For the first time ever, one Fort Wayne family attends Christmas on Broadway

David Fuhr and his five children attended Christmas on Broadway for the very first time
David Fuhr and his five children attended Christmas on Broadway for the very first time(wpta)
Published: Nov. 19, 2021 at 11:09 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - The 17th annual Christmas on Broadway is now a wrap as thousands of people came out to get in the holiday spirit.

Fort Wayne’s NBC News met up with the Fuhr family who attended Christmas on Broadway for the very first time. David, along with his five kids, told us they loved being a part of it.

Reporter - “Now let me ask... are you guys excited to see Santa and Mrs. Claus... Yeah!”

“It’s just a nice neighborhood environment and everyone is happy and being pleasant and just a bunch of people hanging out on a Friday afternoon,” David said.

About 4,000 people came out all bundled up, taking a lot of pictures while watching the parade go by and the lighting of the 40 foot Colorado spruce.

Organizer Steve Shine has hosted Christmas on Broadway for 17 years now. For him, it’s about community.

“We want this to be a symbol of everybody’s Christmas regardless of where you come from, what your culture is, your background is and this is a community wide event and we want to share that love with everybody in the city of Fort Wayne.” Shine said.

After the Fuhr family saw Santa and Mrs. Clause drive by, along with the lighting of the tree, plus fireworks, David and his children told Fort Wayne’s NBC News, they loved it.

“It’s bringing them out in an environment of community and people just having a good time,” he said.

The parade also included the Fort Wayne Ballet’s performance of the Nutcracker and the 2020 paralympic team who trains at Turnstone and represented America in Tokyo. And, they pushed the big button that lit up the tree.

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