(Cleveland)- How about stepping into Ralphie's shoes this holiday season? As we gather around with friends and family this year lots of people are creating new traditions. But, there are old ones that have been cherished in these parts for a long time. Like the movie, A Christmas Story House which was filmed in Cleveland in 1983. Here's a news release:
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Pack your bunny costume. The home featured in everyone’s favorite holiday flick A Christmas Storyis now open to overnight guests, which means you can live out that kinda-weird fantasy you have of celebrating the holidays like the kooky Parker family.
Starting June 1, fans of the 1983 classic can book a stay at the home, located at 3159 W. 11th Street in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. The house, now officially known as the A Christmas Story House Museum, has been fully restored to all its movie glory with original props, costumes, and memorabilia from the film and is open to the public for tours year-round. But until now, the place cleared out at closing time. No more—the leg lamp burns bright at night.
You (and up to six friends or family members) will have private access to the whole house from an hour after closing until a rub-your-eyes-early 9 a.m. checkout. Guests will sleep in a third-floor loft and have the option of getting some shut-eye in a queen bed, a queen sleeper sofa, or, yes, Ralphie and Randy’s own twin beds. There’s no minimum-stay requirement, unless the museum is closed for a holiday. On those special days, guests are required to make a two-night reservation—but they enjoy the run of the museum on its off day. We triple dog dare you not to re-enact your favorite cringe-worthy moments from the film (trying on Randy’s snowsuit, washing your mouth out with soap, deciphering disappointing messages from Little Orphan Annie—the list goes on and on).
Rates start at $495/night to experience the Parker home firsthand, though that price goes up to a hefty $1,995 during the Christmas season, naturally. Visit the A Christmas Story House website for booking information—just try not to shoot your eye out in all the excitement.