The Embassy Announces Schedule for the 37th Annual Festival of Trees

Tickets on sale November 1

Fort Wayne, Ind. (Oct. 18 , 2021) – The Festival of Trees is one of the region’s most anticipated holiday traditions, and the Embassy Theatre is excited to formally announce that it will host the 37th annual Festival of Trees from Wednesday, November 24 through Wednesday, December 1.

Founded in 1984, the Festival of Trees supports ongoing operational and restoration efforts for the Embassy Theatre Foundation. The Festival is the organization’s largest annual fundraising event.

Lobbies of the Embassy Theatre and Indiana Hotel will transform into a wonderland of decorated trees under the theme of The Magic of the Season. Patrons will tour the spectacular venue to view 65 decorated trees. Admission includes visits with Santa (various dates and time) and festive entertainment on stage including the Grande Page pipe organ as well as youth choir and dance performances. The organization will again offer a virtual ticketing option to share with friends, coworkers and family who cannot attend in person or to provide the perfect holiday backdrop to play on televisions at holiday celebrations.

Breakfast with Santa is a popular featured event and will take place Friday through Sunday of the Festival. Cost for the breakfast will be $30 per person (reservation required, very limited seating). Tickets go on sale for both the Festival of Trees and Breakfast with Santa on Monday, November 1. Please note that the Embassy will offer additional Santa experiences in December. A future news release will provide details.

Ticket pricing will remain the same as 2020: $10/adult (13+ years), $5/youth ages 1-12, children under 1 year old are free (ticket required) and $25 virtual tour (virtual ticket will be available for purchase December 1). Masks are highly recommended at Embassy events.

A basic Festival schedule can be found below. The Embassy will publish additional Festival of Trees programming and details once tickets are on sale.

2021 Festival of Trees Schedule

Wed., Nov. 24: 6-9 p.m. (OPENING DAY corresponds with Night of Lights activities)

Thur., Nov. 25: 12-8 p.m. THANKSGIVING

  • (Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018) animated film showing at 5 p.m.)

Fri., Nov. 26 – Sun., Nov. 28: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

  • Breakfast with Santa is also held from 8:30-approximately 10:30 a.m. (separate ticketed event)

Mon., Nov. 29: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. & 5-8 p.m.

  • Fort Wayne Children’s Choir Community Sing-Along from 6:30-8 p.m.

Tue., Nov. 30: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. SENIOR DAY (open to all ages)

Wed., Dec. 1: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. FINAL DAY

The 2021 Festival of Trees is made possible by support from Indiana Michigan Power and AEP Foundation, Steel Dynamics, Fort Wayne Metals, STAR Financial Bank, Chuck & Lisa Surack and Sweetwater, and 3Rivers Federal Credit Union.

Media sponsors are Fort Wayne Newspapers, ABC21, Adams Radio Group, and The Papers.

Programming at the Embassy Theatre is made possible by the support of the Indiana Arts Commission, Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. 

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