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Goodspeed Opera House - 'A Christmas Story'

Thursday - Dec 12, 2024

What could be nicer than a full course lunch at the historic Gelston House located on the CT River in East Haddam, CT. Enjoy a matinee performance right next door at the Goodspeed Opera House, built in 1876, of the holiday classic, 'A Christmas Story' with orchestra seats! Goodspeed unwraps a glittering musical version of the beloved movie classic just in time for the holidays. The only thing little Ralphie wants for Christmas is a BB gun. But to get it, he must navigate all the obstacles of the yuletide season. Will a neighborhood bully, a strict school teacher, a distracted dad and a department store Santa thwart his quest? There’s something for everyone in this hilarious love letter to Christmas past. A package of naughty and nice nostalgia to warm your winter!

1 Day(s) | 1 Meals


  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • Sit down plated lunch at the Gelston House, East Haddam, CT - meal choice in advance of: Parmesan Encrusted Bass OR Smoked Beef Brisket w/BBQ glaze OR Pasta Cavatappi with sundried tomatoes, eggplant, mozzarella, & tomato sauce
  • Orchestra seating to the 2pm musical performance of 'A Christmas Story' at the Goodspeed Opera House
  • Friendship Tours Tour Director
  • Tickets are non-refundable. Trip is rain or shine.

Departure Locations


Depart: 10:00 AM

Return: 6:30 PM

Manchester, Park & Ride Commuter Lot, Buckland Street & Pleasant Valley Road


Depart: 10:30 AM

Return: 6:00 PM

Farmington Park & Ride Commuter Lot, 575 Colt Highway (Rte 6) & South Rd, Farmington, CT





Cancellation Policy

Full payment is due at the time of reservation. Payments are non-refundable. Reservations are transferrable if you find a replacement.

If Friendship Tours needs to cancel a tour due to reasons beyond our control, you will receive a credit held on account with us without expiration or a refund check can be issued for the tour cost less a $10.pp administrative fee.

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