in the Park

Franke Park
Dec. 5 & 6
10 am - 5 pm
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wagon rides

The goal of the Christ Child Festival is to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas by sharing the love of Christ with our community by providing a fun, free, family-friendly festival.


In 1951, a handful of Christians were motivated to plan an event celebrating the true meaning of Christmas! Ours and other Christ Child festivals became a mainstay in community life, but Fort Wayne is the only city we know of that has continued to offer an interdenominational Christian celebration free of charge. Read More.




The Christ Child Festival of Fort Wayne is an annual event provided by volunteers who have a heart for providing our community with a free, fun, family-friendly festival with a focus on the Reason for the Season.

If you would like to volunteer and be a vital part of this gift to the community, please visit our volunteer section.


news & notes

Participate in this year's banner design contest. The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate for DeBrand Fine Chocolate. The submission deadline is April 15. Click the photo below for complete details.


Christmas in the Park won Reader's Choice BEST FESTIVAL two consecutive years! Thank you to all who voted for 2019's first place award. 


Go to CONTACT for more 

Franke Park, 2019

3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN

Saturday, December 5, 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday, December 6, 10 am - 5 pm