Find fun and fabulous gifts in Downtown Fort Wayne!
You are invited to the sixth annual Holly Trolley Shopping presented by the Downtown Improvement District on Saturday, November 28th, from 11:00am-5:00pm in conjunction with Shop Small Saturday.
With its emphasis on small businesses, unique gifts, and a stress free shopping experience without the crowds and traffic, Holly Trolley Shopping is the antidote to Black Friday. Six free trolleys will transport you around beautiful Downtown Fort Wayne all decked out for the holidays on three different trolley routes. Combined the routes have almost fifty stops connecting you to almost seventy shopping opportunities.
The shopping opportunities are endless: small boutiques, attractions and their attendant gift shops, pop-ups, art galleries, and back for the second year—the Indiana Artisan Marketplace.
Each heated trolley is equipped with docents to assist you, trolley maps, giveaways, and more. Your holiday spirit will be fed to overflowing with the beautiful decorations and holiday music played on the trolleys. The first 300 riders (the first 50 per trolley) will receive a free Holly Trolley Shopping commemorative keepsake bag.
A new feature this year is the Holly Trolley central terminal located in the Saint Francis Performing Arts Center parking lot 431 West Berry Street. The Downtown Improvement District Information Tent will be staffed and provide trolley maps and general Downtown information. There will be tables and chairs for riders to rest and patio heaters to warm up next to. Riders can catch a trolley for any of the three routes from the central terminal.
Preplan your parking for Holly Trolley Shopping with this handy companion guide. Please note that times of parking lot operation as well as cost and payment methods may vary based upon location.
Parking Locations within proximity of the Holly Trolley central terminal (431 W. Berry St.) include:
- 300 W. Main Street (Perfection Bakery Lot, West Side of Lot)
- 548 W. Wayne St. (Trinity English Lutheran Lot #1)
- 450 W. Washington Blvd. (Trinity English Lutheran Lot #2)
- 300 W. Wayne St. (First Presbyterian Lot)
Parking Locations within proximity of Trolley Stops along the route include:
- 358 W. Baker St. (Parkview Field Parking Lot)
- 100 E. Washington Blvd. (Civic Garage)
- 850 S. Calhoun St. (City Center Garage)
- 1 E. Main St. (Plaza Garage)
See our full list of Downtown Parking options with rates, contact information and accompanying map at: www.DowntownFortWayne.com/Parking
Holly Trolley Shopping is presented by the Downtown Improvement District and generously sponsored by Fort Wayne Newspapers, Hanning & Bean Enterprises, JK O’Donnell’s, Club Car Limousine & Trolley, PBS 39, Wells Street Corridor, Main Street Corridor, Majic 95.1, and Fun 101.7.
For a complete list of trolley stops, a trolley map, and more visit www.HolidayFestDowntown.com