I love my town. It’s small enough not to be overwhelming, yet big enough to have lots of wonderful events. Like this one — the Embassy Festival of Trees. It’s held at the downtown historic Embassy Theater. Various businesses decorate trees, which fill the lobby at Christmas time. How beautiful it is!
I enjoyed wandering the area, just taking photos and enjoying all the lights and decor. I remember visiting the Festival of Trees with the girls when they were little, pointing out things to them. It was fun then, and it’s fun now as well, to visit and have the opportunity to contemplate …
There was even a big collection of Nutcrackers. Beautiful and fun!
My real reason for visiting was to see a piano student perform in a “Frozen” themed ballet program. I love watching my “piano kids” involved in their various activities, and it’s fun to realize that even though my own kids are growing up, there will always be kids out there to teach and to enjoy. Throughout the festival, musical groups perform on the Embassy stage. You can watch dance, listen to an orchestra or a choir, or even watch gymnastics.
Throughout the trees, friendly and helpful Embassy volunteers were stationed to greet visitors and answer questions.
If you live anywhere near Fort Wayne, plan to visit the festival. It’s almost over for this year — its 30th year — but it happens annually. Do you have a similar Christmas tradition in your town? I’d love to hear about it.