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2021 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 24, 2021 - December 1, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre
  • Time: Hours vary
  • Price: Admission: $10/adult (13+ years) | $5/youth ages 1-12 | Children under 1 year old are free (ticket required) | $25 Virtual Tour (video available Dec. 3)
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes
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2021 Embassy Festival of Trees

Founded in 1984, the Festival of Trees supports ongoing operational and restoration efforts for the
Embassy Theatre Foundation. The Festival is the organization’s largest annual fundraising event.
Lobbies of the Embassy Theatre and Indiana Hotel will transform into a wonderland of decorated trees under the theme of The Magic of the Season. Patrons will tour the spectacular venue to view 65
decorated trees.

Admission includes visits with Santa (various dates and times) and festive entertainment on stage including the Grande Page pipe organ as well as youth choir and dance performances. The organization will again offer a virtual ticketing option to share with friends, coworkers and family who cannot attend in person or to provide the perfect holiday backdrop to play on televisions at holiday celebrations.

Tickets go on sale for the Festival of Trees on Monday, November 1. 

Masks are highly recommended at Embassy events.
A basic Festival schedule can be found below. The Embassy will publish additional Festival of Trees
programming and details once tickets are on sale.

2021 Festival of Trees Schedule

Wed., Nov. 24: 6-9 p.m. (OPENING DAY corresponds with Night of Lights activities)
Thur., Nov. 25: 12-8 p.m. THANKSGIVING - See Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) animated film showing at 5 p.m.)
Fri., Nov. 26 – Sun., Nov. 28: 11 a.m.-9 p.m
Tue., Nov. 30: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. SENIOR DAY (open to all ages)
Wed., Dec. 1: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. FINAL DAY

  • Join Santa for breakfast at the Embassy during the Festival of trees (separate ticketed event).  This event includes a private tour of the Festival of Trees FIRST at 8:30 a.m. and then Breakfast with Santa programming begins at 9 a.m. Mad Anthony will be providing a scrumptious self-serve breakfast buffet (new this year!). The whole family will enjoy an engaging performance of Elf Jr. from the Fort Wayne Youtheatre.

Friday, Nov. 26, 8:30 a.m.-approximately 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 27, 8:30 a.m.-approximately 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, Nov. 28, 8:30 a.m.-approximately 10:30 a.m. 

  • Cookies with Santa

Join the Embassy Theatre for a quick - but fun - visit with Santa. This opportunity is especially helpful
for families who don't have much time! Santa Land (from the festival) will be opened up to allow families
to visit with Santa, take all the pictures they want and enjoy a cookie from Fort Wayne’s newest cookie
establishment, Insomnia Cookies. Make a day of it at the Embassy and stay afterwards to watch
Project Ballet’s The Nutcracker (separate ticket required). Patrons should enter for Cookies with Santa
through the Indiana Hotel lobby, just west of the box office entrance.  

Saturday, Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 5, 11:30 a.m.

Cost for the visit will be $10 per person, plus applicable fees, and can be purchased at, and the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy (260.424.5665) at 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. in Fort Wayne. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The 2021 Festival of Trees is made possible by support from Indiana Michigan Power and AEP
Foundation, Steel Dynamics, Fort Wayne Metals, STAR Financial Bank, Chuck & Lisa Surack and
Sweetwater, and 3Rivers Federal Credit Union.

Media sponsors are Fort Wayne Newspapers, ABC21, Adams Radio Group, and The Papers.
Programming at the Embassy Theatre is made possible by the support of the Indiana Arts Commission, Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


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Due to ongoing precautions during the COVID-19 Pandemic, events may be subject to changes, attendance restrictions, or cancellations. Please check with the event host and or venue for any events you are planning to attend. 

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