38th Annual Festival of Trees announced

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The Embassy Theatre is excited to formally announce that it will host the 38th annual Festival of Trees from Wednesday, November 23, 2022, through Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

News release from the Embassy Theatre:

The Embassy Announces Schedule for the 38th Annual Festival of Trees
Final call for sponsorships and tree decorators

Fort Wayne, Indiana (September 22, 2022) – 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 38th annual Festival of Trees from Wednesday, November 23 through Wednesday, November 30. This year, Ambassador Enterprises has come on board as 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. Last year’s event presented a record number of trees for the organization.

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.

Breakfast with Santa is a popular featured event and will take place Friday and Saturday of the Festival. Cost for the breakfast will be $30 per person (reservation required, very limited seating). Breakfast with Santa is sponsored by Steel Dynamics. Tickets go on sale for both the Festival of Trees and Breakfast with Santa on Monday, October 17 at 10 a.m.

The Embassy is still accepting tree sponsorships through Saturday, October 8. If you are interested in sponsoring a tree, please reach out to Stephanie Carlson, grants and sponsorships director, at stephanie@fwembassytheatre.org or at 260.247.6076.

In addition, members of the community who wish to be involved in tree decoration should contact Diana Amstutz, house services director, at diana@fwembassytheatre.org or at 260.247.3691.

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

Ticket pricing will remain the same as 2021: $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).

A basic festival schedule can be found below. The Embassy will keep the following page up to date as we move through this holiday season: https://fwembassytheatre.org/festival-of-trees/.

2022 Festival of Trees Schedule

  • Wednesday, November 23, 2022: 6-9 p.m. (Opening Day corresponds with Night of Lights activities)
  • Thursday, November 24, 2022: 3-7 p.m. Thanksgiving
    (Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018) animated film screening at 4 p.m.)
  • Friday, November 25, 2022 – Mon., Nov. 28: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
    Breakfast with Santa is held on Friday and Saturday from 8:30-approximately 10:30 a.m. (separate ticketed event)
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2022 – Wed. Nov. 30: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Tuesday is Senior Day (open to all ages)

The 2022 Festival of Trees is made possible with additional support from Indiana Michigan Power and AEP Foundation, Fort Wayne Metals, STAR Financial Bank, Sweetwater, 3Rivers Federal Credit Union, Lincoln Financial Foundation 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.


About the Embassy Theatre
Built in 1928, the Embassy Theatre is Indiana’s largest self-sustaining historic theater. Originally known as the Emboyd, with the adjoining seven-story Indiana Hotel, the majestic movie palace and vaudeville theater introduced Indiana to the biggest stars of stage and screen. Today, the Embassy is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Combining the beauty of a bygone era with the energy and diversity of today’s performers, the Embassy is the showplace of Northern Indiana. Many choose to host events and weddings at the Embassy, as it offers flexibility and a unique event experience in an iconic piece of Fort Wayne history. Visit the Embassy at https://fwembassytheatre.org/ for more information.

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