FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe winning bidder and three guests will get to spend two days reliving their favorite moments from the holiday classic A Christmas Story in this once in a lifetime opportunity!
CLEVELAND – On November 29th auction bidding on eBay began for one lucky winner and 3 guests to win an ultimate, VIP A Christmas Story experience complete with their very own Major Award, a hotel stay, BB-guns, decoder pins and much, much more!
VIP Experience includes 2 Day, 2 Night accommodations for four (4) at A Christmas Story House, and 1 Night accommodations at The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.
The auction winner and their guests will receive a personal behind-the-scenes tour of A Christmas Story House & Museum, and then will check into the A Christmas Story House, where they will begin their other Christmas Eve activities will include a Large FRA-GI-LE Major Award crate delivered to the front door of the house (crow bar provided). They will continue their experience by climbing under the sink just like Randy, and checking the mail for Decoder pins delivered to the mailbox. In the evening A Christmas Story will be screened in the house it was filmed (popcorn and sodas provided), and spend the night sleeping in Ralphie and Randy’s bedroom!
The holiday celebration continues on Christmas Day, with opening presents left by Santa in the Parker Family’s living room. While enjoying a continental breakfast, defend the backyard from Black Bart and his marauders with your trusty old Red Ryder carbine-action, 200-shot, range model air rifle (but “Don’t Shoot Your Eye Out!!!”). Warm up inside with rich, chocolaty Ovaltine while playing A Christmas Story The Party Game in Mrs. Parker’s kitchen.
The next morning the auction winner and guests pack up the prized “Major Award” and check out of A Christmas Story House and extend their trip to Cleveland by checking into the Renaissance Hotel, where they can easily visit the historic Higbee’s window right on Cleveland’s Public Square, both filming locations from A Christmas Story.
This special once in-a-lifetime experience is available to one lucky winner only once a year, and all proceeds from the auction go toward the A Christmas Story House Neighborhood Restoration Project. To bid visit http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/index.php/30th-anniversary-events/christmas-stay-auction.
ABOUT THE HOUSE & MOVIE:
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of A Christmas Story starred the late Darren McGavin as The Old Man and Peter Billingsley as Ralphie. The film became a holiday favorite years after its theatrical release and is celebrated annually on TBS with a 24 hour marathon.
A Christmas Story House & Museum is located just five minutes from downtown Cleveland at 3159 W. 11th St. in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood. It is open year-round on Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Tours of the house run every 30 minutes. Regular admission tickets are $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for seniors, $6.00 for children (ages 7 to 12) and free for children ages 6 and under. For more information or for directions, visit www.AChristmasStoryHouse.com or call 216-298-4919. You can also purchase leg lamps and other items online through our online gift shop.
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