Fantasy of Lights is northeast Indiana's favorite winter holiday event! Created to raise funds to support programs for children and adults with disabilities, Fantasy of Lights has raised more than $600,000 since it opened in 1995. AWS Foundation, a not-for-profit grantmaking foundation, sponsors the event.
This drive-through event is situated in Franke Park (adjacent to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo) and transforms the park into a spectacular winter wonderland with 70 larger-than-life brilliant, animated light displays depicting holiday scenes with loveable animals, hardworking elves, jolly Santa Claus, fun toys, excited children and families, and majestic nativity figures. The 1.5 mile route delights more than 50,000 people annually as they enjoy seeing colorful displays such as the waving snowman, Santa in his sleigh, a rocking horse, penguins playing on an iceberg, skaters on a pond, Santa coming down the chimney, carolers, and a nativity scene, to name a few.