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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LFW Weekly Fun File
Nov17

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. November Hot Spot Thursday, November 17 at 5:30 p.m. Food is available for purchase at CS3. Get out and meet some of your peers at November’s hot spot, you know the drill! 2. 12th Annual Christmas on Broadway Tree Lighting Friday, November 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. It’s that time again! Enjoy the tree lighting and the fireworks display. The weather should be relatively nice! 3. Fall Party Friday, November 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be music by Void Reunion and food and beverages by Club Soda. Check out the latest exhibits with your friends! 4. Fort4Fitness Fantasy of Lights 5K Saturday, November 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Fort Wayne Fantasy of Lights opens officially on November 22, but the 5k run is a fun kickoff to the season! 5. Philmore on Broadway, Fall Art Show Saturday, November 20 at 6 p.m. There will be food, drinks, music and art at this show! Artists featured are Gregg Coffey, Joel Fremion, Suzanne Galazka, John Cruse, Ashley Beatty-Kopang, George McCullough, Mindy Pennycoff, Steve Perfect, Katherine Rohrbacher, & Alexandra Hall. 6. Hope for Syria Art Auction Saturday, November 20 at 7 p.m. This is a silent auction where all benefits go to help Syrian Refugees. There will be music, food, and tons of fun for a great cause. 7. Holly Trolley Week at The City Exchange Shops Beginning Tuesday, November 22 Shop local this holiday season (and every holiday season, and always). Holley Trolley Week Schedule for the week will be as follows: Nov 22- Tuesday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov 23- Wednesday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for The Night of Lights Nov 24- CLOSED on Thanksgiving Nov 25- Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Black Friday Nov 26- Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Shop Small Saturday Greentree Weaving will be at the shops Friday and Saturday! 8. Night of Lights 2016 Wednesday, November 23 from 5:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Head downtown for wonderful activities in the community, and to watch the lightings of all the displays downtown. This is fun for everyone!...

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