November 23, 2020 - December 26, 2020
Midwestern State University
MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights
Monday, November 23, 2020
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 characters from well-known children's stories, fairy tales, and holiday themes. In the late 1920s, the recently married Mr. and Mrs. L.T. Burns celebrated their first Christmas together in their modest home on Tenth Street in Wichita Falls by setting a small Christmas tree on their front porch decorating it with a single, blue bulb. It was a small gesture, but a significant one for the young couple, especially Mr. Burns, who grew up in a family unable to afford such luxuries as Christmas trees.