You will be captivated once you step foot inside this National Historic Landmark, Five-Star Hotel, built in 1902. With its one-of-a-kind domed atrium spanning 200 feet, it has been called the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” West Baden Springs Hotel is thrilled to be consistently honored by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler and was chosen as the 15th Best Resort in the United States. And, at Christmas, West Baden and French Lick both become even more spectacular!
This year’s 50 Days of Lights will kick off with one of their favorite traditions: the annual tree lighting at West Baden Springs Hotel. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the season. You can also feast your eyes on the West Baden gingerbread house, which was new in 2019. The ambiance of this historic hotel and its 40-foot-tall-tree will usher in the holidays in grand fashion.
The Christmas sights are a must-see at French Lick through the 50 Days of Lights, from traditional decorations, trees and lights adorning the second level of the Event Center. Stop by and snap a picture or two in their winter wonderland. Celebrate the sounds of the season with holiday choirs at French Lick Springs and West Baden Springs Hotels every weekend during the holiday season, as well!
We travel the short distance to French Lick, Indiana, this morning, with lunch included upon our arrival. We then have the afternoon free to enjoy West Baden Springs Hotel, where we will overnight. There will also be available an historic tour of West Baden at 2:00 that afternoon. ($10 per person.) Register for the historic hotel tours when you book this tour. Dinner is included at West Baden Springs before we attend the Gaither Vocal Band Christmas.
For nearly 40 years, the Gaither Vocal Band has served as a standard-bearer in the world of gospel music with its stunning vocals, innovative harmonies and uplifting message. Founded by legendary gospel musician and producer Bill Gaither, this Grammy-winning group has performed in the world’s most prestigious venues including the Sydney Opera House, The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Today, the Gaither Vocal Band is comprised of five power-packed voices. Individually, they are gifted artists and men of authentic faith. Together, they are gifted artists and men of authentic faith. Together, they are known worldwide for delivering a message of grace, hope and redemption — which will once again add a joyful note to the kickoff of the holiday season at French Lick Resort. (L, D)
Breakfast is included at our hotel this morning. The remainder of the morning is free to enjoy as you like. There will be an historic tour of French Lick available that day at noon. ($10 per person) Register for either of the historic tours when you book this tour. We will depart for home in the afternoon. (B)
- One-night deluxe accommodations at the five-star West Baden Springs Hotel; luggage handling
- Gaither Vocal Band Christmas
- Three meals; one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner
- Fully escorted by Jane’s Journeys
- Complimentary $10.00 Casino Destinations Dollars Card
- Deluxe motorcoach transportation/driver’s gratuity
Price per person:
$200 deposit to hold reservation; final payment is due by October 1, 2020.
$20 early bird to be deducted from final payment with deposit paid before 12/31/20.
Cancellation insurance due to illness is available for $70 for all categories, to be purchased at the time of deposit.