MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – It’s Christmas in September! Film crews were spotted decking the halls aboard the USS Yorktown on Tuesday.
It’s part of a new Christmas-themed movie from Hallmark.
The film called, ‘USS Christmas,’ stars Trevor Donovan and Jen Lilley. It’s set to premiere on November 28th at 9 p.m. on the Hallmark Channel.
Christmas trees, holiday lights, and stars in scarves in the ships hangar.
“We’ve got people with the set, we’ve got costumes, we’ve got makeup,” said Chris Hauff, the public information officer for Patriots Point. “We’ve got stars, actors actresses, we’ve got directors.”
The historic ship has been the setting of World War II movies, films about aircraft carriers, from Homeland to now Hallmark.
Hauff hopes the film will draw a new crowd to the Yorktown.
“A lot of times we may reach people that are interested in ships, or the Navy or war or veterans and now through Hallmark, we may attract people that are interested in Christmas or romance and that kind of thing that’s on the Hallmark channel,” said Hauff.
The movie had scenes filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina before coming to the Lowcountry and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
“Something like this will really help us bring visitors to the ship at a time where a lot of people in the travel industry would like to see more people come to their attractions,” said Hauff.
Patriots Point announced last month the network was planning to film one of their holiday flicks aboard the historic ship, and casting agents have been searching for paid extras over the past few weeks.
It comes amid several productions happening in Mount Pleasant, including filming for the second season of Netflix’s series Outer Banks.