Cleveland November 21, 2016
You’ll Never Forget An Overnight In Cleveland’s A Christmas Story House
I can almost guarantee with complete certainty that anyone who is reading this right now has watched the holiday classic
A Christmas Story. If you’re somehow unfamiliar with this iconic movie then I’m going to ask that for your sake, you stop what you’re doing and go watch it before anyone else finds out that you’ve been living underneath a rock your entire life. With that said, some people may not know that this magical movie was filmed right inside of a house that’s in Cleveland! Lucky for you, in just over one week from today you could have the chance to win an overnight stay inside one of our favorite Ohio landmarks.
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On Thursday, December 1st at 8PM, fans of
A Christmas Story can take part in an auction where the winner will receive an overnight stay in the house with three other guests.
All proceeds from the auction go toward the
A Christmas Story House Foundation
, a non-profit foundation that was established to restore and maintain the historic neighborhood. The foundation gives grants to qualifying residents of the neighborhood for home restorations, helping the landmark and surrounding area to look just as charming as ever.
The winning bidder and three guests of their choosing will get to enjoy spending December 24th through the 26th at the
A Christmas Story house, fulfilling all of their childhood dreams.
The house itself is open all year long to visitors who are interesting in taking tours and seeing all of the charming pieces that made up one of their all time favorite movies. Open seven days a week from 10AM until 5PM, you can
to find out more information.
Before we share with you what the lucky winner will get to experience, let's go over how you can take part in this auction.
So, how do you go about taking part in
? Those who want to place a bid must be 21 years or older and are required to have an established eBay account that has received no negative feedback. You'll also be required to have a PayPal account for payment purposes that will be due within 24 hours of the auction ending.
Other things to be noted? Winners will have to provide their own transportation and a credit card at check in to cover any damages that occur during the stay. You're also not allowed to have any other guests visit during your experience, aside from the lucky three that you choose to accompany you at the house. It's also worth mentioning that the package has gone for anywhere between $3000 and $5000 in years past.
Now that you know the rules, let's go over what you'll win! On December 24th you'll check into the house, where the unforgettable memories will begin to take place!
On the first day of your stay at the
A Christmas Story House you'll get a behind the scenes tour of the house and museum. After you check in and get yourselves settled, you'll get to watch the actual movie with popcorn and soda provided in the house for you!
After hiding under the sink just like Randy, on Christmas day the real fun will begin.
The moment you've been truly waiting for, you'll start off your second day by waking up in the iconic house and running down the stairs to enjoy Christmas just like your favorite characters in the movie did! You'll obviously start off the day by opening presents, following up with a continental breakfast that will be provided for you. You can count on having a BB-Gun, bunny suit and four
A Christmas Story shirts for you and your guests.
Would it really be Christmas if you didn't go outside in the backyard to shoot your eye out?
On Day Two you'll be able to take your brand new BB-Gun outside, where you'll find yourself feeling just like Ralphie! After an exciting day, you'll wrap up the evening by watching
A Christmas Story documentaries and playing games.
On Day Three of your experience you'll check out of the house, but your fun won't stop quite yet!
Sure there's absolutely nothing like spending the night in Ralphie and Randy's room, but how about moving the fun on over to the
? The second part of your winnings, you and your guests will check into the Cleveland hotel for another night of unforgettable memories.
On the 26th you'll pack up all of your
A Christmas Story
prizes and goodies and head on over to the hotel. Provided by the foundation, you'll get four admission tickets to the
Great Lakes Science Center
Aside from the unbelievable experience of staying in the house on Christmas, let's talk about some of the amazing things you'll get to take home with you!
Over $800 dollars in gifts will be give from the A Christmas Story House Gift Shop, wow! Waiting for you at the house, the winner will get to use (and keep) a crowbar that will open up their very own fragile box with a Leg Lamp inside. On top of that? You also can't forget about how you'll finally have your own Orphan Annie Secret Society decoder!
So, will you be entering the auction to try and win a stay in the
A Christmas Story house for the holidays this year?
For any further information about the auction, you can go the official
A Christmas Story House
3159 West 11th Street Cleveland, OH 44109
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