This Small Ontario Town Is A 'Mini Hollywood' For Heartwarming Christmas Movies

One visit will make you want to fall in love. 😍

Ottawa Staff Writer
This Small Ontario Town Is A 'Mini Hollywood' For Heartwarming Christmas Movies

Step right off of your couch and into the television screen with a visit to Almonte, Ontario.

If you love watching heartwarming Christmas movies each holiday season, you cannot miss a visit to this small Ontario town where many Hallmark and other festive movies have been filmed.

Almonte has been dubbed "Mini Hollywood North" due to the large number of movies filmed in the town.

Wander the picturesque town to spot filming locations for holiday movies including Christmas Scavenger Hunt, Candy Cane Candidate, A Chance for Christmas, Fatman and Christmas Festival of Ice.

There are many adorable shops full of quality goods, tasty treats and friendly service that are worth a stop. Indulge in award-winning chocolate from Hummingbird Chocolate, sip festive cream liqueur flavours from Dairy Distillery, browse home decor at Tin Barn Market and shop Canadian goods at Cheerfully Made.

Joe's Italian Kitchen serves up authentic Italian dishes in a historic mill with a view of river waterfalls. Start here at the end of Mill Street to explore all of the quaint shops along the street and take the Mississippi Riverwalk back.

If you want an extra festive experience, join the town on Mill Street for their Holiday Night Market on December 9, 2021, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Almonte, Ontario

Address: Almonte, Mississippi Mills, ON

Why You Need To Go: This small Ontario town is a backdrop to a number of holiday movies. Step right into the set and enjoy local goods and treats along with the Christmas atmosphere.


In Ontario, a vaccine passport is required to access some events, services and businesses, including restaurants and bars.

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