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Photos with Santa

Have your picture taken with Santa on top of Santa's Mountain, a replica of the one featured in the movie. In the famous scene, Ralphie Parker tells Santa what he wants for Christmas, and Santa responds, "You'll shoot your eye out, kid." After the photo is taken, children have the opportunity to slide down the big red slide.

Photos with Santa on Santa's Mountain are $6 each. We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard and Discover card.

Little Ones with Santa - Indiana Welcome Center


November 28 - December 20, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday, November 27, 2020
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Chirstmas Eve
Thursday, December 24, 2020

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Pet Photos with Santa


Bring your pets on by for photos with Santa on Wag Your Tail Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. See schedule below.
Photos are $6 each. Dogs and cats only, please! We will also be accepting donations for local shelters during this time.

Please note: Dogs must be on non-retractable leashes.

November 25, 2020
December 9, 2020
December 16, 2020
December 23, 2020

Mommy's Little Piggy Contest


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

A Christmas Story Comes Home exhibit


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! 

For year-round fun, visit alongthesouthshore.com.

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