“Christmas in Evergreen” is the first in a delightful trilogy of Hallmark movies that created a heartwarming town that many viewers wish they could visit in real life. While Evergreen, Vermont doesn’t exist, you can get pretty close by either visting the actual location where the movie was filmed, or some pretty Christmas-y towns in the real-life Vermont.
‘Christmas in Evergreen’ Was Filmed in Burnaby, British Columbia
While the town in “Christmas in Evergreen” is fictional, the filming location is not. “Christmas in Evergreen” was filmed in Burnaby Village Museum, a hamlet in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, Country Living reported. The hamlet was built in 1971 to refect on an earlier time in Canadian history. It features a charming general store, blacksmith shop, log cabin, church, and bakery.
Burnaby Village Museum extends across 10 acres in Deer Lake Park, bringing history to life, the village’s website boasts.
The movie was filmed in September, but Burnaby is a sight to see at Christmas time. The village goes all out for Christmas, one of the times that its open to the public. Its Heritage Christmas event runs from November 25-December 17, 2023, and then from December 19, 2023-January 5, 2024. The event includes carousel rides, 38 exhibits in the open air museum, period-specific homes and a schoolhouse, and more.
Vermont Also Has Some Holiday Wonderland Towns
If you prefer a more authentic Vermont feel, then visit some charming towns in the snowy state during Christmastime.
Burlington Free Press suggests Stowe, Woodstock, or Weston.
Stowe hosts a “Traditional Christmas” festival every year at the beginning of December. It includes a tree lighting, a children’s lantern parade, an art center, a holiday bazaar, the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, cookie decorating, and more.
Woodstock, Vermont, hosts Wassail Weekend from December 8-10. The event features historic decorated homes, twinkling lights, sleigh bells, and more.
Weston hosts a Weston Village Christmas Shop that’s an idyllic Christmas wonderland at a historic 19th century barn.
Stephanie Dwilson has been working in entertainment journalism for more than a decade. She's led teams of writers covering top TV show franchises like The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Rick and Morty, and more. She's a veteran Hallmark journalist and runs a 60,000-member Facebook group dedicated to the genre.
Stephanie is a licensed attorney and she has a master's in science in science and technology journalism. You can reach her at [email protected].