Cleveland + You = Seasonal Fun

Positively Cleveland Brings One Winning Couple Home for the Holidays

CLEVELAND, OH -From a visit to Ralphie Parker's fictional childhood "home" in the cult classic seasonal film A Christmas Story to the chance to fly down a 700-foot refrigerated outdoor toboggan chute at 20-50 miles per hour, Positively Cleveland is giving away a festive trip for two to experience the holiday season in Cleveland Plus. Go to www.positivelycleveland.com/sweepstakes, enter online by 11:59pm on November 30, 2009 and you could win a great holiday getaway for two during the month of December.

One lucky couple will get a present . . . the firsthand opportunity to discover the charms of the Cleveland Plus area on a free trip with no strings (or ribbons or bows) attached. "The holiday season is a really special time to visit Cleveland," explains Tamera Lash Brown, Positively Cleveland's Vice President of Marketing. "Despite some chilly temperatures, you'll find things to do that warm the spirit."

The "Home for the Holidays" sweepstakes trip includes two Continental Airline (www.continental.com) vouchers to fly to Cleveland and a two-night stay at The InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center-a full service midtown hotel that brings together luxurious guest rooms, upscale dining and a dedicated and talented staff to provide sophisticated hospitality and a memorable stay for their guests (www.cleveland-conferencecenter.intercontinental.com).

Other presents in the gift package include two (2) tickets to "A Christmas Story House" (www.achristmasstoryhouse.com), as well as tickets to a stage production of "A Christmas Story" at The Cleveland Play House (www.clevelandplayhouse.com). The winning couple also receives two (2) passes to the unique "Holly"wood Christmas Movieland (www.christmasmovieland.com) and the breathtaking "Deck the Hall" mansion tour at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens (www.stanhywet.org). In the University Circle area (www.universitycircle.org), the couple will have two (2) tickets to enjoy the outdoor ice skating rink and the Cleveland Botanical Garden's Winter Show (www.cbgarden.org). And, in the Cleveland Metroparks, they'll get to experience the thrill of riding a toboggan down the only public ice chutes in Ohio at speeds of 20 to 50 miles per hour (www.clemetparks.com). Then, they have the option of using two (2) vouchers to catch the Great Lakes Theater Festival's production of the classic tale of a miser seeking redemption in "A Christmas Carol" (www.playhousesquare.org) and to see the twinkling holiday lights of the city aboard the jolly Lolly the Trolley Silver Bell Tour (www.lollytrolley.com).

Each month Positively Cleveland gives away a different family or couple getaway to experience Northeast Ohio. Entrants are welcome to enter multiple times in one month (once a day) or enter for a new contest each month at www.positivelycleveland.com/sweepstakes. If you're planning a meeting, reunion, vacation or weekend excursion to Cleveland Plus, call 800.321.1001, visit www.positivelycleveland.com or www.clevelandmeetings.com or follow @PositivelyCleve, @CleveMtgs or @flee2thecleve on Twitter.
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