Make an Altar
Want to share your love for your ancestors? Bring your altar to Thanksgiving Point to show the community!
Altar submissions are closed for 2018.
Join us for the Latin American holiday Dia de los Muertos at Thanksgiving Point! Legend has it that on Dia de los Muertos, the dead join us as a part of our community, awakened from their eternal sleep to share celebrations with loved ones. Members of the community are invited to build an altar inviting a loved one to enjoy the fragrance of marigolds and delicious pan de Muerto (bread of the dead). A community altar will be available at the event to write notes or share mementos in celebration of souls no longer on Earth.
The Show Barn will be filled with the sights and sounds of Dia de los Muertos, including the most familiar symbol of Dia de los Muertos, artful calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls), appearing everywhere enjoying life, often in fancy clothes, and in entertaining situations. Dancers representing the colorful traditions of Latin American countries perform along with mariachi bands, singers, and storytellers. Don't miss this mix of family history, beautiful art, lively music, and delicious food.
October 27, 2018
11:00am - 8:00p
Show Barn at Thanksgiving Point
11:00: Bailando Con El Corazón
11:40: Danza y Color
12:00: Yunuen Carrillo y Mariachi
12:45: Danza y Color
1:00: Mexico Danza y Folklore
1:30: Nonatzin de la Gente Latina
2:00: Aztec dancers (Melendez family)
2:30: West Side
3:00: Los Hermanos de los Andes
4:00: Ballet Folkorico Quetzalcóatl
5:00pm: La Catrina and El Catrin Costume Contest! Grand Prize wins a Thanksgiving Point Membership and a $100 Amazon Gift Card!
5:10: Trio Los Charros
5:45: Folklore Latino Y Bailando Con El Corazón
6:30: Ballet de las Americas
7:15: Evelyn Detzany
Children (ages 3-12): $2
Children 2 and Under: Free
*10% discount for Thanksgiving Point members
2018 Dia de los Muertos vendors are currently full.
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