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Merry and Bright

Merry & Bright

2020 Best Dazzling Holiday Houses

The holidays are a time of spending more time with your family, and this year it is all about finding creative ways that you can safely celebrate the season and see some new sights and sounds. There is no better year than this to celebrate with a drive around Fort Wayne to discover dazzling holiday houses…

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Night of Lights: A Fort Wayne Holiday Tradition

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 prevention measures, the Night of Lights looks different in 2020. Learn more about touring our traditional holiday light displays here. The holidays are a big deal in Fort Wayne, and we generally start our festivities early at the annual Night of Lights celebration on Thanksgiving eve.The current Night of Lights tradition is nothing new, though. Fort Wayne’s love of the holidays goes way back to the Wolf & Dessauer Department Store. Yes, a department store! …

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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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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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First Presbyterian Theater in Fort Wayne - It's a Wonderful Life

The holiday season is more than just bright lights and fabulous food. It’s also a time to take stock of who we are as the year winds up. There’s no better way to do that than to take in a play or movie with a message and there’s no better script than that of It’s a Wonderful Life at the beautiful First Presbyterian Theater…

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Fort Wayne Holiday Shopping Guide

Fort Wayne is a fun place to visit during the holidays. With Night of Lights kicking things off the night before Thanksgiving, along with the Fantasy of Lights at Franke Park, The Festival of Gingerbread at the History Center, and the Festival of Trees at the Embassy Theatre, there is so much to see and do. But in the back of everyone’s mind at this time of year is holiday shopping. You likely have lists upon lists of items to get for family and friends.​…

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