Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: November 29, 2019 - Newsletter Issue 509

Holly Shopping 2019

Park, shop, and ride our free trollies for an exciting shopping experience through Downtown Fort Wayne, West Main Shops, and the Wells Street Corridor! The trollies will visit several unique venues stopping at each on their route.

Holiday Window Decorating 
Vote Online

As part of HolidayFest, The Downtown Improvement District is excited to announce the return of the Downtown Holiday Window Decorating Contest! This year's theme is Home for the Holidays. Participants will show what Downtown traditions, both old and new, make them happy they are home for the holidays!
Weather Doesn't Deter 
Night of Lights

A new addition to Fort Wayne's Night of Lights was the return of Wee Willie Wand, a creation of the former downtown Wolf & Dessauer department store and a favorite of children beginning 70 years ago. 

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Sweets on Main
New Sweet Shop Downtown

Sweets on Main is officially open! They serve up Ashby's premium ice cream, brownie and cookie sundaes, floats, and cold brew coffee.
Festival of Gingerbread
History Center

Don't miss this annual event at the History Center filled with gingerbread creations from locals.

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No Shave November
TriCore Logic

TriCore (our official IT provider) shaved their faces and grew out their mustaches during the month of November to raise money for their favorite charity. The winner's local charity will receive a check for $1,000. Vote now!
Santa & the Reindeer
Botanical Conservatory

Santa and two of his reindeer will greet the children while parents take photos to capture this special moment. 

The Legendary Trainhoppers
2019 Kiss-Off at The B-Side
Join The B-Side at One Lucky Guitar for their fifth annual "Kiss-Off" show, celebrating the awesome parts of 2019, and prepping for an even better 2020.  

New Year's Eve Ball Drop
Parkview Field

The Fort Wayne Ball Drop will have a free and all ages section and a VIP Party in the Suite Level Lounge of Parkview Field for 21+.
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Downtown 360° Tour
Enjoy our Virtual Tour!

Through numerous aerial, business and street level views; the Downtown 360 virtual tour connects retail and restaurant locations, as well as cultural and parking information into an easy to navigate and visually stunning super tour that will allow you to explore and plan your next visit to Downtown from virtually anywhere!

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Downtown Gateway Feature

Joyeux Noel
Historic Old Fort

Jump in your car, hop on the Holly Trolley (by the Downtown Improvement District) or hitch up your sleigh and welcome the holidays with fun and festivities at the Old Fort.

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