Special Events

The Legends Championship presented by Old National Bank

Friday, August 28 – Sunday, August 30

 

Benefiting Riley Children’s Foundation, The Legends Championship returns in 2015 to the Pete Dye Course at French Lick for its third year. This year’s championship will be a two-day tournament played on Saturday and Sunday with the Pro-Am Sponsor match being played the Friday before. Just a few of the Legends returning in August include Jane Blalock, Nancy Scranton and first-time participant, Juli Inkster. Come and witness some of the greatest names in women’s golf reunite at French Lick Resort.

 

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Vintage Base Ball

Saturday, September 19 & Sunday, September 20
Saturday game starts at 9am
West Baden Springs Hotel Lawn

 

Vintage Base Ball is played by the 1864 rules and customs on the north lawn adjacent to the main entrance of the West Baden Springs Hotel. The mid-nineteenth century game was considerably different than today’s game and Vintage Base Ball players wear the old-style uniforms and recreate the game. Most players played barehanded until the mid-1880s but starting in the late 1860s a few catchers with raw hands needed to wear thin buckskin gloves to keep on playing. For more information about Vintage Base Ball visit www.vbba.org.

The Magic of Michael Principato

October 10: Habig Room • 8pm - 9:15pm
October 17: Clifton Room • 8pm - 9:15pm

Adults $10 Children 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at Spring House Gifts.

 

Make magical memories at French Lick! Join us for a special engagement with Magician Michael Principato. This 45 minute performance is an experience to be shared and remembered. 

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride

Select Fridays and Saturdays, November 6 - January 2

 

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.

8th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

Friday, November 13: 5pm - pm
Saturday, November 14: 10am - 8pm
Sunday, November 15: 10am - 2pm
Events Center • Hoosier Ballroom

 

Find that impeccable gift for someone special at the Resort’s 8th 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 will begin open registration September 11. If you have questions regarding the event, please contact Angie Schepers (812) 936-9300 x7226 or aschepers@frenchlick.com.

French Lick Springs Hotel Tree Lighting

Friday, November 20 •  7pm
French Lick Springs Hotel

 

The 50 Days of Lights at French Lick Resort commences with a tree lighting ceremony at French Lick Springs Hotel. The Rick Webb Family, America’s premier family gospel group for more than 30 years, will perform during the celebration and provide a concert following the event. A visit from Santa and fireworks makes for a real memory maker! These festivities are outdoors from 7pm – 7:45pm.

West Baden Springs Hotel Tree Lighting

Saturday, November 21 • 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 2016. 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.

50 Days of Lights

November 20 – January 10

 

If it’s festive, it happens during our 50 Days of Lights. A 7-foot-tall gingerbread house, an elaborate Victorian village and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus create a holiday wonderland. Hear music of the season at both hotels and revel in larger-than-life decorations – not to mention nearly a million sparkling lights.

Afternoon Tour & Tea

Wednesdays
12:30pm tour / 2pm tea
1:30pm tour / 3pm tea
West Baden Atrium
$31 Adults • $27 Children ages 6 - 15
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.

Afternoon Tea

Saturdays • 2pm - 4pm
West Baden Atrium
​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.

Wine and Dessert Soirée

​Fridays at 9pm
September 25 • October 23
West Baden Atrium
$32 (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.

Indiana Landmarks Twilight Tours

Saturdays • 7pm
August 29
September 26

Landmarks Emporium • West Baden Springs Hotel
Adults $15 • Children 6-12 $10
Reservations required (812) 936-5870

 

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, May through September, costumed characters representing famous guests and other twentieth-century luminaries re-enact the history of the hotel and its era.

Wine Pairings

Fridays at 8pm
September 11 • October 2
West Baden Atrium
$48 (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.