CHESTER, NS – Ready for MORE “Action”

Posted: August 22, 2012

Things are about to get very busy on the streets of Chester, Nova Scotia. Well... busier.

Of course, our little Seaside Village has been the home to the Syfy/Showcase hit series HAVEN for the past few seasons now and that's very cool!  As a resident I still find it amazing to watch the skilled cast and crew descend upon a home or business... dress it up for filming and leave it like it never happened (post). So cool!

Chester Bandstand & HAVEN HeraldAnd in an effort to be courteous, whenever a shoot will impact our 'regular' day, we the residents receive a note in our mailbox from the production team... outlining their plans with respect to locations, dates & times.

I received my HAVEN 'heads up' for this week's Ep #312 wherein they advise us as to their plans to shoot at the Chester bandstand tomorrow (08/23/12) at around 10am where they'll shoot until 1pm then move to the HAVEN Herald Offices on Queen Street until 7pm.

All that seems great, normal even....but hang on for the busy bit....

Today I received another notice, this one from Hallmark Hall of Fame's CHRISTMAS WITH HOLLY gang – saying they're coming to Chester for a day this week.

A very long day of production, which begins on Friday (08/24/12) around noon at Julien's Bakery (just across the street and down a smidge from the HAVEN Herald). Then they'll be moving to the Public Wharf near the Lido Pool (just across the street from the bandstand) and along Victoria Street where they'll be working well into the night. Their notice says they'll be wrapping around 2am on Saturday morning with the goal there being to shoot the 'Christmas Boat Parade' sequence from the dock. You gotta know that'll be beautiful!

Whether it's HAVEN, Maine or Friday Harbor, Washington for the Hallmark movie – Chester, Nova Scotia is ready for its close up.... again.

For our latest feature & lots MORE on HAVEN click here

For More on CHRISTMAS WITH HOLLY click here

SABS Note of Noteworthiness

I passed by the HAVEN Herald today and they've got the whole place under wraps.

Either they want it to look like night time or the TROUBLES are worse than anyone could handle seeing... eek!!!

So can't wait until Season 3 premieres!!!


  1. [...] Christmas With Holly is filming at Julien’s Bakery, the Public Wharf, and the Lido Pool in Chester. [...]

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  2. [...] Christmas With Holly is filming at Julien’s Bakery, the Public Wharf, and the Lido Pool in Chester. [...]

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  3. We will be visiting Chester (and all of Nova Scotia actually) starting Sept 8, 2013.

    Does anyone know if they will be filming around Chester at that time??


    Comment by Tony — May 31, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

  4. Hey Tony - just checked on when they wrapped last year... this post says Sept. 6 so you never know for this might be here for the tail end of of S4 production #fingerscrossed 🙂

    Comment by sbeaumont — June 1, 2013 @ 12:30 am

  5. Hey Tony - just received word that HAVEN 4 will continue production until September 27th (they're set to wrap that day) - so you my fellow HAVEN fan are in luck. Hope you have an awesome time here in Chester! sb

    Comment by sbeaumont — July 8, 2013 @ 3:57 pm

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