Best Events Going on Around Fort Wayne in December

what to do in fort wayne December 2016

what to do in fort wayne December 2016

What to Do in The Fort in December

Do you hear what I hear? The thump of a Christmas tree being loaded on top of the family car. The whirring of the mixer and the dinging of the oven timer as holiday treats are whipped up in the kitchen. The rustling of shopping bags and crinkling of wrapping paper as gifts and surprises are prepared for giving. Bing Crosby crooning carols at the coffee shop. The pop and fizz of champagne. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

We wish you a wonderful holiday season, full of friends and family and fun and here are some ways to enjoy the holiday all month long and all over Fort Wayne.

Christmas on the Farm

Saloman Farm Park’s 8th annual Christmas on the Farm on Saturday, December 3rd from 1-5pm is a day filled with holiday vendors and a visit from Father Christmas.

Christmas at Brookside

Spend Christmas at Brookside – the beautiful and historic mansion on the St. Francis University campus is decorated for Christmas by local florists and designers. Visit their website for hours and ticket information .

Breakfast with Santa

St. Francis also hosts Breakfast with St. Nicholas on Saturday, December 3rd at USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center.

It’s a Wonderful Life

First Presbyterian Church Theater presents the classic It’s a Wonderful Life “recreated as a 1940’s radio drama, this Frank Capra holiday classic brings to life the town of Bedford Falls with live sound effects and holiday carols.” December 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2016.

Twelve Days of Christmas

See the Twelve Days of Christmas displays at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory “Elements of a familiar Christmas carol are sprinkled throughout the Conservatory, from the Atrium to the Desert. Following a whimsical twist, you can explore the facility and discover each part of the song. Along the way, you will enjoy the lights, rich color, and festive décor of our gardens in holiday dress. Kids can climb in the nest with the goose eggs, “milk” the cow, or share a croissant with a French hen. Mom and Dad can enjoy a scenic moment in a swan boat surrounded by lovely holiday poinsettias. Will you find all twelve special ornaments listed on the scavenger hunt? Take family photos or just stroll the gardens as you revive your holiday spirit.”

Fantasy of Lights

The drivable Fantasy of Lights at Franke Park is an annual tradition for many families. November 22-December 31, 2016; 6 pm-9 pm Sunday-Thursday; 6 pm-10 pm Friday & Saturday.

Festival of Gingerbread

The History Center hosts its annual Festival of Gingerbread November 25-December 11, 2016. Creatively decorated houses, crafted by creative people of all ages from all walks of life, are on display.

Mannheim Steamroller

Listen to the sounds of the season with Mannheim Steamroller performing at the Embassy Theatre on December 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm.

Holiday Pops

Also at the Embassy, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic (along with its Chorus and special guests) present the annual Holiday Pops Concert “a program of the traditional and contemporary holiday favorites you know and love. The Hallelujah Chorus, a Christmas carol sing-a-long, and dancing Santas will sparkle in the majestic Embassy Theatre, decorated in holiday splendor especially for the occasion. Get into the holiday spirit and deliver fun for your entire family.”

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

New to Fort Wayne this year is the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop on December 31st at the Barrett McNagny Parking Lot. Countdown to the New Year with an LED Tower while enjoying music, fireworks, and entertainment.

Wishing you the happiest of holidays!

Whats Going on in Fort Wayne in November

fort wayne events in november 2015

fort wayne events in november 2015

Fort Wayne Events in November

Although the weather may be cooling down, Fort Wayne is still heating up! Check out some of the great events and activities going on around Fort Wayne in November.

Sports!

Missing the TinCaps? There are lots of other super fun sports going on in Fort Wayne:

  • Fort Wayne Komet Hockey is fun for the whole family. They have 5 home games this month! See their full schedule for a listing of all home games.
  • Mad Ants are heating up the Coliseum in November! Schedule here
  • IPFW’s Women’s Volleyball
  • IPFW Men’s Basketball
  • You can be an athlete, too! Take away the guilt of Thanksgiving feasting by first running the 2015 Galloping Gobbler Thanksgiving morning!

Culture!

The beautiful and historic Embassy Theater has a lot going on in November, including the musicals Ragtime and Girls’ Night, The Moscow Ballet’s The Great Russian Nutcracker, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Jackson Brown and more!

Holidays!

The Jefferson Pointe Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is November 14. Enjoy pre-entertainment at 5:00 and then at 7:00 watch as Fort Wayne’s tallest Christmas tree gets lit up and synchronized to holiday music.

The Fantasy of Lights at Franke Park is one of Fort Wayne’s favorite traditions. Drive through the 1.4 mile route and view 70 animated light displays depicting holiday scenes.

Night of Lights, when Downtown Fort Wayne lights up with all of the traditional holiday displays and other family activities, is November 26.

The Holly Trolley is November 28th! Get your Christmas shopping down while riding Fort Wayne’s free trolleys for an exciting shopping experience through Downtown Fort Wayne and the Wells Street Corridor!

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving this year is on Thursday, November 26th. The Willow Creek Crossing Apartments leasing office will be closed in observance of the holiday.

The staff at Willow Creek Crossing wishes you and your family a happy November and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!