The Holidays Are Glowing at French Lick Resort

French Lick Springs Hotel Tree
The holidays begin with an amazing weekend at French Lick Resort when we kick off the season with 50 Days of Lights. Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20, gather the family together for two special Christmas tree lighting ceremonies. The outside tree will be lit on Friday night at 7 pm in front of French Lick Springs Hotel. Head inside for hot chocolate and a visit with Santa. While you’re waiting to see the Jolly ol’ elf, check out the 7-foot tall gingerbread house located near the Meeting and Events Center.

West Baden Springs Hotel Tree
Saturday brings more holiday joy as we get ready for another tree lighting ceremony - this time in the West Baden Springs Hotel atrium at 7pm. Bring the kids early for story-time with Mrs. Clause and a chance to decorate cookies and ornaments. Children will have plenty of time to visit with Santa as Sarah Stivers and a Brass Quintet perform holiday favorites.

Holiday Lights
Take the family for a carriage ride or stroll the grounds and take in the sparkling holiday atmosphere as nearly one-million lights cast a warm glow over the resort. Fifty Days of Lights will last from November 18 through January 7. But that isn’t all the holiday festivities we have planned.

Don’t miss the Ninth Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair also the weekend of November 18 – 20 at Valley Links Golf and Activities Center. It’s the perfect opportunity to find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list. 

Thanksgiving at French Lick Springs Hotel
Thanksgiving Week is a big deal at French Lick Springs Hotel! Kids will love “Mayflower Monday,” which launches the holiday week as kids build their own ships. Tuesday ushers in a fun session of learning about the “Pilgrims and Native Americans,” culminating with each child making a hat or headdress. Wednesday, they’ll “Gobble, Gobble” as they strut about in their hand-crafted turkey hats. And Thanksgiving Day, the family can feast together on our plentiful Thanksgiving Dinner, which includes a carved turkey station, sirloin roast and pork loin along with delectable sides and luscious desserts.

Stunning House Desserts
For an adult-centric Thanksgiving, reserve your place at our sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner at West Baden Springs Hotel. The meal begins with autumn soups and salads, a local cheese board and a raw bar. Holiday entrees include carved prime rib, Applewood smoked ham, roasted Cornish game hen, crab-stuffed trout and traditional Tom Turkey served with an assortment of delicious autumn vegetable dishes. For a rich finale, select from an assortment of house desserts or dip into the chocolate fondue fountain.

And a sumptuous Christmas Dinner will be held December 16 - 25 at Sinclair's Restaurant at West Baden Springs Hotel. The menu includes ruby red trout, free-range chicken and braised beef short ribs. Reservations may be at (812) 936-5579.

Don’t miss the wonder and excitement of the season. Plan your visit today and celebrate the holidays at French Lick Resort.
By Joy Neighbors