Lifetime’s Wrapped Up in Love: Exploring All Shooting Locations and Cast Details

Directed by Michelle Ouellet, Lifetime’s ‘Wrapped Up in Love’ is a heartwarming Christmas romantic comedy that follows the story of Ashley Mackenzie, the “Christmas Queen” of her town. She adores everything about the season, from making handmade decorations for the workplace to organizing the community’s annual Christmas sweater competition. That is until she meets Ben Williams, who is her perfect competitor and match. Ben is the charming new man in town who shares Ashley’s love of Christmas but unintentionally starts to overshadow her.

Ashley starts to feel like Ben is robbing her of her title and attempts to win it back. However, as the holiday season fills people with love and compassion, they team up to make this Christmas even more special. Part of Lifetime’s ‘It’s A Wonderful Lifetime’ line-up, the movie was initially known as ‘Loving Christmas.’ Apart from the developing romance between the leads, from competitors to lovers, the breathtaking visuals that complement the holiday environment are one of the film’s strongest suits. Curious where the love story of “Wrapped Up in Love” unfolded? Let’s find out!

Wrapped Up in Love: Where Was the Movie Filmed?

‘Wrapped Up in Love’ was filmed entirely in Ontario, particularly in Hamilton and Kitchener. The principal photography for the Christmas film presumably commenced in January 2021 and was wrapped up within a few weeks. Due to its extensive and diverse scenery, the Canadian province is considered a prominent place to shoot movies and TV shows. Let’s delve into finding the actual filming locations used in the Lifetime movie.

Hamilton, Ontario

‘Wrapped Up in Love’ was lensed in Hamilton, a port city on the western tip of Lake Ontario. The cast and crew set up camp in Ancaster, a historic industrial town in Hamilton located on the Niagara Escarpment. The cast and crew continued filming for two days on January 14 and 15, 2021, in Old Town Hall. The crew chose a few locations in Ancaster, including a historical building on Sulphur Springs Road. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, they had to extend their stay at Ancaster.

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.

Kitchener, Ontario

A few scenes of the Lifetime film, ‘Wrapped Up in Love’ was shot in Kitchener, Ontario, under effective COVID-19 restrictions in January 2021. As per reports, the cast and crew set up camp for filming on January 18 at the corner of King and Queen streets, specifically at the Old Walper Hotel at 20 Queen Street. Kitchener is a located in southeastern Ontario. The city is famous for its historical elements including the Museum that features interesting science and interactive art exhibits. The Doon Heritage Village, a portion of the Waterloo Region Museum, recreates early 1900s life with structures including farmhouses and a blacksmith shop, is also one of the best attractions in Kitchener.

Wrapped Up in Love Cast

In the Lifetime production, Brittany Bristow is seen as the free-spirited protagonist, Ashley. You may recognize her from her work in ‘Royal Matchmaker,’ ‘Christmas at the Palace,’ ‘The Story of Love,’ and others. Joining Brittany as Ashley’s love interest and competitor, Ben, is actor Oliver Renaud. He is also seen in prominent productions such as ‘Christmas on the Slopes,’ ‘The Wedding Planners,’ ‘Christmas at Maple Creek,’ and others.

Supporting the main cast are a few talented actors, like Connie Wang as Iris, Derick Agyemang as Barista, Christine Donato as Sydney, Art Hindle as Ben Collins Sr., Tara Joshi as Andie, Aniko Kaszas as Anna, Nancy Palk as Andrea, Arcade Riley as John, Mia SwamiNathan, Matt Wells as Cliff, and Jonathan Whittaker as Stephen.

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