Ralphie & The Gang Comes Home": A Press Invitation to the 40th Anniversary of 'A Christmas Story' in Hammond

Ralphie & The Gang Comes Home": A Press Invitation to the 40th Anniversary of 'A Christmas Story' in Hammond

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/27/23

Local Contact:

Paul Bachmann

Media Representative for A Christmas Story Family

Email: pabachmann_5@hotmail.com

Phone: (312) 802-1179


Ralphie & The Gang Comes Home": A Press Invitation to the 40th Anniversary of 'A Christmas Story' in Hammond

Media Alert: Celebrate the Legacy of a Holiday Classic with Original Cast Members at the Indiana Welcome Center

Hammond, Indiana - December 16 & 17th, 2023

HAMMOND, IN – Members of the press are cordially invited to witness a unique piece of holiday film history as the original cast of 'A Christmas Story', including Peter Billingsley, reconvenes in Hammond, Indiana. This December, the Indiana Welcome Center will be the backdrop for the 'Ralphie & The Gang Comes Home' event, marking the 40th anniversary of the film that has delighted audiences for generations.

"This reunion is not only a celebration of a film beloved by many but also a significant cultural event for the City of Hammond, which served as the inspiration for Jean Shepherd's creation," stated Yano Anaya, who played Grover Dill in A Christmas Story and is the Owner and Co-founder of A Christmas Story Family. "We extend an invitation to media representatives to join us in commemorating this milestone and to cover the festivities that honor our city's place in film history."

The event, taking place from December 15th to 17th, will feature the original cast and include a series of press-friendly activities: a proclamation ceremony, exclusive interviews, and photo opportunities. We invite the press to engage with the cast during Q&A sessions, capturing their reflections on the film's enduring appeal and impact.

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority (SSCVA) is facilitating this landmark event, underscoring our ongoing mission to highlight the South Shore's unique stories and to foster cultural appreciation. 'A Christmas Story' has become a staple of holiday cinema, synonymous with the season's spirit of nostalgia and whimsy.

Media outlets are encouraged to be part of this nostalgic homage. Please RSVP for the press conference scheduled on December 4th via Zoom featuring Peter Billingsley and fellow cast members. Visit https://achristmasstorygift.com/pages/press-conference-rsvp-2023-event for additional details and to confirm your attendance.

Press Contact Information:

For further information, press passes, and interview requests, please contact:

Paul Bachmann

Media Representative for A Christmas Story Family

Email: pabachmann_5@hotmail.com

Phone: (312) 802-1179