2017 HolidayFest & Night of Lights!

Whether starting or keeping a family tradition make Downtown Fort Wayne your Holiday Mission! HolidayFest returns on Wednesday, November 22 with “Night of Lights” where we join together to light up Downtown with the iconic Santa and His Reindeer, the 30th Anniversary lighting of the Merry Christmas Wreath, Northern Lights, and many more.

Downtown Holiday Window Decorating: We are excited to announce the return of the Downtown Holiday Window Decorating Contest. Take a holiday stroll and view the beautifully decorated windows of participating businesses and organizations. This year’s theme is “Walking in a Window Wonderland!” Voting will begin on the Night of Lights, and with 4 competitive categories this year, the creativity and originality will be breathtaking. Nobody does the holidays like Downtown Fort Wayne! 

HolidayFest continues through the end of the year with performances, festivals, art events, Holly Trolley Shopping, and so much more. Tweet or Instagram using #HolidayFestFW.

Activity List

Window Decorating Contest

Press Release

Parking Map

ATM Locations





HolidayFest, featuring the Night of Lights, is presented by your Downtown Improvement District and sponsored by PNC Bank, Fort Wayne Newspapers, Do It Best, Wane TV, Visit Fort Wayne, Hanning & Bean Enterprises, Salin Bank, Majic 95.1 and Fun 101.7.