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Exhibit Hall

Throughout the year at the W.F. Wellman Exhibit Hall you can find exhibits that feature artwork and photography by local artists, historical expos on local cities, towns and the region's involvement in the Civil War, to displays that showcase one of the most beloved stories of the yuletide - "A Christmas Story."

Located at the Indiana Welcome Center, the W.F. Wellman Exhibit Hall features displays like these year round. Stop in during the Christmas season and see the interactive displays of "A Christmas Story" Comes Home

 

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Special Events

Oh Fuuudge! Tire Relay Race

December 10, 2016
  • Venue: Indiana Welcome Center
  • 7770 Corinne Drive
  • Hammond, IN 46323
  • Times: Registration begins at 9:30am, Contest begins at 10am
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 800ALLLAKE
  • Website

Oh Fuuudge! Relay competition for parent/child teams.  This relay race depicts the tire changing scene in "A Christmas Story" when Ralphie spills lug nuts into the street.  Teams "change a tire" and run through an obstacle course while holding a hubcap full of lug nuts steady. Two age groups - children ages 4-7 and 8-12.  Pre-register online. Please bring in canned food/non-per... More

Mommy's Little Piggy Eating Contest

December 17, 2016
  • Venue: Indiana Welcome Center
  • 7770 Corinne Drive
  • Hammond, IN 46323
  • Times: Registration starts at 9:30am, Contest begins at 10am
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 800-255-5253
  • Website

The infamous scene in "A Christmas Story" where Randy Parker eats his mashed potatoes like a "little piggy" will be recreated during this messy event.  See if you can eat the most mashed potatoes the fastest or just come to watch this mess unfold!  There are four age groups - 4-7, 8-12, 13-17 and 18 and over. Pre-register online. Please bring in canned food/non-perishable items... More

On-Going Events

"A Christmas Story" Comes Home

November 12, 2016 to December 31, 2016 (Recurring daily)

The Indiana Welcome Center features six animated displays depicting scenes from the holiday classic "A Christmas Story." The displays include: The Department Store Window, Flick's Tongue and Triple Dog Dare, It's a Major Award, The Bumpus Hounds and a new window, A Hero's Dream. The displays were first showcased in 2003 at Macy's in New York City. Have your picture taken with S... More

Wag Your Tail Wednesday

December 14, 2016 to December 21, 2016 (Every Wednesday)

Come bring your dogs and cats on by for photos with Santa on Wednesdays, December 14th and 21st during our "A Christmas Story" Comes Home exhibit. Photos are $6 each. We will also be accepting donations for local animal shelters during the event. Photos are $6 each. Dogs and cats only, please! We will also be accepting donations for local shelters during this time.  December ... More

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