Castle Noel, A Christmas Museum

It’s finally December, which can only mean one thing…Christmas is coming! If you didn’t know, Christmas happens to be my favorite holiday, so it was only fitting to start the month off on the right foot by visiting the new Christmas exhibit in town.

Over the past year, one of the shops and an old church downtown have been renovated into Castle Noel, a year round, indoor Christmas experience. It was on my list of things to visit this holiday season, so I gladly accepted the opportunity to go when Darren’s parents offered to take us. We got there around noon on Sunday and were greeted with a short line outside. In total I think we spent about 45 minutes in line, but to me it was worth it. Castle Noel has only been open since November 22nd, so long lines are to be expected, especially now that we’re in the holiday season.

Instead of going into detail about each exhibit, check out some of these pictures I took.

Walls of holiday characters

Walls of holiday characters

Hallway filled with "I Had That" toys from all generations

Hallway filled with “I Had That” toys from all generations

The original Elf costume worn by Will Ferrel

The original Elf costume worn by Will Ferrell

Old window displays from Saks Fifth Avenue

Old window displays from Saks Fifth Avenue

Cindy Lou Who's bedroom set from The Grinch

Cindy Lou Who’s bedroom set from The Grinch

The Grinch and Max the dog

The Grinch and Max the dog

The Grinch's sleigh, one of three they used for the movie

The Grinch’s sleigh, one of three they used for the movie

The slide from A Christmas Story

The slide from A Christmas Story

The original elves from A Christmas Story pushed everyone down the slide

The original elves from A Christmas Story pushed everyone down the slide

 

Overall I really enjoyed Castle Noel. From what I saw it was mostly geared toward an older audience until the last room which had the Grinch movie sets and Santa. However, there were a few rooms that smaller children would enjoy, including a separate Santa room that wasn’t set up yet.

Even though we had a 45 minute wait to get started, the line inside went smoothly, with tours starting every 15 minutes. Tickets, however were a little pricy at $16 each, but if you order online, you can save a dollar by using the code “Medinasquare”

I think Castle Noel is a great new attraction to add to the Cleveland area and will be a big hit during the holiday season. I definitely recommend checking it out and seeing all types of Christmas memorabilia from all generations. If anything, you’ve got to go to ask Santa for your official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle

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