38th Annual Festival of Trees Now on Sale 2022 Festival Runs November 23 – 30

Fort Wayne, Ind. (Oct. 24, 2022) – The Festival of Trees is one of the region’s most anticipated holiday events, and the Embassy Theatre is thrilled to announce that tickets are now on sale. The organization will host the 38th annual Festival of Trees from Wednesday, November 23 through Wednesday, November 30. This year, Ambassador Enterprises is the event’s title sponsor.

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 Embassy expects over 20,000 visitors at this year’s festival.

The annual traditions at the Festival continue in 2022. Lobbies of the Embassy Theatre and Indiana Hotel will transform into a wonderland of uniquely themed and decorated trees in various sizes and shapes. Admission includes visits with Santa and festive entertainment on stage including the Grande Page pipe organ as well as youth choir and dance performances.

Breakfast with Santa is a popular featured event at the festival and will take place Friday and Saturday from 8:30-10:30 a.m. This annual event includes a private tour of the Festival of Trees FIRST at 8:30 a.m. with Breakfast with Santa programming beginning at 9 a.m. Mad Anthony will provide a scrumptious breakfast buffet, and Fort Wayne Youtheatre will perform an abbreviated yet engaging performance of Frozen Jr. Seating is very limited and sells out every year. Cost for the breakfast is $30 per person. Breakfast with Santa is sponsored by Steel Dynamics.

Breakfast with Santa tickets for November 25: https://www.ticketmaster.com/breakfast-with-santa-fort-wayne-indiana-11-25-2022/event/05005D3CB7B92FE5

Breakfast with Santa tickets for November 26: https://www.ticketmaster.com/breakfast-with-santa-fort-wayne-indiana-11-26-2022/event/05005D3CB7E8300E

The Embassy still has a few tree sponsorships available as long as the business or organization can supply a decorator. The final tree deadline is Friday, November 4. Interested parties should reach out to Stephanie Carlson, grants and sponsorships director, at stephanie@fwembassytheatre.org or at 260.247.6076.

Ticket pricing for the Festival of Trees is $10/adult (13+ years), $5/youth ages 1-12 and children under 1 year old are free (ticket is still required for entry to determine an accurate visitor count).

Festival of Trees tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/festival-of-trees-fort-wayne-indiana-11-30-2022/event/05005CF2933D1BBC

A basic festival schedule can be found below. Details on stage programming and other festival details can be found here: http://fwembassytheatre.org/festival-of-trees/.

2022 Festival of Trees Schedule

Wed., Nov. 23: 6 – 9 p.m.

Thur., Nov. 24: 3 – 7 p.m. (Thanksgiving)

  • ( Seuss’ The Grinch (2018) animated film screening at 4 p.m.)

Fri., Nov. 25 – Mon., Nov. 28: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Breakfast with Santa is held on Friday and Saturday from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Tue., Nov. 29 – Wed. Nov. 30: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Tuesday is Senior Day (open to all ages) – Senior Day is sponsored by Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana.

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

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.

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