• 50 Days of Lights
  • 50 Days of Lights
  • 50 Days of Lights
  • 50 Days of Lights
  • 50 Days of Lights


50 Days of Lights


French Lick Resort is the place for all things jolly this holiday season. The 50 Days of Lights begins with two grand tree lighting ceremonies and the holiday hoopla stretches all the way into the new year, with Thanksgiving feasts and Christmas cheer spread throughout. With family-friendly activities and a half-million lights brightening the resort, the holidays illuminate brightest at French Lick Resort.

50 Days of Lights Children's Activities


Friday, November 17 – Saturday, December 23


The 50 Days of Lights are packed with festivities to fill your little ones with holiday spirit. Santa is here every Saturday afternoon to hear wish lists and take photos. Story time with Mrs. Claus, cookie decorating, classic holiday movies and a toymaker workshop are also part of the merry itinerary. One thing that will definitely make your Christmas list after visiting – holiday memories that will last a lifetime.


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West Baden Springs Hotel Tree Lighting

Saturday, November 18 • 7pm
5pm • ​Festivities begin
West Baden Springs Hotel


This year’s 50 Days of Lights at West Baden Springs Hotel kicks off with the annual tree lighting and doesn’t stop until 2018. Plenty of festivities abound, from live musical performances to appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus – and that’s just the celebration in the atrium. The ambiance of this historic hotel and its 40-foot-tall tree, Sarah Stivers and a brass quintet, and ornament making and cookie decorating for the kids – plus a few other surprises – will usher in the holidays in grand fashion.


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French Lick Springs Hotel Tree Lighting

Friday, November 17 •  7pm
French Lick Springs Hotel


Gather around the tree at the hotel entrance or watch these festivities from our grand veranda. The 50 Days of Lights at French Lick Resort commences with our annual tree lighting ceremony at French Lick Springs Hotel. Performances by the Webb Family and Springs Valley Elementary School Choir makes this a joyous celebration with their variety of holiday music. A visit from Santa and fireworks make this one of our most special traditions! Before the official tree lighting, enjoy our lobby bar featuring festive drinks specials from 2pm-9pm along with complimentary hot chocolate and cookies from 6:30pm-7pm. 


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French Lick Springs Hotel Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving Turkey

Thursday, November 23 • 11am - 5pm
​Event Center • Windsor Ballroom
$48 Adults • $20 Children 5 - 12
Reservations Required • (888) 936-9360

Reserve a table for a Thanksgiving feast in the Windsor Ballroom from 11am - 5pm complete with carved turkey, prime rib, honey baked ham and a plethora of  irresistible sides and desserts.


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West Baden Springs Hotel Thanksgiving Dinner


Thursday, November 23 • 1pm - 7pm

West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium
$62 Adults • $16 Children 5 - 12 
Reservations Required (812) 936-5579


Celebrate Thanksgiving with an incredible view of West Baden Springs Hotel! Reserve a table for an elegant Thanksgiving feast in the atrium between 1pm – 7pm complete with a delightful assortment of holiday selections, soups and salads, raw bar and desserts.


Thanksgiving Weekend Family Fun

Thanksgiving Weekend

Thursday, November 23 - Sunday, November 26

Visit French Lick Resort this Thanksgiving for a family friendly celebration! Complete with bounce houses, Thanksgiving-themed crafts, games and more during the long holiday weekend. 


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Holly Jolly Jog

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Saturday, November 18 • 10:30am
​KidsFest Lodge • Lawn

Come out for a leisurely walk/run through the property, wearing your favorite holiday attire and finishing with a sweet treat. All ages and paces welcome! 

Holiday Choirs

Celebrate the sounds of the season with holiday choirs at French Lick Springs and West Baden Springs Hotels every Saturday and select Fridays during the holiday season.


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Dickens Carolers

Saturdays, December 2-December 23 • 2pm - 5pm 
West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium


Join us four Saturdays in December as the Dickens Carolers perform in the true spirit of the season. Named for the 1843 Charles Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol,” these marvelous strolling singers wear costumes from the period – complete with women in flowing velvet dresses and muffs while the men are attired in top hats and tails. It’s spectacular to hear and behold. 

Christmas Dinner

December 15 - 25
$75 per person • West Baden Springs Hotel • Sinclair's
Reservations Suggested • (812) 936-5579


Enjoy the festive elegance of Sinclair’s Restaurant at West Baden Springs Hotel with a sophisticated dinner to celebrate the holiday. On December 24 and 25, revel in live, charming harp music during your meal. Reservations suggested. Please call (812) 936-5579.



New Year's Eve at French Lick Springs Hotel

Wonders of the Deep

Sunday, December 31 • 7:30pm
French Lick Springs Hotel • Hoosier Ballroom


Wave 2017 goodbye at the Wonders of the Deep New Year’s Eve party at French Lick Springs Hotel! Dive into a delicious dinner before heading out to the dance floor with live entertainment. The party doesn’t stop there—enjoy the photo station, delectable desserts and a midnight champagne toast to round out your festive evening. 


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New Year's Eve at West Baden Springs Hotel

Bon Voyage New Years Eve

New Year's Eve Bon Voyage
Sunday, December 31 • 7:30pm
West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium


Say Bon Voyage to 2017 in style at West Baden Springs Hotel’s New Year’s Eve celebration. The evening begins with a hors d’oeuvres and open bar with a gala dinner to follow under the extraordinary domed atrium. Sarah Stivers and her orchestra will feature music through the decades that will have you swaying in 2018.


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Formal Attire Required (Ladies: formal dress, cocktail dress or dressy evening separates. Gentlemen: Dark suit and tie or tuxedo.)

KidsFest Carnival! New Year's Eve Celebration


Sunday, December 31, 2017 • 6pm-12:30am 
Registration begins at 5:30pm in the Clifton Foyer
Event Center • Clifton Ballroom
$50/child • $85/2 children • $115/3 children


Kick off 2018 with a kid-centric Carnival New Year’s Eve party at French Lick Resort! From 6pm-12:30am New Year’s Eve, children can enjoy Carnival-themed games and treats, video games, live entertainment, party favors, face painting and the live feed of the Times Square ball drop at midnight! Pizza and soft drinks provided.