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Day of the Dead 2023 Events Guide

Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City will occupy most of October and the first two weeks of November.

The transitory return of the souls of the departed, believed to be returning home to spend time with their families, is greeted with parades, altars and events of all kinds.

All dates and times are subject to change.
~ This page is updated as event schedules are updated. ~


La Llorona in Xochimilco
Weekend Nights October 6 – November 19, 2023

Traditionally, this lakefront opera is one of the first to address the seasonal theme. Special night tours of the canals are launched from the Cuemanco docks in Xochimilco. Costs of between $500 and $600 pesos per person are combined with packages that include one of the city’s most haunting and fascinating performances.


Scream Park 2023
3 October through 12 November, 2023

Scream Park returns to the Monumento a la Madre, with a variety of activities: mazes, haunted houses with the central theme, this year of Witchcraft. The park is open from 6 pm to 1 am on Fridays and Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 6 pm to 12 am (midnight). The cost is $500 per person and $250 for students.

Axolotl Night:
Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, 2023.

Day of the Dead festivities at the New Axolotl Museum at Parque de las Aguilas include theatrical performances, live music, costume contest, vendor bazaar, food, dancing and more. The two-night event runs from 5 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $150 for adults and $100 for children.

Cempazuchil Flower Festival on Paseo de la Reforma
October 18 to 31

The emblematic walkway of the important and beautiful Reforma Avenue is adorned with hundreds of cempasúchil flowers, one of the most representative symbols of the Day of the Dead celebration. It is with this flower that the monuments and enclosures along Reforma Avenue are also framed.

Candlelight. Halloween with Day of the Dead
October 31 October 31, November 1

If you are a lover of the witches’ season you can’t miss this musical and multisensory experience with songs like Amor Eterno (Eternal Love) by the light of thousands of candles. It is at Teatro Cantoral, Puente Xoco s/n-Puerta A. Xoco.


Sabores México: Night of the Souls
October 27, 28, 30 and November 1

Once a year the doors of Mictlán are opened to welcome the living and the dead. Diners are taken on a journey to the underworld where they will learn about different eras of Mexican gastronomy. Bring a photo of the person to whom you are dedicating the dinner.

Mega Ofrenda in the Zocalo
Saturday, October 28, 2023 on November 5, 2023

Monumental altars will be set up in the Plaza de la Constitución, there will also be samples of the multitude of traditions and customs through which the Day of the Faithful Departed is celebrated in the country. There is no shortage of marvelous cempasúchil flowers placed along Paseo de la Reforma.

Looney Tunes Night Run for the Dead
Saturday, October 28, 2023

On Paseo de la Reforma between the Angel de la Independencia and the Glorieta del Ahuehuete, the Looney Tunes night race will take place at 8:00 p.m. in two categories: General: 15 to 99 years old and athletes with disabilities and/or INAPAM credentials. The cost varies from $400 per person to $699. Register until October 27 online through the Emoción deportiva website or at Deportes Martí stores.


Day of the Dead Night Bike Ride
Saturday, October 28

Also on Saturday 28 there will be an opportunity for bike ride lovers. The tour will start at the Fuente de Petróleos and culminate at Plaza Tlaxcoaque. In addition to the delights of the transfer there will be other activities like last year’s where you could enjoy contests, live music and other surprises. This activity is free of charge.


Mythical Pantheons
From Sunday October 29th to November 2nd

Visit the cemeteries of different municipalities and share the experience of the people who wait there for their deceased by placing offerings to worship their dead. Unforgettable scenes of colorful and festive devotion illuminated with hundreds of candles and bouquets of cempasúchil, the flower of the dead. Cemeteries with more tradition:


Legends of the Dead at Torre Latinoamericana
October 31 and November 1, 2023

How fun! Can you imagine walking several floors of the Torre Latinoamericana in the dark of night while listening to scary stories of the dead? As a truly high altitude event, for two days you will be able to tour several floors of the iconic Torre Latinoamericana while learning various spooky legends. The event will start at 7:30 pm with a cost of $300.


Calaveritas 5K/10K Run:
Wednesday, November 1.

A nighttime run from the Bosque de Chapultepec at 7:30 pm. The event departs from the Centro Cultural de los Pinos and opening festivities include music, makeup and costumes. For more information click here.


Mega Ofrenda UNAM:
Wednesday, November 1 and Thursday, November 2.

One of the most spectacular Day of the Dead altars at Gate B of the University Olympic Stadium. The 26th annual event is dedicated this year to “Women in the Sciences, Humanities and Arts.” The altar itself is surrounded by related exhibits, tours and events.


Coco: A Festival to Remember
November 3 and 4, 2023

At the Plaza de Toros Mexico in the central neighborhoods of Colonias Napoles and Noche Buena, the famous movie Coco will be screened at 7 p.m. and many famous artists such as Pedro Fernandez, Eugenia Leon and Omar Chaparro will participate accompanied by a live orchestra. The cost is from $600 to $1,250 per person.


Day of the Dead Grand Parade
Saturday, November 4

The most spectacular parade of all, it is totally free and includes performances by artistic and cultural collectives from all over the country. The event is totally free and lasts about four hours.Here you can find the route of the Day of the Dead Parade 2023.


Mezcal Fest MX Day of the Dead edition
Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5, 2023

The seventh edition of the event where mezcal and you are the guests of honor will take place at the Club de Leones CDMX at Calle de Ures 13 Col. Roma Sur. Here, artisanal producers, mezcal masters and women mezcal producers are given a voice and a vote in unforgettable tastings. November 4 and 5 from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm at a cost of $50 per person.


Pokémon GO City Safari
November 4 and 5

Arrive in Mexico City for a new adventure through the city as they discover exciting stories, make new friends and capture the Pokémon that await them. Themed wild Pokémon characters are throughout the city. Complete special investigations exclusive to City Safari and explore the rich culture of Mexico City and surrounding areas.

Times: November 4 from 10:00 to 18:00 / November 5 from 9:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 20:00


Pan de Muerto/Chocolate Festival
November 3-5

The Pan de Muerto y Chocolate Festival, a favorite of visitors to the Centro Histórico, takes place November 3-5 at the Palacio de la Autonomía de la UNAM, next to the Zócalo . The cost is only $20 pesos per person.


Six Flags Mexico Horror Festival
September 14 to November 12

Enjoy at Six Flags Mexico the Horror Festival 2023 that has become a tradition for the last 11 years. The amusement park event will feature eight attractions for its visitors, three of them completely new.


Calavera Art Experience
Through Sunday, November 12

Special tours for Day of the Dead to which an exclusive room will be dedicated. There is also an interactive ofrenda, a room dedicated to catrinas and a space dedicated to engravings and skulls. Monday to Thursday from 10:00 to 18:00 hrs, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 to 20:00 hrs, Sundays from 11:00 to 18:00 hrs.Cost $99 and $129 fines per week.
Metropolitan Palace: C. de Tacuba 15.


Gran Parque Santa Cecilia, Tláhuac

A park that comes alive with colorful animals in Tláhuac . . .

Mercado Santa Cecilia, Tláhuac

One of Tláhuac's great traditional neighborhood markets . . .

Panteón 20 de Noviembre, Tlalpan Center

One of the most haunted places in the Center of Tlalpan . . .

San Andrés de las Salinas, (Acahuacaltongo)

One of Azcapotzalco's nearly lost original settlements . . .

Panteón El Calvario, Cuajimalpa

A remarkably well-tended public cemetery in San Pedro Cuajimalpa . . .