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Posted on December 08, 2017 at 8:00:00 am by Aimee A.

Make a Date With Santa Claus in Fort Wayne

Santa Claus and his helpers are pulling out the stops over the next few weeks until Christmas — checking lists, gathering intel on presents, sleigh tune-ups, beard trimmings, checking lists twice, etc. You name it, the jolly man is busy with preparations.

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Posted on December 06, 2017 at 8:00:00 am by Emma C.

Restaurants Open for Christmas Eve and Day in Fort Wayne

Perhaps cooking isn’t your forte or maybe you would like to start a new family tradition of going out on Christmas. No matter the reason, here is our recommendations if you are looking to eat out on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Fort Wayne! 

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Posted on December 04, 2017 at 8:00:00 am by Elaina R.

Merry Music: Best Holiday Concerts in Fort Wayne

Baby, it’s cold outside...and it’s finally time for the holiday season! Fort Wayne doesn’t disappoint with its flurry of December concerts, and as one of the principal vocal artists at Heartland Sings, I’m often in the audience (when I’m not on stage myself!).

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Posted on December 08, 2016 at 12:00:00 am by Amber F.

Restaurants Open on Christmas in Fort Wayne

*AN UPDATED 2017 POST IS COMING SOON. CHECK BACK IN DECEMBER 2017*

Update: Originally, Golden Corral was included in this list. While nationwide, many Golden Corral restaurants were open, the Fort Wayne location was closed. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

With all the hustle and bustle that accompanies the holiday season, you may consider giving your hosts a break from cooking and suggest hitting the town for a nice dinner out. Who knows, you may even start a new family tradition. And don’t worry, I promise you’ll have a better experience than the poor family in A Christmas Story.

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Posted on November 12, 2016 at 12:00:00 pm by Louisa D.

Special Christmas Events at Area Churches

Christmas time is when many churches put on something a little extra special for the season. Whether it’s the Christmas concert, a musical, a festival, or a play, Fort Wayne is home to some pretty spectacular church events. And they don’t just happen before Christmas. If you’re staying here after the holidays, there are some really good programs to see then, too. Check them out!

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Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee means Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Mark the date: Saturday, November 26 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. is the time to come to the Old Fort and see history come to life at the Festive French Christmas at the Old Fort event. It’s also a chance to get some Christmas shopping done in frontier style.​

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Posted on November 09, 2016 at 1:00:00 pm by Louisa D.

Festival of Trees: a Christmas Tradition

Where else in Fort Wayne will you find over fifty Christmas trees decorated in holiday charm? Come to the Festival of Trees, held in the historic Embassy Theatre, in downtown Fort Wayne. The Festival will be open from November 23 -30.

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Posted on December 08, 2015 at 5:00:00 am by Heather S.

Best Fort Wayne Christmas Light Displays | Archive 2015

Update: Check out our 2017 List here.

A favorite family tradition is to drive around in the evening taking in all the houses trimmed with twinkling Christmas lights. Some holiday fanatics take the lights to a new level complete with dancing lights and talking faces timed to music. If you're looking to get into the Christmas spirit, look no further than our annual list of Crazy Christmas Houses. Simply visit this page on your mobile device and use Google Maps to route yourself around town.

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Posted on December 02, 2015 at 5:00:00 am by Susan B.

Boar's Head and Yule Log Festival at Plymouth Church

I read an article in the paper about the Boar's Head and Yule Log Festival at Plymouth Church. I was fascinated to read about the details of the costumes and about the dedication of those who created them, and I decided to head out to attend.

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What are you hungry for this holiday season? Are you craving the traditional Christmas ham with all the trimmings? Or maybe you're looking for something a little more adventurous? Read on to find a few new holiday food ideas- and where you can find the ingredients in the Fort.

Christmas Goose

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