What do you want for Christmas? Write a theme and tell the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority what you really want for Christmas, much like Ralphie Parker did in the holiday classic "A Christmas Story." Ralphie pours his heart out in his theme for his teacher, Miss Shields, about how he wants a Red Ryder BB Gun.

Entries for the "What I Want For Christmas" Write a Theme Contest must be dropped off at the Indiana Welcome Center or mailed to "Write a Theme Contest, 7770 Corinne Drive, Hammond, Indiana, 46323" and must be postmarked by Dec. 11, 2013. Entries must include the entrant's name, address, phone number and age category, and should be more than 20 words but not exceed 250.

There are three age categories: 9 years and younger, 10 - 18, and 19 and older. Winners in each category will win a prize valued from $50 - $150.

The Write a Theme Contest is part of the ongoing exhibit "A Christmas Story" Comes Home, which is presented in agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. The exhibit features six animatronic window displays depicting scenes from the holiday classic "A Christmas Story." The exhibit runs from Nov. 9, 2013 through Jan. 5, 2014.

For more information on the Write a Theme contest, the exhibit, weekend and holiday hours or special events, contact Bethany Randolph, special events and services manager for the South Shore CVA, at 219-554-2229 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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