The outdoor Christmas lights, green and red and gold and blue and twinkling, remind me that most people are that way all year round--kind, generous, friendly and with an occasional moment of ecstasy...--Harlan Miller (Better Homes and Gardens)

Christmas lights play a special part in our holiday season. Join us as we take a look at one of Fort Wayne's long-standing Christmas traditions: The downtown Christmas lights of Santa and his reindeer.


In this wiki we will take an in-depth look at:
~ The history of the Christmas lights
-The Wolf & Dessauer Department Store
-The Wolf & Dessauer Christmas Lights
-Wolf & Dessauer Memories
~ The present day Christmas lights
-Present Day Information
-Present Day Survey
-Christmas Light Traditions
~ The technical aspect of the Christmast lights
-Shining Santa
-Animated Santa!
-Talkin' 'bout Santa
~ Other Fort Wayne Christmas traditions
-Festival - Trees
-Festival - Gingerbread
-Botanical Conservatory

Please enjoy our trip into one of Fort Wayne's richest traditions.

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