5 Things to Do in Fort Wayne, IN This Winter

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It’s official, Winter has arrived! But don’t let the cold keep you inside. There’s plenty of Winter fun to be had in Fort Wayne. Don’t stay cooped up all Winter, get out and enjoy the season!

Here are five great suggestions to help you make the most of Winter in Fort Wayne.

You Won’t Want to Miss These Fun Winter Things to Do in Fort Wayne

Ice Skating

You need to check out Headwaters Park Ice Arena this winter. If anything speaks to you of winter in a simpler time, it would be this traditional seasonal activity.

Skating is an excellent activity for a date, or to enjoy with friends, and at $5 per adult ($3 for kids), $2 skate rental, and free parking it’s affordable.

Yeah, but I have a few kids. Well first bless you, and second, they offer children 13 and under free on Wednesdays, so get those kids away from the TV for a night of family fun.

Mmmm, Chocolate

Now that you are chilly from spending the day skating outdoors you may want to warm up with a nice cup of hot cocoa at DeBrand Fine Chocolates.

What’s better than that you may ask? How about a cup of hot cocoa with a shot of espresso in it. Seriously, as if that wasn’t good enough, you can have the pleasure of trying one of their confectionary creations.

With four retail shops in Fort Wayne, you are never far away. Their first-class ambiance and outstanding customer service make this a fantastic date night or a special treat for the kids. Honestly, this has to be one of the most delectable things to do in Fort Wayne.

Downtown Holiday Window Displays

Shopping is a necessary task during the holiday season, but the city kicks it up a notch to make window shopping is one of the many fun things to do in Fort Wayne.

Taking a cheerful stroll downtown can be romantic for couples or fun for the family. View the beautifully decorated windows of participating businesses and organizations and vote for your favorites online–Tweet or Instagram using #HolidayFestFW.

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

If you’re looking for non-holiday things to do in Fort Wayne, you should definitely check out the Fort Wayne Museum of Art(FWMoA). It’s the crowning jewel of the Fort Wayne art scene.

With traveling exhibitions, you will never see the same museum twice. The FWMoA has so much to offer from lectures, catered gallery events, tours, an art club for teens, and amazing works of art.

The cost is $8 for adults, $6 for students (K-college) and seniors, and $20 for families. But fear not if you are pinching your pennies, they also offer free admission on Thursdays from 5-8p.m.

Botanical Conservatory

The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory has a plethora of activities coming up this winter season. You won’t want to miss their Holiday Kick-Off Party, Snow Days Concert, and Breakfast with Santa!

Santa and the Reindeer will appear three Saturdays in December, and there are two Holiday Swag Workshops.

But possibly the most enticing activity of all is the botanical gardens done up in lights for the holidays. You can even purchase a s’mores kit in the gift shop and share a cozy moment near the patio firepit.

Or maybe you want to get away from the cold all together while exploring the indoor gardens. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for kids ages 3-17, and free for age 2 and under.

The Botanical Garden is indeed one of the best things to do in Fort Wayne this holiday season.

Fun in the Fort!

Luckily Montrose Square Apartments is around 15 minutes or less from all of these excellent activities. Get out there and enjoy the wonderful things to do in Fort Wayne this Winter.

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One Response to 5 Things to Do in Fort Wayne, IN This Winter

  1. J Fraters says:

    Thank you for those ideas. I hopoe that you all have a wonderful Christmas Holiday.

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