A Christmas Story House hosts Christmas in July event to kick off movie’s 30th anniversary celebration

July 16th, 2013 by Ralphie

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Christmas Story House & Museum will host a Christmas in July event at the iconic house used in the filming of “A Christmas Story” movie. The kick-off event will formally announce all upcoming events planned for the 30th Anniversary Celebration of A Christmas Story.

The kick off for the 30th Anniversary Celebration of “A Christmas Story” will take place on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 10 a.m. Main events will commence on the front porch of the A Christmas Story House & Museum.

There will be special appearances from The Cleveland Indians mascot, “Slider” (dressed as Santa) and other special guests. As a bonus, participants will get a sneak peek at the new and expanded A Christmas Story House & Museum Gift Shop.

“A Christmas Story,” released in November 1983, is a holiday classic that tells the story of Ralphie Parker, a 1940’s 9-year-old who pulls out all the stops to obtain the ultimate Christmas present. The movie is based on the childhood memoirs of humorist Jean Shepherd, and portions were filmed in Cleveland in the early 1980s.

The Christmas Story House and Museum is located at 3150 W. 11th St., Cleveland. Hours are Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays noon-5 p.m. and closed Monday-Wednesday. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for children 7 to 12 and $8 for seniors.

Events planned for the anniversary celebration include:

Cleveland Indians A Christmas Story House & Museum Night – Progressive Field, Wednesday, Sept. 25. The Cleveland Indians play the last home game of the season against the Chicago White Sox at 7:05 p.m. Brian Jones, owner of A Christmas Story House & Museum, will throw out the first pitch to start the game. Order tickets through the promotional link:http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/index.php/indians-game/.  Special Offer Code: Christmas.

30th Anniversary “A Christmas Story” Convention – Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 29 and 30. Convention will feature appearances by original cast members, author signings, tours of the A Christmas Story House & Museum, bb-gun range, and much more! Convention schedule of events and locations can be found atachristmasstoryhouse.com.

Mrs. Parker’s Little Piggy Luncheon – Grand Ballroom, Renaissance Hotel, Saturday, Nov. 30. An exclusive opportunity to enjoy a traditional meatloaf, mashed potato and red cabbage meal, just like Mrs. Parker made, while dining with cast members from “A Christmas Story” movie. Tickets are limited and will be available for purchase Sunday, Sept. 1.

Grand opening of a newly expanded A Christmas Story House & Museum Gift Shop. After over a year of construction and renovations, the A Christmas Story House & Museum will open its new 3,500 square-foot gift shop to the public.

Cleveland’s Winterfest 2013 – Downtown Cleveland, Sunday, Nov. 30. This all-day street festival and celebration kicks off the holiday season in Cleveland.

“A Christmas Story” at The Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, Friday, Nov. 29 to Sunday, Dec. 22. In honor of the 30th anniversary of the beloved film, we bring back one of the most popular shows in Cleveland Play House history in a sparkling new production. Go to clevelandplayhouse.com .

“A Christmas Story, The Musical” – Near West Theatre, Nov. 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, Dec. 1, 5, 6, 7, 8. Near West Theatre presents a multi-cultural, intergenerational cast in A Christmas Story, the Musical. Cleveland’s first-ever production of this new musical based on the classic 1983 movie which recently was honored with 3 Tony Award nominations. Performances at 3606 Bridge Avenue in Cleveland’s Ohio City. Call 216-961-6391 for tickets or buy online at nearwesttheatre.org.

A Christmas Story Run 5K/10K – Cleveland, Dec. 7. Be a part of history for the first A Christmas Story Run, to celebrate this classic movie’s 30th anniversary. Proceeds will benefit the A Christmas Story House Neighborhood Restoration Project, located Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood.

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