3 ways to experience ‘A Christmas Story’ right here in Dayton

Ralphie visits with Santa in “A Christmas Story.” Contributed

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Ralphie visits with Santa in “A Christmas Story.” Contributed

The actual “A Christmas Story” house might be in Cleveland, but Ralphie Parker and his Red Ryder B.B. gun will be all over the Gem City this holiday season.

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Below are three ways the holiday classic “A Christmas Story” will be celebrated in the Dayton area this year -- so don’t shoot  your eye out, kid.


When: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6

Where: The Wandering Griffin, 3725 Presidential Dr., Beavercreek

What to expect: Three rounds of trivia about the 1980s movie set in the 1940s. A $10 prize will be given to the winner of each round. There is a $25 grand prize, plus best costume contest for individuals and teams.

Cost: Admission is free. Teams of four or more are asked to call 937-956-5216 to make reservations. Click here to visit the event page.

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When: 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7; 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 and 7 p.m. Thursday Dec. 21.

Where: The Plaza Theatre, 33 S. Main St., Miamisburg

What to expect: What says Christmastime louder than watching Flick get his tongue struck to a frozen pole on the big screen.

Cost: Movie tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the Plaza's box office or online at myplazatheatre.com. Call 937-247-5980 for more info.


When: Dec. 12 to 17. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St. in downtown Dayton

What to expect: The entirety of 9-year-old Ralphie Parker's epic quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas is staged during the production, including his dad's major award.

Cost: Tickets start at $30 at TicketCenterStage.com, the Victoria Theatre box office or 937-228-3630 or 888-228-3630.

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