A Christmas Story Comes Home Hammond


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Dec 26 - Jan 5

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Christmas Eve 8am - 3pm
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New Year's Eve 8am - 3pm
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A Christmas Story Comes Home

Exhibit Dates: Nov. 8, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015

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"A Christmas Story" Exhibit and Hammond History

The "A Christmas Story" Comes Home exhibit centers around 6 animatronic window displays from Macy's Department Store in New York featuring different scenes from "A Christmas Story".

There are also a variety of events and activities going on. Click here for a list of special events and here for dates and times for photos with Santa.

In God We Trust, All Others Pay CashThe holiday classic, "A Christmas Story", was written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark and was based on Shepherd's 1966 book, "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash". The book is a compilation of short stories based on Shepherd's experiences growing up in Hammond, Indiana. A number of the short stories appeared in Playboy magazine and originated from his unscripted radio broadcasts in the 1950's, 60's and 70's.

Shepherd narrated the entire movie and also had a cameo in the Department Store scene. The movie was set in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana which was a disguise for Shepherd's hometown: Hammond. Hohman is one of Hammond's busiest downtown streets.

Photos with Santa

Saturdays and Sundays between Thanksgiving and Christmas from 11am to 4pm, come have your photo taken with Santa atop Santa's Mountain for just $5.
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Photos on Santas Mountain


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Stop into our gift shop to find all kinds of great "A Christmas Story" merchandise: Leg Lamps (full-size and desk lamps), games, costumes, t-shirts, decorations and lots more! Visit our online store for some of our more popular items.

A Christmas Story Events
Bring the family out for a season full of fun with our "A Christmas Story" themed events and contests!
• "A Major Event"
• Write a Theme contest
• Mommy's Little Piggy
• Oh Fuuudge! Relay Race
Click here for all the info

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