It started with just one family's hope to bring holiday cheer to the community and grown and grown through the years.
This past year organizers Fantasy of Lights organizers set up a campaign to restore and repair the displays and after donations came flooding in from the community, organizers are now more excited then ever to showcase the holiday tradition.
It's not even officially open, but Ashley and her 3 year old son Benjamin are already excited to see MSU's front lawn begin the transformation into the Fantasy of Lights.
"Benjamin is super excited about coming to see the train, and all the decorations, every time we drive down Taft he's excited to see the decorations," said Ashley Harris, a Wichita Falls resident.
Decorations, which Harris and generations before her remember from their childhoods as well.
"I remember being a child and just being enchanted by it all," she said.
MSU crews and volunteers have been hard at work bringing the annual holiday display to life.
And this years festival of lights should look brighter than ever to kids of all ages
"We have raised $20 thousand that went to restoring the vibrant colors of these displays and also the mechanics," said Jennifer May, the Fantasy of Lights Marketing Asst.
May says the poinsettias have brand new glitter so they can sparkle even brighter.
Peter Pan and the crocodile and others have also received new paint.
And as crews continue their work, putting all 34 pieces of this set together, they think of all the christmases past, present and future, and all the people like Ashley and Benjamin who will enjoy the displays as it lights up.
May says a new feature this year will be a place for family and friends to pose for pictures with a sled.
And you can see all these new improvements at their lighting ceremony at 6 p.m on December 7th.
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