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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 (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.

Christmas at French Lick Resort

Christmas at French Lick Resort

A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort 

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.

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 (146.3mi)
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. 

Santa Claus Christmas Celebration

Santa Claus Christmas Celebration

Christmas at the Galt House Hotel

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!

Christmas at the Galt House Hotel

Christmas at the Galt House Hotel

 

Christmas in Brown County

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!

Christmas in Brown County

Christmas in Brown County


Be sure to bookmark the Indy’s Child 2016 Holiday Fun section for all the scoop you’ll need on holiday events and other happenings around Indianapolis this season!
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