The Ultimate Halloween Family Guide
Coco at El Capitan Theatre
October 6-7 | Hollywood
In Disney/Pixar’s COCO, a vibrant tale of family, fun and adventure, aspiring young musician Miguel embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors. There, the charming trickster Hector becomes an unexpected friend who helps Miguel uncover the mysteries behind his family’s stories and traditions. Showtimes vary, check website for details. $11-23.
Día de los Muertos at Olvera Street
October 25 – November 2 | Los Angeles
Attend a Pre-Columbian Novenario procession and blessings nightly. Then, on November 1 and 2, enjoy beautifully decorated altars, art exhibits and entertainment. Nightly, 7 p.m. Festival days, November 1-2 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Día De Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
October 27 | Hollywood
The 19th annual Dia de Los Muertos will be held at Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles’ oldest memorial park, to honor and celebrate the Aztec goddess Coatlicue, “Mother of the Gods.” Dia de Los Muertos attire strongly encouraged. Come dressed in your finest Calaca apparel. Enjoy music and dance performances, fine Mexican cuisine, 100+ altars, arts and crafts, skeleton costume contests and a children’s art project area. Saturday, noon – midnight. $25 per person; kids (8 and under) and seniors are free until 4 p.m.
Día de los Muertos Celebration at La Habra Library
October 27 | La Habra
Join the La Habra library for one of their favorite annual events. Enjoy crafts, Folklorico, Aztec dancing and more. Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. La Habra Library.
Día de los Muertos at Grand Park LA
October 28 – November 4 | Los Angeles
Grand Park celebrates the traditions of Día de los Muertos with multiple ways to experience and learn about the holiday. The park will present 50 altars and art installations created by local artists and community groups that reflect the theme Looking to the Past to Build the Future. Also, enjoy free guided tours, which will highlight the artwork and discuss the traditions of the holiday. Visit website for times. Free.
Día de los Muertos
October 28 | Historic Downtown San Pedro
Celebrate the Day of the Dead with art, culture, delicious cuisine and live entertainment. Presented by the San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District. Sunday, 3-9 p.m. Free admission.
Day of the Dead Celebration at the Children’s Museum at La Habra
October 28 | La Habra
Enjoy the festivities while making decorated sugar skulls and whimsical Calavera masks, as well as traditional face painting. Also, The Read Conmigo team will be reading stories and giving out free copies of their bilingual children’s book, “The Best Part about the Day of the Dead.” Folklorico dance performances start at 2 p.m. Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Free with paid admission. Children’s Museum at La Habra.
Día de los Muertos at Mission San Luis Rey
October 28 | Oceanside
Celebrate departed loved ones with live music, a car show, live entertainment, chalk cemetery, arts and crafts and more. Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Find schedule on their website. Free admission. Parking, $5; free parking and shuttles at El Camino High School. Mission San Luis Rey.
Día de los Muertos Art Festival
October 28 | Downey
The Downey Theatre hosts the annual Dia de los Muertos Art Festival, indoor/outdoor vendors, decorate Calaveras, Papel Picado demos, alter contest, art exhibition, live music, ballet folklorico, Aztec dancers, food trucks and more. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Free.
Día de los Muertos Celebration at Pretend City
November 2 | Irvine
Hola Amigos! Día De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that celebrates loved ones who have passed. At Pretend City, we are celebrating Dia De Los Muertos with vibrant, educational activities for little ones, like making tissue paper marigolds, sugar skull art and more! Bring a photo of your loved one to add to their special Altar and partake in the celebration!
The Ultimate Halloween Family Guide