Where was 'Same Time, Next Christmas' filmed? The Hotel Filming Location

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Why not take a tropical Christmas break? Olivia and Jeff met in Hawaii when they were five, and visiting a particular hotel resort there during Christmas became a sort of Holiday tradition for both families.

Now the two reunite again after years separated by the distance. Olivia is engaged to another man in the city, but will the spark of romance ignite?

Same Time Next Christmas location

Are you wondering, as to the guys from Meaww.com, if she will marry the business maniac Greg, or will she follow her heart and go to her soulmate, Jeff?

Same Time, Next Christmas is an ABC festive TV movie starring Lea Michele (Glee, The Mayor) as Olivia, Charles Michael Davis (Grey's Anatomy, The Originals) as Jeff and Bryan Greenberg (How to Make It in America) as Gregg.

Same Time, Next Christmas was filmed on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. We are following this awesome and detailed map of the filming locations of the movie elaborated by our friend Reel News Hawaii.

Turtle Bay Resort shooting location The key location of the movie is the hotel, filmed in the Turtle Bay Resort. Many scenes were recorded at this complex located in the north of Oahu at Kawela Bay.

The glitter fight took place in the wedding pavilion. The Luau feast and the reindeer games were shot in the gardens of the hotel, near the seaside.

The yoga and the beach scenes were set in the Kuilima Cove side. Olivia's hotel room is located in a building on the Turtle Bay side, facing a beach where the roasting marshmallows scene was filmed.

This resort was also featured recently in an episode of the second season of the Magnum PI series. Find all the filming locations in our report: Where is Magnum PI filmed?
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Same Time Next Christmas hotel
Some scenes were also filmed in the Kahala Hotel and Resort in Honolulu.

The lobby, the entrance to the hotel, the romantic dinner of Olivia and Greg at Hoku's, the proposal near the sea, and the snowing scene were all filmed here.

This hotel is also the same location where Vacation Friends 2 was filmed.
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SALT At Our Kakaako
Apart from some establishing shots, even the scenes in Cincinnati were filmed in Honolulu.

Olivia's offices are on the 16th floor of the First Hawaiian Bank building. The snowy street was set at SALT At Our Kakaako.
Image courtesy of ABC - Maps: Office / Street

Same Time Next Christmas Waterfall
The waterfall is also a good reason to be looking for the filming locations of the movie: The Waimea Falls is a popular tourist attraction, also located in the north of the island.

Many productions have taken advantage of the extraordinary beauty of this spot where you can have a splash, like the Jumanji 2017 sequel or Triple Frontier.
Image courtesy of ABC Map

Same Time Next Christmas drehort
Jeff's Boat is also kept very close to the falls, in the Haleiwa Harbor.
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Jumping from the cliff in Oahu
Would you like to jump from the cliff as Olivia and Jeff did? Head to Kahe Point, located on the western side of the island, near Kalaeloa. The water will be warm from a nearby power plant.

If you liked this movie, there is another romantic comedy from Netflix also shot in Oahu including a beautiful hotel resort and some extreme cliff-diving - find all the locations here in our report: Where was The Wrong Missy filmed?
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