Hallmark’s sizzling romance ‘Boyfriends of Christmas Past’ follows Lauren, a charming marketing executive with a dispiriting relationship history. On Christmas eve, Lauren is visited by her four ex-boyfriends from the past to help her revaluate her Christmas nights with them, to make her understand the patterns she repeats in relationships. The film progresses through Lauren’s realization of her patterns and the challenges in the way to open her heart to Nate, her best friend and companion throughout her life.
‘Boyfriends of a Christmas Past’ is a captivating, light-hearted romantic film that portrays a gladdening tale of love in a very vibrant Christmas setting. The lights and zeal of the season reverberate with the emotions and laughter the film offers. Fascinated by the joyous moments Lauren and Nate share, we have covered the filming locations of ‘Boyfriends of a Christmas Past.’ Let’s take a look!
Boyfriends of Christmas Past Filming Locations
The filming of ‘Boyfriends of a Christmas Past’ took place in Canada, which is home to many iconic locations of Hallmark movies and is an integral part of the production company’s history. ‘Boyfriends of a Christmas Past’ is produced by Ottawa-based production company 1Department. Now, let’s take a look at the specific locations in detail!
The filming of ‘Boyfriends of a Christmas Past’ took place in the city of Ottawa. The capital city of Canada, Ottawa, offers a number of lively attractions that range from the spirited nightlife to the beautiful topography that includes arresting parks and water bodies. The filming of the film was primarily done in locations all across the city.
Hey #Ottawa, does the "campus library" look familiar? 🤔 See this location and more when #BoyfriendsOfChristmasPast premieres TOMORROW at 8 p.m.! 🎄 https://t.co/atMc3qsP8w
— Ottawa Film Office (@OttawaFilmTV) October 22, 2021
ByWard Market, the iconic farmers’ market in the city is a significant location of the film. The pedestrian-friendly market neighborhood homes some of the best cafes, boutiques, and retail shops that set a sparkling atmosphere for filming in the region. The neighborhood is a perfect choice for filming the Christmas vibes with lights and decorations, which plays an integral part in the film.
The film also shot an important part in Hintonburg. The neighborhood homes Parkdale Farmer’s Market and a commercial strip located along Wellington Street West. Filled with supper clubs and brewpubs, the neighborhood offers an exuberant nightlife for filming. Distinguished Hintonburg shops and centers were open for the filming, which includes Stella Luna Gelato Café at 1130 Wellington Street West. The café is also featured in Hallmark’s ‘Double Holiday’ and is known for its amazing ambiance.
Sparks Street, North America’s first pedestrian promenade, is also a part of the filming locations of ‘Boyfriends of a Christmas Past.’ The street homes the urban core of the city, with popular festivals and restaurants throughout the year. The street is an amazing choice to recreate the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season.
Boyfriends of Christmas Past Cast
Catherine Haena Kim essays the protagonist Lauren. Raymond Ablack, known for his performance in ‘Ginny & Georgia,’ essays Nate, the best friend and love interest of Lauren. ‘Kim’s Convenience’ fame Paul Sun-Hyung Lee appears as Leo. Karn Kalra (Jake), Jon McLaren (Logan), Ishan Morris (Henry), Jordan Kronis (Tyler), and Jenna Katz (Suzi) portray other important characters in the film.
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