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