December 6, 2019

Contact:  Rob Hines

                 P: 260-427-6028

                 C: 260-241-1932

                 Public Information Officer

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Fort Wayne, Ind. – The following events and programs are happening the week of December 9, 2019:

 

Picture Time with Santa

Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14, 3 – 6 p.m.

Promenade Park, 202 W. Superior St.

Bring friends, family or furry loved ones down to Promenade Park for a meet and greet photo session with Santa! We’ll be stationed at the Sweetwater Bandshell East. Take pictures with jolly old Saint Nick and bring a new pet-friendly donation along to support Allen County SPCA this holiday season. To reserve your time with Santa, RSVP with Andrea Douthitt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 260-427-6124. In the event of inclement weather, please check the Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook page for cancellations. 


Santa and the Reindeer

Saturday, December 14, 12 – 4 p.m.

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

Santa and two of his reindeer will greet the children while Mom and Dad take photos to capture this special moment. Note: Santa will be taking a break from 2pm - 2:30pm each day. During Santa’s break, enjoy “up-close” magic tricks performed by a local magician, and connect with the Conservatory in its holiday glory with this year’s theme, “Christmas Connections.” Regular admission fees apply. Sponsored by PBS 39 and Majic 95.1.

Cooper Tree Lighting

Thursday, December 12, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Cooper Community Center, 2300 Clinton and Creighton.

Bring the family and join the fun for the annual tree lighting ceremony at Cooper Community Center. Visitors can enjoy a live performance by The Youth, and free hot cocoa and refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Fort Wayne’s NBC and B96.9.

 

Christmas Connections

Open Through January 5, normal Conservatory hours

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

This year, in celebration of the opening of the new “Botanical Connector,” the Conservatory offers new opportunities for visitors to make important connections. This year, our hallway Gallery will show a timeline of Christmas exhibits at the Conservatory over the decades. Enjoy viewing family photos sent in by local residents from recent years, identify holiday fragrances and the memories they might bring back, and send off a card to Santa in our seasonal “post office.” Sponsored by PBS 39 and Majic 95.1 FM.

 

Garden in Lights

Open Through January 5, normal Conservatory hours

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

Make the most of your holidays and visit Fort Wayne’s treasured public gardens at the Botanical Conservatory where we have decorated all through the gardens, indoors and out! Come enjoy beautiful poinsettias from the Atrium to the Desert along with our “Christmas Connections” theme and illuminated outdoor display of lights and holiday music. Especially effective during our evening hours on Thursday and Friday nights for four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the gardens provide a tremendous backdrop for family photos, special outings, and guest entertainment. Our gift shop and new café will also be open during public hours. Sponsored by PBS 39 and Majic 95.1.

For full details on all events and programs happening at Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation, go to fortwayneparks.org.

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