Are you looking for a quick family getaway this Holiday Season? Here are 5 destinations close to home that are perfect for spending time with your family and celebrating the Holiday Season.
Location: French Lick, Indiana
Travel Time: 2hr 6min (100.6mi)
Holiday Dates: November 17 – January 7, 2018
French Lick Resort is the place for all things jolly this holiday season. Photos with Santa, Story Time and Cookie Decorating with Mrs. Claus, Holiday Movies, a Toymaker Workshop and a variety of family-friendly activities run throughout the 50 Days of Lights. One thing that will definitely make your Christmas list after visiting – holiday memories that will last a lifetime.
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Travel Time: 4hr 56min (292.9mi)
Holiday Dates: November 10 – January 1, 2018
There’s no better place to be this holiday season than Nashville’s iconic Gaylord Opryland Resort with 2 million twinkling lights, acres of larger-than-life decorations, live shows and exciting attractions.
Location: Santa Claus, Indiana
Travel Time: 3hr (146.3mi)
Holiday Dates: Dec 1-3, 8-10, 15-17
The Santa Claus Christmas Celebration adds Christmas cheer to the first three weekends in December. Visit Santa at the Santa Claus Christmas Store or write him a letter at the Santa Claus Museum & Village. Follow the shining story of Rudolph as told through the Santa Claus Land of Lights: Family Christmas Light Adventure. Don’t forget a cup of gourmet frozen hot chocolate at Santa’s Candy Castle! Check out their 2017 Holiday Calendar of Events.
Location: Nashville, Indiana
Travel Time: 1hr 8min (48.0mi)
This year, make the holidays extra special for the entire family, by planning a trip to unique and magical Brown County for the holidays. Christmas in Brown County features a variety of old-fashioned delights. The quaint Village of Nashville twinkles with holiday lights. Festive songs fill the air from carolers decked out in Victorian costumes. Artisan galleries, craft studios, shops, and boutiques beckon shoppers. Old fashioned candies and homemade treats fill the air. Board the Little Nashville Express Train for a fun and free ride, and discover picturesque photo opportunities throughout town. Don’t forget to visit Santa and his elves while you’re there!
Location: Chicago, Illinois- Chicago Botanical Garden
Travel Time: 3hr, 24 min (206 mi)
Holiday Dates: November 24- January 7, 2018
‘Tis the season for family fun! Join us at the Garden for Wonderland Express, an annual holiday extravaganza featuring magnificent model trains, magical and glittering indoor snow, and meticulously crafted Chicago landmarks in miniature. Plus, see intricate ice carvings and hear beautiful music from carolers. Bring the smartphones and video cameras, as our holiday exhibition delights children and parents, friends and families. Kids, look for Thomas the Tank Engine!