Fort Wayne weekend events, November 23 – 25

(Photo Supplied/Downtown Fort Wayne)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) –

Botanical Conservatory – Garden in Lights – Friday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 25 
Enjoy beautiful poinsettias in the Victorian Christmas garden, ornaments and lights in the Tropical and Desert Houses, and an illuminated outdoor display of lights and synchronized holiday music. This event lasts through January 6.
Admission: $5 Adults, $3 Children 3-17 years
Location: Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun Street

Breakfast with Santa – Friday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 25 @ 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Plan your visit with Santa, which includes breakfast provided by Taco Bell, a sing-along with Santa, story time and early entry into Festival of Trees.
Admission: $20
Location: Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Boulevard

Festival of Trains – Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24 @ 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 25 @ 12-5 p.m.
Climb aboard for holiday fun at the Festival of Trains, featuring an extravaganza of model trains presented by area train enthusiasts. Train enthusiasts of all ages are invited to observe model train sets in action, demonstrated by local model train groups during Science Central’s 22nd Annual Festival of Trains.
Admission: Free with admission to Science Central
Location: Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton Street

2018 Embassy Festival of Trees – Friday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 25 @ 12-8 p.m.
The 34th annual Festival of Trees returns to the Embassy! It is the signature fundraising event of the Embassy, and dollars raised benefit operations and programming. The event lasts through November 28.
Admission: $8 General Admission, $4 Children 4-12 years
Location: Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Boulevard

Blue Jacket Fantasy of Lights – Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24 @ 6-10 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 25 @ 6-9 p.m.
Lasting through New Years Eve, Fantasy of Lights is northeast Indiana’s favorite winter holiday event. Proceeds of the event will support disadvantaged people within the community looking for a second chance at employment. Includes more than 316 light displays, free popcorn and cocoa, visits with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and a candy cane quiz!
Admission: $10 per car, $20 per commercial van, $40 per bus/trolley
Location: Franke Park, 3411 Sherman Boulevard

She Loves Me – Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24 @ 6:15 p.m.
Set in a 1930s European perfumery, we meet shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don’t see eye to eye. After both respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Join Amalia and Georg to discover the identity of their true loves… and of all the twists and turns along the way!
Admission: $40, includes dinner
Location: Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill Street

Festival of Gingerbread – Saturday, Nov. 24 @ 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 25 @ 12-5 p.m.
Events vary by date.
Admission: $6 Adults, $4 Seniors (65+) and Children 3-17 years
Location: The History Center, 302 E. Berry Street

Paw Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” – Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25 @ 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 
Come roll with the PAW Patrol as everybody’s favorite heroic pups race to the rescue on the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race. When Mayor Goodway goes missing, Chase, Marshall, Skye and the rest of the PAW Patrol will need to team up with Ryder to save Adventure Bay’s mayor and stop Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger from winning the race.
Admission: $20.50-$125.50
Location: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue

Christmas in the Park 2018 – Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25 @ 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Enjoy a day of fun for the whole family, includes activities like a horse-drawn wagon ride, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, and live music/entertainment.
Admission: Free
Location: Franke Park, 3411 Sherman Boulevard

Holly Trolley – Saturday, Nov. 24 @ 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Grab a guide then drive, walk or ride free trolleys to shop for unique holiday gifts at many great locations and support local businesses in our community.
Admission: Free
Location: Downtown Fort Wayne

The Old Fort: Joyeux Noel – Saturday, Nov. 24 @ 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Revel in a time when French speaking habitants celebrated Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee, Christmas and New Years on les trois rivières (the three rivers). Artisans present hand crafted gift ideas and the Bakers of the Old Fort offer their wares! Warm up by the fire as we deck the halls. History and the holidays come to life at the Old Fort.
Admission: Free, but donations are gratefully accepted
Location: The Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Avenue

Meet Me in St. Louis – Holly Trolley Special Screening – Saturday, Nov. 24 @ Noon and 3 p.m.
Ride the Holly Trolley to Cinema Center for a special showing of Meet Me in St. Louis! Judy Garland stars in this classic from 1944. In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.
Admission: $10 General Admission, $1 Children <10 years
Location: Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry Street

An Old-Time Country Christmas Festival of Lights at Moose Lake – Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25 @ 4-8 p.m. 
Enjoy the overall outdoors experience & atmosphere of winter in the 1800’s village with holiday music & the thousands of lights all over the village. Inside Mackey’s General store we have music , special decorations, Christmas trees, & fragrances. Also available just for the children are various visits from Santa Claus.
Admission: Free
Location: Moose Lake Christian Craft Village, 11330 E 500 South

Fort Wayne Komets vs. Cincinnati Cyclones – Saturday, Nov. 24 @ 7:30 p.m.
Cheer on the Fort Wayne Komets as they take on the Cincinnati Cyclones this Saturday night!
Admission: $13-$29 Adults, $12-$25 Seniors (60+) and Students 12-18 years, $9-$20 Children <12 years
Location: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue

Binge-Worthy: Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Sunday, Nov. 25 @ 4-7 p.m.
We all love a good TV series. Let’s binge together! Come kick your feet up while binge watching episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, take part in Buffy trivia and games, bring your friends and family who are also obsessed with Buffy-life, grab a brew or glass of wine, and enjoy your Sunday with us!
Admission: Free
Location: Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry Street

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