The displays were first showcased in 2003 in the windows of the Macy's in New York City and have been moved to a more permanent home in Hammond, Indiana. The film 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.
The six scenes include; Higbee's Department Store Window, Flick's Tongue and the Triple Dog Dare, It's a major Award, Santa's Mountain at Higbee's, The Bumpus Hounds and the Parker Living Room. Also included in the exhibit is a modest replica of Santa's Mountain and includes photos with Santa and a slide for $5.
Special events will fill the weekends as well. Join in the fun for a "Mommy's Little Piggy" Eating Contest; the "Oh Fuuudge!" Parent/Child relay race; and movie showings. There is also an ongoing contest; Write a Theme Contest: "What I Want for Christmas."
All events take place at the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Drive in Hammond, Indiana. Details about the special events can be found at www.lakecountycvb.com/christmas or by calling (219) 989-7979.