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5 Holiday Getaways Near Indy

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.

Christmas at French Lick Resort

Location: French Lick, Indiana
Travel Time: 2hr 6min, 101 miles
Holiday Dates: November 16 – January 5, 2020

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.

Christmas at French Lick Resort
Christmas at French Lick Resort

A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort 

Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Travel Time: 4hr 56min, 293 miles
Holiday Dates: November 8 – January 1, 2020

You and your family will marvel at more than 3 million holiday lights and acres of magnificent decorations, plus spectacular holiday activities and events that are sure to get you in the spirit of the season and create lasting family memories. Experience SoundWaves, an upscale water experience featuring four combined acres of year-round indoor and seasonal attractions.

A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort
A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort

Santa Claus Christmas Celebration

Location: Santa Claus, Indiana
Travel Time: 3hr, 146 miles
Holiday Dates: Dec 6-7, 13-14, 20-22

The Santa Claus Christmas Celebration adds Christmas cheer to the first three full weekends in December. Visit Santa at the Santa Claus Christmas Store or write him a letter at the Santa Claus Museum & Village. Enjoy face painting, mulled cider, chestnuts over a fire, dinners with Santa, and more! Check out all month’s events here.

Santa Claus Christmas Celebration
Santa Claus Christmas Celebration

Christmas in Brown County

Location: Nashville, Indiana
Travel Time: 1hr 8min, 48 miles
Holiday Dates: Various events/dates November 29 – December 31

This year, start a new holiday tradition by planning a trip to beautiful Brown County! A truly magical experience, the holidays are extra special in charming, quaint, and cozy Brown County. Explore the Village of Nashville as it twinkles with holiday lights. Find unique gifts for everyone on your list as you shop the one-of-a-kind, artisan galleries, craft studios, stores, and boutiques. Sink your teeth into some old fashioned treats. Let the brisk holiday air invigorate you on a hike in the State Park. Warm up by the fireplace in your very own private cabin. No matter how you choose to spend the holidays, Brown County is the perfect spot to create magical memories!

Christmas in Brown County
Christmas in Brown County

Christmas in Shipshewana

Location: Shipshewana, Indiana
Travel Time: 3hr 8min, 173 miles
Holiday Dates: Various events/dates, November 9 – December 28

Shipshewana is celebrated as the third largest Amish community in the US, for having the Midwest’s largest flea market, and for its reputation of hand-crafted goodies. And Christmas in Shipshewana is a delight! Explore their 2019 calendar of holiday events or just head there to get your holiday shopping done.

Christmas in Shipshewana
Christmas in Shipshewana


Be sure to bookmark the Indy’s Child 2019 Holiday Fun section for all the scoop you’ll need on holiday events and other happenings around Indianapolis this season!

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