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“A Christmas Story” Comes Home Is Back!

November 14, 2020 – January 3, 2021

Childhood memories of Santa come alive with the long-sought-after Christmas present while strolling through the exhibits, decorated Christmas trees, and visits with Santa at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond Indiana. In addition to the exhibit and photos with Santa, visitors are welcome to take their own photos at the photo opportunities including the bronzed Flick outside of the Indiana Welcome Center.  

Photos with Santa
This year Santa will not be atop the replica Santa’s Mountain, but instead will be located inside the theatre at the Indiana Welcome Center. Guests will be at least six feet from other guests during their wait and Santa will have a glass barrier separating him from guests.  Appointments will be scheduled online ONLY. A scheduling link can be found at

Santa will be available for photos on the following days from 10:00 am to 3:00 p.m.: November 27, 28 and 29. December 2, 5, 6, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20 and 23. Santa is also available for photos on the evening of Wednesday, December 16 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Holiday for Heroes
First responders (police, fire, EMT) and active and retired military are invited to visit the popular “A Christmas Story” Comes Home exhibit and visit with Santa on December 2 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Photos with Santa must be scheduled online before arrival.

All is Calm
Santa invites families with special needs on December 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and again from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The exhibit will be sensory friendly and Santa will accommodate guests with limited accessibility. Photos with Santa must be scheduled online before the event.
Families are welcome to schedule a visit with Santa on select days leading up to Christmas. Scheduling will open starting November 14. Each session is five minutes and includes a printed photo with Santa. The cost is $10 and $6 for an additional photo

Visit Safely
Guests to the Indiana Welcome Center are required to wear masks (all adults and children who are old enough to walk). Hand sanitizer stations will be available to guests as they visit the exhibit, Santa (select days) and gift shop. Six-foot markers will be placed on the floor throughout the exhibit so visitors can enjoy the exhibit safely.

More Information
Visit for additional details. The Indiana Welcome Center is located at 7770 Corinne Drive in Hammond, Indiana. The Welcome Center gift shop offers an array of movie memorabilia including the infamous leg lamp! Follow us on Facebook at for more updates.

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Read More about Christmas in Northwest Indiana:
5 Holiday Traditions – Thru Dec 31st – 5 Things to do For the Holidays Your Family Will LOVE!
What’s on Theatre Stage this year Cancelled in 2020
Candlelight Tour in Laporte Cancelled 2020
Whiting’s Holiday Home Tour – Dec 8th, 2019

Winter Lights Drive Thru – Valparaiso Nov 28th thru Dec 31st , 2020
Holly Days in Valparaiso – Friday,  Dec 4th, 2020
A Christmas Story Comes Home – Hammond Indiana Nov 14th – Jan 3rd, 2021
Christmas At Barker Mansion – Michigan City
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS DRIVE THRU – Michigan City Dec 5th  thru Jan 3rd 2021
The Nutcracker – 2 shows – Dec 11th and Dec 12th


Sue Baxter