Date(s) - 12/17/2022
9:00 am - 11:00 am
The popular “Mommy’s Little Piggy” Mashed Potato Eating Contest features plates mounded with mashed potatoes and contestants of different age groups showing how the piggies eat and will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17th, 2022. Registration will start at 9:30 a.m., and the first wave of participants will begin at 10:00 a.m.
All events are held at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond and registrations are available online.
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.
See Videos of these Displays HERE:
See Animated Displays at “A Christmas Story” with the song “Here We Go Wassailing”
Click Here to Watch this video to see the animated displays with music by Keenan Baxter : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9tgTFk6pfg
Wag Your Tail Wednesdays: Don’t miss the opportunity to have your pet photographed with Santa on Santa’s Mountain. Pet photos with Santa will be available Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Photos are $6 each, and $1 of every photo is given to local animal shelters. Well-behaved animals only.
More Information: Visit 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! For more info Visit Website