A Christmas Story

While one of the most iconic holiday movies of all time was set in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, many of the scenes from “A Christmas Story” were actually filmed in Cleveland. The exterior of the Parker’s home as well as several of the interior shots, including the opening of the leg lamp, were filmed at 3159 W. 11th Street in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. Besides the family home, Higbee’s department store located downtown is seen three different times: when Ralphie first yearns for the Red Ryder BB gun, during the parade scene, and finally when Ralphie and Randy visit Santa. According to the director, Bob Clark, over twenty cities were reviewed before deciding on Cleveland for a filming location. The northeastern Ohio city was chosen mostly because of the well known Higbee’s department store. The house was selected because of its mundane 1940′s style. Today, the home is a museum for the film and includes original props, cast photos, costumes, and other memorabilia, including the leg lamp, Red Ryder BB Gun, and fra-gee-lay box. If you are looking for something to do this holiday season, take a visit to Cleveland to relive the scenes from your favorite Christmas movie. I double dog dare you.



Photo via: A Christmas Story House




Photo via: A Christmas Story House