Hallmark Movie The Christmas Card locations

Nevada City, The Hallmark Christmas Card Movie locations

Have you seen the Hallmark movie The Christmas Card?  The movie stars Ed Asner, John Newtown and Alice Evans and takes place in Nevada City during the holidays.  The Outside Inn has hosted a number of movie fans from near and far over the last 5 years, so I decided it was time to make a locations map and help those who are looking for some of the picturesque spots from the film.  To help with the photo mission I brought along Carla Bonetti, of Nevada County Escapes.

South Yuba River, 49 Crossing

Our first stop was 49 Crossing of the South Yuba River.  In the film there’s a Veteran’s Memorial at this location, please note that the memorial doesn’t exist in real life, but you can still see the spot where the couple kissed down by the river.

Kubich Lumber, Grass Valley

Our next stop was the lumber mill in the film, which is Kubich Lumber Company in Grass Valley.  An intriguing site to see, the out of the way mill is an active working mill, please contact them direclty if you’re interested in visiting.

Hallmark Movie The Christmas Card church

We then returned to downtown Nevada City, picking up our handy locations list from the Outside Inn and walked downtown.  Our first stop was the Methodist Church at the top of Broad Street.

Hallmark Movie The Christmas Card Nevada City locations

Next up we walked down the street and visited the National Hotel and the Nevada City Classic Cafe (known as Curly Fries in the film).

Corner of North Pine Street and Commercial Street

And our last stop was the location of the Christmas Tree lot in the movie, which doesn’t really exist in downtown Nevada City, but you can visit the corner of North Pine Street and Broad Street to see where it was filmed (just behind where these photos were taken).  If you’re not familiar with the area please feel free to stop by the Outside Inn for our new map of all of these locations.  If you haven’t seen the movie you can buy it online or check the Hallmark Movie Channel for times.

The Christmas Card Movie

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38 replies
  1. Kial
    Kial says:

    Very cool, thanks for the virtual tour. I recently visited the log cabin for a recent wedding reception. The owner of the home (a local doctor) was telling us how they (producer and director) left everything in place. He said it was pretty surreal watching Ed Asner in his front yard with the snow and sled as he was sitting on his deck sipping on hot cider…all while asking himself…”is this really happening?”

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  2. Thank you for this wonderful tour. My husband and I are planning a trip to Nevada City sometime in 2013. I started to do the research but see you have done all the work for us. Thank you very much this information is very helpful.
    Thank you for this wonderful tour. My husband and I are planning a trip to Nevada City sometime in 2013. I started to do the research but see you have done all the work for us. Thank you very much this information is very helpful. says:

    Thank you for this wonderful tour. My husband and I are planning a trip to Nevada City sometime in 2013. I started to do the research but see you have done all the work for us. Thank you very much, This information is very helpful.

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  3. Maria
    Maria says:

    I saw the Movie 3 times already and I can seeing it again and again is so Beutiful, all the amaising places in Nevada City, It feels so peacefuI. My Husband and I are planning a trip to Nevada City and visit all those places in the Movie.

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  4. Lesley-Anne Kirkman
    Lesley-Anne Kirkman says:

    I have seen this movie so many times..and never never never tire of it…This is a place I would love to settle…it is absolutely beautiful…Nevada City?? Wow…and I am on the Emerald Isle..and I am really strongly (boldly) thinking of emigrating.. what have I to lose..son grown and moving on in his life..and just me and the quietness…thank you…thank you..thank you…!! 😀

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  5. Darsi
    Darsi says:

    Hi,
    I would like to know where the dance scene was filmed for The Christmas Card. There are a few of us who have different ideas, but no one knows for sure. Could you clarify it for us…Thank you…..My favorite Christmas movie!!!

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  6. Leann Q
    Leann Q says:

    My favorite Christmas movie. I plan to visit Nevada city in the spring or summer of 2014. Looking forward to taking pictures and hiking

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  7. Joann Marksberry
    Joann Marksberry says:

    You read my mind. After viewing “The Christmas Card” almost 100 times, I loved the scenery, the downtown city pictured and wondered about a possible tour available to visitors. And here it is! Was considering planning a trip to Nevada City and now it moved from a possibility to a reality. Thanks much!

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  8. Ginny
    Ginny says:

    Love the movie as well!!! I bought the DVD and play it frequently. Visiting Nevada City is a “must see” someday. This movie just reaches in and grabs your heart!

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  9. Jack
    Jack says:

    Love the movie and I would like to know the location of the “Magic Spot”. I have been to Nevada City many times and love the town!

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  10. Brooks
    Brooks says:

    Hi Erin,

    I found you through Instagram, and by coincidence, my family will be visiting Nevada City for the last weekend of Victorian Christmas this year. We’re fans of the motion picture featured here, so to learn you’ve highlighted some of the sites we wish to visit from the movie, will make the trip that much more terrific. Many thanks!

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  11. Pat Muse
    Pat Muse says:

    Dear Sirs, I was wondering where the house was located that was filmed in the movie, that is, where the spellman family lived? Thanks. Pat

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  12. Caryn Doyle
    Caryn Doyle says:

    Hi,
    I have been looking for the plans to the log home used in the Christmas Card movie. I do not want to see the home or the people in the home. I just like the floor plans. Is there anyway I could find out where to get plans for this house?

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  13. Linda Rohland
    Linda Rohland says:

    My husband and I are near Nevada City and will be stopping to see the city from one of my favorite movies. We are RVing and may stay a few days. Looking forward to our stay.

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  14. Sandi Richerson-Watsin
    Sandi Richerson-Watsin says:

    My family lived in Nevada City for a few years 57-60’s. My sister and I sang in the youth choir of the Methodist church in this movie.. We (along with my brother) were Baptized on a Easter Sunday there too… We lived up not far from one of the houses from the movie. It has been nice for my Grand & Great Grandkids to see a part of my youth..

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  15. Susie
    Susie says:

    We were lucky enough to stay with you for 1 night in your delightful accommodation back in Dec 2015.
    I would love to know please where the bench is that was portrayed in the movie and the lake. Is it on Nevada City area please!
    Thank you so much

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  16. Ledia Darrow
    Ledia Darrow says:

    It made me sad to find out, that the Vietnam memorial did no actually exist at the Yuba River the story made it sound so convincing. I love the movie.

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