Fall Family Festival 

The Candlelighters Fall Family Festival is a fun event, free of charge to registered Candlelighters families. The Family Fall Festival is an event where childhood cancer patients and their families can get away from the hospital to have some fun and take their mind off of treatment!

The students at St. John’s always host a fun array of games, carnival events, recreational activities, and surprises.  The festival also includes raffle packages, food, music, a costume contest, and more!


Merry Mingle with Kris Kringle Drive-Thru 

This year, Candlelighters ended the year with some holiday spirit!  Presented by GEODIS, we hosted a holly jolly holiday drive-thru event for over 60 Candlelighters families!  The event featured craft packs galore, a special meet and greet with some tiny reindeer, a stuffed animal pet adoption, cocoa kits and cookie decorating kits for each family, custom beanies for all patients and siblings who drove through, and the highlight of the day – meeting Elsa, Anna, Olaf and taking photos with Santa!!


Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors & Donors 

Presenting Sponsor – GEODIS

Venue Sponsor – St. Luke’s United Methodist Church Photobooth Décor Sponsor – Revelry Goods

Photobooth Photo Donor – Flashbar Photo Booths

Character Donor – Fairest Of All Parties

Stay tuned in 2022 for more details on these family events.  For event sponsorship information or to volunteer, please contact Carly Bradshaw at [email protected].