Where was 'Same Time, Next Christmas' filmed? The hotel filming location of the ABC movie

Same Time Next Christmas location
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Why not to take a tropical Christmas break? Olivia and Jeff met in Hawaii when they were five, and visiting a particular resort there during Christmas became a sort of Holiday tradition for both families. Now the two reunite again after years separated by the distance. She is engaged to another man in the city, but will the spark of romance ignite? Are you wondering as 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 in 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. It's located in the top north of Oahu at Kawela Bay, and a lot of scenes were filmed here. 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 in 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 Magnum PI series.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of ABC and Google Maps




Same Time Next Christmas hotel
Some scenes were also filmed in the The Kahala Hotel & Resort in Honolulu. Here it was shot the lobby and the entrance to the hotel, the romantic dinner of Olivia and Greg at Hoku's, the proposal near the sea and the snowing scene. Apart from some establishing shots, even the scenes in Cincinnati were filmed in Honolulu. Olivia's offices are in the 16th floor of the First Hawaiian Bank building. The snowy street was set at SALT At Our Kakaako. Image courtesy of ABC and Google Maps


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 from the falls, in the Haleiwa Harbor.
Image courtesy of ABC - Map


Jumping from the cliff in Oahu
Would you like to jump from the cliff like Olivia and Jeff did? Head to Kahe Point, located at the western side of the island, near Kalaeloa. The water will be warm from a nearby power plant. Image courtesy of ABC - Map

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