"A Christmas Story" Comes Home

November 13, 2021 - January 2, 2022


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". 

The 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 2020

Santa Photos

Have your photo taken with Santa weekends Thanksgiving through Christmas.

This year's set up will be a little different to keep everyone safe. Click below for more information.

Holiday for Heroes

Special Events

First responders, active and retired military and their families - join us for a Holiday for Heroes. For those with special needs visit during All is Calm where everything will be sensory-friendly and accessible.

Indiana-Welcome-Center-gift-shop

Gift Shop

Stop by the gift shop to gather up everything "A Christmas Story" from leg lamps and stockings to ornaments and fudge.

See some of our more popular products at the link below.

A Christmas Story Comes Home 2020

Come See Us

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

Map out our location and check our exhibit and gift shop hours.

Bison at Kankakee Sands

More To Do In Northwest Indiana

We've put together more things to do and events happening throughout the Region this winter - from outdoor adventures to indoor activities for when it's just too cold!