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UPDATED: Night of Lights still a go, but some activities adjusted because of wind; ‘Christmas on Broadway’ tree falls

The "Christmas on Broadway" tree was blown over by strong gusts Wednesday and will be righted Friday. (News-Sentinel.com photo by Kevin Leininger)
The Night of Lights is still on for Wednesday night, but some events have been affected. (News-Sentinel.com file photo)

Wednesday evening’s Night of Lights lighting ceremonies will still take place, but some outdoor festivities will be limited to protect public safety due to expected strong wind gusts. Other activities may be subject to change or limited in scope depending on conditions.

Another Fort Wayne Christmas tradition was affected more dramatically by Wednesday’s gusts, with the “Christmas on Broadway” tree outside the Shine and Hardin law office toppled shortly after noon. It is scheduled to be righted on Friday.

Lighting & activities adjustments for Wednesday night include:

• Aunt Millie’s will not have a tent in its parking lot this evening. Their event will be held indoors at the former Office Furniture showroom, 256 W. Main St., right across Webster Street from the usual tent location. They will light their building at 6 pm as scheduled, and will still serve hot cider and slices of Aunt Millie’s Raisin Swirl Bread.

• Although I&M Power Center will still be serving hot cocoa this evening, their Holiday Concert has been moved to Parkview Field. The Renee Gonzalez Trio will perform in the Parkview Field Suite Level Lounge from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

• The Fireworks Show at Parkview Field has been cancelled due to safety concerns but all fans at the ballpark will be treated to holiday-themed entertainment, with a video board holiday light show set for 8 p.m.

HolidayFest, featuring the Night of Lights, is presented by Lutheran Health Network and the Downtown Improvement District and sponsored by PNC Bank, TriCore Logic, Fort Wayne Newspapers, Wane 15, The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Do It Best, PERRY proTECH, Bright Signs Marketing, Sweetwater, Bona Vita Architecture, Visit Fort Wayne, Hanning & Bean Enterprises, SIRVA International, Majic 95.1 and Classic Hits 101.7.

For information on HolidayFest events go to HolidayFestDowntown.com

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