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 19 – January 7
French Lick Springs Hotel is the place for the wee ones to visit if they want to bend Santa’s ear. Stories with the Mrs., cookie decorating and holiday movies run throughout the 50 Days of Lights. Jolly St. Nick is also on board for photo ops and hot chocolate on cozy Sunday mornings.
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Travel Time: 4hr 56min (292.9mi)
Holiday Dates: November 11 – January 1
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 2-4, 9-11, 16-18
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 2016 Holiday Calendar of Events.
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Travel Time: 2hr 1min (120.3mi)
Holiday Dates: November 17 – December 24
2016 brings a complete transformation of Christmas at the Galt House Hotel that will delight all the senses! Guests will be greeted with an ALL NEW Larger-than-life luminary show KaLightoscope, the spectacular Winter WonderLane, the Holly Jolly Elf Show, an English Village highlighting animated figurines, Gingerbread House Contest, Dancing Bellmen, shopping and much more!
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!