Theresa's Mixed Nuts: A Christmas Story In Hammond, Indiana

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Christmas Story In Hammond, Indiana

Last year we went to Hammond, Indiana. The visitor's center there had a fun, and free A Christmas Story window display set up. They had about 6 window displays up, all featuring different scenes from the movie. 

A Christmas Story Window Display

If you would like to see them all, you can go to last year's post HERE. We liked it so much, we decided to go back again this year. While we love the displays, we were there to visit Santa's Mountain. 



It's free to visit Santa, but Warner Bros. decided to be real Grinch-like and not allow you to take personal photos with Santa on the mountain. If you want a picture, you have to pay $5. I figured it was reasonable enough, so we went ahead and had a family photo made. It comes with a really cute A Christmas Story frame, but my scanner sucks and was doing a crummy job scanning it properly.


The best part is getting to go down the slide! What kid didn't want to ride down that awesome slide (minus the face kicking elf) when watching the movie!? This one was a smaller version, but fun all the same. 


 No visit is complete until you recreate the famous flagpole scene!


A Christmas Story window displays and Santa visits go on every day, through the rest of the year at the Hammond, Indiana visitors center. If you are in the area, I highly recommend stopping in for a visit!

Do you watch A Christmas Story every year like my family does?


48 comments:

  1. i love slides too. great family photo. last year we were in MI for xmas. this year we're staying put. hope you have a wonderful xmas.

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    1. MI weather is actually very decent for this time of year, compared to last year! No snow, just a lot of rain. I hope you have a great Christmas too!

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  2. I've never seen it, lolol I've seen so many references to it that I feel like I have though. :) Maybe I'll take the plunge and rent it this year. :) You've got fun pics here!

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    1. Say What!?!? Rosey, I am not sure we can be friends anymore after that comment ;)

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  3. That is my all time favorite movie and I am insanely jealous of this. I want to plan a trip there just to go see this.

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    1. You would LOVE it Robin! They even have a gift shop with all the little movie tie in doo-dads!

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  4. such a lovely family photo with the Santa and you look like a movie star in it :)

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    1. That's a lovely compliment coming from Mr. Movie Man himself ;)

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  5. A great family photo indeed. Sure sounds like quite the pot, although that slide is rather shrimpy haha

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    1. Yeah, it is small. There's a 100 pound weight limit and Allison was pretty ticked that I didn't go down because of it.

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  6. I want to go there! I loved the movie and the musical. I love the photos of the tongue on the pole!

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    1. I want to go to the musical so bad! And I also want to plan a trip to go to the real house in Ohio. It's only about a 5 hour drive from here, but I am having a heck of a time convincing Jason to make the trip :(

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  7. Hahah, I love this event! We definitely enjoy this movie every year

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  8. HAHA! It's not Christmas until we watch A Christmas Story. There's usually a cable network that runs the movie for 24 hours straight so I can get my fill then!

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  9. Looks like you guys had a blast! Great collection of holiday photos! :-)

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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  10. What a fun place to visit. I love the recreation of the flagpole scene.

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  11. Oh my gosh the iconic slide scene. It's so cool that you can actually go there.

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  12. that's a beautiful family photo with Santa!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  13. I've haven't seen the movie in a few years

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  14. What a fun place! I love that you can do the flagpole scene and the slide looks like a blast!

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  15. I swear you are getting more and more beautiful everytime I see a picture of you. We have nothing like that here... All we have is a place called Kranacks where they have Christmas trees on display.

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  16. We watch A Christmas Story every year without fail. It's a great way to get into the holiday spirit.

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  17. We always watch a Christmas Story! It is one of my favorite movies of all time.

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  18. I love the recreation of the flagpole scene. I just realized I haven't watched A Christmas Story this year!

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  19. We have nothing like that around here and I wish we did, it looks so cute! I love the tongue on the pole picture

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  20. What a wonderful place to visit! A great Santa pic with the family and of course I love that flagpole!!

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  21. I don't think I've ever heard of A Christmas Story. How bad is that?

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    1. It's a very American movie, Michael, so it doesn't surprise me you haven't seen it. Though you really should! It's such a good movie!

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  22. I dont think we've ever seen it! I think we may take a look this year as my kids want to see as many Christmas movies as they can!

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  23. We love a Christmas Story!!! Just looking at this pics makes me want to visit! I had no idea it even existed. "I like the Wizard of Oz".. lol

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  24. What fun! You are so gorgeous - inside and out.
    Cheers! xo

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    1. Awe!! Thank you Robyn! Have a great holiday! xoxo

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  25. What fun! Last fall my husband and I went down to Ohio for a few days. The Christmas Story house is there. Someone (the little brother) bought the house (it was up for auction) where the movie was filmed (its in a neighborhood, no movie studio here) and it's all original and restored. Across the street is a museum and gift shop in another house. The actual house has a walk through tour. It was so much fun and really interesting to see.

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  26. Oh, what fun! $5 for a picture isn't too bad. You can't take a pic with our mall Santa unless you've paid for a pic and the cheapest package is $15!

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    1. We can't at the mall either. They didn't post signs up, so my husband tried taking some with his phone. The photo lady literally slapped his hand away and said "No personal photos on our set!" Last time we ever visited a mall Santa!

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  27. Lots of good family fun. You will treasure these pictures for years to come. I try to watch A Christmas Story every year but haven't had a chance yet this year.

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  28. I have literally never traveled anywhere, but I have been to Hammond! I didn't know that you were there!

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    1. About 45 minutes out! You ever make it back this way, give me a holler. And bring some cookies with you ;)

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  29. You have a beautiful family! It looks like you had a great time. Merry Christmas!!

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    1. Thank you Joanne! Merry Christmas to you too!

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  30. We do! 24-hours from Christmas Eve on. My husband would love to visit all of this!

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  31. The slide does look fun. My family moved from the Chicago area before I was born, but sis was born there. I grew up close to Ft Wayne Indiana, which was the closest big city. Good times.

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  32. What an awesome place to visit! I can't lie I am a bit jealous!
    Love your pic with Santa...and I have to agree with the other comments - you are GORGEOUS!

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  33. That does sound like a fun way to spend a day. Hum--everything is free except the picture with Santa and you are not allowed to take your own--Bah Humbug!!

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  34. great place to visit....My kids keep asking me to take them to places as cool as this one but we haven't really got a chance..hopefully soon :)

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  35. Hammond Indiana is not too far from me!! I had no idea this was something you could do. I am totally going to look into doing this with the family.

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  36. A Christmas Story is my fave holiday movie and I watch it several times during the holidays. I'd love to go there and see all the displays referencing the movie. $5 actually isn't too bad to pay for a holiday photo. Our local mall charged $25 for kids to get their pic taken with Santa...highway robbery! You look real stunning in the family pic.

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  37. This looks like such a good time. I would have enjoyed stepping into the Christmas Story movie.

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