Fort Wayne Insider Blog

Posts from November 2012

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 4:15:38 am by Holly H.

Festival of Trains Kicks Off Holiday Season

All aboard for one of my favorite Fort Wayne traditions that helps kick off the holiday season. The Festival of Trains returns for its 14th year to Science Central November 23 through 25 in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. This holiday event features a multitude of model trains presented by ... More ›

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 6:25:00 am by Ana M.

Thanks-for-Giving: Volunteer Opportunities

Turkey stuffing and pumpkin pie-making aside, Thanksgiving is a great time to lend a hand and give back to the community. There are several opportunities throughout Fort Wayne for individuals and families to get into the charitable spirit Thanksgiving Day and in the days leading up to it, and ... More ›

Posted on November 17, 2012 at 9:00:56 am by Amber F.

Holley Trolley Shopping Downtown

Love shopping? Love downtown? Love shopping local? I can answer yes to all three questions, so if you are like me, plan to check out Holley Trolley Shopping Downtown on November 24. Part of HolidayFest, which includes downtown's annual lighting ceremony, ice skating at Headwater's Park, ... More ›

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 9:09:44 am by Ana M.

Make it a Bright Holiday with “Night of Lights”

Welcome in the holiday season at the annual “Night of Lights”! Every year the night before Thanksgiving, thousands of people gather in downtown Fort Wayne to mark this merry time of year with the much beloved tradition of lighting up the night skyline with twinkling lights, holiday ... More ›

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 9:02:46 am by Heather S.

Holiday Tradition: Hot Dogs and Reindeer

It has been a family tradition of ours for as long as I can remember. As a child, my grandfather would bring me downtown to enjoy a Coney Island hot dog under the lights of Santa and his reindeer. Now, as a mom, I make sure my family never misses the opportunity to make the same memory. This ... More ›
The Festival of Gingerbread, the annual fundraiser to benefit The History Center, has a special treat for visitors this holiday season. The museum kicks off its “special events” on November 21, as part of the Downtown Night of Lights. This is a time for visitors to get a sneak peek at the ... More ›

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 4:14:45 am by Amber F.

Late Season Running Events

As winter fast approaches, most folks take their recreational activities indoors, but for those diehard outdoor types, not even the cold weather can keep them off the trails. I wouldn't consider myself a diehard outdoor type, but I did catch the running bug earlier this year. Last year I ran ... More ›

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 9:00:43 am by Holly H.

Old Fashioned Fort Christmas Provides Yesteryear Fun

Take a step back in time and experience the Christmas celebration of yesteryear at the Old Fashioned Fort Christmas. This year's event takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, November 24 at Fort Wayne, Indiana's own Historic Old Fort. Admission is by donation, allowing guests to give ... More ›

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 4:00:20 am by Kayleen R.

Christmas on Broadway! (Broadway Plaza in Fort Wayne, that is)

Not many of us have a 35-foot blue spruce to decorate at Christmas. Thank goodness! I’m content with throwing some plug-in lights on my 6-foot artificial tree and adorning it with homemade crafty ornaments our kids made while growing up. But the 35-foot tree does exist in downtown Fort Wayne ... More ›

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