7 Holiday Events not to Miss in Wichita Falls
- Electricritters | December 18 & 19, 2015; December 26, 2015
River Bend Nature Center
Back for its 14th year, this annual lighted display at River Bend Nature Center is a DO NOT MISS! 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.
- MSU Burns Fantasy of Lights Choir Performances | December 15, 2015
Front lawn of Midwestern State University
Don't miss two very special performances at the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights. Tower Elementary School Choir from Burkburnett ISD and Washington-Jackson Elementary School Choir will perform at 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM, respectively. Enjoy one of the largest holiday displays of its kind and a much beloved tradition in Wichita Falls while watching amazing performances by local school choirs. 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.
Fantasy of Lights Hours: Monday-Thursday dusk until 10:00pm and Friday-Sunday dusk until 11:00pm.
- Bob Humbug-Story Time at The Forum | December 15, 2015
Join The Forum for a FREE holiday book reading of "Bob Humbug" by author John Falola! Charles Dickens gave life to the Scrooge...Dr. Suess gave life to the Grinch...this holiday meet the new seasonal sourpuss - BOB HUMBUG! Enjoy holiday treats, humbug hot chocolate, and lots of friendly cheer! Event begins at 6:00 PM.
- Morningside Luminaries | December 19-20, 2015
Rescheduled due to weather, visitors have another chance to enjoy this Wichita Falls holiday tradition! For three decades, residents and visitors alike have enjoyed this serene neighborhood all lit up with glowing luminaries that line the streets. Some 1,500 candles nestled in white bags will give this historic neighborhood an ethereal glow from dusk until the candles blow out. The lanterns will line the winding streets around the Morningside Pond and on Ninth Street. And the glowing lanterns aren't the only reason to cruise through this historic neighborhood. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the homes in Morningside boast a variety of architechtural styles from American Foursquare to Georgian and Tudor. Some homes date as far back as 1919.
- It's A Wonderful Life: The Musical | December 17-19, 2015
The Musical premiered at Dallas' Majestic Theater on December 18, 1998 and ran for five Christmas seasons. The Dallas Morning News commented that "the musical is consistently impressive. The slick and memorable score and lush orchestrations capture the mood of the movie perfectly." The musical was written as a traditional "book musical," (think Rodgers and Hammerstein) and seeks to entertain and inspire the audience with the now beloved story enhanced in the way only musical theater can. Fans of the movie will not be disappointed as it is a faithful adaptation that recognizes audience expectations, but the musical score adds charm and emotion to the experience. Don't miss this classic holiday production live at the historic Wichita Theatre.
Show Dates: Thursday December 17, 2015 - 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Friday December 18, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Saturday December 19, 2015 - 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
- Fantasy of Lights 5K | December 19, 2015
Midwestern State University
The MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights will host a 5K run beginning on the northeast corner of the Hardin Administration Building on the Midwestern State University campus. Check in and Late Registration begins at 9:30a AM and run begins at 10:00 AM. Registration fee is $25.00 with a portion of the proceeds going to the upkeep of the Fantasy of Lights display. To register, simply click the link above orhere.
- A Very Sherry New Year | December 31, 2015
A Very Sherry New Year! Ring in the New Year with a one-night only performance at Backdoor Theatre! Two excellent performances, dinner, dessert, and a champagne toast at midnight all come together to bring you a sparkling new year! Live on the Dinner Stage Thursday Dec 31, 2015. The evening begins with an encore performance of 'Over the River & Through the Woods' followed by a comedic variety act and musical calvacade of hits from the "Great American Songbook of Standards", featuring some of Backdoor Theatres prominent belters, crooners, and stage sweethearts!
Dinner is served at 7:00 PM
Show starts at 8:00 PM
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