12 reithel 2Tonight, the now-famous Halloween House on Reithel St. will play host to some very special guests. The Massachusetts Ghostbusters will be there with the “ecto-1” from 5:30-7:30.

The Ghostbusters will be accepting donations for the Massachusetts Childrens hospital, and the family is also still taking food donations which will go to AYFS. The haunted walk will be kept ‘kid friendly’ until 8pm, and then it goes “full scare.”  Generally this is for ages 13+. You have been warned.

The location won’t be hard to find, it will be the extravagantly lit  and decorated yard.  According to Kristy Manning, about 90% of the decorations are made from scratch by the family.  “Halloween is like Christmas to us!” she declares on the “Auburn Holiday Displays” Facebook page Manning set up to provide information about her Halloween and Christmas displays.

The lights are on and open to the public daily from 6:30-9:00pm, weather permitting.  On weeknights, the display is appropriate for all ages with just light and music.  On weekends, the Mannings jack the ‘scare factor’ up a notch.  “The weekends are really more appropriate for teens and adults” says Kristy Manning. Friday through Sunday, there are actors, animatronics, music, lights and fog machines.

There is a Facebook page set up that provides updates, and information about cancellations due to inclement weather.

What: Haunted Yard

When: Daily through 10/31 – weather permitting (check Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Auburn-Holiday-Displays-1487285541538968/)

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm

Where: 12 Reithel St., Auburn

Admission: At least 1 non-perishable food item per person