You don't need to fly to Hollywood to see scenes from your favourite flick. There are plenty of Ottawa Christmas movies, and we have the inside scoop on where they were shot.

Over the holidays, we love to relax and watch a heartwarming Hallmark movie. But did you know you can experience it first hand? Many of the sets used are public parks, streets and restaurants that you can visit.

Confederation Park

Price: Free

Address: Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON

Movie: Christmas Unwrapped (2020)

Why You Need To Go: It is a magical spot to go for a walk at night as you can see all the Christmas lights.


Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Price: $58+ for the holiday tea

Address: 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, ON

Movie: Christmas Carousel (2020)

Why You Need To Go: You can treat yourself to their festive high tea and then see the dazzling Trees Of Hope within the hotel.

Stella Luna Gelato Cafe

Price: 💸

Address: 1130 Wellington St. W., Ottawa, ON

Movie: Double Holiday (2019)

Why You Need To Go: You get a delicious container of gelato to enjoy at home while binge-watching Netflix.

Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm

Price: Free admission

Address: 951 8th Concession S., Pakenham, ON

Movies: Christmas Scavenger Hunt (2019), A Cheerful Christmas (2019), The Rooftop Christmas Tree (2016), and Christmas Festival of Ice (2017)

Why You Need To Go: It is so no surprise this picture-perfect farm has been featured in so many movies. While here, you can purchase a Christmas tree for your home, enjoy a wagon ride and shop for last-minute gifts at the store.

Happy Goat Coffee Company

Price: 💸

Address: 326 Elgin St., Ottawa, ON

Movie: Midnight at the Magnolia (2020)

Why You Need To Go: You can warm up by getting a cup of their peppermint latte or mocha.


Price: Free

Address: Almonte, ON

Movies: Unlocking Christmas (2020), The Christmas Setup (2020), Christmas Scavenger Hunt (2019), and A Cheerful Christmas (2019)

Why You Need To Go: This adorable small town is only 30 minutes outside of Ottawa. One of the best spots to visit is Mill Street, where you'll find plenty of charming stores and cafes.

Flapjack’s Canadian Diner

Price: 💸

Address: 354 Preston St., Ottawa, ON

Movie: Rock and Roll Christmas (2019)

Why You Need To Go: You can order a mouth-watering pancake feast to enjoy at home.

Rideau Canal Skateway

Price: Free

Address: Rideau Canal, Ottawa, ON

Movies: Christmas Jars (2019), and A Cheerful Christmas (2019)

Why You Need To Go: No winter in Ottawa would be complete without skating on the canal and eating a Beavertail.

Savoy Brasserie

Price: 💸

Address: 334 Richmond Rd., Ottawa, ON

Movie: Christmas Unwrapped (2020)

Why You Need To Go: On Tuesdays, they have a buck-a-shuck event perfect for anyone who loves oysters.

Sens Rink of Dreams

Price: Free

Address: 110 Laurier Ave. W., Ottawa, ON

Movie: Christmas Unwrapped (2020)

Why You Need To Go: You can lace up your skates and glide across the ice for free at this central rink.

Petrie Island Beach

Price: Free

Address: 795 Trim Rd., Ottawa, ON

Movie: Christmas at Maple Creek (2020)

Why You Need To Go: Even if it is too cold to swim, the area is a remarkably peaceful spot to go for a walk.

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