LFW Weekly Fun File

It’s Holiday Season!

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Look no further! LFW compiles a list of fun ongoings and events that we’re excited about every week!

This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar.

If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar!

Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc.

1. Festival of Trains

Friday, November 25 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, November 26 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 27 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.


Climb aboard! The festival of trains is back. If you or your kiddos are model train enthusiasts, stop by Science Central this weekend!

2. Black Friday Special Adoption Event!

Friday, November 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Discounted adoption fees! Give a special someone a forever home for the holiday season. If you plan to adopt bring any children under the age of 5, any dog(s) you currently have at home along with proof of rabies & distemper vaccination(s) and proof of cat rabies/distemper (do not bring your cat, he probably wouldn’t appreciate it). To save time, fill out an adoption profile before you go!

3. Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 26, all day


Shop small this weekend! Fort Wayne has TONS of wonderful, awesome, fantabulous small businesses that you can support. Make an effort to shop small and shop local for your Christmas list this year!

4. Christmas In The Park

Saturday and Sunday, November 26 and 27


Free fun! There will be crafts and carriage rides, a walk through Bethlehem and more!

5. Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Saturday, November 26 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Santa will be there from 5 to 6! There will also be raffles to local businesses. Bring a canned good for local charity as well!

6. Holly Trolley 2016

Saturday, November 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


What better way to do Small Business Saturday than on the Holly Trolly? Three different trolly routes have 50 different shops for 100 different shopping opportunities! Get out, support your neighbors and discover some new, cool businesses!

7. Holiday Handprint Event

Sunday, November 27 from 4:30 to 6:30


$10 will get your custom painting, and you can add it to an unlimited number of plates and platters (plates and platters are purchased separately that day). These make great gifts for the grandmas in your life.

8. Free Night at Festival of Gingerbread

Tuesday, November 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Festival of Gingerbread is so fun. Check it our for FREE on Tuesday.

 9. How To Talk To Your Children About Election 2016

Tuesday, November 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


No matter who you voted for, this election season was rough. If you’re trying to figure out how to talk to your kids about the election, the aftermath and the next few years, stop by the library on Tuesday, no matter who you voted for.

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Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our city!

Brittany King

Author: Brittany King

Storyteller. Bibliophile. Vegan. Native to Fort Wayne and lover of art. May have a mild obsession with pot-bellied pigs.

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