All events, exhibitions and performances in the calendar have not been rescheduled, postponed or canceled at the time of going to press.

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A Christmas story comes homeUNTIL DEC. 30, Indiana Welcome Center, Hammond. The A Christmas Story Comes Home exhibit runs through December 30 at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. Presented by the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, the popular exhibit features a variety of scenes that people will recognize from the popular 1980s film “A Christmas Story.” In addition to the windows, guests will see a variety of Christmas trees displayed around the exhibition. Visits with Santa Claus on Santa Claus Hill are offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 26 November to 18 December from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There are also special Christmas Photo Days on November 25th, December 22nd and December 23rd. All photos with Santa must be scheduled in advance at or visit Photo cost is $10 each and includes one photo. Additional photos are $6. An OH Fuuudge! Relay race takes place on December 10th. Registration is at 9:30am with competition at 10am. The Mommy’s Little Piggy Contest will be held on December 17th. Registration is at 9:30 am with contest at 10 am Visit The Indiana Welcome Center is located at 7770 Corinne Drive, Hammond.

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forest of lights UNTIL JAN. 1, Fair Oaks Farms, Fair Oaks. Visit Various lights, interactive displays, drink station, fire pits and more are available. Visit the website for opening hours and prices.

We are us: The human conditionOPENS NOV. 4, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, Lubeznik In “We are we” the guests see works that document the human condition in various forms.

Charcuterie and craft cocktail eventDEC 3, Hall of Fame mascot, Whiting. Katie Sannito, also known as The Gourmet Goddess, will be giving a presentation on how to make a cheese board from 2pm to 5pm. The cost is $85. Visit


Marie OsmondNOV. 26, Silver Creek Event Center at the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Michigan. Singer Marie Osmond brings her Christmas show to the region. The show begins at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Visit for more information.

Grand Funk Railroad & Jefferson SpacecraftDEC 2, Hard Rock Live, Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, Gary. The rock groups offer the fans their hits and more. Entry is at 6:30 p.m. Visit

Ne-YoDEC 3, Hard Rock Live, Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, Gary. The singer will perform at Hard Rock Live. Doors open at 19 o’clock. Visit

A Charlie Brown ChristmasDEC 17 AND 18, Silver Creek Event Center, Four Winds Casino, New Buffalo, Michigan. The heartwarming production will be performed on December 17 at 8:00 p.m. and December 18 at 5:00 p.m. Visit