Although things look a little different this year, Downtown Fort Wayne is still shining bright, as the annual Night of Lights transforms into a season that is Merry and Bright!

Merry & Bright: Fort Wayne for the Holidays

For decades, our community has gathered together to count down the lighting of Downtown’s iconic holiday lights, highlighted by the famous Fort Wayne Santa and his reindeer. This year, due to COVID-19, the Night of Lights will be replaced by a season of celebration - and all of your favorite traditions will still be on display from November 25 through January 1.

Santa Lights in Downtown Fort Wayne

Bundle up, and enjoy a self-guided walking tour of Downtown Fort Wayne's historic Christmas light displays:

Downtown Holiday Lights Map

University of St Francis Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center Wreath | 431 W Berry Street

Northern Lights on the former Aunt Millie's building | 350 Pearl Street

Santa's Workshop at the Community Center | 233 W Main Street

Santa and his Reindeer at PNC | 110 W Berry Street

Holiday Display | On the skywalk at 111 E Wayne Street

Merry Christmas Wreath at the IN MI Power Plaza | 110 E Wayne Street

Botanical Conservatory Garden in Lights | 1100 S Calhoun Street

Embassy Theatre Windows | 125 W Jefferson Boulevard

Parkview Field Lights of Love | 1301 Ewing Street

The History Center, Allen County Courthouse, Lincoln Tower, ASH Building and the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge will all have their holiday finest on as well.

(Learn more about the history of many of these iconic displays.)

Holidays in Downtown Fort Wayne

While downtown, be sure to experience the annual Downtown Holiday Window Decorating Contest. Take a stroll and view the beautifully decorated windows of our participating businesses and organizations decked out in this year’s theme of “Merry and Bright.” Voting will begin on Thanksgiving Day and includes three competitive categories this year to spur breathtaking creativity and originality. Nobody does the holidays like Downtown Fort Wayne!

You may also enjoy warming up with a treat from one of downtown's coffee shops, or bundling up to enjoy the lights on a festive carriage ride.

This season, take time to enjoy the Merry and Bright holidays in Fort Wayne, Indiana!