Fort Wayne Insider Blog

Posts from November 2011

Posted on November 30, 2011 at 4:54:50 am by Kayleen R.

Living Lights Celebrate the Season

In Zanesville, Indiana (located just 20 minutes south of downtown Fort Wayne) the lights of the season call to the region, urging visitors to stop and reflect. Zanesville's Living Lights display features 50,000 LED lights arranged as leaping arches and shooting stars, synchronized to a myriad ... More ›

Posted on November 29, 2011 at 11:25:49 am by Kayleen R.

Celebrating a "Living" Christmas in the Heart of the City

Music played at Christmas soothes troubled spirits and brings warmth to hearts. Few performances showcase Fort Wayne’s musical talents of the season better than The Living Christmas Tree. First performed in 1977 at Blackhawk Ministries (formerly Blackhawk Baptist Church), the Tree continued ... More ›

Posted on November 29, 2011 at 4:53:42 am by Lynn S.

Visit with Santa in Fort Wayne!

When my kiddos were itty-bitty it was always an adventure trying to plan and prepare for our annual photo with Santa Claus! But, once we made it out the door, there was never an ounce of disappointment. Children love to write out their letter to Santa and dress in their reindeer sweaters and ... More ›

Posted on November 28, 2011 at 4:50:02 am by Shelley G.

Finding the Family Christmas Tree

For the past several years, our Christmas tree has been an artificial one. It’s pre-lit and pretty and much, much easier to take down and put up, but I miss not only the look and smell of a real tree, but also the joy of the hunt – the hunt to find the perfect tree. Have you ever watched ... More ›

Posted on November 27, 2011 at 4:56:19 am by Kayleen R.

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

One of Fort Wayne’s most unique discoveries is the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, located on Fort Wayne’s south side at 3039 Piqua Avenue. The Karpeles Library is the world's largest private holding of important original manuscripts and documents. Better yet, admission is free! Exhibits ... More ›

Posted on November 26, 2011 at 4:38:13 am by Kayleen R.

Oak Ridge Boys to appear at Embassy Theatre

At its origins during the 1960s, the quartet of male voices making up the Oak Ridge Boys sang four-part harmonies and gospel music. The group switched to country music a few years later and their popularity soared. During the next three decades, the Oaks, consisting of Richard Sterban, Joe ... More ›

Posted on November 25, 2011 at 4:44:14 am by Shelley G.

Christ Child Festival Focuses on the Meaning of Christmas

I love the holidays – the sights and sounds and smells. At our house, the Christmas tree goes up the day after Thanksgiving and the house transforms into a winter wonderland – just the way I love it. While some people dislike the shopping...I love it! I enjoy spending time searching for that ... More ›

Posted on November 24, 2011 at 4:30:21 am by Kayleen R.

Holiday Pops at the Embassy Theatre

Most people would agree that Christmas couldn’t exist without music. Traditional carols and jingle bells make it an excellent time to relax and feel great joy, much hope, and good wishes for family and friends. As part of Fort Wayne’s love for the holiday, the Philharmonic orchestra will team ... More ›

Posted on November 23, 2011 at 12:37:34 pm by Renee M.

Join the Invasion with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants!

It’s the end of November, which means that it is officially basketball season! Even though the NBA is on hiatus, we have plenty of professional basketball action here in Fort Wayne - as the Mad Ants invade the city! The Fort Wayne Mad Ants host their season opener at the Allen County War ... More ›

Posted on November 23, 2011 at 4:34:04 am by Shelley G.

The Timeless Holiday Classic Comes to Life

It’s that time of year again – time to join Clara on her dreamlike journey filled with colorful characters, lavish sets, rich costumes, and a lush musical score. Yes, Tchaikovsky’s timeless holiday classic comes to life as the perfect event for the entire family. It’s a wonderful seasonal ... More ›

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