Local businesses, nonprofits and civic organizations will display holiday trees adorned with twinkling lights, handmade ornaments and sparkling trimmings at the Indiana Welcome Center as part of the annual "A Christmas Story" Comes Home exhibit.

"It really shows great community involvement and a dedication to our area by adding something special to an already amazing exhibit," said Bethany Randolph, special events manager for South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority.

With participants including businesses, nonprofits and civic organizations, no two trees will be the same.

Those who visit the Indiana Welcome Center during the exhibit will be able to vote on their favorite decorated tree until Dec. 13, with the winner being displayed from Dec. 16 through Jan. 4, 2015.

The "A Christmas Story" Comes Home exhibit, which is presented in agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, is free to attend, with numerous special events, photos with Santa, cookie decorating and crafts planned throughout.

For more information on the exhibit or to register for events, contact the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority at 219-989-7770 or visit www.AChristmasStoryComesHome.com.



About the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority


The South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority, as the official destination marketing organization, leads and supports the visitor industry through the marketing and development of the county from convention, sports, gaming and special interest travel segments, thereby increasing economic impact, creating employment and enhancing the communities' quality of life.


About Warner Bros. Consumer Products


Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.


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