Holiday Fun

Throughout November / Fort Wayne Area

‘Tis the season for family fun! Kick off the season with the Night of Lights on November 25. The fun continues through December with many fun holiday festivals and performances.

Night of Lights

November 23 / Downtown Fort Wayne

Join the fun and help Fort Wayne count down the lighting of many holiday displays like Santa and His Reindeer, the Merry Christmas Wreath, Northern Lights, and many more. Plus, enjoy other activities throughout the night like browsing beautiful window displays, the Ringing of the Bells, and the Parkview Field Fireworks!

cinda B Holiday Factory Sale

November 4, 11, 18 & December 2, 9, 16 / cinda B Corporate Headquarters

Check some items off of your holiday shopping list at the cinda B Holiday Factory Sale where you can find factory seconds and retired styles & colors at deeply discounted prices!

HolidayFest Downtown

The Night of Lights is just the start to an amazing season of holiday events, including the Botanical Conservatory’s Twelve Days of Christmas exhibit, the History Center’s Festival of Gingerbread, Indiana Artisan Holiday Marketplace and dozens of other events for your whole family to enjoy!

  • Twelve Days of Christmas Exhibit
  • November 19 – January 8 / Botanical Conservatory
  • Festival of Trees
    November 23 – 30 / Embassy Theatre
  • Festival of Gingerbread
    November 25 – December 11 / History Center
  • Indiana Artisan Holiday Marketplace
    November 26 & 27 / Grand Wayne Convention Center


Holly Trolley Shopping

November 26 / Downtown Fort Wayne

Holly Trolley makes shopping local easier than ever with free trolley rides throughout Downtown. With so many shops to choose from, there will be two trolley routes offered.  Experience the eclectic and charming shops of the Wells Corridor and/or enjoy shopping corner to corner at some of Downtown Fort Wayne boutiques!

Old Fort Reenactment


Throughout November / Fort Wayne Area

Throughout every month, you can experience a piece of history at reenactments, open houses, and displays of various time periods.

  • Historic Old Fort: British Garrison – Seven Years War
    November 5-6 / Historic Old Fort
  • Miami Indian Heritage Days
    November 5-6 / Chief Richardville House
  • Christmas at the Fort
    November 26 / Historic Old Fort

Concerts / Performances

Ain’t Misbehavin’ at First Presbyterian

Through November 12 / First Presbyterian Theater

Thomas "Fats" Waller rose to fame during the Harlem Renaissance. Ain't Misbehavin' evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original with songs he made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley.

I Love the 90s Concert - Fort Wayne, IN

I Love the 90s Concert

November 3 / Memorial Coliseum

I Love the 90s Tour will feature some of the best from that decade, including Vanilla Ice, Salt ‘n Pepa, Coolio, Color Me Badd, Tone Loc, and Young MC… all on one stage for one night. Reminisce to tunes like Ice, Ice Baby, Shoop, and All 4 Love.

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic

November 5 / Memorial Coliseum

Open the door to reveal mesmerizing worlds of unforgettable Disney moments and grand illusions with Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic.

A Christmas Carol

November 5-20 / Fort Wayne Civic Theatre

Celebrate the spirit of Christmas and enjoy this classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge as he comes to life in this lavish Broadway adaptation!

Goo Goo Dolls

November 10 / Embassy Theatre

Returning to Fort Wayne in a few short weeks is the Goo Goo Dolls. Don’t miss out on this classic rock show!

Tedeschi Trucks Band

November 17 / Embassy Theatre

Led by husband and wife team of singer-guitarist, Susan Tedeschi, and guitar virtuoso, Derek Trucks, you can enjoy music from their latest album Let Me Get By.

The Cemetery Club

November 25 – December 17 / Arena Dinner Theatre

Enjoy dinner and a show that follows the tale of three Jewish widows who meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband’s graves.


Other November Events

Fort Wayne Komets Hockey

November 4, 18, 24, & 26 / Memorial Coliseum

Join the jungle as the Fort Wayne Komets begin their quest for the championship. Come see Icy D. Eagle and the rest of the Komets crew as they hit the ice!

Veteran’s Day Parade and Ceremony

November 5 / Memorial Coliseum

Enjoy the Annual Veteran’s Day Parade on Parnell Avenue followed by a ceremony to honor the brave men and women that serve our country.