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Fort Wayne weekend events, November 30 – December 2

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Peg-Perego Holiday Sale – Friday, Nov. 30 @ 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 1 @ 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
An annual company store sale just in time for the holidays. Refurbished riding toys are up to 50% off, and there will be great accessory and add-on deals.
Admission: Free
Location: Peg-Perego Company Store, 3625 Independence Drive

Le Chic Holiday Market – Friday, Nov. 30 @ 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 1 @ 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Check out over 100 unique vendors that provide one-of-a-kind shopping for everyone on your list!
Admission: $5, children 12 years and younger are free
Location: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue

Here Come the Mummies with Sun Stereo – Friday, Nov. 30 @ 7:30 p.m.
Here Come The Mummies is an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5000 year-old Egyptian Mummies with a one-track mind. Some say they were cursed after deflowering a great Pharaoh’s daughter. Others claim they are reincarnated Grammy-Winning studio musicians. Regardless, HCTM’s mysterious personas, cunning song-craft, and unrelenting live show will bend your brain, and melt your face.
Admission: $22.50 in advance, $25 day of show
Location: Clyde Theatre, 1808 Bluffton Road

Tom & Thom’s Christmas Songs and Stories with Tommy – Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1 @ 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 2 @ 2 p.m.
Fort Wayne City Councilman Tom Didier, and FPT Artistic Director Thom Hofrichter sing and read the best loved songs and stories of the Christmas season, with Tommy Saul on piano. Don’t miss this holiday treat.
Admission: General Admission $20, Seniors (65+) $18
Location: First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne Street

The Nutcracker with The PHIL – Friday, Nov. 30 @ 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 1 @ 2:30-4:30 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Fort Wayne’s original, favorite holiday classic. Join Clara and her Nutcracker on Christmas Eve as she celebrates her family at her parents’ party, then battles the Mouse King and his rodent army. Following each matinee, attend a Sugar Plum Party with special guest appearances by adoptable, four-legged friends from Animal Care & Control.
Admission: Adults $45-$50, Seniors $40-$45, Children $25-$35
Location: Fort Wayne Ballet, Inc., 300 E. Main Street

Fort Wayne Komets vs. Toledo – Friday, Nov. 30 @ 8 p.m.
Cheer on the Fort Wayne Komets as they take on the Toledo Walleye this Friday.
Admission: Adults $13-$29, Seniors (60+) and Students $12-$25, Children $9-$20
Location: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue

Three Rivers Music Theatre Christmas Spectacular – Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1 @ 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 2 @ 6 p.m.
Featuring some of the best local talent Fort Wayne has to offer, come enjoy a night of festive entertainment! Featuring holiday favorites from several genres, this will be a perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with your friends and family.
Admission: General Admission $15, Students $10
Location: Three Rivers Music Theatre, 212 Pearl Street

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza – Saturday, Dec. 1 @ 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
30 vendors running great specials on cash & carry items. Hand made items for those special gifts. You will also find gift certificates available for purchase.
Admission: Free
Location: St. John Lutheran Church, 729 W. Washington Boulevard

Santa Train – Saturday, Dec. 1 @ 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 2 @ 12-5 p.m.
Explore Santa’s railroad workshop, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and climb aboard his red caboose during the 17th Annual Santa Train. Each trip is operated by a vintage diesel locomotive and lasts approximately 20 minutes. All food and drink sold separately. Trains run snow or shine.
Admission: $7
Location: Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, 15808 Edgerton, New Haven, IN

Great Train Show – Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 @ 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Great Train Show is a national, traveling show that caters to the model railroad enthusiast. Explore 200+ tables of trains for sale, 30+ exhibitors from across the country, huge operating model train displays, free workshops and demonstrations, free door prize giveaways and much more.
Admission: $10 on Saturday (good for both days), $9 on Sunday (on-site admission is CASH ONLY)
Location: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue

3rd Annual Christmas Give-a-Way – Saturday, Dec. 1 @ 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Gifts given every 30 minutes including a $100 Gift Certificate. Please bring a gently used/ new hat or gloves to donate for extra drawing entries. Farmhouse & Vintage Christmas Decor – 100+ Local Vendors!
Admission: Free
Location: The Country Shops, corner of State & Main streets, Grabill, IN

Santa and the Reindeer at the Botanical Conservatory – Saturday, Dec. 1 @ 12-4 p.m.
Santa and two of his reindeer will greet the children while Mom and Dad take pictures to capture the moment. Explore the Conservatory in its holiday glory: this year’s theme is “Victorian Holiday”. Note: Santa will be taking a break 2-2:30 p.m. each day. During Santa’s break, you can enjoy “up-close” magic tricks performed by a local magician.
Admission: Regular Conservatory admission fees apply
Location: Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun Street

Christmas on the Farm – Saturday, Dec. 1 @ 1-5 p.m.
Enjoy wagon rides, outdoor bonfires, a chance to visit with Father Christmas, dog-sledding demonstrations, food vendors, a holiday market and more at this traditional Christmas celebration. Bundle up, this is an outdoor event!
Admission: $5 per car, CASH ONLY!
Location: Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Road

Art on Broadway: Holiday Edition – Saturday, Dec. 1 @ 5-8 p.m.
Each of the following shops along Broadway will have an open-house event, pop-ups, food vendors, and holiday specials: Peter Lupkin Fine Art, The Hedge, Sassie Cakes, Fancy & Staple, Ratliff Gallery and Art by Alexandra Hall Gallery. Support local businesses this holiday!
Admission: Free
Location: 1111 Broadway Avenue (all locations are within a two-block area)

Open Acoustic Jam – Saturday, Dec. 1 @ 5-8 p.m.
These jams are open to players of all skill levels, and guitarists of all ages are encouraged to attend. Hang out, exchange ideas, share songs and have fun!
Admission: Free
Location: Sweetwater, 5501 US Hwy 30 West

Williams Woodland Park Holiday Home Tour – Saturday, Dec. 1 @ 5-9 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 2 @ 1-5 p.m.
Continuing a 30-year tradition, residents of Williams Woodland Park will open several of their historic homes to the public this holiday season, in Fort Wayne’s only annual Holiday Home Tour. Five turn of the century homes will be open to the public on this year’s tour, as well as three apartments inside homes in the neighborhood – as well as the Center for Nonviolence. In the spirit of the holidays, free carriage rides will be available to transport ticket holders on their tour through history.
Admission: $12 in advance, $15 day of event
Location: Williams Woodland Historic Neighborhood, Creighton to Pontiac (North/South); Hoagland to Calhoun (East/West)

Mad Ants vs. Windy City Bulls – Saturday, Dec. 1 @ 7 p.m.
Cheer on the Fort Wayne Mad Ants as they take on the Windy City Bulls this Saturday! Tip off is at 7 p.m. This is a great event for kids clubs, youth groups, family outings or a date night!
Admission: $9-$39
Location: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas – Saturday, Dec. 1 @ 7:30 p.m.
This year marks the 34th Anniversary of the Christmas Tour and release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that revolutionized the Holiday Season music category. Mannheim Steamroller has sold more than 40 million albums, 29 million in the Christmas genre.
Admission: $25-$65
Location: Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Boulevard

Jingle Bell Jazz – Saturday, Dec. 1 @ 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 2 @ 2 p.m.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Get swept up in the sounds of the season with Jingle Bell Jazz. Hear holiday pop and vocal jazz favorites, accompanied by an instrumental combo.
Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Location: Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza

Saving Santa at the Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum – Sunday, Dec. 2 @ 12-3 p.m.
Oh no, Santa is stuck on the roof of the Museum. At 1:00 Santa will be rescued by Fort Wayne’s finest in their big red Ladder Truck. Then it’s inside to visit with Santa and enjoy some snacks.
Admission: Free
Location: Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum, 226 W. Washington Boulevard

Holiday Market – Sunday, Dec. 2 @ 1-5 p.m.
Shop from 25+ vendors, sip wine, listen to music and help support Mission: Fill the Boot!
Admission: N/A
Location: Country Heritage Winery and Vineyard, 0185 CR 68, LaOtto, IN

Messiah Sing-Along – Sunday, Dec. 2 @ 2-4 p.m.
The audience is the choir as we sing Handel’s great masterpiece together. Musical scores are provided, or you may bring your own. Holiday cookies and baked delicacies are served at intermission.
Admission: $5
Location: Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 1500 W. State Boulevard

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