Photos with Santa 2020
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Photos with Santa - Full

Santa appointments have all been booked for this year. Thank you to everyone who scheduled! 

The exhibit is still open for anyone to come and view the window displays everyday from 9am to 4pm. No appointment needed for that! We will close at 3pm Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve and are closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

This year, Santa photos will be a little different to keep everyone safe. Santa will not be located on Santa’s Mountain in the main exhibit hall, but instead inside the theatre with a glass partition between him and guests. Families will be kept at least six feet apart while waiting for their visit.

Additional photos can be purchased during your visit.

We suggest you arrive ten minutes before your scheduled time. If anyone in your group has special needs and/or cannot use stairs, we will make accommodations at your appointment.

Mask Requirements

In compliance with the State of Indiana Executive orders, please be advised that masks are required during your visit to the Indiana Welcome Center for all adults and children who are old enough to walk. Once seated on the opposite side of Santa, families are allowed to take off their masks for a photo. 

Guests are required to put masks on again before exiting the theatre.

*Appointments cannot be cancelled and refunds will not be given. However you may reschedule your appointment up to one day prior if a new time slot is available. Use the rescheduling link in your confirmation email to reschedule or call us at 219-989-7979. In the event that the Indiana Welcome Center closes due to unforeseen circumstances, refunds will be given to all prepaid appointments. 


November 28 - December 23, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

December 16, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

December 23, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

A Christmas Story Comes Home 2020


Plan your visit to the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond, Indiana during the holiday season.

Locate us and find the exhibit and gift shop hours below.


More To Do This Holiday

We've put together more things to do and events happening throughout the Region this winter below - from outdoor to indoor! 

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