Riverfront Activities

Santa Sightings in Fort Wayne!

It’s the holiday season, and that means Santa is coming to Fort Wayne, Indiana! Don’t miss your opportunity to tell him everything on your wish list and get your annual photo with Jolly O’ Saint Nicholas. Here are all of the places on Santa’s agenda…

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The Boar's Head and Yule Log Festival: A Chat with the Herald

2015 was my first year in Fort Wayne and consequently my first year singing at the Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival . Boar’s Head festivals have been held since medieval times, and the Christian version of the festival started in 1340. Plymouth Congregational Church in Fort Wayne has been hosting the festival since 1975…

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George Bailey to the Rescue

“George Bailey, I’ll love you ‘til the day I die.” ~It’s a Wonderful Life Are you a George Bailey fan? Plan a quick weekend trip to Fort Wayne in December! First Presbyterian Theater in beautiful Downtown Fort Wayne will present It’s a Wonderful Life: A live radio play . Shows happen the first three weekends in December…

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Moscow Ballet Presents The Great Russian Nutcracker

We are blessed in Fort Wayne to be home to the marvelous Fort Wayne Ballet , which presents The Nutcracker each Christmas season. This year, you have another Nutcracker option. The Moscow Ballet will be coming to present The Great Russian Nutcracker at The Embassy Theatre. Probably no other country is as famous for its ballet feats as Russia…

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Mannheim Steamroller

If it’s Advent, can Mannheim Steamroller be far behind? Fans of the globally acclaimed group will be thrilled to know their favorite Christmas ensemble is giving a dazzling multimedia concert of classic Christmas hits during the Advent season on December 6, 2016, at the Embassy Theatre…

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Christmas at University of Saint Francis

The University of Saint Francis is the place to be this holiday season. If you've never visited the local university at Christmas time, this is the year to give it a try. There are several events with something each family member is sure to enjoy. Christmas in the Castle Brookside , also known…

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The Nutcracker Presentation by the Fort Wayne Ballet

Back in the 90s before audiobooks were cool (they’re cool now, right?), I had an audiobook version of The Nutcracker . This little cassette tape audiobook, which I would play in my little red-and-white plastic tape player, included excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet. Shame on me--I’ve never actually seen The Nutcracker…

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Fort Wayne's Holiday Festivals

It’s holiday time in Fort Wayneagain – time to call your inner child from the adult world and back into a familiar December fun time. Listed below are a variety of festivals, including a small number of other Christmas events which while not festivals, will provide sights and sounds to get you into the spirit of the season…

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