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Community Sing-Along with the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir Program

 

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2021 Festival of Trees: November 24 – December 1

Ticket pricing for the Festival of Trees 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 (available December 1). Masks are highly recommended at Embassy events.

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 70 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 group performances. Attendees are encouraged to register to win show tickets and other goodies as well as vote for their favorite trees! Also noteworthy are the animated holiday windows along the building on Harrison Street.

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. That ticket will be available for purchase on December 1.

Breakfast with Santa is a popular featured event and will take place Friday through Sunday of the festival. Call the STAR Bank box office to make reservations: 260.424-5665.

2021 Festival of Trees Schedule

Wednesday, November 24: 6-9 p.m. – OPENING NIGHT as a part of Night of Lights; Grande Page pipe organ plays the entire time! Organists featured include Trebor Trahin, Cletus Goens and Doug Schultz .

Thursday, November 25: 12-8 p.m. – THANKSGIVING – See Dr. Suess’ The Grinch (2018) animated film at 1, 3 and 5 p.m! THREE SCREENINGS to help accommodate busy holiday schedules.

Friday, November 26, through Sunday, November 28: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday, November 26 Stage Entertainment:

11 a.m.                        Grande Page pipe organ featuring Doug Schultz

noon                            Ellie Paige Dance Academy

1 p.m.                          Fred Astaire Dance Studios (Easter Seals ARC)

2 p.m.                          Fred Astaire Dance Studios

3 p.m.                          5, 6, 7, 8 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.                          Fatima Washington

8 p.m.                          2020 Virtual Festival of Trees

Saturday, November 27 Stage Entertainment:

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

Noon                           Dance NY Style Studio of Dance

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

2 p.m.                          En Croix Ballet

3 p.m.                          Julie’s School of Dance

4 p.m.                          Studio 149

5 p.m.                          Razz M’jazz Dance Studio

6 p.m.                          SheeKriStyle Academy of Dance

7 p.m.                          Beacons of Light Dance

8 p.m.                          Beacons of Light Dance

Sunday, November 28 Stage Entertainment:

11 a.m.                        Grande Page pipe organ featuring Cletus Goens

noon                            Starz Dance Academy

1 p.m.                          Starz Dance Academy

2 p.m.                          Icon Dance Center

3 p.m.                          Pulse Dance Academy

4 p.m.                          Northeast School of Dance

5 p.m.                          Fort Wayne Dance Collective

6 p.m.                          SCMT

7 p.m.                          Dyson Dance Studio

8 p.m.                          2020 Virtual Festival of Trees

Monday, November 29: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. & 5-8 p.m.

Stage Entertainment:

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

10 a.m.                       Grande Page pipe organ featuring Parker Maas

11 a.m.                        2020 Virtual Festival of Trees

noon                           Grande Page pipe organ featuring Doug Schultz

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

Tuesday, November 30: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. SENIOR DAY – Sponsored by Aging & In-Home Services

(open to all ages)

Stage Entertainment:

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

10 a.m.                      Fort Wayne Ballroom Dance Company

11 a.m.                       Fred Astaire Dance Studio

noon                          Rusty Ammerman’s Dimensions of Illusions

Wednesday, December 1: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. FINAL DAY

Stage Entertainment:

9 a.m.                        Concordia High School Choir

10 a.m.                      Northrop High School

11 a.m.                       Canterbury Middle School Orchestra

noon                           PFW Ensemble

Entertainment schedules are subject to change.

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 The Journal Gazette, ABC21, Adams Radio Group, glo Magazine and Senior Life Newspaper.


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. 


Sponsorship information

Sponsorships are closed for the 2021 Festival. If you would like to sponsor a 2022 tree, email Kent Castleman at kent@fwembassytheatre.org

Festival of Trees is the Embassy’s signature fundraising event and dollars raised benefit the nonprofit’s operations and programming. Founded in 1984, the Festival of Trees is a fundraising and community goodwill event. Revenue supports ongoing operational and restoration efforts for the Embassy Theatre Foundation, Inc.

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 20+ performance slots on the stage during the weekend festival hours. 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 attracts more than 22,000 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.