• Santas Workshop
  • Fantasy of Lights

Hours of Operation

Sunday - Thursday
Dusk until 10 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
Dusk until 11 p.m.

November 21 through December 25, 2016.


The MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights is open to the public at no cost. We welcome your donations to keep this yearly tradition alive here and growing for years to come.

Please click here to make an online donation.

The Mission

The MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights is one of the largest holiday displays of its kind. Its purpose is to provide a festive holiday atmosphere on campus, to serve as an outreach to the community, and to be a focal point for holiday activities in North Texas. The displays are owned and operated by Midwestern State University for the benefit and enjoyment of the Wichita Falls community and surrounding area. The Fantasy of Lights is filled with individual displays that showcase themes or characters from well-known children's stories, fairy tales, and holiday themes. New scenes are added periodically as finances and circumstances permit. Midwestern State University is fully committed to operating the display in a safe and fiscally responsible manner, one which not only ensures that it will continue to be a source of pride and enjoyment for future generations but also will preserve the vision and selfless sense of community spirit embodied by its founders. Fantasy of Lights is a nonprofit enterprise that relies exclusively on the generous donations and volunteerism of the MSU and Wichita Falls communities. These charitable acts confirm that this unique display belongs to YOU! Therefore, I ask that as you read this information guide to please consider donating any amount in order to keep this holiday tradition alive and growing in the years to come!

Happy Holidays,
Dirk Welch
Coordinator - Fantasy of Lights