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Hammond, Indiana Hosts Landmark 40th Anniversary Event for 'A Christmas Story

Hammond, Indiana, welcomes the original 'A Christmas Story' cast for its 40th anniversary event, December 16-17. Fans can enjoy cast meetups, photo ops, and a special ceremony. RSVP for the press conference at

This December, Hammond, Indiana, the inspiration behind Jean Shepherd’s beloved film 'A Christmas Story,' is poised to host a remarkable event celebrating the film's 40th anniversary. The 'Ralphie & The Gang Comes Home' event, slated for December 16th and 17th at the Indiana Welcome Center, promises to bring a wave of nostalgia and joy, not just to fans but to the broader community.

In an unprecedented reunion, Peter Billingsley, who famously portrayed Ralphie Parker, and other original cast members will grace the event, igniting excitement among fans. The gathering marks a significant moment in preserving the cultural heritage of this iconic film, which has become a staple of holiday cinema since its release in 1983.

The event will feature an array of activities, including a proclamation ceremony by local officials, recognizing 'A Christmas Story’s contribution to popular culture and the arts. Exclusive interviews with the cast will shed light on the behind-the-scenes magic of the film, and attendees will have the chance to create lasting memories with photo opportunities.

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority (SSCVA) is at the forefront of organizing this significant event, showcasing Hammond's unique place in film history. The city, synonymous with Shepherd's story, has seen a surge in tourism and cultural interest thanks to its association with the film.

Ticket sales for the event have been brisk, with fans eager to relive the magic of the film and experience a piece of cinematic history. In addition to the main events, there are plans for special merchandise, exclusive screenings of the film, and other surprises, adding to the festival-like atmosphere.

For detailed information about the event, including tickets and the full schedule of activities, visit This platform serves as the central hub for all updates and event-related news.

This anniversary event is not just a celebration for fans but a homage to a film that has captured the hearts of multiple generations. It represents a unique opportunity for the city of Hammond to showcase its cultural significance and for fans to engage with a beloved piece of holiday tradition. The reunion event underscores the lasting impact of 'A Christmas Story' and its role in shaping holiday entertainment.


As the event draws near, excitement builds for what promises to be a memorable experience, reinforcing the timeless appeal of 'A Christmas Story' and its special place in American cinema and holiday traditions.

Contact Info:
Name: Paul Bachmann
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Organization: A Christmas Story Family
Address: 6300 Southeast 221st Street, Hawthorne, Florida 32640, United States
Phone: +1-312-802-1179

Source: PressCable

Release ID: 89115111

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