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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 11, 2017 at 8:00:00 am by Bri F.

Fort Wayne Holiday Lights Crawl

*This post was updated on November 1, 2018*

This holiday season, give your inner child the best gift - even if you’re 21 and older. Be sure to bundle up in your ugliest holiday sweater and check out these three holidays light crawls that will guarantee not only the lights will be lit.

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I recently celebrated my first anniversary as a full-time vocal artist at Heartland Sings (yay!). As such, I had my first “Spirit of Christmas” concert experience last year. I’ve been performing for almost my whole life, and I can definitely say that this concert is very unique.

Spirit of Christmas CD Cover

Why? Much of

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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 25, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Elaina R.

A Look at the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s Holiday Pops Concert

I am a professional musician--I have a master’s degree in vocal performance--and yet, I’ve never know what a “pops concert” is...until now. Thanks to a 1984 New York Times article entitled, “‘Pops” vs. ‘Pop’: A Popular Linguistic Ambiguity,” I am now in the know. Here’s author Will Crutchfield’s definition:

Fort Wayne Philharmonic

“'Pops,'' though also derived from ''popular,'' is more narrowly defined [than “pop”]. It refers to what we call ''light classics'' and to popular music arranged for the standard ''classical'' symphony orchestra - the ''1812'' overture, Beatles medleys, Strauss waltzes, and Cole Porter for swooning strings.”

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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 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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Posted on November 17, 2016 at 12:00:00 pm by Susan B.

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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