Festivals and Events
There is so much to do in Fort Wayne - any time of year! We have a celebration planned for every weekend of the summer - and all throughout the year!
For a full list of special events, click here.
Novermber 20 - December 31
Fantasy of Lights is northeast Indiana’s favorite winter holiday event! This drive-through event is situated in Franke Park and transforms the park into a spectacular winter wonderland.
Night of Lights
Downtown Fort Wayne
The Night of Lights will include holiday lighting ceremonies from great downtown businesses and organizations and the fun doesn’t stop after the lightings as great family events and activities will be happening throughout the evening all around Downtown Fort Wayne.
Festival of Trees
November 21 - 28
The Embassy Theatre
Beginning with the Night of Lights, the Embassy Festival of Trees is a featured stop in the city’s annual downtown lighting ceremony, offering the opening of the Harrison Street animated holiday windows and viewing of the trees.
Festival of Trains
November 23 - 25
Climb aboard for holiday fun at the Festival of Trains, featuring an extravaganza of model trains presented by area train enthusiasts.
Festival of Gingerbread
November 23 - December 9
The History Center
The Festival of Gingerbread attracts crowds who come to view the creations of individuals of all ages, families and professionals.
Holly Trolley Shopping
Downtown Fort Wayne & West Main Street
Holly Trolley makes shopping local easier than ever with free trolley rides throughout Downtown. Hop on the Green Line to experience the eclectic and charming shops of the Wells Corridor or ride the Red Line to shop corner to corner in Downtown Fort Wayne.
Historic Fort Wayne: Joyeux Noel - A Festive French Christmas
The Old Fort
Jump in your car, hop on the Holly Trolley or hitch up your sleigh and welcome the holidays with fun and festivities at the Old Fort. Les habitants celebrate Christmas in New France.
November 24 - December 22
Enjoy the overall experience and atmosphere of winter in the 1800s village with holiday music, Christmas lights, Santa Claus and the special decorations, and much more.