From the last Thursday in November – when there is an amazing Light Up parade and fireworks display – until the first Sunday in January, Ladysmith BC, comes alive with shimmering lights. See Light Up photos for 2013 »
Come to Ladysmith to see what the whole island is talking about… the LIGHTS IN LADYSMITH! We are an amazing little town with hilltop hospitality. The lights stay on until Sunday, January 19th.
The lights come on while shops are open so why not come downtown, do a little local shopping, and enjoy the lights as dusk falls and the dark arrives, making Ladysmith sparkle.
Photos copyright by Teddy McCrea, Ladysmith photographer. Please ask for permission before use.
The early focus of the Festival was to decorate just the downtown core but this was soon changed to include Coronation Mall and then to expand to the blocks surrounding the downtown area. The past couple of years has seen a great physical change to Ladysmith’s downtown, which has created many new opportunities for the Festival of Lights volunteers to create and add new lights and decorations.
We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia but probably the biggest “sponsors”, though, are the residents of Ladysmith. Over the years the ever increasing core of volunteers has gone the longest way in helping to make Ladysmith famous for its annual Light Up and its community spirit and to also make people aware of what they had in their own downtown and to shop local.
For all of this assistance, the Festival of Lights is extremely grateful.