Cleveland has been busy this year. The city saw theÂ Cavaliers winÂ a championship, the Indians go to theÂ World Series, and hosted the Republican National Conventionâit's been a big year to say the least.
But this holiday season, for fans of the classic film "A Christmas Story," the coolest thing to happen to Cleveland this year may be yet to come. Did you know that youÂ can go to the real-life house in Cleveland where the movie was set and stay inside?!
For the past few years, the "A Christmas Story" Foundation has held an auctionÂ inviting people to bid on a chance to stay in the A Christmas Story House and Museum, theÂ house that was used during the filming of the movie.
In addition to spending the night in the house, theÂ winner and three guests can even go outside and shoot BB guns during their stay, which is a two-night experienceÂ on Christmas Day and the day after Christmas. In addition to theirÂ stay, the winner can also go to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Great Lakes Science Center, ABC News 5 in Cleveland reports.
Inside the house, the winner will receive $800 in gifts, including the famous Leg Lamp and decoder pins.
All proceeds from the auction go to the foundation, which provides grants to qualified residents for their own home restoration projects in the Cleveland area. The "A Christmas Story" Foundation has raised more than $200,000 for local residents to restore their homes.
The auction ends on Thursday, December 8 at 8 p.m.Â EST, and you can enter your own bid here. Past auction winners have paid between $4,000 and $6,000. But last year, the winner paid $8,500 to stay in the house, owner Brian Jones told ABC News 5 in Cleveland.
âPeople who have done it have said they had a blast," said Jones.
As long as they "don't shoot their eye out," Jones added.