Most Hallmark Christmas movies aren’t actually filmed in the towns where they take place. Many, in fact, are filmed in Canada. But Enchanted Christmas is an exception. If you’re hoping to find a city in Utah similar to the one where the latest Countdown to Christmas movie took place, then you’re in luck.
Enchanted Christmas takes place in the fictional town of Rosemont, Utah. Much of the movie was filmed at Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah.
The synopsis for the movie reads:
Young widow Laura Trudeau (Alexa PenaVega) was a remarkable dancer. As a project manager she is tasked with renovating a dilapidated lodge in her hometown of Rosemont, Utah and have it ready by Christmas Eve. She is stunned to discover it’s the same lodge where she and her former love and dance partner Ricardo Archuleta (Carlos PenaVega) performed each Christmas. While surveying the property Laura comes face-to-face with Ricardo, shocked to discover he is rehearsing the shows grand finale with his new dance partner Taylor. When Taylor has an audition abroad, Laura temporarily steps in and finds herself back in Ricardo’s arms. Feelings begin to resurface in the hope of rekindling their romance just as Taylor returns with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Ricardo. Laura, not wanting to get in the way of his dream, encourages him to go. Now with both the hotel opening and the show in jeopardy Laura is faced with having to make some difficult decisions, both personally and professionally.
Do any of these photos from Zermatt Resort & Spa look familiar to you?
From this tweet, we can see that Enchanted Christmas was filmed in late July:
Here are some more photos from the filming, shared on Instagram:
The stars of the movie, Alexa and Carlos PenaVega, are married in real life. In fact, they appeared on Season 21 of Dancing with the Stars and were the first married couple to compete. In an interview with All Mom Does, Alexa shared that their son, OC, was with them on set for the entire filming of Enchanted Christmas. They both said they loved working with Hallmark. Alexa said: “If I had to work with one company for the rest of my life I would choose Hallmark. They really go above and beyond and actually care.” They added that they love Hallmark because they never have to worry about compromises they have to make for a project — Hallmark’s movies are always good for the entire family.
The couple said that when it comes to choosing their projects, they work together as much as they possibly can.