Welcome to Ladysmith, BC!

The Festival of Lights is not to be missed.

From the last Thursday in November until the second Sunday in January, Ladysmith is ignited with the life of thousands of twinkling Christmas lights.

Drive or walk down First Avenue (you may also be able to shop) and take it all in to fill your cup with Christmas spirit.

Then do it again.

Light Up Parade – November 28th, 2024...

Enjoy the lights by drone:


Enjoy the 2022 Light Up Parade:


"Just wanted to say that I’ve been flooded with positive comments for the Light Up event, the new lights and the new look of the Chuck Perrin tree. I don’t remember a kick off like that EVER. Was so great and our family felt so fortunate to be able to be in the crowd and just enjoy the energy and ‘all the feels’. Seeing the volunteers out the next morning tuning everything up is such a testament to your group and Ladysmith as a community. You should all be very proud."

All the very best,
Aaron Stone, Mayor of Ladysmith

Donations are Appreciated!

The cost to replace bulbs with new LED ones is very high so we ask for donations to help offset the costs. If you can spare a few bucks via our GoFundMe page, thank you.

Latest News

Executive 2024
Board for 2024/25
Congratulations to our 2023/24 Executive Board! Please get in touch if you would like to be part of this important and influential group.
Lost and Found
Lost and Found
The following items have been turned in to the Festival Office from the 2023 Light-Up evening.
Ladysmith in December
Old Time Christmas December 2nd to 4th. Jingle Bell Shop/Friday Late Night Shopping December 3rd, 10th, 17th. It Takes a Village – Winter Celebration December 10th. Holiday Storybook Stroll December 1st to 31st. Christmas Lights Cruise Saturday, December 11th. Visit the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce Calendar to view all local events.