These are just a few of the great events happening in Fort Wayne in December. For a complete list of events, browse the Visit Fort Wayne Calendar of Events

Le Chic Holiday Market

December 6 – 7 / Memorial Coliseum
Shop the 2019 Le Chic Holiday Market, featuring more than 100 unique vendors at the Memorial Coliseum! Find the perfect holiday gifts for everyone on your list.

Christmas on the Farm

December 7 / Salomon Farm Park
Celebrate Christmas at Salomon Farm Park this weekend! Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, dog sled demos, live farm animals, Holiday vendors, and a visit from Father Christmas.

Fort Wayne Mad Ants

December 7, 13, 14, 16, 28 / 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.

Fort Wayne Ballet Performing The Nutcracker

Fort Wayne Ballet: The Nutcracker

December 6 – 8, 12 – 15 / Arts United Center
Join the Fort Wayne Ballet for The Nutcracker—a local holiday favorite. Go on a fantastic adventure with Clara and her Nutcracker in this beautiful performance. Plus, shows on December 6 and 7 feature a live score performed by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic!

City of Churches Tour

December 6 / Various Churches
Explore the “City of Churches” as 12 Fort Wayne churches open their doors for free tours. Discover the stunning, diverse architecture of these historic places of worship.

Christmas in the Castle

December 6 – 10 / Historic Brookside at the University of Saint Francis
Take a self-guided tour through the historic Brookside Mansion at the University of Saint Francis, decorated in all its holiday splendor! Purchase a ticket at the door and enjoy a bit of history with the holiday festivities.

Straight No Chaser: The Open Bar Tour

December 10 / Embassy Theatre
Indiana a capella favorites, Straight No Chaser, return to the Embassy Theatre on their Open Bar Tour! Tickets are nearly sold out—reserve your seat soon.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic Holiday Pops Concert - Fort Wayne, IN

Fort Wayne Philharmonic Holiday Pops

December 13, 14, 21 / Embassy Theatre
Join the Fort Wayne Philharmonic for their annual Holiday Pops performances! This beloved tradition features amazing dancing, Santa and Mrs. Claus, sing-alongs, and the “Hallelujah” Chorus—and it’s sure to put the audience in the festive spirit.

Fort Wayne Komets

December 20, 21, 27, 29, 31 / Memorial Coliseum
Join the jungle and cheer on the Fort Wayne Komets at home this month! Grab your tickets for the New Year’s Eve game and be part of a true Fort Wayne hockey tradition.

Family at the Festival of Gingerbread

Festival of Gingerbread

Through December 15 / The History Center
Don’t miss your chance to discover over 100 incredible gingerbread creations! Head to The History Center for this annual festival, featuring giant displays created by locals of all ages and professions.

Broadway at the Embassy: Cirque Dreams Holidaze

December 17 / Embassy Theatre
This half-Broadway, half-Circus show features a lavish set and countless glittering costumes. Acrobats, singers, and more perform their way through Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, and New Year’s during a thrilling two-hour span. Reserve your seats now for Cirque Dreams Holidaze!

Christmas Connections Holiday Exhibit

Through January 5 / Botanical Conservatory
The holidays are all about coming together and making connections. Experience "Christmas Connections" scenes that display diverse holiday traditions that bring families and friends together. Enjoy a stroll among gorgeous poinsettias and create new holiday memories for your family! Plus, take your photo with Santa and his reindeer from 12 pm – 4 pm on December 7, 14, and 21!

Fantasy of Lights Christmas Charoling

Fantasy of Lights

Through December 31 / Franke Park
Journey the 2-mile driving trail through the Fantasy of Lights at Franke Park and discover more than 110 breathtaking, larger-than-life light displays! Complete the fun with an interactive experience in the Pond Pavilion and more.

Headwaters Park Ice Skating

All Winter Long / Headwaters Park
Grab your mittens and head downtown for ice skating at Headwaters Park! Celebrate the season at the outdoor rink with friends and family, as you zip and twirl around the ice. Bring your own skates or rent a pair at the rink.

Countdown to Noon Celebration

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 balloon drop with 2,020 balloons.

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

December 31 / 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 outside Parkview Field. This celebration is free for all ages! Guests 21+ can also purchase a ticket for the VIP Party in the Suite Level Lounge.

Theater Performances

Grab your tickets to see one of these thrilling performances this month!

  • Fort Wayne Youtheatre: Frozen Jr. / December 6 – 8, 13 – 15
  • Arena Dinner Theatre: The Odd Couple – Female Version / December 6, 7, 13 – 15, 20, 21

Move to the Rhythm

Discover live music that suits your taste, plus many holiday specials you won't want to miss!

  • Thunderstruck – America’s AC/DC Tribute / December 7
  • Heartland Sings: Jingle Bell Jazz / December 8
  • Five Finger Death Punch / December 9
  • Smooth Edge 2: Jazz for the Holidays / December 11
  • Jim Brickman – A Christmas Celebration / December 12
  • Grand Funk Railroad / December 14
  • Messiah by Candlelight / December 19 – 20
  • Olde English Christmas: Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone / December 19
  • Sum 41 / December 20
  • Heartland Sings: The Spirit of Christmas / December 20 – 22
  • Subtronics / December 21
  • Sing! An Irish Christmas / December 22
  • Blue Oyster Cult / December 27


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