Where Was Lifetime’s Six Degrees of Santa Filmed? Who is in the Cast?

Directed by Michael Kennedy, Lifetime’s ‘Six Degrees of Santa’ is a romantic movie that revolves around Harper, a single mom who has created a program called “Six Degrees of Santa.” As a part of her plan, anonymous “Santas” give a gift and set of instructions to someone who must pass the presents to someone else, creating an indefinite chain of gifting. Through the program, leading internet entrepreneur Jason ends up with a gift he thinks was originally passed along by someone who might be his soulmate. Thus, he seeks Harper’s help as she oversees the program to track down his potential love match.

What the two do not realize is that Jason’s mystery woman is none other than Harper herself. The movie’s storyline is as chaotic as it is heartwarming. The attempts made by the characters to uncover the mystery right in front of them create an enjoyable experience for the viewers. Moreover, the breathtaking visuals are one of the  Christmas movie’s strongest suits, complementing the holiday environment. Naturally, people are eager to know where ‘Six Degrees of Santa’ was shot, and we are here to explore the same!

Six Degrees of Santa Filming Locations

‘Six Degrees of Santa’ was filmed in Ontario, specifically in Hamilton. A part of Lifetime’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Lifetime’ lineup, the movie’s principal photography started in late March 2022 and was wrapped up in April of the same year. Now, let’s explore the exact locations in a bit more detail.

Hamilton, Ontario

‘Six Degrees of Santa’ was lensed in Hamilton, a port city on the western tip of Lake Ontario. The cast and crew set up camp in a private residence on Flat Avenue to tape pivotal scenes. Furthermore, they recorded numerous portions of the movie in various locations across the city, such as the Scottish Rite Club at 4 Queen Street South, the old Westinghouse office building on Sanford Avenue North, Radius Restaurant on James Street South, the Hamilton City Hall, Studio 205 at King Street East and Walnut Street North.

Hamilton is part of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Due to its advantageous geographical location, the city and its neighboring regions have a rich history dating back to before the colonial era. Besides, Hamilton serves as one of North America’s major trading and transportation hubs due to its position on Lake Ontario.

Thanks to its well-developed infrastructure, Hamilton is a favorite among filmmakers to record their projects. Those looking forward to shooting movies set during the colder parts of the year also prefer the city as a location. Additionally, Hamilton’s proximity to Toronto is a significant factor regarding its popularity as a production spot. Over the years, the city has been featured in the backdrop of several Lifetime movies like ‘Christmas on Mistletoe Lake‘ and ‘Secrets in the Family.’

Six Degrees of Santa Cast

Kathryn Davis plays the character of Harper McNevin in ‘Six Degrees of Santa.’ The talented actress is no stranger to the holiday spirit and has been a part of several Christmas movies like ‘Christmas on 5th Avenue’ and ‘A Christmas Carousel.’ Steve Lund stars opposite Kathryn as Jason, an internet entrepreneur. You may recognize Steve from his work in ‘Christmas Bedtime Stories‘ and ‘A Mrs. Miracle Christmas.’

Other cast members include Ainara Marin-Alleyne (Dani McNevin), Kimberly Huie (Pauline McNevin), R Austin Ball (Hal), Dorian Grey (Elliot), and Baeyen Hoffman (Charlie). In addition, Alex Jade (Zoe), Michael Brown (Derrick), Charlie Ebbs (Leonard), and Stephanie Brister (Nelda) appear in pivotal roles.

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