HolidayFest in Fort Wayne

'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 27
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 27 - December 4
The Festival of Trees at the historic Embassy Theatre and Indiana Hotel is a highly anticipated tradition during the holiday season.
Fireside Christmas
Botanical Conservatory
November 23 - January 5
Enjoy the warm and cozy feeling of a traditional Christmas celebration, with decorated Conservatory Showcase and elements that spark feelings of nostalgia for the happy family holiday of yesteryear.
Piñata Paradise
Botanical Conservatory
November 24 - December 8
Dozens of handcrafted, candy-filled piñatas donated by children and families who want to share the holiday spirit will decorate the Desert Garden.
Festival of Trains
Science Central
November 29 - December 1
Climb aboard for holiday fun at the 15th Annual Festival of Trains, featuring an extravaganza of model trains presented by area train enthusiasts.
Holiday Happenings at the Allen County Public Library
Allen County Public Library
November 27 - December 30
The ACPL has a number of great free events scheduled for the holiday season.
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Festival of Gingerbread
History Center
November 27 - December 15
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 30
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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Christ Child Festival
December 6 - 8
University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center
Gather family and friends and make this a wonderful holiday season celebrating "The Reason for The Season."
Holly Trolley Shopping Downtown
Downtown Fort Wayne
November 30
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 7 - 14
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 13 - 21
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.
Dancing Holiday Lights
Botanical Conservatory
November 27 - December 26
Dress for the weather so you can enjoy the twinkling holiday lights set to music outdoors in the Terrace Garden.
Santa and the Reindeer
Botanical Conservatory
December 7, 14, & 21
Meet Santa and his reindeer while exploring the Conservatory in its holiday glory.
Christmas at Home with the Swinney Sisters
Swinney Homestead
December 6 - 8
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 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, & 15
Tchaivsky's classic "Nutcracker" is performed by the Fort Wayne Ballet.
Heartland Sings: Holidays
Plymouth Congressional Church
December 15
This annual Heartland Holiday production is a unique holiday treat.
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
December 1
A fun family event offering hands-on creative activites for the kids, live music, and light refreshments.
The Nutcracker
USF Performing Arts Center
December 14
The Christmas classic performed by the New American Youth Ballet.
Santa Claus in Oz
Arts United Center
December 14
The Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and the Tinman are ready to welcome Santa Clause into the land of Oz every Christmas.  Unfortunately, one tribe - "the Kalidas" object, so a trial is held.  Will the children of Oz receive toys from Santa this year?
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