LFW Weekly Fun File
Dec15

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...

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The Embassy Theatre’s 32nd Annual Festival of Trees
Nov22

The Embassy Theatre’s 32nd Annual Festival of Trees

Christmas time is just around the corner. With Christmas on the way comes bright lights and beautifully decorated trees. Speaking of trees, check out the Festival of Trees at the Embassy Theatre! The Festival of Trees is the signature fundraising event for the Embassy Theatre. Proceeds go towards benefitting the nonprofit’s operations, programming, and restoration efforts of the Embassy Theatre Foundation, Inc. This event is the 32nd annual Festival of Trees and will take place on November 23-30, 2016. You can eat breakfast with Santa Claus on November 25, 26, and 27. Tickets for Breakfast with Santa Claus are sold out, but general admission tickets can be purchased at STAR Bank Box Office at the Embassy Theatre or online. The Festival of Trees offers various organizations an opportunity in an annual community event which promotes: Youth Performance Education Opportunity – Youth entertainment on the Embassy stage is the highlight of the festival, with regional dance groups filling 22 performance slots on the stage during the weekend festival hours. The youth performances provide an entertainment backdrop for the festival and young dancers receive an opportunity to experience performing on the Embassy’s Broadway-scaled stage. Community Visibility – The Festival of Trees attracts more than 18,000 visitors annually to the Embassy Theatre. Beginning with the Night of Lights, the Embassy is a featured stop in the city’s annual downtown lighting ceremony, offering the opening of the Harrison Street holiday windows and the opening night for Festival of Trees.    Community Collaboration – This event opens the doors to Fort Wayne and surrounding communities and gives the public the opportunity to participate as patrons, musical performers, event volunteers, sponsors and/or tree decorators. The Festival of Trees is proud to partner with other downtown holiday festivals to make downtown the finest holiday destination in northeast Indiana. Economic Development – In keeping with its mission to “preserve and operate one of Indiana’s largest historic theatres,” the Fort Wayne Embassy manages ongoing restoration and maintenance efforts, all with the primary goal of improving and securing the theater for future generations. These efforts are accomplished by offering diverse programming and events and welcoming more than 110,000 patrons and performers each year. Festival of Trees Schedule: Wednesday, Nov. 23: Downtown Fort Wayne’s Night of Lights – Open 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24: Thanksgiving Day – Open 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25: Open 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26: Open 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27: Open 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28: Open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29: Open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30: Open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ticket Prices: Adults $8, Juniors $4 (ages...

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