• Tree Lighting in the Atrium
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  • Santa and Mrs Claus
  • 50 Days of Lights

50 Days of Lights

November 16 - January 6

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.

Activity Guide


Lights Take Flight

Holiday Projection

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through January 5 • 6:30pm and 7:30pm
French Lick Springs Hotel • Front Lawn


New for the holidays in 2018 is “Lights Take Flight,” a projection light show that uses the front of French Lick Springs Hotel as its “living canvas.” Lights, music, flying graphics and a story of Santa and Sprudel (the West Baden gnome) are featured in each 10-minute show.

West Baden Light Show

Nightly through January 6 • 9:05pm 
West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium 

This special show playing every night throughout the 50 Days of Lights is a sight to behold. West Baden Springs Hotel’s atrium comes to life with a festive light show synced with a medley of favorite Christmas songs. It’s a blend of sights and sounds sure to fill you with the spirit of the season. The seven-minute holiday light show begins at 9:05 every night.

Christmas Village

Our Christmas sights are a must-see all throughout the 50 Days of Lights. New for this year, be sure to check out the gingerbread replica of French Lick Springs Hotel amid the traditional decorations, trees and lights adorning the second level of the Event Center. Stop by and snap a picture or two in our winter wonderland.

Dickens Carolers

Saturdays, December 1 - December 22 • 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. 

Holiday Choirs

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


West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium
Saturday, December 1 • 11am • Salem High School Choir
Saturday, December 8 • 11am • Orleans High School Choir
Saturday, December 15 • 11am • Washington High School Choir


French Lick Springs Hotel • Mezzanine
Saturday, December 1 • 1:30pm • Salem High School Choir
Saturday, December 8 • 1:30pm • Orleans High School Choir
Saturday December 15 • 1:30pm • Washington High School Choir

Holiday Music

Sounds of the Season

French Lick Springs Hotel • Mezzanine
Saturdays and Sundays in December


December 1 • 7pm • Springs Valley High School Saxophone Trio
December 2 • 7pm • Springs Valley High School Saxophone Trio
December 8 • 7pm • Orange County Players
December 9 • 4pm • Daviess County Courthouse Singers
December 15 • 4pm • Springs Valley High School Saxophone Trio
December 16 • 4pm • Daviess County Courthouse Singers
December 22 • 7pm • Rex Hinkle

12 Days of Christmas Holiday Hunt

Daily • 9am - 9pm
KidsFest Lodge


Stop by either the KidsFest Lodge or French Lick Springs Hotel front desk to pick up your holiday clues and take off through the hotel in search of the holiday spirit while you travel through the 12 Days of Christmas.

KidsFest Premium Crafts

Painting Ceramics

Daily • 9am - 9pm
KidsFest Lodge


No visit to French Lick Resort is complete without something special to take home. Whether it’s painting, building or stuffing their own stuffed animal, children can apply their creativity to four different crafts:
Ceramic Bank Painting - $5

Canvas Art Painting - $5

Stuffed Buddy Building - $10

DIY Wooden Picture Frame with Photo - $5

Santa Claus Meet and Greet

Santa Claus and little girl

Saturdays through December 22 • 2pm – 5pm
French Lick Springs Hotel • Second Level of Event Center

Families with children (and children at heart) are welcome to stop by and say hello to jolly old St. Nick. He will be available to hear your Christmas wishes and pose for pictures.

Breakfast with Santa

Santa and little girl

Saturdays, December 1 - 22 • 9:30am – 10:30am
French Lick Springs Hotel • The Grand Colonnade


Enjoy breakfast with a side of Santa! Catch the jolly guy himself mingling with guests at The Grand Colonnade, and maybe even snap a quick picture with Santa as he makes his morning rounds.

Story Time and Cookie Decorating with Mrs. Claus

Story time with Mrs Claus

Fridays & Saturdays through December 22  • 6:30pm – 8pm
French Lick Springs Hotel • The Grand Colonnade


Children can spend time with Mrs. Claus, enjoy a holiday story and help with Christmas cookie decorating. Be sure to mark this complimentary event on your holiday to-do list.

Holiday Movie Madness

Holiday Decor in the French Lick Springs Hotel Lobby

Fridays & Saturdays through December 22 • 8:30pm – 10pm
French Lick Springs Hotel • Habig Room
Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8 the holiday movie will be shown in the Taggart Room.


Grab some popcorn and settle in for one of your favorite holiday movies!

  • November 23 – Jack Frost
  • November 24 – The Polar Express
  • November 30 - The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • December 1, 15 – The Santa Clause
  • December 14 – The Muppet Christmas Carol 
  • December 7, 21 – Polar Express
  • December 8, 22 –  Jack Frost

Santa’s Toymaker Workshop

Making stuffed buddies

Sundays through December 23 • 9am – 11am
KidsFest Lodge • $10


Your little elves will get the chance to stuff their own stuffed animal, and meet a special visitor as well. Santa Claus will be making an appearance at the KidsFest Lodge and chatting with kids as they craft their own stuffed creations.

Christmas Dinner in Sinclair's

Friday, December 21 – Tuesday, December 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. 




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Price is per person, not including tax and gratuity

Winter Break Bounce Bash

Bounce Bash

Monday, December 24 – Sunday, December 30
11am - 8pm • Exhibition Hall


We have everything you need for a fun holiday week, with bounce houses, video games, music, yard games and crafts. Children of all ages are welcome. Must be supervised by an adult. 

New Year's Eve at West Baden Springs Hotel

Top Hats and Tails: A Black Tie Affair

Top Hats and Tails: A Black Tie Affair
Monday, December 31 • 7:30pm
West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium


Ring in 2019 in style under the dome at the New Year’s Eve celebration at West Baden Springs Hotel. Start off the gala dinner with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, then sit down to an elegant dinner in West Baden’s iconic atrium. The black-tie party doesn’t end there — music through the decades courtesy of Sarah Stivers and her orchestra will keep you swinging and swaying all the way up to a Champagne toast at midnight.


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

New Year's Eve at French Lick Springs Hotel

Nashville Lights Big City Nights

Nashville Lights: Big City Nights

Monday, December 31 • French Lick Springs Hotel
Dinner • Seating times begin at 7pm • Hoosier Ballroom
Party • 9pm - 1am • Windsor Ballroom


We’re fixin’ to commemorate New Year’s Eve with a dash of Southern charm at the Nashville Lights: Big City Nights celebration at French Lick Springs Hotel. Sit down to a delicious dinner with an upscale country spin, then hit the dance floor as the country music nightlife after-dinner party goes all the way until 1am. A Champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight, plus a few other entertainment surprises, will be the perfect way to kick off 2019.


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Casino Lounge New Year's Eve Entertainment

WildWood Band

Monday, December 31 • 8:30pm - 12:30am


The party vibe at French Lick Casino is always strong — especially on the biggest party night of the year. On New Year’s Eve, catch WildWood playing in the casino lounge with their old-school spin on modern country. We’ll be welcoming 2019 with a balloon drop at midnight, and party favors will also be handed out in celebration of the new year!

KidsFest Wild West New Year's Eve Party

KidsFest Wild West New Year's Eve Party

Monday, December 31 • 6pm - 12:30am • Registration begins at 5:30pm
French Lick Springs Hotel • Clifton Ballroom
$50/child • $85/2 children • $125/3 children


KidsFest is ropin’ in 2019 with a country/western themed New Year’s Eve party for children age 6-12. Dinner and snacks will be served with crafts, games, movies, video games and live entertainment leading up to a new year’s countdown to the Times Square ball drop at midnight. Kids are welcome to come in their best country/western attire for this party that lasts into 2019!


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Party is open to children age 6-12. Guests with children age 13-17 can drop off their children, but they will be allowed to come and go as they please. (Wristbands will be given at time of registration.) For families with children in both age ranges, children age 6-12 cannot be signed out by an older sibling. Parents must sign out their children age 6-12 if they would like them to be permitted to leave with their 13-17 year old siblings.

Holiday Newsletter

Destination Newsletter Cover

There’s so much to take in during our 50 Days of Lights, and we have six tips to help you maximize a holiday visit to French Lick Resort. Try out a favorite holiday recipe from one of our resort chefs, hear why one family makes Thanksgiving at West Baden Springs Hotel an annual tradition, and learn about the southern Indiana town that’s a must-visit at the holidays.


Resort Newsletter

Gift Cards

Gift giving below the West Baden Christmas Tree

French Lick Resort gift cards are an easy, smart and convenient way to give during the holidays. Redeemable at dozens of resort venues and for a wide range of resort amenities, gift cards never expire and can be customized in amount.


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