10 Halloween Lights for Instant Ambiance

From spooky to sparkly, lights that dazzle at a Halloween party and add magic to your entry in fall

Jessica Mordo
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Twilight Sparkle

Don’t let Christmas hog the twinkly spotlight. Fill a pumpkin-shaped glass cloche with delicate string lights and you’ve got a Halloween tabletop or entryway stunner.
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Back in Black

A vintage-style candelabra is just the right amount of goth.
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Season of the Witch

Cast a spell with the purifying powers of Himalayan salt and the shape of the classic witch’s familiar.
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Ghost Story

Set a candle aflame inside this antique-looking lantern to channel a haunted Victorian mansion.
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The Great Pumpkin

Opting out of carving pumpkins this year? You can still get a classic autumn look (and skip an afternoon of scooping out gooey pumpkin guts) with these ceramic candle holders that look great both day and night.
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Monster’s Ball

When you want a touch of campy horror for your Halloween gathering, these faux bleeding candles fit the bill.
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Fortune Teller

This light-up crystal ball is the perfect centerpiece for an occult-themed Halloween party.
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Gilded Gourd

This boho-glam lantern would look gorgeous illuminating a porch or entry year-round, but with its gourd-like shape it makes for the perfect seasonal Halloween light.
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Noir C’est Soir

Nothing beats a slim taper candle in black to set the right mood lighting for Halloween. Put these in an old-school candelabra or gold candlesticks for a just-right vintage vibe.
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Trick or Treat

Fans of the iconic ‘80s arcade game will love this color-changing ode to Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde. Although it’s night light-sized, it’s a cute detail that won’t go overlooked in a window or on display at a soiree on Halloween night.