Ho Ho Home for the Holidays with the Return of HolidayFest, Night of Lights to Downtown Fort Wayne

There’s no better place to be for the holidays than Downtown Fort Wayne during the 2021 HolidayFest featuring the always popular, nostalgic Night of Lights presented by TriCore Logic and your Downtown Improvement District.


Join us on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, Thanksgiving Eve, in Downtown Fort Wayne as we return to the traditions of community celebrations and kick off the holiday season with the iconic lighting of Santa and His Reindeer, the Merry Christmas Wreath, and so many more. Events begin at 5:45 p.m., ending with the Parkview Field Holiday Fireworks show starting at 8:00 p.m.


This festive night has brought joy to the people of Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana for decades, and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you again this year! Downtown businesses and organizations will host family-friendly lightings, as well as indoor and outdoor holiday activities taking place throughout the evening. For a complete listing of activities and times, please go to HolidayFestDowntown.com.


The Embassy Theatre’s 37th Annual Festival of Trees is back, with in-person and virtual options available. This year, new to the Night of Lights is Brighten the Night with The BradleySensory-Friendly Night of Lights at Promenade Park, and the Flagstar Bank Photo Contest. This year’s Lighting of Kris Kringle Village is modeled after a German outdoor market, adding a unique cultural experience to this night of traditions. Kilwins is proudly providing free peppermint ice cream during the Night of Lights while supplies last.


Come together as we embrace the holiday spirit during the 2021 HolidayFest featuring the Night of Lights in Downtown Fort Wayne. For more information, please go to HolidayFestDowntown.com. 


The 2021 HolidayFest is presented by TriCore Logic in partnership with our community sponsors: PNC Bank, Fort Wayne Newspapers, WANE 15, Alt 102.3, Classic Hits 101.7, Magic 95.1, Steel Dynamics, Indiana Michigan Power, Ash Brokerage, Do It Best Corp., Visit Fort Wayne, Sweetwater, and Bona Vita Architecture.