Ladysmith Festival of Lights & Light Up Parade

When: Thursday, Nov 23, 2023, 5:00PM - 9:30PM PST
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Light up Ladysmith

Trip Information

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 be able to shop) and take it all in to fill your cup with Christmas spirit.

On This day we'll visit the famous Festival of Lights in Ladysmith, and gaze upon all the twinkly trucks that are lit up like a Christmas Tree.

What to wear

  • Appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and for walking

 What to bring:

  • Umbrella or rain coat (in case it rains)
  • Water bottle 
  • Money if you wish to shop or buy food
  • Snacks & dinner (or money for food)
  • A backpack to carry all your items

Meeting Location: 

VIU Building 255, Main Lobby (second floor) at 5 pm

Trip Includes:

Round-trip transportation to Ladysmith, entrance to the Light Up Festival, and a holiday treat.

Policies, Health & Safety

We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.

How to Sign Up

Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person, next to the Front Reception Desk in the "Glassroom" on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm – 1:30pm in Building 255 - Second Floor.

You will need to have your:

  1. Student card,
  2. Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Insurance Policy)
  3. Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)

Waiver Form

Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.


Robin Lemmens – Activity Program Coordinator
250-753-3245 x 2228