Events and Holidays

Fall Break

Thursday, October 6 – Saturday, October 29


Fall break is the perfect time to explore French Lick Resort with your family. There’s plenty of fun to be had, from hiking the Hoosier National Forest to biking along our many trails. Enjoy a memorable horseback ride with the kids. Take a breath-taking drive to the Pete Dye Mansion and admire 40 mile views of stunning autumn splendor. Come experience exceptional autumn family fun at French Lick Resort.


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West Baden Wine Weekend

Friday, October 28 - Sunday, October 30
West Baden Springs Hotel


This two-day event focuses on the refined wines of Gerard Bertrand and his winemaking style, which emphasizes the unique terroirs and diverse grape varietals from the Languedoc-Roussillon region of the south of France. The weekend begins Friday with a wine reception led by Sommelier Tony Fese. Saturday features a wine education and cooking class with our Chef Ethan and the evening proffers a delightful five-course wine dinner served in the European elegance of Sinclair’s Restaurant.


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10 Days of Giveaways

Friday, October 28 - Sunday, November 6


Join us as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary of our reopening October 28-November 6 with 10 Days of Giveaways! 

Prizes range from complimentary bowling, carriage rides, lunch and dinner at our casual and fine dining restaurants and more. 

Any guests staying at either the French Lick Springs Hotel or West Baden Springs Hotel are eligible.

9th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

Friday, November 18: 10am - 6pm
Saturday, November 19: 10am - 6pm
Sunday, November 20: 10am - 2pm
Valley Links Golf and Activities Center


Register now for vendor space at this popular event. If you have questions regarding the event or to request a vendor registration packet, please contact Darin Burton at (812) 936-5585 or Booth space is available on a first come-first served basis and registration is due by October 17.


Find that impeccable gift for someone special at the resort’s 9th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair. Browse an enticing array of holiday ornaments, wreaths, candles, one-of-a-kind collectibles and other assorted handmade arts and crafts. Perfect to give to friends and family or keep for yourself!


Monday, November 21 – Thursday, November 24


Families will love celebrating Thanksgiving at French Lick Springs Hotel. “Mayflower Monday” launches the holiday 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 dinner at West Baden Springs Hotel.


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French Lick Springs Hotel Tree Lighting

Friday, November 18 •  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. A visit from Santa and fireworks make this one of our most special traditions!

West Baden Springs Hotel Tree Lighting

Saturday, November 19 • 7pm
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 2017. 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.

New Years Eve at French Lick Resort

Make this a New Year’s Eve the two of you will always remember. Ring in the year at a party befitting the Greek gods when French Lick Springs Hotel hosts the “Festival of the Gods” this New Year’s Eve. Or, welcome 2017 in glamourous style with an evening of “Fire and Ice” at West Baden Springs Hotel.


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Wine Pairings

Friday, November 11 • December 2
West Baden Atrium
$52 (per person, not including tax and gratuity)
Space is limited. Reservations Required. (812) 936-5579


Experience wine tasting at West Baden Springs Hotel paired with five courses of a variety of hors d'oeuvres. The event includes American and European wine presentations by our house wine expert highlighting a different imported or domestic varietal with each pairing. Our Atrium is the ultimate wine tasting room!



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*Must be at least 21 or older to purchase package and to participate in all activities.

Afternoon Tea

Seating at 2pm and 3pm
West Baden Atrium
​Reservation Required • $24


Enjoy the soothing sounds of live classical harp music as you delight in a proper afternoon tea, complete with finger sandwiches, scones and petit fours in the atrium. Sip and savor from a variety of gourmet teas sure to refresh you. For reservations call (812) 936-5579.



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Not Available on 10/22 , 11/05 and 11/19 (tree lighting).  Afternoon Tea not available during the month of December. 

Wine and Dessert Soirée

Wednesdays through October 26

Fridays: November 18 • December 16

9pm • West Baden Atrium
$36 (per person, not including tax and gratuity)
Space is limited. Reservations Required. (812) 936-5579


Enjoy the ultimate expression of West Baden Springs Hotel—the luxury of Europe with the warmth of home. Decadent desserts made in-house and served with expertly paired wine varietals from around the world; hosted by our very own wine expert.




Afternoon Tour & Tea

12:30pm tour / 2pm tea
1:30pm tour / 3pm tea
West Baden Atrium
$34 Adults • $27 Children ages 6 - 15
Reservations required. (812) 936-5579


Embark on a 70-minute historical tour of West Baden Springs Hotel. You’ll be fascinated with the rich and entertaining legends and stories that are a part of the history of this elegant turn-of-the-century hotel. Then refresh yourself with a proper afternoon tea in the atrium featuring finger sandwiches, petit fours and scones served with a tasteful selection of gourmet teas.




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Not available on 11/02, 11/16 and 11/23.

Wilstem Elephants

Now through October 30th


Wilstem Ranch welcomes back The Elephant Retreat in 2016. The African elephant herd of three girls will be vacationing at Wilstem now through October 30th. Fun and educational seminars consist of a one hour experience to visit with the girls in their new home, learn all you could want to know about these amazing animals, ask questions, touch them, take pictures and watch as they head out to graze.

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Select Fridays and Saturdays, November 4 - December 17


Head to French Lick, Indiana to catch the train for the North Pole this holiday season and book your hotel stay at French Lick Resort. The round trip train excursion, at the French Lick Scenic Railway, includes a meet and greet with Santa Claus, hot chocolate, Christmas caroling and a treat, plus a gift for each child. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas! 


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*Package is Non-refundable. All cancelations will be charged full amount of package, tickets plus room, regardless of cancelation date.


**Packages are limited and on a first come-first served basis. Reservations for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride package must be arranged with our Reservations Representatives by calling 888.936.9360 prior to your resort visit. Rates based on double occupancy/availability. Price does not include applicable taxes. Must book 48 hours in advance and cannot be included with other special offers or discounts. Credit card is required at time of booking.


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Management reserves the right to cancel or modify all promotions and events without notice.