Where was A Season for Family filmed? See Locations & Cast

Christmas cheer rings through the heart of every movie lover this time of year and just when you think you’ve seen it all, a delightfully unexpected new film A Season for Family comes along to bring fresh joy to the season.

Directed by Kevin Fair from the scripts of Steven Sessions, the christmas movie follows the heartwarming story of a young Wesley who just had one wish for this Christmas – to reunite with his brother Cody, who was adopted into a different family.

The movie premieres on Nov 22 at 8/7c on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel inside the United States. Now, let’s look at the filming locations.

A Season for Family Filming Locations

The Hallmark Christmas movie ‘A Season for Family’ was entirely filmed in Vancouver district of British Columbia, Canada during the fall season.

Locals have confirmed that the shooting was done during Sep 2023 after the completion of Mystery on Mistletoe Lane, another great holiday movie from Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, that was shot at the same location.

Manheim Pennsylvania town square is shown at the beginning of trailer, decorated with stars and lights. This is the actual location where the movie is set but no scenes were filmed on the actual location.

A Season for family trailer location
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During the winter months, the town square transforms into a winter wonderland, with snow-covered streets, twinkling lights, and festive decorations.

Even though, no real filming was done in Manheim town square, it can be a good place to spend some precious time of your holidays.

Whether you’re looking for a place to do your holiday shopping, enjoy a festive meal, or take part in some fun winter activities, the town square is sure to have something for everyone.

There can be no better shooting location than Canada for a Hallmark filmmaker. Some of the recent productions include Holiday Hotline, My Christmas Guide, and Christmas Island.

A Season For Family Behind the Scenes

Azriel Dalman, the child actor has recently posted a bts pic with Benjamin Jacobson. He wrote a very long caption disussing about the movie’s plot and the release timings.

Though, he has a lot of pictures with other fellow actors but he will only share them after the official airing of A Season For Family movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel.

So, here is the update after the movie premiere. Dalman says, this pic was taken when he met Jacobson for the first time at the ballet recital because of his sister, who does ballet too. Azriel took a photograph in hope that he and Jacobson will play the role of brother someday.

Well it happened!!! But in the plot they were brothers separated by adoption and raised by different parents so this pic was useless 🤣🤷🏼‍♀️.

Both Dalman and Jacobson are so talented at this young age and funny as well. Here’s another bts pic.

Farber come to Instagram to share some bts photos with Hallmark hunk Brendan Penny. Those two are reuniting after a long time. If you have remembered, they were seen together in Chesapeake Shores and now, in this heartwarming holiday movie.

A Season for Family Cast

Stacey Farber as Maddy

Stacey stars as single mother who is trying to make Christmas special for her child, Wesley in the movie.

Farber is the most famous actress out of the cast of A Season for Family. She is known for her role in popular TV series like Schitt’s Creek, The Spencer Sisters, Virgin River, Superman & Lois, Animal Kingdom, Satisfaction, and Diggstown.

Brendan Penny as Paul

He’s starring as widower in the film, who is struggling to raise his son, Cody on his own.

Penny is famous for his role as Kevin O’Brien in Chesapeake Shores series. He also stars in Valentine in the Vineyard, Eastern Under Wraps, In Merry Measure, The Wedding Cottage, and many other Christmas movies.

A Season for family filming in Vancouver district of British Columbia
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Benjamin Jacobson as Wesley

Benjamin as Maddy’s adopted son who has always longed to meet his biological brother, Cody.

Jacobson is a child actor, known for his role in Gigantosaurus, The Baby-Sitters Club, and Nancy Drew series. He has recently made his debut on Hallmark through Mystery on Mistletoe Lane.

Azriel Dalman as Cody

Azriel as Paul’s son who is also adopted and is curious to learn more about his biological family.

Dalman is also a child actor, known for his role in Moonfall, Debris, and Joe Pickett series.

Other cast of a season for family film include:

  • Jim Martens as Santa
  • Edward Ruttle as Jeremy
  • Jessica Sipos as Taylor
  • Cardi Wong as Collin
  • Gabriel Jacob-Cross as Jake
  • Dean Marshall as Michael
  • Laura Soltis as Frances
  • Cameron Bancroft as Charles

What is the movie A Season for Family about?

As Maddy, a single mother prepared for the holidays with her adopted son Wesley, she felt the pang of her son, who is anxious to meet his biological brother. Across town, widower Paul faced a similar ache as he decorated a Christmas tree with his adopted son Cody, who longed to know where he came from.

A Season for family Hallmak movie plot
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Fate brought Maddy and Paul together one sparkling December day as they both happened upon the local candy shop. Their brief chat over peppermint bark left them both curiously eager to know more about each other.

As the festive season approaches, Maddy’s and Paul’s paths unexpectedly cross, and a spark of connection ignites between them. Meanwhile, Wesley and Cody, unaware of their shared history, strike up an unlikely friendship, bonding over their love for Christmas and their shared desire to find their biological families.

Through a series of heartwarming twists and turns, their love blossoms, friendships are forged, and the true meaning of Christmas is revealed, reminding everyone that families are unique and beautiful in their own special way like snowflakes.

Where to watch A Season for Family?

A Season for Family is set to premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel on Nov 22 at 8 PM Eastern and 7 PM Central inside the United States. If you have missed the premiere, you can catch the movie again on the following dates:

  • Nov 25 at 10/9c
  • Nov 26 at 6/5c
  • Dec 2 at 4/3c
  • Dec 6 at 8/7c
  • Dec 11 at 12/11c
  • Dec 17 at 10/9c
  • Dec 21 at 4/3c
  • Dec 29 at 8/7c

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