Holiday Events

Christmas Toys & Christmas Joys Exhibit

Price: Free Admission

Join the Museum of North Texas History for this magical holiday exhibit, Christmas Toys & Christmas Joys.  This exhibit will feature model trains, dolls, and G.I. Joe figures, plus a train table and wonderful three-story Victorian doll house!

This exhibit will be on display beginning November 22 through January 3.  

Museum Hours are Tuesday-Friday 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm.  

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MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights

Price: FREE

The MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights is one of the largest holiday displays of its kind and a much beloved tradition in Wichita Falls.  34 lighted animated displays adorn the front lawn of Midwestern State University along with over 20,000 christmas lights outlining the campus buildings.  Over 20,000 people visit the Fantasy of Lights display annually and young and old alike marvel in the magic of this time-honored display.  

Hours:  Monday-Thursday dusk until 10:00pm and Friday-Sunday dusk until 11:00pm.  

*Fantasy of Lights is a non-profit organization that relies solely on dontations and volunteers.  We encourage visitors to make a donation in order to keep this holiday tradition alive for years to come.  

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ElectriCritters

Price: $4.00 Advance/$5.00 at Gate, Kids 1 & Under FREE

Reindeer galloping, woodpeckers pecking, and frogs wearing holiday hats, this is no ordinary walk down a nature trail.  This is ElectriCritters, the 13th annual lighted display at River Bend Nature Center. With the flip of a switch, more than 60,000 lights on more than 150 silhouettes will glitter along the nature trail, bringing the sights and sounds of the season to adults and children. After walking the trail, come in from the cold 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 of River Bend Nature Center and the proceeds help fund the education programs enjoyed by over 35,000 children and adults of our community each year.

Fridays & Saturdays 6:30pm-8:30pm  November 21-December 27

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