Share in the romance of a 1920s Christmas this Friday in downtown Ladysmith

Ladysmith steps back in time Fri., Dec. 7 from 4:45-8 p.m. during An Old Tyme Christmas and Candlelight Walk.

Take a stroll along First Avenue this Friday night, and you’ll be stepping back in time to the romance of a 1920s Christmas.

An Old Tyme Christmas and Candlelight Walk, presented by the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association, takes place Fri., Dec. 7 from 5-8 p.m., with the Candlelight Walk starting at 4:45 p.m. at the North Pole. Meet at the bottom of Symonds Street and take a stroll up First Avenue under the Festival of Lights.

Come and listen for the sounds of your favourite Christmas carols and take in the live nativity scene. Watch out for Santa arriving. Ride the trolley down the main street of Ladysmith or take in a story time read.

Many stores will be open late and will even be hosting craft stations or other activities.

Childminding by volunteers from Oceanview Community Church is available all night, so you can enjoy the walk then take the kids to a craft centre while you relax and enjoy seeing all that downtown Ladysmith has to offer.

“Bring the kids for crafts and treats, listen to caroling and join in to really let the holiday spirit in,” says organizer Cathleen McMahon of Mission Management Group. “Help continue to grow our community by supporting the people who are still opening the doors of shops on First Avenue and let them know that you appreciate them keeping the town alive and bustling.”

Be on the lookout for the Old Tyme Christmas map showing you where you can take the kids for a treat or a craft activity.

The map is also a colouring contest. Four lucky winners will be drawn that night, so take your map with you when you head down to Old Tyme Christmas and drop it off at any open store.

Throughout the evening, as you walk or take the trolley from just above Roberts Street to the Black Door Decor parking lot, you’ll find chestnuts roasting over open fires, hot apple cider, story time readings, photos with Santa and much more to get you into the festive spirit.

To make the atmosphere just right, there will be carolling throughout the night under street lamps and people all in dress strolling the downtown streets. Join in for a verse or too and let the holiday spirit take hold.

Once you’ve done all your shopping, you can visit one of the gift wrapping stations, which will provide gift wrapping by donation.

For more information about An Old Tyme Christmas and Candlelight Walk and to find out what’s behind the doors of First Avenue’s unique shops, visit the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association website or the Mission Management Group website.

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