Each year thousands of visitors come from all parts of the country to enjoy the dazzling sight of the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights featuring 33 brightly-lit scenes and 20,000 lights outlining MSU's Hardin Administration Building, Moffett Library, Bolin Science Hall, Central Plant, and Ligon Hall. The holiday tradition began more than 70 years ago as the project of a young, newlywed couple who wanted to share their Christmas with their friends and neighbors. It began with a small Christmas tree decorated with a single, blue bulb, however, as the years passed the display became more and more elaborate. Throughout the years, it became a Christmas season tradition to visit the Burns display to see what new scene had been added. In 1974, the display was moved to Midwestern State UniversityThe name was then changed to the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights. Because of the great cost involved in keeping the display operating each year. Thousands of dollars are needed to buy paint, equipment and materials needed to restore the display each year. The display can be viewed nightly beginning on the first Friday of December and continuing through January 1, weather permitting. While there is no charge to drive or walk through the display, donations are vital in keeping the Fantasy of Lights a tradition for years to come.
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