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Holiday events guide for the Fort Wayne area

Here's your guide to all kinds of fun throughout the holiday season.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 1:37 pm

Concerts, plays, live performances, Nativities and merriment fill this holiday season's calendar of activities.

Here's a look at the wonders you'll find in the weeks ahead. Happy holidays!

Ongoing events

ICE SKATING: Open for the season, beginning Friday, Headwaters Park Skating Rink. Hours: 1-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; noon-10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday; closed Christmas Day. Extended holiday hours: noon-10 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday Dec. 19-Jan. 5. Admission: $5 ages 14 and older, $3 under age 14, $2 skate rental. Skate exhibition at 7 p.m. Friday.

HOLIDAY PICTURES: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, H.O.P.E. for Animals, 1333 Maycrest Drive. $7.99. Photos can be of pets or of family if there is no pet.

PINATA PARADISE: Saturday-Dec. 4, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, Christmas and New Year's Day. $5 adults, $3 ages 3-17, free ages 2 and under.

SANTA'S REINDEER: 5-7 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 17; noon-2 p.m. Dec. 24, Jefferson Pointe, in front of Apricot Lane.

NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT: Saturday-Jan. 8, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. $5 adults, $3 ages 3-17, free ages 2 and under. Closed Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

HOLIDAY HOUSES FOR HABITAT: Indiana's largest snow village, noon-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday Nov. 25-Dec. 24, Glenbrook Square mall, 4201 Coldwater Road.

FESTIVAL OF TREES: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday; 4-8 p.m. Nov. 24; noon-8 p.m. Nov. 25-27; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 28-30, Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. $6.50 adults, $3.50 ages 12 and under. Senior day is Nov. 28.

FESTIVAL OF TREES 2011: Noon-8 p.m. today-Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Rodeheaver Auditorium, 905 Park Ave., Winona Lake. $3 adults, $1 seniors and ages 6-12, free ages 5 and under.

FANTASY OF LIGHTS: Wednesday-Dec. 31, Franke Park. Hours: 6-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 6-9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays. $5 a car, $10 passenger van, $25 bus or trolley.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: 9:30-11 a.m. Nov. 25-26, Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. $12. Reservations: 424-5665.

CHRISTMAS TREE SALE: Opens for the season Nov. 25, Concordia Lutheran Church and School, 4245 Lake Ave. Hours: noon-9 p.m. weekdays; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays.

FESTIVAL OF GINGERBREAD: Nov. 25-Dec. 11, The History Center, 302 E. Berry St. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Thanksgiving Day. Regular admission $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, free ages 5 and under. Premiere party, Tuesday; $20; reservations: 426-2882, Ext. 308. Lighting night, 5-9 p.m. Wednesday; $2. Create your own ornament, 1-3 p.m. Nov. 26. Make a holiday greeting card, 1-3 p.m. Nov. 27. Free night, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 29. Visit with Santa Claus, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 3. Holiday storytelling, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 4. Science of Sugary Structures by Science Central, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 10; $3 additional charge per person. Cookie decorating party, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 11; $1 additional charge per person.

“TRUE LIFE CHRISTMAS DISASTERS”: Nov. 25-26, Dec. 2-3, Dec. 9-11 and Dec. 16-17, Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St. $35. 424-5622.

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE: Art for sale, Nov. 25-Dec. 18, Garrett Museum of Art, 100 S. Randolph St., Garrett.

CHRISTMAS TREE WALK: Preview party, 4-8 p.m. Nov. 25, Shipshewana Town Center. Walk continues Nov. 26-Jan. 2.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE DISPLAY: Nov. 25-Jan. 3, Yoder Shopping Center, Shipshewana.

REFRIGERATED TOBOGGAN RIDES: Nov. 25-Feb. 26, 5-10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays and holidays, Pokagon State Park, Angola. Special hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 25-26, Dec. 17-23 and Dec. 26-30; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 27, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 18, Jan.1, Jan. 16 and Feb. 20; closed Christmas Day. $10 an hour for up to four people; renter must have valid driver's license. Regular park admission: $5 Indiana cars Monday-Thursday and $5 Indiana cars Friday-Sunday, $7 out-of-state cars every day.

SETTLERS VICTORIAN AT HOME: 2 p.m. Dec. 1-3, Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd. $15. Reservations: Katie Bloom at 483-0083 by Nov. 24.

“AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS CAROL”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-3, Dec. 9-10 and Dec. 16-17; 2 p.m. Dec. 4, Dec. 1 and Dec. 18, First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St. $10 Dec. 1 performance, $20 advance adults, $18 advance seniors, $10 full-time students, $24 adults at the door, $22 seniors at the door. 422-6329.

WINDMILL WINTER WONDERLAND: 5:30-8 p.m. Dec. 2-4 and Dec. 9-11, Mid-American Windmill Museum, 732 S. Allen Chapel Road, Kendallville. $3 ages 13 and older, free ages 12 and under.

COUNTRY CHRISTMAS: 6-9 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and Dec. 9-10, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road. Light displays, horse-drawn wagon rides, Nativities.

FORT WAYNE CHILDREN'S CHOIR: Rejoice concert, with Apprentice and Lyric choirs, Youth Chorale and Chamber Singers, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2-3, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 3425 Crescent Ave. $8 adults, $5 seniors and students.

“GODSPELL”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2-3; 2 p.m. Dec. 4, Bishop Luers High School, 333 E. Paulding Road. $10.

“A TUNA CHRISTMAS”: Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, 8 p.m. Dec. 2-3, Dec. 9-10 and Dec. 16-17; 2 p.m. Dec. 4, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18, Allen County Public Library auditorium, 900 Library Plaza. $26 adults, $22 seniors on Sundays only, $18 ages 23 and under. 424-5220.

“PURELY DANCE 2011”: 8 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and Dec. 8-10; 2 p.m. Dec. 11, IPFW, Williams Theatre, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. $16 adults, $14 seniors, faculty, staff and alumni, $12 non-IPFW students with ID and per person in groups of 10 or more. $5 students ages 18 and under, free IPFW students with ID. 481-6555.

“THE NUTCRACKER”: Fort Wayne Ballet, 8 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and Dec. 9-10; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 10-11, Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. Tickets start at $28 adults, $23 seniors, $18 youth, $15 children; $8 Sugar Plum parties follow each matinee. Opening night champagne reception after Dec. 2 performance; $10. 484-9646.

HOLIDAY STUDIO SHOW: Dec. 2-31, Art Farm. Take Indiana 37 toward Harlan, turn left at Cuba Road (flashing light), follow the road, it will turn right at the river and become Davis then will curve right again at the county line becoming North County Line, the farm will be on the right. Opening reception is 5-10 p.m. Dec. 2. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.

SANTA'S TRAIN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, 15808 Edgerton Road, east of New Haven. $4 train rides.

CHRISTMAS AT THE FORKS: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 3; 1-4 p.m. Dec. 4, Forks of the Wabash Historic Park, U.S. 24 and Indiana 9, Huntington.

SANTA AND THE REINDEER: Noon-4 p.m. Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE: Noon-6 p.m. Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 10-11, Historic Brookside, near Mirror Lake, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St. Park in Leesburg Road lots. $5 a person, $20 family maximum. Senior day 2-5 p.m. Dec. 9; $3 admission; senior groups may make reservations by calling Sister Gayle Rusbasan at 399-770, Ext. 6706.

WALK THROUGH BETHLEHEM: 5-8 p.m. Dec. 3; 2-5 p.m. Dec. 4, Leo United Methodist Church, 13527 Leo Road. Bring canned or dry items for the church's food bank.

WILLIAMS-WOODLAND HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: 5-9 p.m. Dec. 3; 1-5 p.m. Dec. 4, beginning at Simpson United Methodist Church, 2501 S. Harrison St. $12 at the door. $10 advance at Antiques on Broadway, Clinton Street Market, Neuhouser Garden and Gifts, Nature's Corner, BitterSweet Gifts, Candlelight Antiques and Lake City Bank locations.

STAR OF BETHLEHEM: 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 and Dec. 17; 1:30 and 3 p.m. Dec. 4; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and Dec. 16; 5 p.m. Dec. 11 and Dec. 18, University of Saint Francis, Shouweiler Planetarium, 2701 Spring St. $4 adults, $3 seniors and under age 18, $14 family maximum at the door.

HOLIDAY SHOW 2011: Dec. 3-Jan. 4, Lotus Gallery, 1301 Lafayette St. Opening reception, 3-4 p.m. Dec. 3.

THE LIVING CHRISTMAS TREE: 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3-4, Scottish Rite Auditorium, 431 W. Berry St. $10 advance, $12 at the door. Tickets available at Rustic Hutch at Pine Valley and Jefferson Pointe and at www.trinitycommunications.org and by calling 484-1029.

HANDEL'S “MESSIAH”: Dec. 3-4, First Mennonite Church, 566 W. Main St., Berne.

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: 7 p.m. Dec. 8-9; 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 10-11, Lakewood Park Baptist Church, 5555 DeKalb County Road 29, Auburn. Tickets: 1-260-925-2006.

CHRIST CHILD FESTIVAL: 6-9 p.m. Dec. 16; noon-8 p.m. Dec. 17; noon-6 p.m. Dec. 18, Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Free admission.

“NUTS AND CRACKERS”: 2 p.m. Dec. 18, Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 437 E. Berry St. $12 adults, $10 children. Tickets available Nov. 28: 424-6574.

FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC: “Holiday Pops,” 8 p.m. Dec. 9-10 and Dec. 16-17; 2 p.m. Dec. 17, Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. Tickets: 481-0777.

HEARTLAND SINGS: A WINTER'S SOLSTICE: 4 p.m. Dec. 11, First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 E. Wayne St.; 4 p.m. Dec. 18, Grace Episcopal Church, 10010 Aurora Place, Lakes of Liberty Mills, Liberty Mills Road. $20. 436-8080.

FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC: Handel's “Messiah,” 7 p.m. Dec. 14-15, IPFW, Auer Performance Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. $18.

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”: Youtheatre, 7 p.m. Dec. 16; 2 p.m. Dec. 17-18, Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. $15 adults, $10 students. 422-4226.

BOAR'S HEAD AND YULE LOG FESTIVAL: 5:30 and 8 p.m. Dec. 28-30, Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St. Tickets: 423-9424.

ICE FESTIVAL: Dec. 28-30, Shipshewana. Competition carvings, Dec. 29.

Single-day events

Saturday, Nov. 19

CRAFT BAZAAR: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Road.

CHRISTMAS MART: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive.

CRAFT FAIR: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Ivy Tech Community College, gymnasium, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.

BAZAAR: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Paul (Preble) Lutheran Church, 4510 W. 750N, Decatur.

LETTERMAN HOLIDAY SHOW: 7 p.m., Wagon Wheel Theatre, 2517 E. Center St., Warsaw. $28-$38.

Wednesday, Nov 23

DAVID COOK: Previous “American Idol” winner, 4-4:30 p.m., Jefferson Pointe. Free.

SANTA'S WORKSHOP: 4-7:30 p.m., Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

HOLIDAY FIREWORKS AND LIGHTS OF LOVE: 5-8 p.m, Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St. Fireworks at 7:45 p.m. Luminary display by Erin's House.

LIGHTING AND STAGECOACH DISPLAY: 5-8 p.m., Wells Fargo, Wayne and Calhoun streets.

HOLIDAY KICK-OFF PARTY: 5-9 p.m., Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. $5 adults, $3 ages 3-17, free ages 2 and under.

NORTHERN LIGHTS: 5:45 p.m., Aunt Millie's, 350 Pearl St.

SANTA AND HIS REINDEER LIGHT DISPLAY: Lighting at 6:15 p.m., Main and Calhoun streets.

NIGHT OF LIGHTS: 6-9 p.m., Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. $6.50 adults, $3 ages 12 and under.

LIGHT THE SKY: 6:30 p.m., Courthouse lawn, 715 S. Calhoun St. Launch $5 lanterns at 7 p.m.

Nov. 24

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

TURKEY TROT: 7:30-9:30 a.m., Salomon Farm Trail, 817 W. Dupont Road. Bring donations for Community Harvest Food Bank.

TURKEY TROT 5K RUN AND FUN WALK: 8 a.m., McDonald's, 60 Home St., Huntington. $18 pre-registered, $25 day of race. Registration forms: www.kidskampus.org.

GALLOPING GOBBLER: Thanksgiving Day run, 8:30 a.m., University of Saint Francis, Hutzell Athletic Center.

KOMETS: vs. Bloomington, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. $6-$21.

Nov. 25

HAPPY SHOPPING: 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Glenbrook Square, 4201 Coldwater Road. Holiday hours: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 26 and Dec. 12-16; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 27, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 28-Dec. 3, Dec. 5-10 and Dec. 27-30; 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 17 and Dec. 19-23; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 18; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 24; closed Christmas Day; 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 26; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 31.

HAPPY SHOPPING: 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center, Illinois Road at West Jefferson Boulevard. Holiday hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 26, Dec. 17 and Dec. 19-23; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 27, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 28-Dec. 3, Dec. 5-10, Dec. 12-16 and Dec. 26-30; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 24; closed Christmas Day; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 31.

SCHOOL'S OUT SKATE: Noon-4 p.m., Roller Dome North, 444 Coliseum Blvd. W., and Roller Dome South, 4540 Bluffton Road. $5.50 includes skates; $7 includes hot dog and drink.

CHRISTMAS PARADE OF LIGHTS: 5:30 p.m., downtown Garrett. Parade route: Warfield to Randolph Street, then north to King Street, then east to Second Street, then south on Second Street.

Nov. 26

CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Jude Catholic Church, corner of East State Boulevard and Randallia Drive. Food available.

TURKEY TROT: Bishop Luers High School, 333 E. Paulding Road. American English Beatles tribute band performs at 7:30 p.m. $20 advance, $30 day of show. Must be 21. 456-1261.

FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC: Holiday Pops, 7:30 p.m., Rochester High School, Rochester.

Nov. 27

FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC: Holiday Pops, 2:30 p.m., Huntington North High School, Huntington.

Nov. 29

FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC: Holiday Pops, 2:30 p.m., Westview Jr.-Sr. High School, Topeka.

SUMMIT CITY SINGERS: 7 p.m., Crossview Church, 12532 Grabill Road, Grabill. Free.

Dec. 1

MICHAEL RUSSELL O'BRIEN: Christmas concert, 7 p.m., Bishop Dwenger High School, 1300 E. Washington Center Road. $20 for two tickets and CD. 496-4855 or events@bishopdwenger.com

Dec. 2

IPFW HOLIDAY SWING CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., Rhinehart Music Center, Auer Performance Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 non-IPFW students, free IPFW students with ID and ages 10 and under. 481-6555.

HOLIDAY BALL: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Community Center, 233 W. Main St. $17 a person. Must be 21 or older. 427-6462 by Friday.

Dec. 3

HOLIDAY

COOKIE WALK AND BAKE SALE: Christ Child Society benefit event, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Auburn and Wallen roads. Proceeds benefit programs helping infants and children in needy families.

BREAKFAST AT THE MANGER: 9 and 10:45 a.m., First Assembly of God Christian Center, 1400 W. Washington Center Road. $5 advance, $6 at the door, $2 photos of child/children with Mary. 490-8585 or e-mail kristagschwend@firstassem blyfw.org.

BAZAAR: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., New Haven United Methodist Church, 630 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven.

HOLIDAY CRAFT BAZAAR: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lifeway Wesleyan Church, 7722 Moeller Road.

NEW ERA CHRISTMAS BAZAAR AND PERFORMANCE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Churubusco High School, 1 Eagle Drive, Churubusco. Churubusco Elementary Chimers perform at 10 a.m.; Churubusco High School New Era Show Choir performs at 2:30 p.m.

COOKIE WALK: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Summit City Lodge Hall, 3635 Portage Blvd. Santa available 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

CHRISTMAS COOKIE WALK: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Fort Wayne Sport Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave.

BREAKFAST WITH ST. NIKOLAUS: 10 a.m., Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive. $7. Reservations: www.fortwaynemaennerchor.us.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Orchard Gallery of Fine Art, 6312-A Covington Road. Free admission.

WINTER ART FAIR: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, 2810 Beacon St. Free admission.

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Brick Ark Inn, 215 N. Orange St., Albion.

CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM: 6-9 p.m., Salomon Farm, 817 W. Dupont Road. Free admission.

ARTAMENT: Cinema Center Downtown, 437 E. Berry St. Hanging art auction and film. Tickets: 426-3456.

Dec. 4

ALLEGHENY WESLEYAN COLLEGE CHOIR: “The Promised Messiah” concert, 10:30 a.m., Pilgrim Holiness Church, 1508 Ardmore Ave.

FAIR TRADE ALTERNATIVE SHOPPING BAZAAR: Noon-5:30 p.m., University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.

SANTA LUCIA FESTIVAL AND CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: 1:30 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, 7914 W. Cook Road. $5 adults, $3 ages 5-12, free under 5, $20 family maximum. Reservations: Sue Holm at 485-0164 or Joyce Moore at 434-4061 by Nov. 28.

CHRISTMAS SING-ALONG: 2 p.m., at ACRES Land Trust's Wing Haven Nature Preserve in Steuben County, 180 W. Road 400N, Angola.

BACH COLLEGIUM, A BAROQUE MUSIC ENSEMBLE “MESSIAH SING-ALONG”: 2 p.m., Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 1500 W. State Blvd. $5.

FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC: Holiday Pops, 2:30 p.m., DeKalb High School, Auburn.

ADVENT CANDLELIGHT CHORAL VESPERS: 4 p.m., Concordia Theological Seminary, Kramer Chapel, 6600 N. Clinton St. Free admission.

CANTERBURY CHRISTMAS: 4 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 611 W. Berry St.

LIGHTING OF THE LAKE AND LIVING NATIVITY: 6 p.m., Mirror Lake and University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St. Petting zoo, 5-5:50 p.m. Free admission.

CHRISTMAS MUSIC CONCERT: 7 p.m., University of Saint Francis, North Campus Auditorium, 2702 Spring St. Free admission.

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY CONCERT CHOIR: Handel's “Messiah,” 7:30 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, Huntington.

Dec. 5

IPFW

HOLIDAY CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., Rhinehart Music Center, Auer Performance Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 non-IPFW students, free IPFW students with ID and ages 10 and under.

Dec. 6

SUMMIT CITY SINGERS: 7 p.m., Towne House Retirement Center, 2209 St. Joe Center Road. Free.

FORT WAYNE AREA COMMUNITY BAND: 7:30 p.m., IPFW, Rhinehart Music Center, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 ages 6-18, free ages 5 and under and IPFW students with ID.

FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC: Holiday Pops, 7:30 p.m., Bellmont High School, Decatur.

Dec. 9

GERMAN CHRISTMAS SHOW: Dinner at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m., Fort Wayne Sport Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave. $30 dinner and show. Reservations: 1-260-244-6964 or 338-1324 by Dec. 4.

Dec. 10

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: 9-11 a.m., Jefferson Pointe mall at Flat Top Grill. Reservations: 432-4100.

SANTA AND HIS REINDEER VISIT THE ZOO: Sessions at 9, 9:30 (full), 10, 10:30 (full), 11 and 11:30 a.m.; noon, 12:30, 1, 1:30 and 2 p.m., Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd. $15 children, $10 adults. Registration required: www.kidszoo.org or call 427-6808.

WEE WILLIE WAND SHOP: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Faith United Church of Christ, 10707 Coldwater Road.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friends of the Third World, 611 W. Wayne St.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: 9 a.m., Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. $11 includes visit with Santa's reindeer noon-4 p.m. 427-6011 by Dec. 3.

Dec. 11

FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC: Holiday Pops, 2:30 p.m., Central Noble High School, Albion.

CONCORDIA LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT: “Bells of Christmas,” 4 p.m., Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. $12 adults, $6 seniors and students. Tickets: 483-1102 beginning Nov. 29.

SUMMIT CITY SINGERS: 4 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 729 W. Washington Blvd. Free.

Dec. 12

JIM BRICKMAN: 7:30 p.m., Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. $27.75-$47.75.

HOLIDAY DINNER AND LIGHT TOUR: Dinner at 5:30 p.m., light tour at 6:30 p.m., Community Center, 233 W. Main St. $13. Ages 55 and older. 427-6460 by Dec. 1.

Dec. 13

HOLIDAY TEA AT BROOKSIDE MANSION: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Brookside Mansion, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St. $25 tickets are available at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Road. Reservations: 435-3212 or email krisrajchel@vnhh.org.

SUMMIT CITY SINGERS: 7 p.m., Lutheran Life Village, 6701 S. Anthony Blvd. Free.

Dec. 15

ANNIE MOSES BAND: 7:30 p.m., First Assembly of God Christian Center, 1400 W. Washington Center Road. $20 artist circle and at the door, $12 advance, $8 each in groups of 10 or more, $5 ages 5-12, free under 6. Tickets available at itickets.com and Family Christian Store.

Dec. 18

FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC: Holiday Pops, 2 p.m. Warsaw High School, Warsaw.

WEINACHTSKONZERT: Performed by Fort Wayne Maennerchor/Damenchor, 4 p.m. St. Peter Catholic Church, 518 E. DeWald St. Free admission.

Dec. 20

HANUKKAH: Begins at sundown!

FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC: Holiday Pops, 7 p.m., First Church of God, Columbia City.

OAK RIDGE BOYS CHRISTMAS SHOW: 7:30 p.m., Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. $29.75-$46.25.

Dec. 21

FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC: Holiday Pops, 7:30 p.m., Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market St., Wabash. $15. 1-800-626-6345.

Dec. 24

CHRISTMAS EVE!

Dec. 25

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Dec. 26

•KWANZAA BEGINS!

Dec. 28

HANUKKAH: Ends at sundown.

Dec. 29

SNOWMOBILE RACES AND CHILI COOKOFF: Town Center, Shipshewana.

WINTER BREAKOUT: With Brother and Cougar Hunter, 8 p.m., Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. $9 advance, $10 week of show, $5 college students with valid ID.

Jan. 1

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

KWANZAA ENDS.