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French Lick Resort Prepares For Annual Holiday Festivities

Crews are putting the final touches on a tree in the atrium of the West Baden Hotel. (Zach Herndon, WTIU/WFIU News)

The holiday season is quickly approaching and workers at Indiana’s historic French Lick and West Baden Resorts are busy preparing for their annual Christmas celebration.

The Polar Express train is already in service, taking families on a train ride to the North Pole.

And crews are putting the final touches on a towering tree in the atrium of the West Baden Hotel. Resort marketing manager Steve Rondinaro says it’ll be done in time for the tree lighting Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

“There are about a half a million lights strung out across here, and then you’ve got the trees and all the decorations within the two hotels," he says. "Start to finish it’ll take our crews about 11 days to do the inside work this year.”

Rondinaro says they’re also excited to debut a new holiday light show this year that will project on the front of the French Lick Hotel. He says the projection will depict holiday themed images and a local "Christmas Story".

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