We know that some of you are planners—we can imagine your calendars are full with all sorts of activities and the blocks of time surely fill up quick once the holiday seasons gets into full swing. We want to make sure you keep some time open to enjoy all that Vancouver Island has to offer at this time of year so we are telling you now about the Festival of Lights that will be going on in Ladysmith, BC!
Ladysmith is a picturesque community on the east coast of Vancouver Island that offers small town charm with breathtaking natural surroundings. You can find so much to explore: beaches, parks, hiking, arts, shopping, golf, wineries, and more. In addition to all of this and many great events, there is a popular one that happens every year and that is the one and only Festival of Lights. Join thousands of residents and island visitors as this hillside community gets lit up! Light Up Night is always the last Thursday in November so set your calendars right now to make your way downtown on November 27, 2014. The location is 1st Avenue and the lights will be turned on at 6:30pm. The much-anticipated parade will then begin at 6:45—it is a spectacular sight to watch brightly lit floats go down the main street. After the parade the giant Christmas tree will be lit and then the whole evening will end with a bang as the LDCU puts on an amazing fireworks display that lights up the night sky. Over 100,000 lights will be displayed around Ladysmith streets and buildings and down on main street you will find great entertainment and concessions.
This is one of the island’s most popular holiday events and it is sure to get you into the “spirit of the season.” The Prancing Horse Retreat on Malahat Mountain is just a short drive away from the festivities and a truly breathtaking bed and breakfast for a getaway. Don’t wait to take advantage of our fantastic seasonal specials—it always beautiful here no matter the season but there is always something special about making new memories in a place you will never forget during the holidays. You can check availability directly online or contact us anytime for more information about our specials and packages or reservations at (250) 743-9378.