Here’s where they filmed Christmas Vacation in Colorado


‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’ was once more named the all time Christmas film by 9NEWS viewers.

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — Colorado’s favourite Christmas film has deep roots in the Centennial State.

The 1989 film traditional “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” — which tells the story of Clark Griswold attempting to placed on the proper Christmas for his household — filmed lots of its scenes in Colorado.

Given that the film is ready in Chicago (which is a multi-day drive away from the mountains) these large alpine timber and mountainous valleys would possibly look a well-known to Coloradans. That’s as a result of a number of scenes from the traditional Christmas movie had been shot in Summit County.

According to the Breckenridge Tourism Office, all of it went down in the spring of 1989.

The film begins with a tree-cutting scene because the household heads out to the nation to choose the proper Christmas tree. That occurred close to the Breckenridge Golf Course close to Tiger Road. The subdivision close by hadn’t truly been constructed but.

This wasn’t the one “Chicago”-oriented scenario that was filmed in Breckenridge.

The sledding scene was filmed at Breckenridge Ski Area’s Peak 8. When Clark is dodging visitors on the slick saucer, that was on Frisco’s Summit Boulevard.

According to GoBreck, Clark’s sled finally finally ends up in a Toys For Tots bin in entrance of the Walmart in Frisco.

GoBreck mentioned native crew was additionally concerned in filming and a producer did all the pieces they may to maintain money in city. In truth, the purchasing scenes with Clark and Eddie had been shot on the Frisco Walmart.

Meanwhile, Summit High School in Frisco was transformed right into a cover set for the throwback dwelling video scene.

You can take a look at a bunch of behind-the-scenes pictures of the 1989 manufacturing in Breckenridge online here.

After six rounds of voting, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” beat out 63 different films to be named the very best Christmas film by 9NEWS viewers. 

The 4th annual 9NEWS Christmas Movie Bracket was launched in early December with 64 vacation films. This is “Christmas Vacation’s” third victory in 4 years in the 9NEWS Christmas Movie Bracket, which first launched in 2018.


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