The Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond opened “A Christmas Story Comes Home” exhibit Sat. Nov. 12 which runs through Dec. 30. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Orak Shrine Circus, Hammond Civic Center;Christmas the Park – Spencer Park, Demotte; • East Chicago Celebration of Lights, City Hall;• First Friday Art Walk – Downtown Michigan City, Santa Procession &Tree Lighting at Pruzin Park, Merrillville; City Tree Lighting, Festival Park, Hobart; Carol Fest at VU, Valparaiso University; Chesterton H.S. Madrigal Dinner, Chesterton H. S.; Community Tree Lighting & First Friday, St. Mary of the Lake, Miller; Illuminated Parade, Whitlng City Hall; Shake It Up Musical Show, Living Hope Church, Merrillville; “Plaid Tidings” Towle Theatre, Hammond; Snowflake Parade, Michigan City; Breakfast with Santa – Valparaiso YMCA; •A Christmas Story Comes Home, Indiana Welcome Center, Hammond; Christmas Open House, Family Express, Kouts; • Breakfast w/Santa (Dyer); • Breakfast with Santa, Wilbur Wright School, Munster; • Breakfast w/Santa, Schererville ; Christmas Craft Show – Portage; • The Nutcracker by Indiana Ballet Theatre at Valparaiso, Gary and Crown Point • Annual Cookie Walk, Westminister Presbyterian Church, Munster; Ethnic Cookie Sale, Whiting; St. Mary of the Lake Annual Christmas Bazaar Miller; Folk Art Holiday Open House, Fawn Run Farm, Rolling Priaire; Hammond Holiday Parade, Hammond; •Winter Jam Craft & Vendor Fair, Lake County Fair Grounds, Crown Point; • Christmas on the Farm – Countryside Park, Portage; • Candy Cane Express, Hesston Steam Museum, Laporte; •Santa in the Courthouse, Crown Point; • Portage Christmas Festival, Founder’s Square, Portage; • Pioneerland Christmas, LaPorte County Fairgrounds, LaPorte; • Santa at the Kaske House – Heritage Park, Munster; • 5-11:30pm, , Madrigal Dinner, United Methodist Church, Michigan City; • 8- 9:45pm, Babes & Boys Christmas Show, Beatniks On Conkey, Hammond; • Shake It Up Musical Show, Living Hope Church, Merrillville; • Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular! Majestic Star Casino, Hammond • Shake It Up Musical Show, Living Hope Church, Merrillville; • Babes & Boys Christmas Show, Beatniks On Conkey, Hammond; • Folk Art Holiday Open House, Fawn Run Farm, Rolling Priaire; • Christmas on the Farm – Countryside Park, Portage; • Candy Cane Hunt – Dyer, Plum Creek Center, Dyer; • Santa in the Courthouse, Crown Point Courthouse; Three Little Birds Market, Valparaiso, Brunch with Santa at Lansing Country Club, Breakfast with Santa AT White Rhino, Dyer. Christmas at the mill.
Mommy’s Little Piggy Eating Contest, Oh Fudge Relay Race