Fort Wayne Insider Blog

Posts from November 2016

Posted on November 15, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Nancy M.

First Presbyterian Theater in Fort Wayne - It's a Wonderful Life

The holiday season is more than just bright lights and fabulous food. It’s also a time to take stock of who we are as the year winds up. There’s no better way to do that than to take in a play or movie with a message and there’s no better script than that of It’s a Wonderful Life at the beautiful First Presbyterian Theater.

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Posted on November 14, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Amber F.

Fort Wayne Holiday Shopping Guide

Fort Wayne is a fun place to visit during the holidays. With Night of Lights kicking things off the night before Thanksgiving, along with the Fantasy of Lights at Franke Park, The Festival of Gingerbread at the History Center, and the Festival of Trees at the Embassy Theatre, there is so much to see and do. But in the back of everyone’s mind at this time of year is holiday shopping. You likely have lists upon lists of items to get for family and friends.​

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Posted on November 13, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Sarah D.

Enjoy Fort Wayne's Riverfront in the Fall

As a break from all of our great holiday events coming up in Fort Wayne, learn about how you can experience Fort Wayne's three rivers right now! If you're on a trip or planning a visit to Fort Wayne soon, here are a few ways you can enjoy Fort Wayne's riverfront! 

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Posted on November 12, 2016 at 12:00:00 pm by Louisa D.

Special Christmas Events at Area Churches

Christmas time is when many churches put on something a little extra special for the season. Whether it’s the Christmas concert, a musical, a festival, or a play, Fort Wayne is home to some pretty spectacular church events. And they don’t just happen before Christmas. If you’re staying here after the holidays, there are some really good programs to see then, too. Check them out!

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Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee means Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Mark the date: Saturday, November 26 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. is the time to come to the Old Fort and see history come to life at the Festive French Christmas at the Old Fort event. It’s also a chance to get some Christmas shopping done in frontier style.​

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Posted on November 11, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Susan B.

12 Days of Christmas Exhibit at the Botanical Conservatory

On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me ... sing along in your head as you learn about this year's special holiday exhibit at the Botanical Conservatory: The 12 Days of Christmas.

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Posted on November 09, 2016 at 1:00:00 pm by Louisa D.

Festival of Trees: a Christmas Tradition

Where else in Fort Wayne will you find over fifty Christmas trees decorated in holiday charm? Come to the Festival of Trees, held in the historic Embassy Theatre, in downtown Fort Wayne. The Festival will be open from November 23 -30.

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Posted on November 09, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Jessa C.

Fort Wayne Holiday Tradition - Night of Lights

*This post was updated in November 2018*

The holidays are a big deal in Fort Wayne, and we start our celebrations early at the annual Night of Lights celebration on Wednesday, November 21, Thanksgiving eve!

The current Night of Lights tradition is nothing new, though! Fort Wayne’s love of the holidays goes way back to the Wolf & Dessauer Department Store. Yes, a department store!

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