These are just a few of the great events happening in Fort Wayne in November. For a complete list of events, browse the Visit Fort Wayne Calendar of Events.
November 2, 3, 22, 24, 30 / Memorial Coliseum
It’s hockey time! Grab your tickets, join the jungle, and come cheer on the Fort Wayne Komets as they take the ice in the quest for victory.
November 3 / Embassy Theatre
Join the Fort Wayne Philharmonic for a special show, pairing Walt Disney’s cinematic masterpiece with live orchestral classics like “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” “Pomp and Circumstance,” and more.
Elf the Musical
November 3 – 18 / Fort Wayne Civic Theatre
Catch this modern day holiday classic from the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre! Join Buddy the Elf on his journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity.
November 9, 10, 29 / Memorial Coliseum
Basketball season is back! Head to the Memorial Coliseum to catch the Mad Ants in action at home this month.
A Christmas Carol
November 9 – 18 / Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab at Arts United
Arguably Charles Dickens’ best loved story, this adaptation breathes fresh and funny life into the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the three ghosts who haunt him on Christmas Eve.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve
November 15 / Memorial Coliseum
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to Fort Wayne for their highly-anticipated Winter Tour! From the dynamic sound to the unforgettable lights show, this group is sure to put on an incredible performance.
Holiday Fun Runs
Break out those running shoes and join the fun at a few of our favorite holiday running events!
- Fort Wayne Hot Cider Hustle 5K / November 11
- Fort4Fitness Fantasy of Lights 5K / November 17-18
- Galloping Gobbler / November 22
Christmas on Broadway
November 16 / Broadway Plaza
Continuing a 14-year tradition, Christmas on Broadway kicks off the holiday season with a spectacular tree lighting and fireworks display!
Headwaters Park Ice Skating
Opens November 17 / 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. Guests are invited to bring their own skates or rent a pair at the rink.
Victorian Christmas Holiday Exhibit
Opens November 17 / Botanical Conservatory
Experience a Victorian Era Christmas at the Botanical Conservatory’s holiday exhibit! Stroll a lamp-lit street as you discover scenes with yesteryear’s candles, plum pudding, carolers, handmade décor, and images from vintage postcards to capture the old-fashioned holiday feeling.
Fantasy of Lights
November 20 – December 31 / Franke Park
Journey the 2-mile driving trail through Franke Park and discover the breathtaking, larger-than-life light displays! Complete the experience with free popcorn and cocoa, visits from Mr. and Mrs. Claus, a candy cane quiz, and more.
HolidayFest featuring the Night of Lights
November 21 / Downtown Fort Wayne
Gather with family and friends, join the countdown, and see Santa and His Reindeer, the Merry Christmas Wreath, and other displays come to life with lights! Downtown Fort Wayne sparkles with holiday lighting ceremonies and festive activities for the evening.
Festival of Trees
November 21 – 28 / Embassy Theatre
Holiday magic fills the Embassy Theatre! This festival features dance performances, youth entertainment, and breathtaking tree displays decorated by local organizations.
Festival of Gingerbread
November 23 / The History Center
This holiday season, head to the History Center for an annual tradition featuring giant gingerbread creations! Explore over 100 intricate pieces of work made of edible materials, created by individuals ranging from pre-school students to professional chefs from around Fort Wayne.
Festival of Trains
November 23 – 25 / Science Central
Climb aboard for holiday fun at the Festival of Trains, featuring an extravaganza of model trains presented by area train enthusiasts!
November 24 / Downtown Fort Wayne
Shop local during this exciting holiday experience! Enjoy free trolley rides between locations on two different routes, stopping at eclectic shops and charming boutiques.
Music for Every Taste
This November, discover live music that suits your unique taste. Gather your friends, grab your tickets, and catch one of these amazing concerts in Fort Wayne!
- Joe Bonamassa / November 6
- Big Gigantic with Flamingosis / November 8
- Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder / November 9
- Brothers Osborne / November 10
- Tower of Power with the Sweetwater All-Stars / November 16
- Tech N9ne with Dizzy Wright and Futuristic / November 27
- Here Come the Mummies / November 30
November 24 / The Old Fort
Step back in time and welcome the holidays with Joyeux Noel – A Festive French Christmas at The Old Fort. Revel in a time when French speaking habitants celebrated Christmas and New Years on the three rivers! Warm up by the fire, purchase baked holiday goods, and find hand-crafted gifts from artisans.
Old-Time Country Christmas Festival of Lights
November 24 – December 22 / Moose Lake Christian Craft Village
Celebrate Christmastime at the Moose Lake Village and enjoy the outdoor winter experience. The 1800s village is filled with holiday music and thousands of lights to put you in the holiday spirit.
Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue
November 24 – 25 / Memorial Coliseum
Come roll with the PAW Patrol as your favorite heroic pups race to the rescue on the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race!
Straight No Chaser: One Shot Tour
November 29 / Embassy Theatre
Don’t miss the hit a cappella group that originated at Indiana University in the ‘90s! They’re heading to the Embassy Theatre this November with show-stopping vocals and their witty sense of humor.