What’s happening with the Ghost House in 2020?
After careful consideration, we are sorry to announce that the 2020 Candle Lighters Ghost House has been cancelled. The Ghost House will be back! We will be more ready than ever to create our amazing family-friendly Halloween tradition that raises funds that help local nonprofits, just as we’ve always done, when it’s safe and smart to do so.
We are also working on a number of creative ideas to stay connected with you all in the months ahead and bring you some Halloween fun in brand new ways.
We thank you for understanding and look forward to seeing you again very soon.
How can I become a member of The Candle Lighters?
Prospective Members must work a minimum of 20 hours on-site to be considered for membership the following year. You must also have two Candle Lighter sponsors who will vouch for you and sign your membership petition. Learn more about membership…
How does my organization get funding from the Candle Lighters?
The Ghost House funds by a proposal process, that includes a package which must be submitted to the Proposal Committee. Learn more about the funding process…
Which local organizations have received funding from Candle Lighters in the past?
Please review our list of past funding recipients.
How old do student volunteers have to be to work in the Ghost House?
Students 12 years of age or older, or in Junior High, may work at the Ghost House. More information…
What if this is too scary for younger children?
Even with the help of a Good Fairy, the Ghost House can be a little too scary for some. That’s why we offer our special LIGHTS ON Tour. For just one hour, the lights are ON. The spook sounds and effects are OFF. You can even chat with some of the room designers to see how stuff works. Perfect for little guys (and big guys, too!).