• Tree Lighting

French Lick Springs Hotel Tree Lighting

Our annual tree lighting at French Lick Springs Hotel captures the essence of the holidays in grand fashion. Come early for games, pony rides and a reindeer meet and greet, watch our spectacular tree light up at 7pm, and stick around afterward to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Friday, November 22

Christmas Market
3:30pm - 9:30pm • Town Green
Make time to stop by the mini Christmas market on the Town Green by the hotel, featuring craft and food vendors.


Pony Rides
4pm - 5:45pm • Front Lawn • $5

Live Reindeer Meet & Greet
4pm - 7pm • Front Lawn • Complimentary
Stop by and visit Santa’s special helpers from the North Pole.

Polar Bear Play Area
4pm - 6:50pm • KidsFest Lodge • $10
Enjoy carnival games inside the KidsFest Lodge and step outside for a treat at the s’mores station before the big tree lighting. Purchase Snowflake Package tickets at KidsFest Lodge starting at 4pm; package is $10 and includes 5 Polar Bear Play Area game tickets, s’mores and a glow wand.


Train Rides
4pm - 6:50pm • Front Lawn • $2 for ages 12 and under; $4 for ages 13 and older
Hop on for a mini train ride and take a spin around the front lawn of the hotel. Purchase tickets at KidsFest Lodge starting at 4pm.


50 Days of Lights Photo Booth courtesy of Happy Snaps
4pm - 6:50pm • Front Lawn • Complimentary


Hot Chocolate and Candy Canes
6pm - 7pm • Front Lawn • Complimentary

Tree Lighting Ceremony
7pm - 7:45pm • Front Lawn • Complimentary
Including performances from Springs Valley Elementary School and Washington High School choirs, special holiday light projections, snow cannons, a fireworks finale and more surprises.

Santa & Mrs. Claus Meet & Greet
8:15pm - 9:30 • Santa's Station • Second Level of Event Center • Complimentary
Please note: Guests are welcome to take their own photos with Santa Claus; there will not be a professional photographer on site.