These are 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. For more information on Christmas and Holiday events, check out the Fort Wayne Insider Blog!


December 1 / Memorial Coliseum
Enjoy a Christmas concert, by the award-winning Christian band MercyMe. It’s the perfect start to the holiday season!

Christmas in the Country

December 2, 3, 9, 10 / Allen County Fairgrounds
Enjoy a festive afternoon, and explore a very merry Christmas celebration in the Country. There will be live animals, Christmas trees, choirs singing, and Santa!

Kerry Coughlin, Fort Wayne Ballet

Fort Wayne Ballet: The Nutcracker

December 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11 / Arts United Center
The quintessential holiday tradition wrapped in all the sparkling splendor of a true fairy tale. Join Clara's dreamland adventures and her magical journey to the Kingdom of Sweets.

Komet Hockey

Fort Wayne Komets

December 2, 4, 9, 17, 18, 23, 27, 29, 31
Join the jungle as the Fort Wayne Komets hit the ice for games all throughout December. Plus, keep an eye out for the crazy Icy D. Eagle!

Christmas on the Farm 

December 3 / Salomon Farm
Get bundled up and bring your family out to the Farm! There will be live music, horse-drawn wagon rides, a craft for the kids, holiday vendors and much more.

Mad Ants Basketball

Fort Wayne Mad Ants

December 3, 8, 10, 11, 16, 20, 28, 30
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants are back in action with 8 games in December. Join the fun, and help cheer on the Mad Ants to victory!

Santa and the Reindeer at the Botanical Conservatory

December 3, 10, 17 / Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
Usher in Christmas with some quality time with Santa and two of his favorite reindeer at the beautiful Botanical Conservatory. Make sure your holiday wish list is ready and bring the family down on the three Saturdays before Christmas.

Mannheim Steamroller

December 6 / Embassy Theatre
This year marks the 32nd anniversary of the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour, and it’s making its way back to Fort Wayne. Celebrate the season with this classic Christmas concert! 

Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker, set designed by Carl Sprague

Moscow Ballet Presents: Great Russian Nutcracker

December 7 / Embassy Theatre
The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is a must-see holiday event! The whimsical fantasy of the Great Russian Nutcracker is legendary, with the piece firmly enshrined as a Christmas staple for audiences across the country.

Fort Wayne Youtheatre Presents Best Christmas Pageant Ever

December 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 / First Presbyterian Theatre
Laugh as the ragtag Herdman family hilariously show us the true meaning of the holidays! 


Holiday Pops

December 9, 10, 17 / Embassy Theatre
A great Fort Wayne holiday tradition is back, and better than ever. Grab your tickets and join the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Chorus, Broadway personalities, and special guests in a program of the traditional and contemporary holiday favorites you know and love. 

Sesame Street Live! “Make a New Friend”

December 13-14 / Memorial Coliseum
Explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing to sharing cookies! Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend” offers a fun-filled, interactive learning experience, including up-close and furry interactions on the audience floor!

Straight No Chaser

December 13 / Embassy Theatre
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the a Cappella group’s 1996 formation on their I’ll Have Another…World Tour where they will be bringing their unique touch and inimitable vocal style to the Embassy Theatre.

Heartland Sings: The Spirit of Christmas

December 17 – 18 / Allen County Courthouse
The Spirit of Christmas combines acoustics and aesthetics in a concert filled with thoughtful harmonies and mesmerizing melodies. See the Beaux-Arts style architecture of the Courthouse and hear the sounds that remind us of the reason for the season.

Moose Lake Holiday Festival 

Through December 24 / Moose Lake Christian Craft Village
Enjoy holiday music, the village lights, Santa Claus and the experience of 1800’s Mackey’s General store atmosphere at Christmastime.

Old Crown Brass Band – Holiday in Brass 

December 18-19 / Grace Point Church and Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Welcome in the holidays with 2 concerts featuring Christmas favorites and other seasonal tunes. Merrily brought to you by the 32 members of The Old Crown Brass Band.

Countdown to Noon - Science Central

Science Central’s Countdown to Noon

December 31 / Science Central
At noon on New Year’s Eve, gather at Science Central for a fun New Year’s Eve celebration. The event will feature children’s activities, science demonstrations, and a giant balloon drop!