Festival of Trees is one of the region’s most anticipated holiday traditions and will be held this year from Nov. 27-Dec. 4. Back by popular demand, the festival includes a Thanksgiving Day screening of the classic holiday movie
“White Christmas,” starring Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney.
Lobbies of the Embassy Theatre and Indiana Hotel are transformed into a wonderland of decorated trees under the theme of Holiday Memories. This year marks the festival’s 35th celebration. Guests will tour the theater as they view 60 decorated trees as well as animated holiday windows.
Admission includes a visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus and festive entertainment on the theater stage, including performances featuring the Grande Page Pipe Organ as well as community choirs and dance troupes.
Breakfast with Santa is a featured event at the Festival that sells out every year. Cost for that event is $20 per person (reservation required, limited seating); tickets go on sale for Breakfast with Santa this Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Visit www.fwembassytheatre.org for a complete lineup of activities, which is also detailed below for your convenience.
Founded in 1984, the Festival of Trees supports ongoing operational and restoration efforts for the Embassy Theatre Foundation. The festival is the organization’s largest annual fundraising event. Tickets are $8/adult, $4/youth ages 4-12, children 3 and under free (ticket required). Purchase tickets at the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy Theatre (260.424.6287), on the events page of the Embassy website as well as ticketmaster.com (800.745.3000).
Visit the Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. in downtown Fort Wayne. Built in 1928, the Embassy Theatre is Indiana’s largest self-sustaining historic theater. Originally known as the Emboyd, with the adjoining seven-story Indiana Hotel, the majestic movie palace and vaudeville theater introduced Indiana to the biggest stars of stage and screen. Today, the Embassy is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Combining the beauty of a bygone era with the energy and diversity of today’s performers, the Embassy is the showplace of Northern Indiana. Many choose to host events and weddings at the Embassy, as it offers flexibility and a unique event experience in an iconic piece of Fort Wayne history.