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Posted on October 29, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Jessica B.

Your Guide to Fort Wayne, Indiana's Holiday Festivities

HolidayFest is a Fort Wayne, Indiana tradition that begins the week before Thanksgiving and continues until we ring in the new year. The flagship event is the Night of Lights, which is always the evening before Thanksgiving. The Night of Lights is an absolute joy and also serves as Fort Wayne's official start to the Holiday season.

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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 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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Posted on December 13, 2014 at 9:00:44 am by Wendy S.

Christmas at Moose Lake Christian Craft Village

Check out the lights and visit Santa Claus at Moose Lake Christian Craft Village! Located just under 20 miles from Fort Wayne in LaOtto, IN, Moose Lake is an 1800s-themed arts and crafts lover's paradise. This time of year, the Village is transformed into a Christmas wonderland, offering ... More ›

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 5:00:00 am by Heather S.

Crazy Christmas Houses 4.0 | Archive 2014

Some of the following houses may not be decorating their houses in 2015, click here for the 2015 decorated houses!

Christmas in our house is all about the traditions. Keeping with that theme, these annual Crazy Christmas House posts have become quite a tradition for the Insider. It seems you

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