A Christmas Story Comes Home

A Christmas Story Comes to Indiana Welcome Center

The Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond opened “A Christmas Story Comes Home” exhibit  Sat. Nov. 12th, 2022 which runs through Dec. 30th, 2022. presented by The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, the popular exhibit, showcases a variety of scenes that people will recognize from the beloved 1980s film “A Christmas Story.” 

     The Indiana Welcome Center will feature six animated displays depicting scenes from “A Christmas Story”. The displays include: The Hibgee’s Department Store Window; Flick’s Tongue and the Triple Dog Dare; It’s a Major Award; Santa’s Mountain at Higbee’s; The Bumpus Hounds; and A Hero’s Dream. The displays were first showcased in 2003 in the windows of the Macy’s in New York City.

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Video:
See Animated Displays at “A Christmas Story” with the song “Here We Go Wassailing”

Visits with Santa on Santa’s Mountain will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from Nov. 26-Dec. 18. Also, special Santa photo days include Nov. 25, Dec. 22 and Dec. 23. All photos with Santa must be scheduled in advance at santaphotos.simplybook.me or visit achristmasstorycomeshome.com. Cost for photos is $10 each and includes one photo. Additional photos are $6.
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VIDEO:
Santa’s Mountain:
Jazzy Version of “So This Is Christmas” with Scenes from A Christmas Story

 

     New this year, an “All is Calm” event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 13. The event, featuring a sensory-friendly experience, is designed for families with individuals with special needs. Photos with Santa must be scheduled online.

     The Holiday for Heroes will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15 and is only for First Responders, active and retired military and their families. On that day, attendees may have their photos taken with Santa and visit the exhibit. Visits with Santa must be scheduled online.

Pet fans are invited to attend “Wag Your Tail Wednesdays.” Cats and dogs may have their photos taken with Santa from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 30; Dec. 14 and Dec. 21. Pets must be on non-retractable leashes. Cost is $10 and guests will receive one printed photo. Also schedule appointments online.

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Watch This VIDEO: Animated Displays with Ralphie Stuck on the Flag Pole
Jazzy Christmas Music with Animated Raphie Stuck on the Flag pole

     The popular OH Fuuudge! Relay Race will take place Saturday, Dec. 10. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. with contest at 10 a.m. The Mommy’s Little Piggy Contest  Saturday, Dec. 17. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. with contest at 10 a.m.

     For more information on the exhibit, visit AChristmasStoryComesHome.com. The Indiana Welcome Center is at 7770 Corinne Drive, Hammond.

      Guests will see window displays such as The Triple Dog Dare, The Parker Living Room, Flick’s Tongue, Santa’s Mountain at Higbee’s and others. In addition to the windows, guests will see a variety of Christmas trees on display surrounding the exhibit.

The free exhibit relays assorted scenes from “A Christmas Story” the movie, in recognition of local writer Jean Shepherd lived in the Region.

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VIDEO: See the Christmas Tree Display at “A Christmas Story”
Jazzy Version of “What Child Is This” at “A Christmas Story”

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak – a national news affiliate.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.