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What's Happening this Winter in French Lick West Baden


Posted on 11/9/2018 by Visit French Lick West Baden

The Polar Express Train Ride is an annual occurrence in French Lick West Baden. We consider it to be the kick-off to the holiday season! Starting the first weekend in November and continuing until the weekend after Christmas. The entertaining interactive ride takes you on a journey to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. Singing elves make the train ride a memorable experience for all ages. Although this year is nearly sold out, tickets for 2019 are available for purchase now!

French Lick Resort has several spectacular events planned for this winter. The annual tree lighting at French Lick Springs Hotel on November 16th kicks off 50 Days of Lights; enjoy holiday music, Santa Claus coming to town, complimentary cookies with hot cocoa and fireworks! Delight in the ambiance at West Baden Springs Hotel annual tree lighting November 17th. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance, there will be ornament making, cookie decorating and live musical performances to round out the evening. 50 Days of Lights activities include pictures with Santa every Saturday, story time & cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus, a toy making workshop, breakfast with Santa, holiday movie madness and more! You can also enjoy deliciously prepared Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner at either hotel. Dickens Carolers and holiday choirs will fill the resort with holiday cheer throughout the 50 Days of Lights which continues through January 6th, 2019. The fun doesn’t stop there, ring in the new year at one of French Lick Resorts New Year's Eve celebrations!

Paoli Peaks is an Alpine Ski Resort right here in Southern Indiana. Ski, snowboard and tube your way into winter on a 900-foot natural hill. With a 300-foot vertical drop, 17 runs, chairlifts and tows, Paoli Peaks is a great way for the entire family to enjoy the outdoors this winter. Paoli Peaks is projected to open in December with events such as; a Women’s 2-day clinic, Old School Midnight Madness, Girl Scout Day, Bonk Rail Jam and more! Stop by the lodge to relax and recharge after a day on the slopes.

The Abbeydell Hall will bring in the holidays with "Christmas Treasures", an original musical production full of crowd favorites and all of those musical memories we have grown to love. Classics by Bing Crosby, the Carpenters, Amy Grant and many more are expressed beautifully through song and dance. This is a Branson style variety show is fun for the whole family, and yes, the cast touches on the most important treasure of all: our Savior's love and His miraculous birth!


Whether your looking for exhilarating non-stop action or a laid-back relaxing time #MyFrenchLick has activities for the entire family to enjoy! For free planning material click here.