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14 cozy Christmas movies filmed in and around Victoria

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Christmas is coming…it’s practically here!

And with some chilly days and scattered showers in the forecast, now is the perfect time to cozy up with a cheesy Hallmark movie and take in all the holiday goodness.

While you watch, you may even recognize some of the locations—see if you can place them all!

The list is in chronological order from the oldest to the newest, so you’ll find the most recent releases at the bottom.

Here are 14 Christmas movies filmed in and around Victoria you can enjoy this holiday season:

Just in Time for Christmas

“A psychology professor’s offered her dream job at Yale incl. her thesis published and is proposed to by her BFF on the same day. She gets a glimpse of her life 3 years in a future where she said yes to the job and no to the BFF’s proposal.”

(Just in Time for Christmas / IMDb)
  • Year: 2015
  • Filming locations: Downtown Victoria, Munro’s Book Store

The Bridge

“Two new students at nearby Belmont University, Ryan and Molly, meet the first day of classes and become study partners. The Bridge, a local bookstore, becomes a close part of their lives as their relationship grows.”

(The Bridge / IMDb)

A Rose for Christmas

“Andy’s family has built Rose Parade floats for generations. When her Dad gets sick, Andy’s forced to supervise the construction and decoration of their client’s float and deal with a demanding businessman whose company commissioned it.”

(A Rose for Christmas / IMDb)
  • Year: 2017
  • Filming locations: Downtown Victoria, Johnson Street 

A Taste of Christmas

“When Emily, a struggling baker in a small town, receives a handmade Christmas Calendar from a secret admirer, the local residents become obsessed with finding out the identity of the sender.”

(A Taste of Christmas / IMDb)
  • Year: 2017
  • Filming locations: Victoria

Christmas Bells are Ringing

“Samantha “Emilie Ullerup” is a freelance photographer. She is on her way to Cape Cod to celebrate her father’s Christmas Eve wedding. She enlists the help of an old childhood friend Mike to meet a deadline for a big Christmas spread that could very well ignite her career. Along the way she falls in love and realizes that Christmas is wherever your family is.”

(Christmas Bells are Ringing / IMDb)
  • Year: 2018
  • Filming locations: Downtown Victoria, Bastion Square, Union Club, Oak Bay, Sidney

Puppy Star Christmas

“A song-filled new Air Bud ‘Pup Star’ movie that introduces four new pups to the family, who stow away on Santa’s sleigh and find themselves trapped at the North Pole, trying to save the world’s Christmas spirit.”

  • Year: 2018
  • Filming locations: Victoria, E&N Roundhouse, Esquimalt, and Heritage Acres

The Christmas House

“Working through some difficult decisions, a mother and father summon their two grown sons home for the holidays.”

(The Christmas House / IMDb)
  • Year: 2020
  • Filming locations: Sidney and Victoria

If I Only Had Christmas

“At Christmas, a cheerful publicist teams up with a cynical VP and his eclectic team to help a charity in need.”

You may even recognize the main character Candace Cameron Bure from a popular 80s sitcom, Full House.

(If I Only Had Christmas / IMDb)
  • Year: 2020
  • Filming locations: Victoria

Christmas She Wrote

“Kaleigh is fired as popular column writer by the new editor at The Globe in NYC. She heads to her sister near Tahoe, CA, and helps in her bakery the weeks before Xmas. The single editor shows up to right a wrong.”

(Christmas She Wrote / IMDb)
  • Year: 2020
  • Filming locations: Downtown Victoria

Deliver by Christmas

“Molly meets Josh, a widower who recently moved to town with his young son. At the same time she is charmed by a mysterious client of her bakery whom she’s never met in person. In the end, he was the one and the same man.”

(Deliver by Christmas / IMDb)
  • Year: 2020
  • Filming locations: Victoria

A Mrs. Christmas Miracle

“When a family faces loneliness and loss of faith, Mrs. Miracle swoops in to renew their Christmas Spirit, and they experience a holiday of heavenly proportions.”

(A Mrs. Miracle Christmas / IMDb)
  • Year: 2021
  • Filming locations: Victoria

You, Me & the Christmas Trees 

“An arborist falls in love with a farmer as she tries to save his trees before the town tree lighting.”

(You, Me & the Christmas Trees / IMDb)
  • Year: 2021
  • Filming locations: Victoria

A Kismet Christmas

“It tells the story of Sarah, a children’s book author who returns to her hometown where she reconnects with her family and her teenage crush. She soon discovers that a family legend might actually be true.”

(A Kismet Christmas / IMDb)
  • Year: 2022
  • Filming locations: Sidney, Oak Bay, Victoria 

To All A Good Night

“A small-town photographer saves the life of a mysterious man, who may just be in town to buy her family’s parkland—which is also the location of the annual Christmas celebration.”

(To All a Good Night / IMDb)
  • Year: 2023
  • Filming locations: Victoria

Did we miss one of your favourites filmed in Victoria? Let us know by emailing tips@victoriabuzz.com.

Happy watching!

With files from Mariah Burchell

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