Halloween is 13 days away, and we’re scouting out every awesome event in California. If you’re looking for the ultimate celebration to bring your BFFS to, we’ve found it. You can party in a cemetery with 40,000 people at the Dia De Los Muertos Hollywood Forever Cemetary festival.
It’s like Coco in real life!
This is the Hollywood Forever Cemetary’s 20th annual Dia De Los Muertos celebration, so it’s going to be huge. Mark your calendars for November 2.
General admission tickets are $25 and grant entry to the cemetery from 12 pm to 4 pm. There are also ticket slots from 4 pm to 7 pm, and 7 pm and 11 pm.
You can stay past your ticket time if you’d like. Pre-purchase your tickets to avoid long lines on the day of the event.
VIP tickets are available for $150 per person and allow fast-pass access to all the entrances and restrooms. Parking will be limited, so plan and carpool if you can.
Dia de Los Muertos attire is strongly encouraged. You can get dressed up with face paint and traditional costume to honor the festival.
There’s also a variety of beautiful hand-made crafts available for purchase.
You’ll spend a super-fun evening listening to festive Mexican music, tasting yummy treats like tamales, candied pumpkin, and champurrado (think thick hot chocolate).
After sunset, the stars come out, and the cemetery comes to life with joyful celebrations to honor the Day of the Dead!
There will be a vibrant music procession to honor the dead with traditional Aztec blessings, hundreds of Aztec ritual dancers in full costume, and incredible musical performances.
There’s even a $1,000 costume contest for the best-dressed.
This year, the guiding theme is the Monarch butterfly, and guests will be decked out head to toe in beautiful traditional costumes. There are also fabulous candlelit altars to honor the dead.
The Monarch butterfly is also a beautiful symbol of dreamers and immigrants whose personal journey resembles that of the traveling Monarch.
Since the Monarch butterfly is also on the endangered species list, this celebration emphasizes the importance of respecting our environment and mother earth. We love it.
This is one party you don't want to miss! You can get your tickets here.
Dia De Los Muertos
Price: General admission is $25 per person
Hours: 12 pm to midnight
Location: 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Why You Need To Go: You can celebrate Dia De Los Muertos with 40,000 people in the massive Hollywood Forever Cemetary.