I seen my aunt shared a photo from the town where I grew up and tonight is their Festival of Lights. Seriously guys, if you haven't been to Vancouver Island before I would make a point to go to Ladysmith and to see this!
Ladysmith is a town located on Vancouver Island between Nanaimo and Chemanius and is located on the 49th Parallel. In 2011 apparently 7,921 people lived there, so it's a pretty small town! And yes I grew up there!
Anyways, back to the important stuff, Ladysmith's Festival of Lights runs from the last Thursday in November until the first Sunday in January so you've got quite a bit of time to get up there and see it! It's quite spectacular and pretty unique, they really go all out when decorating downtown with thousands of lights!
Feeling nostalgic and missing my old friends from back home, hope everyone enjoys the delicious hot chocolate and the parade!