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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.