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Posted on December 03, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Jessa C.

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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Posted on November 26, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Kayleen R.

Clip-Clop Through Christmas with a Carriage Ride

The holidays and winter may not be the best time to be outdoors, but a carriage ride through downtown Fort Wayne makes for a magical experience and the perfect end to a romantic evening!

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Posted on November 21, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Jessa C.

Best Fort Wayne Christmas Light Displays

Updated on December 26, 2018

Fort Wayne, Indiana knows how to deck the halls. From houses dressed up in thousands of lights and, of course, beautiful downtown window displays and decorations all located in and around Fort Wayne, share the holiday season with some of the Best Christmas Light Displays in Fort Wayne, Indiana! 

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Posted on November 02, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Louisa D.

Celebrate the Holidays in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Kick off your holiday celebrations in Fort Wayne, Indiana. From Mannheim Steamroller to the Nutcracker Ballet and beautiful holiday displays, there’s a little something for everyone.

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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 06, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Elaina R.

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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Posted on November 26, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Jessica B.

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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Posted on November 22, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Susan B.

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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Posted on November 21, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Barb S.

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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Posted on November 17, 2016 at 12:00:00 pm by Jessa C.

The Latest Holiday Gifts at the Fort Wayne Visitors Center

Looking for Fort Wayne and Indiana themed gifts for your coworkers, family, or friends? The elves at the Fort Wayne Visitors Center have been hard at work, packaging a wide variety of holiday gifts that cannot be found anywhere else!

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