HolidayFest in Fort Wayne

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'Tis the season for family fun! Take time to enjoy the holidays together in Fort Wayne, Indiana! Kick off the fun with the Night of Lights, and come back to enjoy dozens of Holiday Fest activities all season long.
Night of Lights
Downtown Fort Wayne
November 26
This is a great night where downtown shines bright!  All of your childhood favorites like Santa and his Reindeer will be lit up and on display, as well as some new favorites.
Festival of Trees
Embassy Theatre
November 25 - December 3
The Festival of Trees at the historic Embassy Theatre and Indiana Hotel is a highly anticipated tradition during the holiday season.
High Style Holidays
Botanical Conservatory
November 22 - January 4
All the flair and panache of the era between World War I and II is captured in the Conservatory's holiday interpretation of Art Deco style and Roaring 20s chic.
Festival of Trains
Science Central
November 28 - 30
Climb aboard for holiday fun at the 16th Annual Festival of Trains, featuring an extravaganza of model trains presented by area train enthusiasts.
Festival of Gingerbread
History Center
November 28 - December 14
The annual Festival of Gingerbread features over 100 handcrafted gingerbread creations, from those made by area grade school children to master bakers!
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Christmas at The Fort
Historic Fort Wayne
November 29
Welcome the holidays at the Old Fort and revel in a time when life was simpler with activities for kids, a bake sale, and period artisans with unique gifts for sale.
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Christmas in the Park
November 29 - 30
Franke Park
Exhibits in the heated Pavilion #1 include information on Christmas traditions, nativity collections, ideas for Christmas giving, and more!
Holly Trolley Shopping Downtown
Downtown Fort Wayne
November 29
Holly Trolley shopping is a day to explore unique gift shops in Fort Wayne's best place to find local merchandise and community memorabilia - downtown!
Christmas in the Castle
Brookside Mansion at the University of Saint Francis
December 5 - 10
Visit the Brookside Mansion, former home of Fort Wayne industrialist John H. Bass to see it decorated for Christmas by local florists and decorators.
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The Phil Pops Series: Holiday Pops
Embassy Theatre
December 12 - 20
Each year, The Fort Wayne Philharmonic is proud to bring you one of Fort Wayne's greatest winter traditions, Holiday Pops, featuring favorite Christmastime standards, with a few surprises along the way.
Christmas at Home with the Swinney Sisters
Swinney Homestead
December 5 - 6
You are invited to visit the elegantly decorated Historic Swinney Homestead at 2pm to celebrate the Christmas spirit and take refreshment.
The Nutcracker
Arts United Center
December 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, & 14
Tchaivsky's classic "Nutcracker" is performed by the Fort Wayne Ballet.