Downtown’s Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony

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Keeping a long tradition, the annual Night of Lights will take place November 25 making downtown a magical place with sparkling streets and heart-warming traditions.  The Night of Lights will include holiday lighting ceremonies from great downtown businesses and organizations and the fun doesn’t stop after the lightings as great family events and activities will be happening throughout the evening all around Downtown Fort Wayne.


5:15 p.m. History Center Turret Lighting (Barr Street)

5:30 p.m. Christ Child Festival Nativity (Ross Building on Main Street)
5:45 p.m. Aunt Millie’s Northern Lights (Pearl Street)

6:00 p.m. Community Center Santa’s Workshop display (Main Street)

6:15 p.m. Santa and his Reindeer at PNC with Mayor Tom Henry, Santa and special guests (Main and Berry Streets)

6:45 p.m.  Wells Fargo Holiday Display and Indiana Michigan Power Merry Christmas Wreath with a special performance by the Northrop High School Show Choir (I & M Power Center Plaza)

7:15 p.m. Botanical Conservatory & Embassy Theatre Window Lighting (Jefferson)

7:45 p.m. Parkview Field Fireworks (Jefferson)

Downtown HolidayFest continues through the end of the year with performances, festivals, art events, Holly Trolley Shopping, and so much more. 

For a complete list of lighting ceremony activities as well as a comprehensive holiday calendar, visit

Admission Fees: Free, Individual venues may charge admission
Location of HolidayFest Event:  Multiple locations around Downtown Fort Wayne