Fort Wayne Insider Blog

Posts from November 2016

Posted on November 17, 2016 at 12:00:00 pm by Jessa C.

The Latest Holiday Gifts at the Fort Wayne Visitors Center

Looking for Fort Wayne and Indiana themed gifts for your coworkers, family, or friends? The elves at the Fort Wayne Visitors Center have been hard at work, packaging a wide variety of holiday gifts that cannot be found anywhere else!

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Posted on November 17, 2016 at 12:00:00 pm by Susan B.

Christmas at University of Saint Francis

The University of Saint Francis is the place to be this holiday season. If you've never visited the local university at Christmas time, this is the year to give it a try. There are several events with something each family member is sure to enjoy.

Christmas in the Castle

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Posted on November 16, 2016 at 12:00:00 pm by Amber F.

Cater Your Thanksgiving Meal in Fort Wayne

Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy with family and friends, but sometimes it can be stressful preparing the meal for large gatherings. If you are visiting Fort Wayne this holiday season, consider easing the burden by enlisting the help of local restaurants and caterers. They can take away the mess and the stress of Thanksgiving Day meal prep. There are many options from which to choose. Here are a few of my Insider recommendations.

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Posted on November 16, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Elaina R.

The Nutcracker Presentation by the Fort Wayne Ballet

Back in the 90s before audiobooks were cool (they’re cool now, right?), I had an audiobook version of The Nutcracker. This little cassette tape audiobook, which I would play in my little red-and-white plastic tape player, included excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet. Shame on me--I’ve never actually seen The Nutcracker.

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Posted on November 15, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Barb S.

Fort Wayne's Holiday Festivals

It’s holiday time in Fort Wayne again – time to call your inner child from the adult world and back into a familiar December fun time. Listed below are a variety of festivals, including a small number of other Christmas events which while not festivals, will provide sights and sounds to get you into the spirit of the season.

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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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