Downtown Mission became a Christmas scene for the movie Runaway Sleigh. Film crews transformed several ares of First Avenue into a snowy shopping spree.

Christmas comes two months early to Downtown Mission

A film crew is shooting the movie Runaway Sleigh on First Avenue in Mission on Oct. 11-12.

  • Tue Oct 11th, 2016 6:00am
  • News

Christmas came two months early in Downtown Mission as a film crew transformed portions of First Avenue into a snowy holiday scene.

The cast and crew of the new television movie Runaway Sleigh, part of Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas 2016, is in Mission today (Oct. 11) and tommorrow filming in various locations.

The plot of the move follows Laurel who is struggling to find a way to make this year’s Christmas parade a success despite some financial setbacks. She meets a farmer who might just have what she needs to get the parade back on track.

He gives her an old sleigh, which he says actually came from Santa.

Her experience gives Laurel a renewed belief in both Santa and the holiday spirit.

Runaway Sleigh is scheduled  premiere December 18th at 8 p.m. on the Hallmark Channel.