Mobile Concessions – Oct 12 Deadline

The Festival of Lights is looking for interested food vendors/concessions for the 31st Annual Ladysmith Festival of Lights on Thursday, November 29th, 2018.

We will entertain proposals from bonafide concessions that have V.I. Health certificates as well as appropriate insurance and Food Safe. We have several spots available.

Deadline: Friday, October 12th, 2018

Interested vendors and/groups will need to email proof of insurance, copy of health certificate(s), menu to be served as well as Food Safe information to us. Get in touch BEFORE Friday, October 12th, 2018.

The FOL committee will review all applicants, but only selected concessions will be contacted. All applications will be kept on file for future Light Ups. Selected concessions must agree to abide by the rules and decisions of the Festival committee.

12th Annual Christmas Craft Fair – Nov 29

Ladysmith Festival of Lights presents the 12th Annual Christmas Craft Fair

The streets around Aggie Hall will be closed to traffic from 2:30 p.m. until well after the fireworks.

All perimeter tables have been sold – we only have 5 inside tables left.

You are invited to submit an application for this year’s Festival of Lights Craft and Artisan Fair to be held at Aggie Hall, 1110 First Avenue, Ladysmith, on the day of our “Light Up”,  November 29th, 2018.

  • Setup: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Event: 3 p.m. to about 9 p.m.

The table set up will be similar to that of the 2017 Craft Fair. If you have specific requests as to the table(s) you want, please indicate this on your form. We will attempt to honour your request, but cannot promise to do so. We reserve the right to deny a table to any vendor who we deem to not fit the guidelines and spirit of our craft fair.

Please note that if you send a post-dated cheque, the application will not be processed until your cheque has been cashed. Please send your completed forms (with cheque) to:

Ladysmith Festival of Lights Craft and Artisan Fair
PO Box 98
Ladysmith, B.C. V9G 1A1

We are attempting to have some parking reserved for crafters, particularly for those who need handicap parking.


Please note that our office is not officially open until mid-September so it may take some time to get a reply to any inquiries. Applications will be processed according to the post mark on your envelope.

New Board for 2018

The Ladysmith Festival of Lights held their 31st Annual General Meeting on Thursday March 15th, 2018, at the Festival of Lights building.

The election of new executive was held and the following members were elected:

  • Alex Cook, president
  • Greg Edwards, vice president
  • Tammy Leslie, treasurer
  • Tracy Paterson, secretary
  • Jean Watt, director
  • Jim Hall, director
  • Robin Francis, director
  • Gerda Francis, director
  • Dianna Fisher, director
  • Missing from photo is Duck Paterson, also a director.

Lost and Found

The following items have been turned in to the Festival Office from 2017 Light-Up evening:

  • 1 – ladies black left hand glove – Roots73
  • 1 – ladies black dress right hand glove – 4 button along the side
  • 1 pair – large soft black gloves
  • 1 – tweed wool aviator cap with fur lined ear protection
  • 1 – leopard design umbrella

The item below was turned in after 2016 Light-Up:

  • 1 – child’s pink umbrella with puppy dog pattern

Please call the Festival office at 250-245-5888.

Light It Up Book – The First 30 Years

The Festival of Lights has produced a new book, marking the 30th Anniversary.  It’s called, “Light It Up – The first 30 years of the Festival of Lights”. Cost is $25.

FOL 30th Anniversary book

Right now, it’s available from Uforik Computers and the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce. We are working on Pharmasave.

Only 200 books have been produced and it contains pieces of history as well as stories and pictures from the first 30 years of Light Up. All in all, it’s 98 pages of Ladysmith history.

Duck Paterson, Festival President said:

“The Festival folks are selling the books for $25.00. Included in this limited edition is a CD containing two songs written, produced and sung by local singers and musicians: “Rents Gone Up” which features Ted Puska, Ed Mulrooney and Jeff Puska.  On the CD is the new song written by the group and it’s titled “Light It Up” and we’re sure that this song will be a real hit with all locals as well as visitors.  The CD is included with the Light It Up book and both for $25.00.  This project is a fundraiser for the Festival of Lights so we can continue.”

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