Hallmark’s newest Countdown to Christmas movie, A Joyous Christmas, is about a bestselling author who returns to her hometown and finds strength from unexpected people. When was A Joyous Christmas filmed and where? Like many Hallmark movies, the movie was set in the town of Fall Oaks, Massachusetts, but the movie wasn’t actually filmed in that state. This movie was filmed in Canada.
A Joyous Christmas was filmed in Canada, including in Vancouver and British Columbia, including Langley and Delta.
BC is such a popular location for Christmas films that What’sFilming referred to it in August as being in “a perpetual state of Christmas.” But A Joyous Christmas (earlier called Christmas for Joy) was filmed later than many of the Hallmark movies that were filmed in BC. This is one of the rare Hallmark movies filmed later in the year. A Joyous Christmas was filming until October 14, just a month before it premiered.
Two of the locations used for A Joyous Christmas were:
- Murrayville Community Memorial Hall in Langley
- Ladner Village in Delta
Ladner Village on Delta Street is a popular location for Christmas filming, a local news site shared. Environmentally safe snow and blowers are used for most scenes. A Joyous Christmas was the third (but not the last) Hallmark holiday movie filmed in that region that year. Here are scenes from the filming at Ladner Village:
And here’s how beautiful the set looked for their overnight shoot:
Ladner Village looks like a lovely place to visit at Christmas time. According to Facebook posts, they have a Christmas Tree Festival that includes a gingerbread contest, a tree lighting ceremony, a countdown to Christmas contest, a live musical performance, a specialty mailbox to drop off letters to Santa, complimentary hot chocolate, a visit from Santa and more. The festival appears to take place in the same location that the parade was filmed for the movie Finding Santa (another Hallmark Christmas movie) and sounds like a regular Hallmark-worthy event.
Here are some photos from behind the scenes on set:
You can see more photos in an article by local news Delta Optimist. The production crew had to truck in snow for the movie so they could transform 48th Avenue into a winter scene.