Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: December 6, 2018 - Newsletter Issue 458

Ice Skating at Headwaters Park

Headwaters Ice Skating Rink is OPEN for the season until March 3, 2019

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The Grand Wayne Center

PopCon is a full-featured, multi-genre geek convention. Meet a celebrity or YouTuber.  Participate in on (or run) a panel, workshop, podcast, or board game. Have fun playing laser tag, video games, virtual reality simulators, and even a retro arcade.   
New Year's Eve Ball Drop
Parkview Field

This event takes place on December 31, from 7 p.m. until midnight and features music, fireworks, food, beverages, and a warming ten that all lead up to the ball drop. The ball with its updated design will ring in 2019 at the stroke of midnight. Best of all, portions of the event are  free and for all ages.   
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Festival of Gingerbread
The History Center

This is your final chance to enjoy the amazing Festival of Gingerbread. This is an annual event at the History Center.
Santa & the Reindeer
The Conservatory

Santa and two of his reindeer will greet children December 8 and December 15 while adults take pictures to capture the moment. Explore the Conservatory in its holiday glory. This year's theme is "Victorian Holiday."   

2019 Grand Gala
Grand Wayne

This s a Black Tie event that will feature New Years Eve party decorations throughout the Grand Wayne Convention Center Convention Hall C, complementary hors d'oeuvres buffet, cash bar, dance and the latest hip-hop music featured by Rello Radio.

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NOLA on 13
Indiana Michigan Power Center

Offering the finest in South Louisiana and American Cuisine. Restaurant offering catering and special event space. Sunday Champagne Brunch soon.
Savor Fort Wayne
January 9 - January 20, 2019

Get a taste of local restaurants with the annual Savor Fort Wayne. Enjoy value-priced menus in the City of Restaurants. 
The Art Market: Winter Edition
Artlink Contemporary Gallery
The Art Market is a curated marketplace featuring the best in contemporary craft and handmade goods. Their market strives to bring the highest quality handmade goods to the people of Fort Wayne.
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

Holiday Show
Castle Gallery

Gallery showing through January 5.

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