The new Hallmark holiday movie ‘Miracle in Bethlehem PA’ takes us to a small town of Pennsylvania through its filming locations.
Directed by Jeff Beesley from a script of Laura Kampo Lennon, the faith based film is about an independent woman named Mary Ann, who decides to raise a baby girl on her own, just before Christmas.
She and her baby stuck in a small town of Bethlehem due to bad weather conditions, and find a shelter at the Bethlehem Star Inn, where a handsome inn keeper is waiting for her.
The movie is from Dayspring (known for Christianity based films) and is produced by Ian Dimerman with Kimberly Daugherty, Julie Isgona, and Seth Jarett as executive producers.
Miracle in Bethlehem PA Filming Locations
Though set in the small town of Bethlehem PA, principal filming for ‘Miracle in Bethlehem PA’ took place in Winnipeg, the capital and largest city of Manitoba province in Canada during spring 2023.
With its snowy winters, historic buildings, and thriving film industry, Winnipeg has become a go-to destination for holiday movies and TV productions. Vandervoort posted on Instagram after completing the shoot of Miracle in Bethlehem PA movie.
Filming occurred from September 26th to October 17th, 2023, as per Casting Workbook. Benjamin Ayres, the lead actor of the film shared a couple of pics after the shooting wrapped.
The production team had to work efficiently to shoot the film before Winnipeg’s famous bitter cold and heavy snows set in. Luckily, they wrapped principal photography just in time!
Winnipeg Exchange District
Remember the adorable Main Street in the movie, lined with quaint shops and twinkling lights? That festive magic was captured in a farmhouse of Winnipeg Exchange District, a vibrant neighborhood in Winnipeg.
Winnipeg’s stellar filming infrastructure, experienced crews, and financial incentives also make it very production friendly. Laura Vandervoort shared a behind the scene video with Ayres as the cameraman. (Cute!)
In addition to outstanding filming opportunities, Winnipeg offers plenty to see and do while visiting. Attractions like the Journey to Churchill exhibit at the Assiniboine Park Zoo and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights draw visitors from around the world.
You can check out the state-of-the-art Royal Winnipeg Ballet facility or catch some live music at legendary venues like Times Change(d) High and Good Will.
The foodie scene also brings some heat to warm up those cold winter days! Be sure to try dishes like perogies, kubasa sausage, and butter tarts while experiencing Winnipeg’s unique brand of Prairie hospitality.
So while Miracle in Bethlehem PA may transport viewers to small town Pennsylvania over the holidays, Winnipeg deserves equal billing. Manitoba’s capital city is certainly a star performer that makes filming Christmas movie magic possible!
Miracle in Bethlehem PA Cast
The main cast of Miracle in Bethlehem PA includes Laura Vandervoort as Mary Ann, Benjamin Ayres as Joe, and Amy Groening as Frankie.
Other cast members include:
- John B. Lowe as Gerald
- Teryl Rothery as Goldie
- Paul Essiembre as Pastor
- Kate Trotter as Hannah
- Angela Narth as Grandma Myrtle
- Lauren Cochrane as Gabriella
- Braden Blair as Theodore
- Darcy Fehr as Shawn Shepherd
What is Miracles in Bethlehem PA movie about?
Mary Ann, a super successful lady who loves being on her own, finally gets her dream – a baby girl to call her own! But just before Christmas, BAM! Snowstorm traps her and her tiny tot in a cute little town called Bethlehem, PA. (Think twinkling lights and friendly faces!)
No worries, right? Wrong! Turns out every single hotel is booked solid. Luckily, the innkeeper’s brother, Joe, steps in. Now, Joe’s a bit of a bachelor with a messy house that looks like a hamster’s playground. But hey, he has a spare room and a kind heart!
So, Mary Ann and her baby girl move in with Joe for the holidays. While Mary Ann learns the magic of community and Christmas cheer from Joe’s warm family, Joe starts cleaning up his act and getting inspired by Mary Ann’s strength. They bake cookies, sing carols, and even help out at the local church. (Think adorable baby in a Santa hat!)
Slowly, they start seeing each other in a whole new light. Could this snowstorm be the start of something special? Will Mary Ann find her happily ever after, not just for her baby, but for herself too?
That’s the beauty of Hallmark movies – even the messiest bachelors can find love with the right amount of Christmas spirit and a sprinkle of small-town magic! ✨
Where to watch Miracle in Bethlehem PA?
Miracle in Bethlehem PA premieres on Dec 21, 2023 at 8/7c only on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel inside the United States, and on W Network inside Canada.
Viewers with a Peacock premium subscription can stream Miracle In Bethlehem PA up to 72 hours after the premiere. If you want to watch on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel then the movie will air on the following dates:
- Dec 22 at 6/5c
- Dec 23 at 10/9c
- Dec 24 at 2/1c
- Dec 27 at 8/7c
- Dec 30 at 8/7c
- Jan 18, 2024 at 9/8c
- Wonderful World Kdrama Where to watch? Is it on Netflix? - March 4, 2024
- Where to watch Mary J Blige Real Love Movie? Is it on Netflix? - March 3, 2024
- Where to watch Dune 2? Is the sequel streaming on Netflix? - March 2, 2024