Everything in 2020 has been different, and sadly, the holidays will be no exception. Certain holiday traditions are still happening but some have been put on pause for this season. The most prominent event in French Lick West Baden has been canceled. North Pole goers will have to catch The Polar Express next year! Other traditions that will be slightly different are the Tree Lighting Ceremonies at the West Baden Springs Hotel and the French Lick Springs Hotel. They will be limited to overnight guests only. However, the events will be streamed live via French Lick Resort’s Facebook page, so those who cannot attend can still watch from the safety of their own home! Catch the WBSH tree lighting on Saturday, November 14th, and the FLSH tree lighting on Saturday, November 21st, both at 7PM!
There are still some other great festivities happening in French Lick. New for 2020, Wilstem Winter Fest is a new family-friendly experience, all from the comfort of your own vehicle! Enjoy a 1.5-mile-long drive-thru light display featuring 2.5 million lights, a live nativity scene, and a chance to see Santa Claus. It has been recognized as one of the largest light shows in America! It will seem as if Santa has left the North Pole and gone on an animal safari. Winter Fest will be available from November 7th through January 2nd, beginning at dark and lasting until 9PM. For specific dates of operation, prices, or to purchase tickets, visit www.wilstem.com.
Other forms of holiday fun can be had all around French Lick West Baden. The local shops and boutiques have been working on their Christmas displays for weeks! There are so many unique, beautiful pieces available. Shop around to find the perfect items for your own home or gifts for your loved ones. Don’t forget to Shop Small on Small Business Saturday, November 28th! Many businesses in French Lick West Baden will be having special promotions, doorbusters, and prizes. Keep an eye out for more information on participating places!