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2020 Embassy Festival of Trees

  • 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • 260-424-6287
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  • Presented By: Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre
  • Dates: November 25, 2020 - December 2, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre
  • Time: Hours vary
  • Price: Admission: $10/adult (13+ years) | $4/youth ages 1-12 | Children under 1 year old are free (ticket required) | $25 Virtual Tour (video available Dec. 3)
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes


2020 Embassy Festival of Trees

The 36th annual Festival of Trees returns to the Embassy! It is the signature fundraising event of the Embassy, and dollars raised benefit operations and programming. Founded in 1984 the Festival of Trees is a fundraising and community goodwill event. Revenue supports ongoing operational and restoration efforts for the Embassy Theatre Foundation Inc. Families will enjoy numerous activities each day! For complete details visit

All guests require a ticket for entry. Children 3 & under are free, but still require a ticket. The mission of the Embassy is to preserve and operate one of the largest historic theaters in Indiana. The Embassy manages ongoing restoration and maintenance efforts, all with the primary goal of improving and securing the theater for future generations. These efforts are accomplished by offering diverse programming and events, and welcoming 150,000 patrons each year.

Notes on ticketing (On Sale November 2):

  • Trees Only Ticket: Patron will have access to the trees and virtual Santa Land.
  • Trees and Performance Ticket: Will have assigned seat for performance within the 90-minute time block and have access to the trees and virtual Santa Land.
  • Virtual Tour: A link will be emailed to virtual ticket buyers to share the video tour of the trees. The provided link will be active through Jan. 1 and can be played an unlimited amount of times.

Visit the Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. in downtown Fort Wayne.

2020 Schedule

Wednesday, Nov. 25 (OPEN TO PUBLIC: 6-9:30 p.m.)
Thursday, Nov. 26 (OPEN TO PUBLIC: 2-9:30 p.m.)
Friday, Nov. 27 (OPEN TO PUBLIC: 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Nov. 28 (OPEN TO PUBLIC: 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.)
Sunday, Nov. 29 (OPEN TO PUBLIC: 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.)
Monday, Nov. 30 (OPEN TO PUBLIC: 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, Dec. 1 (OPEN TO PUBLIC: 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, Dec. 2 (OPEN TO PUBLIC: 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.)

COVID-19 Pandemic Precautions

  • Guests will tour the theater and hotel on the first floor only, with a designated traffic pattern.
  • Masks will be required and guests must practice social distancing.
  • Santa will offer virtual visits.

The following is a list of COVID-19 considerations for the Festival of Trees, provided by the Embassy Theatre, as well as additional information about the festival including a schedule:

Timed Entry Ticketing for Stage Activities: To ensure the number of patrons at the festival remains within capacities approved by the Allen County Health Department, a limited number of tickets will be sold in 90-minute time blocks.

Cleaning the Building: Between each 90-minute time block there will be rigorous cleaning of frequently touched surfaces, restrooms, theater seats and the stage area.

Virtual Santa: Santa Claus has been snowed in at the North Pole this year! He is still joining the festival virtually, and families will be able to see and talk to him and take a picture with Santa in Santa Land.

One-way Traffic: All walking traffic patterns will be one way. The trees will be positioned to facilitate this pattern.

Online Program: The Festival of Trees program booklet will be available online this year to create a touchless experience. The Embassy encourages patrons to access this guide through their phone or device. Voting for favorite trees and entries for raffles will also be online this year.

Virtual Festival of Trees: For those unable to attend the Festival of Trees, a video tour will be available as a ticketing option so that viewers can enjoy the festival from the comfort of their home. The virtual ticket will be for sale on Nov. 25 and the online tour will be available for viewing Dec. 3, 2020 through Jan. 1, 2021.

Individuals 65 years of age and older or those in high-risk categories are encouraged to not attend the event. Patrons are asked to assess their health before arriving and stay home if ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Any patrons who arrive at the Embassy ill or displaying symptoms of COVID19 will be sent home. While the Embassy works hard to reduce exposure to COVID-19, the public is assuming the inherent risk of possible exposure.

The Embassy encourages patrons to visit for a complete lineup of Festival of Trees activities. The online schedule will be the most up-to-date source of information.