Special Events


Available Fridays and Saturdays, November 6 through December 22

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. A one night room fee plus tax will be charged 

50 Days of Lights

Tree Lighting Ceremonies

French Lick Springs Hotel • Friday, November 21 • 7 p.m.
West Baden Springs Hotel • Saturday, November 22 • 7 p.m.
Join in the celebration as we light the beautifully decorated hotels, grounds and Christmas trees.

November 21 – January 11
Experience two magical villages sitting next to each other, filled with sparkling lights and wondrous displays, larger-than-life holiday trees, music of the season filling the air and holiday treats to tempt every taste bud.

7th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

Events Center (Windsor Ballroom)

Friday, November 21 - 8pm - 10pm
Saturday, November 22 - 11am - 8pm
Sunday, November 23 - 10am - 2pm


Find that impeccable gift for someone special at the Resort’s 7th 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!


Vendor space for this popular event is sold out! If you would like to be added to our wait list, please contact Elle Humbert (812) 936-9300 x7226 or ehumbert@frenchlick.com.

7th Annual Chocolate Festival

Windsor Ballroom
February 14 • 1pm – 4pm


It’s like Willy Wonka for grown-ups! Make plans now to attend our annual Chocolate Festival on February 14th. Chocolate on its own is an experience to savor, however this event truly wakes up the taste buds with vintage and homemade candies, as well as specialty items bursting with gourmet flair. Sample your way through all your favorites and a few unlikely edibles dipped, dunked and drizzled with variations of chocolate!

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

2nd Annual Taste of Scotland

February 21, 2015


In celebration of Scotch, whiskey, Scotland and all things Celtic, French Lick Resort is hosting its second annual Taste of Scotland. Scotch school – also known as everything you ever wanted to know about Scotch but were afraid to ask – and tasting, Robert Burns Tribute Dinner and musical performances by Colin Grant-Adams are just the tip of the Nessie. So don your kilt or tartan and make plans to attend the breakout sessions, spirits parade and Robert Burns Tribute Dinner on Saturday, February 21.


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*Must be 21 years of age or older to purchase package and to participate in all activities.


**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. 


A one night room fee plus tax will be charged for reservations not canceled within 24 hours prior to check-in (suites extra). Some package components may not be available due to weather or other considerations. Please contact our Reservation Specialists to confirm you request.

Spring 5k10k

Saturday, April 18, 2015


Feel good knowing you are doing good when you sign up to run (or walk) the French Lick Resort 5k/10k Family Classic. If you’ve participated in a Family Classic in the past, sign up again - we’ve changed the 10k route for some new twists and turns.

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Information including date and time subject to change at any time.

Amish Experience & Shopping Tour

Saturdays through November 22
Departing French Lick Springs Hotel
8:20am, 12:20pm & 4:20pm
Departing West Baden Springs Hotel
8:30am, 12:30pm & 4:30pm
Tickets are $20 at the Front Desk.


Visit four farms and learn how products are handcrafted. Our tour lasts just over three hours and makes stops at a leather workshop, bakery, maple syrup camp, rug retailer, blacksmith and basket weaving shop. Packages are available and include an overnight stay at either hotel plus two tour tickets. Reserve by calling (888) 936-9360 and mention code PATP.

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Tour is for hotel guests only. Photography using cameras or cell phones is strictly prohibited on this tour and all such devices must be left on the bus. Amish merchants do not accept credit or debit cards – cash only. Management reserves the right to cancel or modify all promotions and events without notice.


Operated by Star of America Tours

Kitchen Tour & Bourbon Tasting



Kitchen Tour of the 1875 Steakhouse
3:30pm • Meets at the 1875 entrance
Have a chef’s eye view of preparing the kitchen of our signature steakhouse.


Bourbon Tasting
Right after the Kitchen Tour stay for a Bourbon Tasting experience and enjoy the Resort’s Signature Blend. $15.

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Must be 21 years of age with a valid ID to participate in Bourbon Tasting.

Indiana Landmarks Twilight Tours

Landmarks Emporium • West Baden Springs • 8 pm
Adults $15 • Children 6-12 $10
Saturdays, July 12 • August 16 • September 20
Reservations required.


Indiana Landmarks Twilight Tours bring to life what it was like to be a guest of the West Baden Springs Hotel during its grand era of the ‘teens and ‘20s. On select Saturdays, June through September, costumed characters representing famous guests and other twentieth-century luminaries re-enact the history of the hotel and its era.

Afternoon Tea

Every Saturday • 2pm - 4pm

​Reservation Required • $21


Enjoy a proper afternoon tea at West Baden Springs Hotel. Finger sandwiches, scones and petit fours will be served alongside a selection of gourmet teas. This is the perfect way to relax and savor the ambiance of West Baden Springs Hotel. For reservations call (812) 936-5579.

Afternoon Tour & Tea

$31 Adults • $27 Children ages 6 - 15
12:30pm tour / 2pm tea
1:30pm tour / 3pm tea
Reservations required. (812) 936-5579


Embark on a 70-minute tour of West Baden Springs Hotel where you’ll learn the rich and entertaining stories of the turn-of-the-century hotel. Then experience proper afternoon tea in the atrium of the National Historic Landmark.

Wine and Dessert Soirée

​Fridays at 9pm
October 17
November 21
December 12


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.


$32 (per person, not including tax and gratuity)
Space is limited. Reservations Required. (812) 936-5579

West Baden Springs Hotel Wine Tasting

​Fridays at 8pm
October 3
November 7
December 26


Experience a variety of wines and hors d’oeuvres when West Baden Springs Hotel presents a series of wine tasting occasions. The events include cooking demonstrations by West Baden Springs Hotel Chefs in tandem with wine presentations by our house wine expert highlighting a different imported or domestic varietal each tasting.


$48 (per person, not including tax and gratuity)
Space is limited. Reservations Required. (812) 936-5579