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 Spirit of Christmas
Dec17

The Spirit of Christmas

Article submitted by Rachelle Reinking of Heartland Sings In Fort Wayne, we’re lucky to have so many ways to celebrate the holidays. Long-standing events such as the Night of Lights and the Festival of Trees are a must-see every year. If you want to add something new to your list of seasonal activities, check out The Spirit of Christmas at the Allen County Courthouse! Heartland Sings presents this 2nd annual concert as a chance for you to see the courthouse like you’ve never seen it before. From under the rotunda, twenty-four Heartland singers perform a cappella arrangements of classic and contemporary holiday songs. Here is what’s unique about this concert – there aren’t any microphones. The architecture of the courthouse creates the perfect natural acoustics. No matter where you are in the building, the sound resonates in your ears as if you had a front row seat. Mezzo-soprano Ashlee Bickley says, “In drier spaces, singers almost push to project the sound. But in the courthouse, your voice just speaks easily and the harmonies envelop you.” This musical presence captures the magical feeling of Christmas along with the beauty of the building itself. Built in 1902, the Allen County Courthouse features gorgeous Beaux-Arts style architecture with murals, sculptures, marbling, and stained glass. The Allen County Courthouse Preservation Trust hosts the event and is proud to open up the historic landmark to the community for The Spirit of Christmas. During the week the local government and court occupy the building, but this weekend is a great opportunity to experience the acoustics and architecture for yourself. Start a new holiday tradition with The Spirit of Christmas. Performances will take place on Dec. 19th and 20th at 2:00pm and 5:00pm each day. Tickets are $20 General Admission and $10 for Students. Purchase online at www.heartlandsings.org or by phone at...

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