Dia de Los Muertos festival at Hollywood Forever Cemetery — LA review

The 2012 Dia de Los Muertos festival at Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the largest celebration of its kind in California. This year’s event will reach back to the pre-Aztec roots of Dia De Los Muertos and explore the Mayan Gods, rituals and calendar.

This joyful celebration of our ancestors will feature:

  • Musical performances by Ozomatli, La Santa Cecilia, Very Be Careful, Las Cafeteras, and Tribu
  • 100+ Altars created by members of the community to their ancestors and loved ones
  • Hundreds of Aztec Ritual Dancers in full costume
  • An Art Exhibition in the Cathedral Mausoleum
  • A children’s arts project area presented by LACMA (The Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
  • A new Dance Plaza featuring historical and modern dance rituals
  • Arts and Crafts vendors
  • Food vendors from around Los Angeles

Dia de Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Admission is $10 – children under 5 and seniors over 65 are FREE until 4pm.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90038


Plan your visit to Dia De Los Muertos in advance by visiting the event website here.


On the event website you can find:

  • Parking maps
  • A full description of activities
  • How to participate and create your own altar

Tickets are available for purchase here.



Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.

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