Ladysmith light-up prepared for tens of thousands of visitors

The Town of Ladysmith will be transformed, once again, into a magical place of sparkling and twinkling holiday lights and decorations beginning with an afternoon and evening spectacular celebration on Thursday, Nov. 27.

The Ladysmith Festival of Lights Society is issuing an invitation to all of Vancouver Island, the Pacific Northwest and beyond to come to Ladysmith to take part in the 27th Anniversary of Light-Up Night. And come they do. The annual light-up has been known to attract tens of thousands of visitors.

"The fun-filled, family-oriented festivities will welcome the 2014 holiday season and nowhere are the lights brighter and warmer than in this charming little town by the sea," said organizers. "Our lovely hillside community will be ablaze with over 100,000 dazzling lights presented in a style echoing of years gone by."

From the Coronation Mall at the south end of town to the downtown core on 1st Avenue and all the way to Aggie Field at the north end, turn of the century businesses and homes will glow and twinkle as a result of thousands of hours of volunteer work.

There will be a festival fundraising community spaghetti dinner at the Eagles Hall and the festival craft and artisan fair at the Aggie Hall beginning at 3 p.m. Restaurants throughout Ladysmith will be open to serve visitors, plus a variety of food concessions will be located along 1st Avenue.

Wandering entertainers and musicians will be there, plus there will be stages at two downtown locations with local musical talents.

As night falls over the darkened street, Santa Claus himself will arrive from the North Pole to pull the big switch that magically turns on all the lights.

The ever-popular Kinsmen parade will begin along 1st Avenue and proceed to the Aggie Field. The evening will conclude with fireworks presented by the Ladysmith District Credit Union.

Corporate sponsor include the Ladysmith District Credit Union, Town of Ladysmith, Agropur, Division Natrel -Island Farms, Ladysmith Chase River Tim Hortons, and CTV.

Please contact the Festival of Lights office at 250-245-5888, or info@ladysmithfol.com for more information or visit www.ladysmithfol. com

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