Old Tyme Christmas and Candlelight Walk would make the perfect date

Caitlin McKay thinks the upcoming Old Tyme Christmas and Candlelight Walk Dec. 7 in downtown Ladysmith is full of possibilities.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially since the Festival of Lights is almost up and glowing. But if this festive festival doesn’t stir up your Christmas spirit, then An Old Tyme Christmas and Candlelight Walk certainly will.

Presented by the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association, this vintage Christmas event is set in the romantic era of the 1920s — before all that Great Depression stuff.

An Old Tyme Christmas has it all, including caroling, apple cider and some roasting chestnuts. There are a lot of family-friendly events in Ladysmith but this time it’s all about love in the crisp Christmas air (although there will be lots for kids to do — including crafts, letters to Santa and stories).

This romantically inspired evening will make a perfect date night. Gentlemen, pay attention for a moment. If you want a first date idea, this is it. It is a more original date idea than dinner and a movie, and it’s far more likely to secure a second date. And your date will enjoy the candlelight walk because candlelight is very flattering. Far superior to restaurant lights.

For couples with kids, there is child minding. Enough said.

Now onto my singles. I’m going to expand the definition of the word “date” to also include girls’ night and time with the boys. Imagine walking down the candlelight street with your best friend, belting out Christmas carols at the top of your lungs — maybe even adding some of your own “creative” lyrics to the songs.

So whatever your romantic status is, this is an evening for l’amore and fun. So mark it on your calendar with a heart and a Santa hat (it is a holiday event after all) and remember to bring a candle for the candlelight walk.

— Caitlin McKay

Just Posted

Waterfront Gallery ends 2019 with Christmas themed members show

Over 70 artists are on display for the Christmas exhibiton at Davis Road School

Paul Manly votes against first Liberal confidence vote ‘based on principle’

Manly was the only opposition party member outside the Conservative party to vote against Bill C-2

ILWU Local 508 organized toy drive to support families impacted by WFP strike

The toy drive raised over $2,500 in cash, over $1,000 in gift cards, and a big pile of toys

Local family invites the community to enjoy their Christmas light display

Kelly, Carrie, and Vincent Giesbrecht spent the last month decorating their home for the holidays

The Russell Troupe finds a comfort zone in Chemainus

Family gathering with two parents and five kids a common scene around town

‘Not a decision I came to lightly:’ Scheer to resign as Conservative leader

Decision comes after weeks of Conservative infighting following the October election

‘British Columbians are paying too much’: Eby directs ICBC to delay rate application

Attorney General David Eby calls for delay in order to see how two reforms play out

VIDEO: Octopus, bald eagle battle after bird ‘bites off more than it can chew’ in B.C. waters

B.C. crew films fight between the two feisty animals in Quatsino off north Vancouver Island

Couple who bought $120k banana duct-taped to wall say artwork will be ‘iconic’

Pair compared it to Warhol’s ‘Campbell’s Soup Cans,’ which was initially ‘met with mockery’

Race to replace Andrew Scheer could be a crowded one

Many familiar faces, such as Maxime Bernier, Jason Kenney, Doug Ford and Kevin O’Leary, have said no

UPDATE: University student dies, another injured in car crash in Nanaimo

Students part of Vancouver Island University’s automotive program

Owner surrenders dogs chained up outside among scrap metal, garbage to BC SPCA

Shepherd-breed dogs were living in ‘deplorable conditions.’

B.C. plane crash victim identified; witnesses describe ‘explosion’

He was a flight instructor, charter pilot and owned an airstrip before leaving Alberta

Most Read