A mix of Aztec harvest celebration and Catholic influences of Spanish conquistadors, Día de Los Muertos celebrates the lives of the dead with food, drinks, parties and activities. Recognizing death as a natural part of the human existence, on Día de Los Muertos the dead are awakened from their sleep to share in the festivities with their loved ones. A common symbol of the day are the alebrijes, calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls) which can be found in decorations, candy, masks and more during the holiday and are always portrayed as happy and enjoying life, often in fancy, beautiful clothes.
To properly celebrate the traditional Latin American custom, The Resort at Pedregal is throwing a multi-day festival with parties, feasts and more. Keep reading for the weekend’s schedule.
Friday, October 27
1 to 3 p.m. Shells & Mexican Raspados with a twist at Don Manuel’s Terrace: Enjoy complimentary Mexican shaved ice cocktails and local oysters and clams.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dia de Muertos Cocktail Party at the Lobby: Sip on traditional Mexican inspired cocktails from the resort’s head bartender David Hernandez and the Italian award-winning mixologist Daniele Dalla Pola. The celebration will also feature top wine ambassadors, traditional Mexican folklore elements and live entertainment.
Saturday, October 28
7 to 11 p.m. Don Manuel’s Día de Muerto Dinner Celebration: Don Manuel’s will be transformed into a Mexican Tianguis flea market with unique food stations paired with the most exclusive wines and spirits plus live entertainment.
10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Afterparty at the Casona: Enjoy a DJ and afterparty cocktails prepared by a team of mixologists.
Sunday, October 29
8 to 11:30a.m. Re-energizing Breakfast
The dinner celebration on Saturday is $170 per person. For a special price for locals, call the resort at 624.163.4300
For more information, visit: theresortatpedregal.com