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Region's Largest Santa Mailbox and

 Extended Santa Photo Dates at the Indiana Welcome Center


Hammond - Visitors of all ages are able to drop off their letters to Santa at the Indiana Welcome Center's 10' foot mailbox. Christmas wishes can be dropped off or can be written at the Welcome Center located on I-80/94 & Kennedy Avenue in Hammond. Can't make the trip? Send your holiday wishes to Santa via email at

            The region's largest Santa mailbox is part of the free exhibit, "A Christmas Story" Comes Home, featuring six animated scenes from the holiday movie classic. Visitors also have the chance to pick up last minute holiday gifts in the gift shop and crafts for children are available.

            Santa hours have also been extended; photos are $5 a piece on the following days:

Thursday, December 17th from noon to 4pm

Friday, December 18th from 5pm to 7:30pm

Saturday & Sunday, December 19th & 20th from 11am to 3pm

Monday through Wednesday, December 21st, 22nd & 23rd from noon to 4pm

Thursday, December 24th from 10am to 2pm

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