Hammond, Ind. (December 5, 2018) – Santa has announced he will make a special trip to the Indiana Welcome Center on Friday, December 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for children with autism or other special needs. The Indiana Welcome Center will be sensory friendly and accessible. Santa will be positioned off of “Santa’s Mountain” to easily accommodate both children and adults.

Families and children are invited to write letters to Santa, make crafts, gaze at the lighted Christmas trees and enjoy the exhibit, “A Christmas Story” Comes Home. This year’s event is sponsored by Top Soccer in Hobart and through their generous contribution, families can each enjoy one free printed photograph.  

“We’re excited to bring this experience to families with children with special needs. We understand visiting during a busy weekend can be overwhelming for a number of families,” said Danielle Sparavalo, Special Events Manager. “We want to give special meaning to the holidays for every person that visits the exhibit,” she continued.

For more information about the exhibit, “A Christmas Story” Comes Home, inspired by Warner Bros.’  classic holiday film, special events and Santa Hours visit online at achristmasstorycomeshome.com or call 219-989-7770. The Indiana Welcome Center is located at 7770 Corinne Drive in Hammond, Ind.


 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 (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world.  WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, the Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.


A CHRISTMAS STORY and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co.