Christmas movie to be filmed in downtown Abbotsford from March 10 to 13

The film will be inside local stores on Montrose Avenue

Filming began Monday on Montrose Avenue in downtown Abbotsford for the TV movie The Christmas Secret. The shop The Spruce Collective was turned into Wilson's Collective.

Filming began Monday on Montrose Avenue in downtown Abbotsford for the TV movie The Christmas Secret. The shop The Spruce Collective was turned into Wilson's Collective.

“The Christmas Secret” TV Movie will be filming in downtown Abbotsford, from March 10  to 13.

The film will be inside local stores on Montrose Avenue from March 10 to 12, and will be filming exterior scenes on March 13 in front of the Spruce Collective on Montrose Avenue. The street and businesses will be decorated with Christmas decorations beginning on March 12.

The film will feature Bethany Joy Lenz from One Tree Hill and John Reardon from Artic Air.

Film synopsis:

When a struggling young single mother saves the life of an elderly woman, she sets into motion a series of events that will test her strength, loyalty, and determination, all the while setting her on the path to finding true love. Christine Eisley is the mother of seven-year- old Zach and five-year-old Haley. Her ex-husband provides little, if any, child support and makes life difficult for Christine by using the children as pawns.

She works long hours as a waitress to make ends meet, but her job is in jeopardy because she’s often late to work due to the unreliable teenaged sitters she’s forced to use.

When Christine saves the life of a woman who works in Wilson’s department store, the owner of Wilson’s wants to find her, to thank her, but Christine has disappeared, losing another job once again. He sets his grandson, Jason, to the task of finding the mysterious “Christy.” Jason, an accountant by trade who has lost his job to downsizing, thinks he is “above” working at Wilson’s. Soon, he discovers that this new task gives him more than he bargains for.