October 7, 2014 > Tri-City Halloween tradition returns
Tri-City Halloween tradition returns
By Simran Moza
Beginning October 11, all goblins, ghosts, witches and warlocks will set sail for the 46th annual Ghost House on a Vampire Cruise Line. Those that dare to come aboard will venture through ten fright-filled rooms in a cruise ship-themed house, organized by the Candle Lighters. Visitors can also prepare for their Halloween cruise or calm nerves afterward with delectable candied apples and fun at adjoining game booths.
A costume parade for children will take place on Saturday, October 25 at 1 p.m., and more timid guests can enjoy the annual Lights On tour on Sunday, October 26 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. On both of these special days, booths will open at 1 p.m. instead of 2 p.m. For those a bit timid about confrontations with menacing ghouls in the Ghost House, a Good Fairy guide is available to make sure rambunctious and scary residents are banished during the tour.
Candle Lighters, nearly 100 women volunteers, is dedicated to raise funds for other nonprofits and community-based projects in the Tri-City area. The volunteer organization spends five weeks building the Ghost House rooms and booths, and raises money solely through this event. Last year, Candle Lighters raised enough money to fund all ten requests submitted.
The Ghost House is located at the Chadbourne Carriage House in Williams Historical Park, between Chilis and The Elephant Bar, on Fremont Boulevard at the Fremont Hub. Ghost House admission is $3 and game tickets are 25 cents each. DonÕt miss this wonderful family-oriented Halloween tradition!
Candle Lighters Ghost House
Saturday, Oct 11 Ð Thursday, Oct 30
Weekdays: 6 p.m. Ð 9 p.m.
Fridays: 6 p.m. Ð 10 p.m.
Saturdays: 2 p.m. Ð 10 p.m.
Sundays: 2 p.m. Ð 9 p.m.
Chadbourne Carriage House, Fremont Hub
(between ChiliÕs and The Elephant Bar)
39169 Fremont Blvd, Fremont
Game tickets: 25 cents each