Decorate the holiday windows at the Embassy Theatre

News release from the Embassy Theatre:

Decorate the holiday windows at the Embassy Theatre

(August 14, 2014) – The Embassy Theatre is looking for individuals or groups interested in decorating the animated holiday windows along Harrison Street for the 2014 holiday season.

These windows are reminiscent of the holidays in downtown Fort Wayne when locally owned department store Wolf and Dessaur would unveil beautiful decorated windows for Christmas that showcased animated elves, Santa and other holiday characters in a winter or holiday scene. Lines of people would stream down the sidewalk to take in all the magic.

In 2009, the Embassy Theatre with the help of Fort Wayne Metals brought back these magical windows utilizing some of the original W & D animated characters. Through the hard work and expertise of Corner House owners David and Kathy James, the animated holiday windows became a holiday favorite once again for Fort Wayne.

To celebrate 30 years of the Embassy’s Festival of Trees, the windows will be awarded to individuals or groups that would like to utilize their skills and imagination in bringing these windows to life for everyone to enjoy. Specific guidelines and requirements are at, click on Festival of Trees.

“We can’t wait to see what ideas people may have for our windows,” said Kelly Updike, Embassy executive director. “We encourage professional decorators, artists, universities, clubs, groups and anyone with an artistic flair to share their talents with the Embassy and the community.”


About the Embassy Theatre
Built in 1928, the historic Embassy Theatre features national productions from the Broadway stage, concerts of all musical formats, cinema, educational programming and a continued commitment to young people. For more information, visit

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