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Santa Unexpected


SANTAUNEXPECTED WEBSITEBEST FM 95.1 WAJI is surprising listeners around Fort Wayne with the BEST gifts this season, thanks to Gordmans and Rise & Roll Bakery.

Tell us below where you listen at work and the BEST FM Morning Show with Sid, Angie and James could be stopping by to visit you with a $50 gift card from Gordmans, on Illinois Road across from Jefferson Pointe, and two dozen delicious donuts courtesy of Rise & Roll Bakery.

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Counting Crows – the Embassy Theatre

COUNTING CROWS WEBSITECounting Crows are coming to Fort Wayne and the historic Embassy Theatre on Sunday, December 7th as part of their Somewhere Under Wonderland Tour! You can get your tickets HERE and at the Embassy Theatre box office. Tickets will be on sale for  $88, $68, $58, and $48.

Santa Unexpected

SANTAUNEXPECTED WEBSITEBEST FM 95.1 WAJI is surprising listeners around Fort Wayne with the BEST gifts this season, thanks to Gordmans and Rise & Roll Bakery. Want an “unexpected” visit? Click HERE to enter!

Max and Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite

max n rubyWednesday, December 10th, Max & Ruby bring to life a wonderful tradition this holiday season at the Honeywell Center in Wabash!! Inspired by one of the greatest musical scores ever composed – Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite – the beloved bunny siblings star in Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite. Listen to win your tickets on BEST-FM 95.1 WAJI or click HERE to purchase

Riley Radiothon

The BEST FM 95.1 WAJI RILEY RADIOTHON will be December 17th from the Simon Family Tower located in the heart of the Riley Hospital for Children. We are excited to bring you a new date this year to recognize the Gift Of Hope for the thousands of Fort Wayne area children who are served by Riley.  There are several ways to participate including giving the day of the radiothon or by donating early by clicking HERE.

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The BEST List


Each week, BEST FM 95.1 WAJI and SUMMIT CITY BICYCLES AND FITNESS have teamed up with VISIT FORT WAYNE to present:

The Best List: Five Things To Do In Fort Wayne

This list is updated constantly with new things for you and your family to see, do and explore around greater Fort Wayne. Who knew we had so much to do every weekend?

Plus, you have a chance to win a brand new bike to start the new year from Summit City Bicycles and Fitness… just scroll down to the bottom of this page and fill out the entry form!





Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10 am – 5 pm

On Sat. and Sun., Nov. 29 and 30, the Indiana Artisan Holiday Marketplace presents an opportunity to buy one-of-a-kind artwork and artisan foods directly from the Hoosiers who make it.  Hosted by Indiana Artisan co-chairs Kristy Jo Beber and Wayne Shive, the event will encourage guests to sample chocolates, candies, noodles, wines, and more, in addition to meeting visual artists recognized for being at the height of their craft.  In addition to shopping for the holidays, guests will enjoy live art and craft demonstrations and food and drink tasting.

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$7 – no charge for those ages 14 and younger



All the flair and panache of the era between World War I and II are captured in the Conservatory’s holiday interpretation of Art Deco style and Roaring 20s chic. An elegant plaza invites festive gatherings under a snowflake canopy, where guests relax with the free-ranging sounds of big band jazz music. Crisp symmetry merges with uptown drama as wine-colored poinsettias anchor the shimmering décor of silver, gold, and champagne.  Make your own wonderful holiday memories in the midst of gossamer elegance, a setting of beauty and romance.

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Thursday 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday Noon – 4 pm, Closed Mondays
Open Thanksgiving Day, 4 – 8 pm 
Admission: Adults $5,  Children (ages 3-17) $3,  Age 2 and Under FREE


Keeping a long tradition, the annual Night of Lights will take place November 26 making downtown a magical place with sparkling streets and heart-warming traditions.  The Night of Lights will include holiday lighting ceremonies from great downtown businesses and organizations and the fun doesn’t stop after the lightings as great family events and activities will be happening throughout the evening all around Downtown Fort Wayne.


5:15 p.m. History Center Turret Lighting (Barr Street)
5:30 p.m. University of Saint Francis Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center (PAC) Wreath Lighting (Berry Street)
5:45 p.m. Aunt Millie’s Northern Lights (Pearl Street)
6:00 p.m. Community Center Santa’s Workshop display (Main Street)
6:15 p.m. Santa and his Reindeer at PNC with Mayor Tom Henry, Santa and special guests (Main and Berry Streets)
6:45 p.m.  Wells Fargo Holiday Display and Indiana Michigan Power Merry Christmas Wreath with a special performance by the Northrop High School Show Choir (I & M Power Center Plaza)
7:15 p.m. Botanical Conservatory & Embassy Theatre Window Lighting (Jefferson)
7:45 p.m. Parkview Field Fireworks (Jefferson)

Downtown HolidayFest continues through the end of the year with performances, festivals, art events, Holly Trolley Shopping, and so much more. 

Admission Fees: Free, Individual venues may charge admission



The Festival of Gingerbread attracts crowds who come to view the creations of individuals of all ages, families and professionals. Over 100 creations made of edible materials by persons ranging in age from pre-schoolers to adults including professional chefs are featured.
Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Admission Fees: Regular museum admission fees apply unless noted otherwise for special events
Adults (19-58)–$6.00
Seniors (59+)–$4.00
Students (3-18)–$4.00
Ages 2 & under–free 

Festival of Gingerbread 2014 Program Schedule:
Wednesday, November 26, 5:00PM to 9:00PM
Visit Santa Claus in the Orientation Room during Lighting Night, $3 per person
Saturday, November 29th, 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Create Your Own Ornament, $1 plus regular museum admission
Sunday, November  30th, 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Holidays around the World, $1 plus regular museum admission
Tuesday, December 2nd, 5:00PM to 9:00PM
AEP Indiana Michigan Power Free Night
Free Book Giveaway by Women United
Saturday, December 6th, 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Visit Santa Claus this afternoon at the History Center, regular museum admission
Sunday, December 7th, 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Storytelling with Real Men Read, regular museum admission
Saturday, December 13th, 1:00PM to 4:00PM
“Science of Sugary Structures”
Presented by Science Central. Explore sturdy (and not so sturdy) structures by making your own edible creation, $3 plus regular museum admission 
Sunday, December 14th, 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Cookie Decorating Party, $1 plus regular museum admission



Beginning with the Night of Lights, the Embassy Festival of Trees is a featured stop in the city’s annual downtown lighting ceremony, offering the opening of the Harrison Street animated holiday windows and viewing of the trees.  Founded in 1984, the Festival of Trees is a fundraising and community goodwill event that supports ongoing operational and restoration efforts for the Embassy Theatre Foundation, Inc.
2014 Event Dates/Times
Night of Lights, Wed., Nov. 26, 6-9 p.m. 
Thurs., Nov. 27, 4-8 p.m. (featuring Grande Page Organ music)
Fri.-Sun., Nov. 28- Nov. 30, 12-8 p.m. (youth entertainment on the Embassy stage)
Mon., Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Senior Day (open to the public, special information for Seniors) 
Tues., Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Wed., Dec. 3, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tots and Trees (open to the public, special activities for kids) 



AND, don’t forget to register to win an Electra Townie 7D men’s or women’s bike from Summit City Bikes and Fitness!

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The Townie introduced Electra’s patented Flat Foot Technology® to the world.  With an upright seating position that lets you see the world better and place your feet flat on the ground whenever you want, the Townie sets a new standard in comfort and control.

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Win a Car for the Kids

peg perigo john deereWin a new “vehicle” for your kids — a Peg Perego battery operated John Deere Gator XUV!! It’s EASY to get in the running… simply stop by Fort Wayne Kia in the 14/69 Auto Mall in Illinois Road, fill out the entry blank! The deadline to enter is November 30th… Good Luck!