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Tag - Night of Lights

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 November 09, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Jessa C.

Fort Wayne Holiday Tradition - Night of Lights

*This post was updated in November 2018*

The holidays are a big deal in Fort Wayne, and we start our celebrations early at the annual Night of Lights celebration on Wednesday, November 21, 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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Posted on November 08, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Nancy M.

Fort Wayne for the Holidays

*This post was updated in November 2017*
 

Having lived in nine different communities in my lifetime, I think I’m safe in saying that NOBODY does the holidays like Fort Wayne!

From lights to music, ballet and theater, to gingerbread houses to sports and even science—there’s something for everyone in our city beginning in November and running until the New Year.

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FullSizeRender There's something magical about the holiday season. Everyone is a little cheerier, the cold weather feels more festive than troublesome, houses are decked out in twinkling lights, and Christmas trees are put up and decorated for all to see. To top it all off, Fort Wayne goes all out to usher ... More ›

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 8:00:00 am by Amanda R.

Get into the Christmas Spirit at Santa’s Workshop!

Ho ho ho! Santa’s been busy getting his Christmas workshop ready for boys and girls to visit him at the Community Center!

Santa's Workshop 2013

Bring your family and little ones to a fun-filled evening on Wednesday, November 27th - donwtown Fort Wayne's Night of Lights. Kids can get into the holiday spirit with

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Posted on November 22, 2013 at 8:00:10 am by Katie R.

Kick off the Holiday Season at Night of Lights 2014!

nol One of the biggest memories I have from my childhood is going downtown to look at the big Santa with his Reindeer on the side of the (now) PNC building on Christmas Eve - snow on the ground, hot chocolate in my little hands, and oo-ing and ahh-ing with my brothers about the twinkling lights. ... More ›

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 8:00:33 am by Amber F.

The Embassy's Annual Festival of Trees is a Must-See

Festival of Trees The holidays are a fun time to visit downtown Fort Wayne—there is so much to do and see. And at the center of it all is the Embassy Theatre’s Annual Festival of Trees, a highly anticipated Fort Wayne holiday tradition, which kicks off November 27 and runs through December 4. For eight days, ... More ›

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 9:09:44 am by Ana M.

Make it a Bright Holiday with “Night of Lights”

Welcome in the holiday season at the annual “Night of Lights”! Every year the night before Thanksgiving, thousands of people gather in downtown Fort Wayne to mark this merry time of year with the much beloved tradition of lighting up the night skyline with twinkling lights, holiday ... More ›

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