Winter Traditions around Fort Wayne

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber RB14042341

     You know it's been too long since your last blog about all the great things going on in your area when you've had a full change of seasons. Just because winter is finally upon us in Fort Wayne, doesn't mean that there still aren't things to do in this great city. So much so that I'll probably get some comments from people who feel like I've left out their favorite activity, if so, leave me a comment and maybe I'll do a Winter Traditions 2.0 blog. So here are some of the great things that this city has to offer during the winter months


     Many of you are already aware of the great annual tradition of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic's Holiday Pops concerts downtown Fort Wayne in the beautiful Embassy Theatre. If you haven't ever attended one of these concerts, you should treat yourself and your family to some holiday cheer by attending one of the concerts being given on December 10,11,12 and 19th...check the website for more information. The Downtown Improvement District's Dine and Ride program will be available for these shows EXCEPT for the matinee performance on the 19th




    Something I've always enjoyed doing with my kids is taking them through the annual Fantasy of Lightsat Franke Park.  Fantasy of Lights is  75+ displays of holiday lights set up on a 1 1/2 mile drive through the park while you enjoy holiday music from the warmth of your own car.  Carriage rides are also available upon reservation. check out the website for some great pictures and more information about the displays and how to make your reservation for a carriage ride



    For great information about all of the Holiday activities going on in downtown Fort Wayne this Holiday season including the Santa and his Reindeer, Holiday Wreath and more lighting displays around the downtown area check out this website . They have a more extensive list of activitiies and information about parking.


  A couple of great outdoor activity ideas for this winter without having to leave town to do.  The outdoor ice rink is now open at Headwaters Park. Check the website for hours and admission information.



    For skiing enthusiasts check out the fox island county park websitefor current conditions. Fox island is a 605 acre park that has 6 miles of cross country skiing available in the winter months. Located in SW Allen County Fox Island is also a great summe destination with walking trails and swimmming, picnic facilities, and much more. Check the website for lots of helpful information.



    I haven't begun to cover all that there is to do and will be doing a Winter Traditions 2.0 blog at a later date.  If you have an event or just something you enjoy doing in Fort Wayne that I haven't already mentioned, let me know and I'll include it in my next feature.


Brian Kuhns, REALTOR®

Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber

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Comments (5)

Michael Bergin
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - ABR - SRES - Alexandria, VA
Northern Virginia Real Estate

Brian - Nice post on things going on this month in Ft. Wayne.  I did a post about fall activities here in Northern Virginia and was really pleased with the number of times folks visited.  It's what they want to know!

Michael in Alexandria - Northrn Virginia's Best Small City

Dec 09, 2009 08:44 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Brian...great Localism Post.  This should give most any family some ideas for a night out!

Dec 09, 2009 09:05 AM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Very good localism post! 

Dec 09, 2009 11:28 PM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Brian, It looks like there are so many things to do! I like the idea about driving through the Fantasy of Lights, I know my grandkids would love that.  They liked just driving through their neighborhood and checking out all the lights!  I hope you had time to take in a few of these.  Merry Christmas to you and your family Brian!

Dec 21, 2009 07:28 AM
Steve Merson 512 412 1621
Keller Williams Realty - Austin, TX

Hi Brian,

I'm not familair with Fort Wayne but sounds like a place I should get to know.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.


Dec 29, 2009 01:42 AM