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MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights continues 44-year tradition

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Holiday celebration unique to Wichita Falls
November 19, 2018

The MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights originally began in the 1920's as a collection of decorations on a newly-wed's lawn, became a way to spread holiday cheer to thousands of people who visit the showcase. Dirk...

MSU students, alumni run Fantasy of Lights Fun Run

Runners for the Fantasy of Lights 5k and 1 mile take a picture outside of the Wichita Falls Museum of Art before the race, December 2, 2017. Photo by Rachel Johnson
December 2, 2017

On Dec. 2, the Wichita Falls Museum of Arts staff hosted the Fantasy of Lights 5K and 1-mile Fun Run. This is the fourth year this fundraiser has been put on for the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights. “It’s...

Fantasy of Lights kickstarts holiday cheer

Suzanne Shipley, university president, addresses guests during the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights Opening Nov. 20. Photo by Francisco Martinez
November 20, 2017

As part of the celebration and to help raise funds for the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights, the 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run will take place this Saturday, Dec. 2 at 9 a.m., starting at the pavilion near Sikes...

Fantasy of Lights workday brings in community for repairs

October 10, 2017

The @MidwesternState Priddy Scholars are up early on a Saturday morning, helping to prep for Fantasy of Lights. #gen1MSU pic.twitter.com/dKSRmrG9hq — M.O.R.E. at MSU (@moreMSU) October 7, 2017 About...

Elementary school choirs sing at Fantasy of Lights

Students from Fain Elementary School Choir sing at the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights Dec. 6. Photo by Alyssa Mitchell
December 7, 2016

Lights are on, get them ready. On the steps, at Hardin. It's a cute little sight, the children singing tonight. Jack Frost nipping at their nose. The children of Fain, Wichita Falls Independent School...

Fantasy of Lights spreads holiday cheer

November 30, 2016

OUR VIEW: Everyone should take a walk around campus to see the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights this winter.Before Thanksgiving break, the annual MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights opened on Nov. 21. With 20,000 beautiful...

Celebrating the 41 years of Fantasy of Lights

A Toys' Christmas adopted by the Ernst family show familar Pixar characters come to life displayed in front of the Hardin Administration Building on Nov. 30th. Photo by Kayla White.
December 2, 2015

The song, "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" fits for the Fantasy of Lights. Christmas is just 23 days away, and with the cold brisk air, twinkling lights, the warmth of hot cocoa and kids...

8 MSU students volunteer at Fantasy of Lights workshop

Sherima Ferlance, finance junior, Susan Marrs, Kiwanis sponsor, Justin Esdaille, accounting junior, and Mary Rhoads, kiwanis member and MSU graduate, clean the candy canes off with brushes during the Fantasy of Lights Workshop, Oct. 3. Photo by Rachel Johnson
October 6, 2015

Peter Pan and Captain Hook. Cinderella and her pumpkin coach. Snow White and the seven dwarfs. Santa and his reindeer. Just a few of the exhibits that were brought out, washed off and repainted...

Setting up Fantasy of Lights takes more than 600 hours

November 25, 2014

http://vimeo.com/112777615 The Fantasy of Lights is a tradition that has been on campus for 40 years. With 13 maintenance workers and a few volunteers, it takes 600 to 800 hours to set up all the...

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