Date(s) - 12/17/2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Indiana Welcome Center
This holiday season, the “A Christmas Story” Comes Home exhibit, presented in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will be on display from Nov. 17, 2022 until Dec. 30, 2022 in the W.F. Wellman Exhibit Hall. The design takes visitors to the streets of downtown Hohman, a fictional Indiana town which was a disguise for Jean Shepherd’s hometown Hammond.
As part of the “A Christmas Story” Comes Home exhibit, the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond will feature six animated display scenes from the holiday classic “A Christmas Story.” The displays include Higbee’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.
Letters to Santa, live entertainment and more!
Bring the whole family to enjoy live entertainment on the weekends and write letters to Santa and drop them in the big mailbox in the exhibit hall! Request to view the documentary “The Untold Christmas Story” in the 100-seat theater, vote on the ugliest leg lamp and favorite holiday tree or participate in the Write a Theme Contest – the exhibit is packed with fun for the whole family. More information is available online at www.AChristmasStoryComesHome.com.
In addition to the exhibit, visitors will have the opportunity to see Flick have his tongue stuck to a flag pole (and take photos), a bronze homage to the classic scene from the movie, in front of the Indiana Welcome Center.
The Indiana Welcome Center is located at the intersection of I-80/94 and Kennedy Avenue South in Hammond; only 30 minutes from downtown Chicago and two hours north of Indianapolis. All events are held at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond and registrations are available online at www.AChristmasStoryComesHome.com.
More Information: Visit www.AChristmasStoryComesHome.com for a complete list of special events, contests, hours of operation and directions. The Welcome Center gift shop offers an array of movie memorabilia including the infamous leg lamp!