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. 4th Annual Ugly Sweater Run

Thursday, December 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.


It’s a 3 mile run downtown. Take a look at the lights, wear your ugliest sweater, then stop by JKs when the run is done for an ugly sweater contest and drinks.


2. 1816 Historic Film

Friday, December 16 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday, December 18, at 3 p.m.


It’s the official Indiana Bicentennial film! Check it out this weekend at the History Center.


3. When Harry Met Star Wars Christmas Event!

Saturday, December 17, all day


Celebrating the awesomeness that is a new Harry Potter movie and a new Star Wars film all in one year.


4. FWDC Annual Holiday Show: Ice Kings, Snow Queens & Cold Winter Tales

Saturday, December 17 at 7 p.m.


It’s a beautiful winter performance that you don’t want to miss!


5. Kick ChristmASS Weekend – Die Hard & Batman Returns

Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17


The other day I asked someone what his favorite Christmas movie is. He said Die Hard. So, this event makes perfect sense.


6. The Spirit of Christmas

Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and 18, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.


Heartland Sings’ beautiful Christmas concert. Don’t miss it, it’s wonderful.


7. Santa’s Sleigh is on its Way to Indiana

Saturday, December 17 at 11 a.m.


Story time and activities surrounding this fun book! Your kiddos will love it.


8. Fort Wayne’s Chase the Chill Scarf Bombing

Sunday, December 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


This is the 3rd year we’ve bombed the city with scarves. Hang your winter gear up around town with tags saying anyone can claim them. Scarves will be taken down before dark and donated to local shelters and street teams.


9. Fort Wayne Youtheatre presents Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Friday, December 16 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 17 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m.


This is one of my favorite Christmas stories, and it will be so fun to see the Youtheatre put it on this year!


It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Saturday, December 17, 2016
Sunday, December 18,

Sunday matinee at 2 p.m., all other performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

Wonderful Life (pdf)

Everybody’s favorite Christmas story that has all the feels is recreated as a radio drama. It’s a new adaptation, come check it out!

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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