Retropolis Retro Tour of America: A Christmas Story Comes Home in Hammond, Indiana

 If you love the movie "A Christmas Story", you know the magic of Jean Shepherd. He narrated the movie, he was one of the writers of the movie, and the movie was based on his book of stories of his life growing up in Hammond, Indiana called "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash".

Our next stop on our Retropolis Retro Tour of America is Hammond, Indiana. If you have a chance to go there over the Christmas season through the first week of January, stop by the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond, IN to see the exhibit "A Christmas Story Comes Home." If I was anywhere near Hammond, IN it would be a priority for me, as I love Jean Shepherd and I have seen "A Christmas Story" hundreds of times it seems. 

If you've seen "A Christmas Story" repeatedly, you'll get a chuckle at the names of these activities at the exhibit: Mommy's Little Piggy Contest, and Oh Fuuudge Relay Race. The exhibit isn't just for kids. According to their website, "The Indiana Welcome Center will feature six animated displays depicting scenes from A Christmas Story. The displays include; The Department Store Window, Flick's Tongue and the Triple Dog Dare, It's a Major Award, Santa's Mountain at the Department Store, The Bumpus Hounds and the Parker Living Room. The displays were first showcased in 2003 in the windows of the Macy's in New York City." Source:

Sounds swell!!!

Hours through December 30: Mon. - Fri. 8am - 5pm. Sat. & Sun. 8am - 7pm

Hours JAN. 2 - 8  Everyday 8am - 5pm  

Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Open New Year's Eve 8am - 3pm


Indiana Welcome Center
7770 Corinne Dr.
Hammond, IN 46323


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Thank you to  for posting this video on YouTube! I hope the event is a huge success! 

Have fun, everyone who is lucky enough to go! And don't shoot your eye out!