The Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration. There are many Day of the Dead celebrations in the Las Vegas valley each year. The celebration begins each year on Oct. 31 and ends Nov. 2.
The family-friendly celebration features live theater and dance performances, altars, mariachis, face paining, sugar skull decorating and an art exhibition.
Winchester Dondero Cultural Center
The 19th annual Life in Death Festival is happening Nov. 1 and 2 at Winchester Dondero Cultural Center. There will be ofrendas (altars), Mexican dance troupes, readings of calaveras (poems), food and more.
Dia de los Muertos Festival
The City of Las Vegas' Dia de los Muertos Festival is happening 4 to 10 p.m. Nov. 2 at Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Park. There will be live entertainment, refreshments, face painting, special decor, altars and more.
Create an altar for your departed loved ones or bring mementos for the large community altar at Opportunity Village on Nov. 1. There will also be an altar decorating contest and sugar skull and face painting stations.
Santos Guisados Tacos & Beer
Santos Guisados is offering a $10 Holy Trinity Plate with cochinita pibil, birria and mole tacos; $4 Oaxacan tamales; and $10 La Muerte Margaritas (with mezcal, orange cordial, mango, lime, tajin, chamoy and a tamarindo stick). Beats by Buhoo. Special Oaxacan Tamales and Guisados Tacos! $5 tequila shots.
Borracha Mexican Cantina
Enjoy Mexican food and $20 bottomless house margaritas.
Border Grill at Mandalay Bay will celebrate the Day of the Dead (through Nov. 6) with specialty appetizers, entrees and desserts for both lunch and dinner. In honor of Dia de Los Muertos, dishes such as Pozole, a pork stew with hominy, cabbage and red chile broth ($12); Vampiro tacos with a crispy corn tortilla, chorizo, shrimp, spicy cabbage slaw, rice and beans ($25); and Red Yam Flan with caramel sauce and candied red chiles ($8) will be available.
Davis Funeral Homes & Memorial Park
There will be a memorial service, altars, mariachis, folkloric dancers, face painting and food.
Nevada State College
Nevada State College in Henderson is hosting a Dia de los Muertos celebration from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 1. There will be live entertainment as well as storytelling, face painting, games, arts and crafts, music and food.
El Segundo Sol
El Segundo Sol is teaming up with El Jimador for a Day of the Dead celebration. Take in the authentic flavors of Mexican cuisine with the featured cocktail special, The El Diablo's Paloma for $10.45 (medium size). There will also be special giveaways and passing shots from 5 to 7 p.m. both days.
On the Record and Mama Rabbit Bar
On The Record and Mama Rabbit Bar at Park MGM are celebrating Day of the Dead on Nov. 1 with face painting, a $5,000 costume contest and more.
Millennium Fandom Bar
Millennium Fandom Bar is having a sugar skull party on Nov. 1.
Salud Mexican Bistro and Tequileria
There will be drink specials, trivia and a costume contest at the end of the night on Nov. 2.
Tacotarian is inviting guests to put on their best Catrina or Catrin outfits and celebrate the Day of the Dead with their craft beer and taco pairing.
There will be mariachi bands, folkloric dancers, a train, food vendors, a bounce house, drink specials, and a classic car show.
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