Holiday Getaway: French Lick, Indiana

  • Date

    December 14-16, 2023 | Thu / Sat – 3 Days 

  • Location

    French Lick, Indiana


Escape from the everyday and wrap yourself in elegance at the French Lick Springs Resort. Discover the rich history and elaborate architecture of two grand hotels, amplified during the holidays by resort trails twinkling with half-a-million lights. As iconic symbols of great economic achievement for rural southern Indiana, French Lick & West Baden Springs hotels offer a fascinating window into the grand hotel era of the early 20th century. Experience a magical two-night stay at French Lick Springs Hotel and usher in the essence of holiday charm with Santa’s village, a reindeer barn and one of the Midwest’s largest gingerbread houses. Take in the glow of the 45-foot Christmas tree illuminating the awe-inspiring atrium of West Baden Springs Hotel while uncovering the distinctive and notable architectural marvel once affectionately considered by many as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Enjoy a Broadway musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol: The Musical at the Derby Dinner Playhouse and an original musical production, Christmas Treasures at Abbeydell Hall, located on a 20-acre estate once home to basketball legend Larry Bird.


  • Historical tours of West Baden Springs and French Lick Springs hotels, decorated for the holidays
  • Accommodations at the French Lick Springs Hotel
  • A Christmas Carol: The Musical at Derby Dinner Theater
  • Christmas Treasures performance at Abbeydell Hall
  • Visit historic Jasper with delightful German lunch


  • Roundtrip motorcoach transportation from Indianapolis
  • Escorted
  • 2 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Hotel baggage handling

Thu, Dec 14: Depart Indianapolis by motorcoach for Clarksville, Indiana. Delight in a magical performance and lunch matinee at the Derby Dinner Playhouse featuring the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol: The Musical. Be prepared to treasure this spectacular Broadway musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ well-known story as it breathes fantastic new life into the classic tale. Continue to French Lick Springs Hotel, nestled among the hills of Southern Indiana’s Hoosier National Forest. Revel in the spirit of Christmas in this lavishly decorated, AAA Four Diamond, nationally historic hotel, your home for the next two nights. This evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure. (Meal: Lunch)

Fri, Dec 15: Following an included breakfast, take a Historical Tour of French Lick and West Baden Springs Hotels capturing the essence of the season in their black-tie attire. Discover the captivating history and old-world opulence of both properties as iconic symbols of great economic achievement in the 1900’s. Hear tales of the “miracle water” that drew movers and shakers to French Lick Springs making it a famed vacation and gathering spot for the wealthy and  prominent in society. Time allows for personal exploration in grand fashion to do some last-minute Christmas shopping, try your hand at lady luck, or merely bask in the ambiance of holiday festivities. Tonight, indulge in a delicious meal with your fellow travelers before taking in an original musical production, Christmas Treasures, at the Legend of French Lick, Abbeydell Hall, located on a 20-acre estate and former home of basketball legend Larry Bird. (B,D)

Sat, Dec 16: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before packing up your holiday memories and heading home. Make one more special stop on the way back to Indianapolis with lunch included. (B,L)

French Lick Springs Hotel. Established in 1845, French Lick Springs Hotel seamlessly blends its fascinating history with modern amenities and services. Family-friendly activities and facilities make this an ideal destination for celebrations or relaxing getaways. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker • complimentary Internet access • complimentary shuttle • restaurant • bar • pool • spa • fitness center • shops • bowling alley/arcade 


  • Per Person*
  • Double P/P – $979
  • Triple P/P – $909
  • Single – $1,189

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