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2022 Festival of Trees: November 23 – November 30


Ticket pricing for the Festival of Trees will remain the same as 2021: $10/adult (13+ years), $5/youth ages 1-12, children under 1 year old are free (ticket required). 

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Event Information

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.

The annual traditions at the festival continue in 2022. Lobbies of the Embassy Theatre and Indiana Hotel will transform into a wonderland of decorated trees at various sizes, shapes and a broad array of themes. 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. Attendees are encouraged to register to win various goodies as well as vote for their favorite trees! Also noteworthy are the animated holiday windows along the building on Harrison Street.

Note: Breakfast with Santa is now SOLD OUT.

Breakfast with Santa is a popular featured event and will take place Friday and Saturday of this year’s festival. This annual event includes a private tour of the Festival of Trees FIRST at 8:30 a.m. and then Breakfast with Santa programming to begin around 9 a.m. Mad Anthony will provide a scrumptious breakfast buffet. The whole family will enjoy an engaging performance of Frozen Jr. from the Fort Wayne Youtheatre. Plus, a fun emcee will make this an experience to remember for all in attendance. Seating is very limited. This sells out every year!

Breakfast with Santa is sponsored by Steel Dynamics.

Thank you to our partners Dynamic Sound Entertainment and Alomar Entertainment.

2022 Festival of Trees Schedule

Wednesday, November 23: 6-9 p.m. – OPENING NIGHT as a part of Night of Lights

6 p.m.                  Grande Page pipe organ – Trebor Trahin

7 p.m.                  Grande Page pipe organ – Cletus Goens

8 p.m.                  Grande Page pipe organ – Doug Schultz

Thursday, November 24: 3-7 p.m. – THANKSGIVING

3 p.m.                  Grande Page pipe organ

4 p.m.                  Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018) animated film

6 p.m.                  Grande Page pipe organ – Cletus Goens

Friday, November 25, through Monday, November 28: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday, November 25 Stage Entertainment:

11 a.m.                   Grande Page pipe organ – Trebor Trahin

noon                     Ellie Paige Dance Academy

1 p.m.                    Fred Astaire Dance Studios (Go-Dance)

2 p.m.                    Fred Astaire Dance Studios

3 p.m.                    5678! School of Dance

4 p.m.                    K. Monique’s Studio of Dance

5 p.m.                    Amaneceres De Mexico Dance

6 p.m.                    Ratio Dance

7 p.m.                    Those Two Guys in Suits and Ties

Saturday, November 26 Stage Entertainment:

11 a.m.                    Grande Page pipe organ – Trebor Trahin

Noon                      Dance NY Style Studio of Dance

1 p.m.                      Razz M’jazz Dance Studio

2 p.m.                     En Croix Ballet

3 p.m.                     Julie’s School of Dance

4 p.m.                     Kinetic Revelation Academy of Dance and the Arts

5 p.m.                      SheeKriStyle Academy of Dance

6 p.m.                      Beacons of Light Dance

7 p.m.                      Beacons of Light Dance

Sunday, November 27 Stage Entertainment:

11 a.m.                     Grande Page pipe organ – Parker Maas

noon                        Starz Dance Academy

1 p.m.                       Starz Dance Academy

2 p.m.                       Icon Dance Center

3 p.m.                       Pulse Dance Center

4 p.m.                       Northeast School of Dance

5 p.m.                       Fort Wayne Dance Collective

6 p.m.                       Tiffany & Co. Studio of Dance

7 p.m.                       Dyson Dance Studio

Monday, November 28 Stage Entertainment:

11 a.m.                       Grande Page pipe organ – Trebor Trahin

noon                         Reverie Dance Studio

1 p.m.                        Kyrou’s Music Studio

2 p.m.                        Rusty Ammerman’s Dimensions of Illusions

3 p.m.                        Miami Middle School String Ensemble

4 p.m.                        TreVionte “The Voice”

5 p.m.                        Grande Page pipe organ – Cletus Goens

6:30 p.m.                  Community Sing-Along with the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir – Be sure to tour the Festival of Trees BEFORE this performance!

Tuesday, November 29: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. SENIOR DAY sponsored by Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana (open to all ages)

Stage Entertainment:

9 a.m.                        Grande Page pipe organ – Trebor Trahin

10 a.m.                    South Side High School Orchestra

11 a.m.                      Kathryn Fenstermacher – Harp Player

noon                         Heartland Sings – Christmas Piano Bar

Wednesday, November 30: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (FINAL DAY OF FESTIVAL)

Stage Entertainment:

9 a.m.                        Concordia High School Choir

10 a.m.                      Northrop High School Choir

11 a.m.                       Canterbury Middle School Orchestra

noon                        PFW Ensemble

Entertainment schedules are subject to change.

The 2022 Festival of Trees is made possible by with additional support from Indiana Michigan Power and AEP Foundation, Fort Wayne Metals, Steel Dynamics, STAR Financial Bank, Sweetwater, Dan’s Porch & Patio, 3Rivers Federal Credit Union, Lincoln Financial Foundation, PHP, BluSpoon Catering, Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana and Fifth Third Bank.

Media sponsors are Fort Wayne Newspapers, ABC21, Adams Radio Group, Glo magazine and Senior Life newspapers.

Activities at the Embassy are made possible in part by Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne and the Indiana Arts Commission.

Next Year’s Sponsorship Opportunities


If you’d like information about sponsoring the 2023 Festival of Trees, please contact

Embassy Festival of Trees offers organizations a unique opportunity to participate in an annual community event and the Embassy Theatre Foundation’s largest fundraiser:

Youth Performance Education Opportunity — Youth entertainment on the Embassy stage is a highlight of the festival, with regional dance groups and choirs filling 30+ performance slots on the stage during the busy weekend festival hours as well as slots on Senior and Kids Days. The youth performances provide an entertainment backdrop for the festival and young performers receive an opportunity to experience the Embassy’s Broadway-scaled stage.

Community Visibility — The Festival of Trees generally attracts more than 20,000 visitors annually to the Embassy Theatre. Beginning with the Night of Lights, the Embassy is a featured stop in the city’s annual downtown lighting ceremony, offering the opening of the Harrison Street holiday windows and the opening night for Festival of Trees.

Community Collaboration — This event opens the doors to Fort Wayne and surrounding communities and gives the public the opportunity to participate as patrons, musical performers, event volunteers, sponsors and/or tree decorators. The Festival of Trees is proud to partner with other downtown holiday festivals to make downtown the finest holiday destination in northeast Indiana.

Economic Development — In keeping with its mission to “preserve and operate one of Indiana’s largest historic theatres,” the Embassy manages ongoing restoration and maintenance efforts, all with the primary goal of improving and securing the theater for future generations. These efforts are accomplished by offering diverse programming and events and welcoming more than 110,000 patrons and performers each year.