Toronto's biggest Day of the Dead celebration returns next month

Oct 25 2019, 10:32 am

Día de los Muertos (aka the Day of the Dead) will soon be here.

The arrival of the traditional Mexican holiday, which honours the deceased, means Toronto’s biggest Day of the Dead celebration will also return.

Now in its 16th season, Harbourfront Centre’s Day of the Dead celebration returns on November 9 and 10 for two days of Mexican festivities that span from the ancient roots of the festival to the modern fervour of el Día de los Muertos.

Traditional aspects, such as music by Mexican folk band Los Pachamama and traditional food compliment modern interpretations with films and ofrendas — colourful and elaborate settings of objects and pictures that represent a passing family member and represent who they were in life — by local and international Mexican artists.

If you haven’t attended the celebration before, it allows guests to truly immerse themselves in the ultimate celebration of life and death with all-day programming the entire family can enjoy.

Full event programming can be found here.

Day of the Dead at the Harbourfront Centre

When: November 9 and 10
Time: Saturday, 11 am to 8 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre
Price: Programming is free