Discover a few of the amazing festivities and holiday events happening in Fort Wayne in December. For a complete list of events, browse the Visit Fort Wayne Calendar of Events

The Nutcracker

December 1, 2, 3, 9, 10 / Arts United Center
Join the Fort Wayne Ballet for a local holiday favorite. Clara and her Nutcracker go on a fantastic adventure in this beautiful performance.

Fort Wayne Komets

December 1, 9, 10, 15, 23, 29, 31 / Memorial Coliseum
Join the jungle and cheer on the Fort Wayne Komets at this month! Grab your tickets for the New Year’s Eve game and be part of a true Fort Wayne hockey tradition.

Paw Patrol Live!: The Great Pirate Adventure

December 2, 3 / Memorial Coliseum
Set sail with a new pirate adventure when Paw Patrol Live! stops at the Memorial Coliseum! Kids and parents will love this family-friendly show.

Theater Performances

It's the most wonderful time of the year to experience theater productions in Fort Wayne! Here are a few of the highlights coming up this month.

  • Broadway at the Embassy: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - The Musical
  • First Presbyterian Theatre: Dickens' A Christmas Carol
  • IPFW Theatre: Pride and Prejudice
  • Three Rivers Music Theatre: Christmas Spectacular!
  • Fort Wayne Youtheatre: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Fort Wayne Mad Ants

December 2, 4, 16, 18, 21, 26, 30 / Memorial Coliseum
During December, bring your family and friends to catch the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in action! Kids and adults will enjoy this affordable, fun basketball experience.

The Nutcracker

City of Churches Tour

December 8 / Various Churches
Explore the “City of Churches” like never before, as 16 Fort Wayne churches open their doors for free tours. Enjoy music, refreshments, and the beautiful décor at each location.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic: Holiday Pops

December 8-10 / Embassy Theatre
Join the Fort Wayne Philharmonic for their annual Holiday Pops performances! This annual tradition is sure to put the audience in the festive spirit.

Holiday Festivities

'Tis the season to create new memories with special holiday celebrations!

Festival of Gingerbread House

Festival of Gingerbread

Through December 10 / The History Center
Browse over 100 unique gingerbread creations during this holiday festival. See entries made by individuals of all ages, from preschoolers to adults!

Old-Time Country Christmas Festival of Lights

Through December 23 / Moose Lake Christian Craft Village
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmastime and say hello to Santa Clause! Find seasonal decorations, see the beautiful lights, and take in the old-time holiday experience.

Snow Days

Through January 7 / Botanical Conservatory
Relive your favorite childhood snow day memories in an indoor winter wonderland. Like any true “snow day,” this holiday garden exhibit invites all ages to explore, play, and imagine.

Music and the Arts

Discover Fort Wayne's vibrant arts scene all month long!

Fantasy of Lights

Through December 31 / Franke Park
Over 316 larger-than-life animated light displays line the 2-mile drive-through route at Franke Park! The experience is complete with interactive radio broadcast.

Fantasy of Lights Christmas Charoling

Countdown to Noon

December 31 / Science Central
Celebrate the New Year with Science Central’s annual balloon drop at noon! Kid-friendly activities include face painting, craft stations, and science demonstrations leading up to the giant balloon drop with 2,018 balloons.

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

December 31 / Silver Parking Lot at Parkview Field
Don’t miss the city’s largest New Year’s Eve event in downtown Fort Wayne! Enjoy music, fireworks, and the countdown to midnight, when the giant ball drops. This celebration is free for all ages!