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Hours & Location

Come visit us at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond during the holiday season for the "A Christmas Story" Comes Home exhibit and special events. Find out when Santa is  stopping by here.


HOURS (Tentative)

November 14 - December 4, 2020
December 26, 2020 - January 3, 2021

Everyday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*

December 5 - December 23, 2020
Weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.* 
Saturdays and Sundays 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Thanksgiving Day, November 26. 2020

Christmas Eve, December 24, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Christmas Day, December 25, 2020

New Year's Eve, December 31, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

New Year's Day, January 1, 2021

View gift shop hours here.


Wag Your Tail Wednesdays
Pet Photos with Santa 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

November 25 and December 9, 16 and 23, 2020
Exhibit is open until 7:00 p.m.

A CHRISTMAS STORY and all related characters and elements © & ™  Turner Entertainment Co.