The new Lifetime movie ‘The Holiday Proposal Plan’ takes us through the charming snow-covered streets and locales of Big Bear Lake, a small city in California’s San Bernardino County.
Directed and written by Jake Helgren, the Christmas romance movie follows travel columnist Sunny Kravitz as she returns to her hometown with her ex-boyfriend Kip to help their best friends get engaged. But as they spend time together amidst the festive cheer, Sunny and Kip may just rekindle their own romance.
The film is produced by Autumn Federici and Jake Helgren (A Cowboy Christmas Romance) under The Ninth House Productions for Lifetime Television (US) and Nicely Entertainment (worldwide). Vanessa Shapiro is the executive producer and Kristifor Cvijetic is line producer.
When and Where was The Holiday Proposal Plan filmed?
The Holiday Proposal Plan was entirely filmed in Big Bear Lake, California, United States. Principal photography for this heartwarming rom-com took place in January 2023.
As the film is set around the Christmas season, the production team chose Big Bear Lake for its abundance of natural snow during the winter months, avoiding the need for fake snow on set.
However, the production team did add festive decorations to various streets and establishments to create a truly magical Christmas atmosphere.
Locals may recognize popular streets and establishments dressed up with twinkling Christmas lights and decorations for certain scenes.
Big Bear Lake, California
Big Bear Lake offers picture-perfect settings for this romantic Christmas tale. Nestled in California’s San Bernardino Mountains, it transforms into a snowy winter wonderland during the colder months.
The city’s two popular ski resorts, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, provide stunning snow-covered vistas as backdrops.
While it is unconfirmed if the cast and crew utilized these resorts for filming, the snowy streets and cozy cafés of Big Bear Lake definitely stand in for an idyllic holiday town on screen.
You would surely recognize popular spots dressed up in fairy lights and Christmas cheer to set the scene. Who knows – while you’re there, you may even spot filming locations featured in the Lifetime movie!
From the looks of Jake Helgren’s social media posts, the cast and crew created many memorable scenes as they filmed last January against the winter charm of Big Bear Lake, California.
Behind The Scenes
Director Jake Helgren raved about the filming experience on social media, describing it as a “winter ‘summer camp'” for the team. He wrote,
“It’s rare when you feel as happy onset as what you see happening in the film, but I can honestly say we were having as much fun onset as what you’ll see in this film.”
Helgren went on to thank the “beautiful and insanely talented cast and crew” for making such special memories while shooting ‘The Holiday Proposal Plan’ in the icy surroundings of Big Bear Lake.
Tiffay didn’t reveal the name of the movie when she shared a quick bts pic with director.
Helsin shared his wonderful filming experience with Lifetime TV. He wrote:
🎄🎬 Shooting my first Christmas movie was such a dream! 😌 We had such a blast embodying Christmas spirit up in Big Bear earlier this year and truly had the best cast and crew
Whitney, who barely posts anything on her social media shared three amazing photos on the set. She wrote, BTS of The Holiday Proposal Plan in the caption and marked Big Bear, CA as the actual location.
Sasaki shared a group photo with all cast members involved. The queer actor also marked the location Big Bear Lake, California.
And finally, we have Tatyana Ali, who shared her enthusiasm during a talk with Access Daily.
The Holiday Proposal Plan Cast
- Jesse Kove as Kip Bravo
- Tatyana Ali as Sonny Kravitz
- Patrick Faucette as Cliff Kravitz
- Robin Riker as Paulette Kravitz
- Buddy Valastro as Grocery clerk
- Geovanni Gopradi as Jarod Rojas
- Michael Sasaki as Victor
- Whitney Able as Bree Ferris
- Tiffany Shepis as Genevieve
- Mike Heslin as Jonathan Ferris
Where to watch The Holiday Proposal Plan?
The Holiday Proposal Plan is available to stream on-demand on Lifetime App inside the United States since its’ premiere on Dec 16, 2023 on Lifetime Channel.
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