The 2022 HolidayFest featuring the Night of Lights, presented by TriCore and Downtown Fort Wayne, returns from November 23 through December 31. The Night of Lights is a magical time when we come together as a community to light up Downtown Fort Wayne with the iconic Santa and His Reindeer, Merry Christmas Wreath, and many more! The evening wouldn’t be complete without the Ringing of the Bells and the Parkview Field Holiday Fireworks. Be sure to attend Flagstar Bank’s Lighting of the Christmas Tree Display at the intersection of Wayne and Calhoun Streets.


The Night of Lights includes heartwarming activities throughout the afternoon and evening. Warm up with Cocoa and Carols or enjoy a holiday stroll Downtown to take in all the beautiful décor and magically decorated holiday windows. Don’t miss the kickoffs of the Festival of Gingerbread and Festival of Trees. With so many festive activities to enjoy, Downtown Fort Wayne is the place to be with your friends and families for the holidays!


On Wednesday, November 23, Thanksgiving Eve, the always popular and nostalgic Night of Lights will take place in Downtown Fort Wayne. Come together to celebrate Fort Wayne’s favorite community traditions and kick off the holiday season with the iconic lighting of Santa and His Reindeer, the Merry Christmas Wreath, and many more. The Night of Lights begins at 5:45 p.m., as Downtown businesses and organizations host a variety of family-friendly lightings paired with indoor and outdoor holiday activities. Complete the evening with the Parkview Field Holiday Fireworks Show starting at 8 p.m.

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The 2022 HolidayFest featuring the Night of Lights is presented by TriCore and Downtown Fort Wayne, sponsored by PNC Bank, Lutheran Health Network, Indiana Michigan Power, Fort Wayne Newspapers, WANE 15, OUTFRONT Media, Majic 95.1, Classic Hits 101.7, ALT 99.5 & 102.3, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Do It Best Corp., Peterman Brothers, Custom Sound Designs, Visit Fort Wayne, Sweetwater Sound, Bona Vita Architecture, and T-Mobile.