful event that is offered free to all through the kind donations of those who support the programs of the Kemp Center for the Arts.

Kemp Center for the Arts
1300 Lamar St
Wichita Falls, TX 76301


Saturday, November 21


Floats, vehicles, marching bands, and more will light up the streets of downtown Wichita Falls, November 21st!!!!

Parade begins at 7pm.

Get your photo with Santa in Santa Land located in Park Central!

There will be food & specialty vendors at the Farmers Market from 5 – 8pm!

City Lights 5k kicks off at 4pm. For more information visit www.weechitah.org


Sunday, November 22, 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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2 thoughts on “Upcoming Events: November 16-Nov 22

  1. Thanks, Shauna! It’s so nice to have these events consolidated in one place. You do a great job, and we appreciate it!!! Cheers to you and all your boys! – Susie J.