Dia de los Muertos - kids craft
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Dia de los Muertos decorations
Dia de los Muertos decorations
Dia de los Muertos decorations
Dia de los Muertos decorations
Dia de los Muertos decorations
Dia de los Muertos decorations

Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park invites you to celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with us. Día de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday celebrated by honoring deceased friends and family. The holiday is observed by building private altars, or ofrendas, using marigolds, personal items and favorite foods of the departed. 

In honor of Día de los Muertos, the historic adobe hacienda at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park will be dressed up with colorful decorations and a customary ofrenda table dedicated to the Carrillo family.

On Saturday, Oct. 28, the park will open after hours for a family-friendly celebration that includes dinner, a no-host bar, crafts for kids and the movie “Coco,” all set in the beautiful historic home and gardens of a Hollywood legend.

Dinner: 5 - 6:15 p.m.
Movie: 6:30 p.m. (running time 109 minutes)

  • Tickets are available by pre-sale only. Admission is $25 per person; children 3 years and younger are free but still need to register. REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • Enjoy a Mexican-themed picnic dinner.
  • A no-host bar featuring prickly pear cactus margaritas, spirits, beer, wine and soft drinks will be available.
  • Mexican hot chocolate, popcorn and snacks will also be available for purchase.
  • Crafts will be provided for kids and Leo’s historic hacienda will be open for touring prior to showtime.
  • The movie, activities and dinner are included with admission, you will select your meal when you register, children 3 and under will automatically be given a toddler meal.
  • Bring a low-backed chair and/or blankets for picnicking and movie watching under the stars.
  • Registration will close at 11 p.m. on Monday, October 16, or when event sells out.

Meal options:

  • Adobada chicken tacos (2) or
  • Fajita style fresh vegetable tacos (2) or
  • Cheese quesadilla

Includes refried beans, Spanish rice, guacamole, salsa bar, cinnamon sugar churros and a non-alcoholic beverage.

  • Toddler meal – small quesadilla

Events may be modified or canceled due to inclement weather.