It’s Christmas in July as Chicago-Made ‘Christmas with Felicity’ Theatrical Premiere Arrives

Following its holiday premiere on AMC+, Christmas with Felicity will have its big screen debut in the community where filming took place. Presented by Sock Monkey Museum, Christmas in July is here on Saturday, July 30 at Brothers’ Field, an outdoor venue in the heart of Historic Downtown Long Grove.

Attendees can take photos on the red carpet and mingle with the cast and crew. Star Sarah Brooks, co-star Saige Chaseley, and director Jack C. Newell will attend and participate in a pre-screening Q&A. The production company behind Christmas with Felicity, Chicago’s own Very Merry Entertainment, will also be making an exclusive announcement about the film’s 2022 availability as well as its next movie. 

Click here to reserve your tickets for Christmas in July!

Christmas with Felicity follows a struggling young baker who is in no mood for the holidays when she returns to her  small hometown, where her festive family and a handsome farmer try to get her back in the Christmas spirit. While the story is set primarily in the fictitious Wisconsin town of Aspen Grove, the majority of the film was shot on location in Long Grove. Additional photography took place in Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Glenview, and Palatine

Here’s your first look at the holiday family film before you head to the theater July 30th…

The Full Schedule of Festivities

The event begins at 1:00 PM with family-friendly activities, including tractor rides, firefighter walk-throughs, face  painting, and outdoor games. Movie-themed food and snacks will be available for purchase from local businesses Joanie’s Pizzeria of Long Grove, Ma and Pa’s Candy, and Signature Popcorn. Cocktails, beer, wine, seltzer, soft  drinks, and water will be sold by the venue. When the sun goes down, the day will be capped off with back-to-back screenings of Christmas with Felicity on a huge 50-foot screen with surround sound. 

Take a look at the full schedule… Click here to reserve your tickets for Christmas in July!


 1:00 PM – Festivities Begin 

 5:00 PM – Christmas with Felicity Reception 

 8:00 PM – Introduction/Q&A 

 8:30 PM – Screening (86 min) 

10:00 PM – Encore Screening (86 min) 

Plenty of Local Support

The event wouldn’t be possible without the support of local businesses, many of which were involved in the production of Christmas with Felicity. Presenting sponsor Sock Monkey Museum is proud to help spread holiday cheer in July along with food sponsors Joanie’s Pizzeria of Long Grove, Ma and Pa’s Candy, and Signature Popcorn.  Supporting sponsors are Country House of Long Grove, Enzo & Lucia Ristorante, Four Points by Sheraton Buffalo Grove, In Motion Dance, LandMark Exteriors, Inc., and The Village Tavern of Long Grove

The screenings of Christmas with Felicity are open to the public and space will be limited, so getting tickets ASAP is encouraged. Bringing lawn chairs and/or blankets is also recommended.

Click here to reserve your tickets for Christmas in July!

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