Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: November 30, 2017 - Newsletter Issue 406

Downtown Holiday Window Decorating Contest
We are pleased to announce that this year there will be 4 competitive categories that window decorating participants can vie for. Voting for the classic People's Choice Award will be online until Monday, December 11. The 3 new categories: Most ThematicBest at Night, and Most Fort Wayne will be juried by a committee of non-participants.

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White Christmas
Cinema Center

Don't miss this classic that is showing from December 15 - December 17. Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. 

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Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
Headwaters Park

Enjoy the outdoor ice skating rink at Headwaters Park with your friends and family!

Small Businesses Saturday
Holly Trolley Boosts Local Economy

Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District offered free trolley rides around the downtown area and beyond to take shoppers to the small businesses.

Santa Photos
Night of Lights

Thank you to everyone that joined us for free Santa photos at PNC during the Night of Lights. All of these photos are available on our Facebook page at the link below.

St. Joseph Hospital Update
'North River' property ruled out

Hospital officials said in September they hoped to begin construction of the new campus in 2018, which is expected to take approximately 18 to 24 months to complete. The decision to build a replacement facility for St. Joseph Hospital came after more than a year of planning.

Free Fare Saturdays

Citilink will provide free fares on all routes Saturday, November 25 from 7:45 a.m. - 6:15 p.m. Citilink will run free fare on every Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas including November 25, December 2, December 9, December 16, and December 23.

New Year's Eve Ball Drop
Returns with Real Ball, New Location

Festivities, which all take place outdoors, begin at 7 p.m. Dec. 31, and include music, food and beverages, a warming tent, and fireworks, the news release said. Admission is free and open to all ages, but people entering the bar areas will have to show proof they are age 21 or older.

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Dashing Through December
The City Exchange Shops

Dashing Through December is City Exchange's Special Event that helps customers get those last unique gifts from local vendors on Dec 2, Dec 9, and Dec 16. City Exchange will host new pop-ups from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Emerging Leaders Alliance
Membership is Open

Young leaders are encouraged to join the ELA (a program of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership) to build a network of young professionals committed to developing a community of leaders and creating opportunities for action, growth, and regional pride. 

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Downtown Gateway Feature

Home for the Holidays
Castle Gallery

Don't miss this holiday exhibit!
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