There are lots of Free things to do and see, You can pick up a flyer with all the activites and schedule of events at the Whaley house where most of these things take place.
Raffle basket - enter for a chance to win a 3,000.00 basket full of Dia de los Muertos items
Loteria - a game of bingo - win prizes like tickets to the Whaley house
Face painting - free all over, we had our done by an artist who was showing at the Tienda Reyes
Sugar skull making
Candle Light Procession (that was my favorite!)
After parties at restaurants
Many other options for some cashola, like tours of the Whaley house...
DdlM, T-shirt for 20.00
The center of a lot of the action: Fiesta de Reyes (open air Mall), Casa de Reyes (restaurant/bar) Tienda Reyes and other stores : live music, shopping, food & drink... Be sure to stop in there for a while, after 4:00p when the shows and music begin.
Artists we met and loved, check out their talent: Both super nice guys too! David Lozeau (turns out David is a friend of a friend of ours, small world) and I'm blank! will get back to this. (he did our facepainting) * tip check out all the facepainters work before you decide. Some have long lines. Some use glitter. Perhaps bring a photo or picture or an idea of what you might like to look like.
Complimentary candles and an orange flower from Freds before the candle light procession to the cemetary
There's a song you are taught at the raffle for singing at the Candle light Procession (see photo in album for lyrics)
Dinner at Miguels Mexican Restaurant. Chips and salsa served with a side of a white cheese Queso! Thick chips. Couldn't stop dipping in the Queso.
Breakfast at Acapulco complimentary of our hotel. No chips.
Lunch at Freds Mexican Cantina Hands down the best chips, thin and sprinkled with seasoning. Served with two salsas green and red.
Snack at Old Town Mexican Cafe
Snack at Casa Guadalajara Great guacamole, blue and white corn chips
Snack at Bara Bara Saloon Cheapest, $5.00 margis HUGE CHIPs (caution, they seat you under trees that shed)
Snack at Casa de Reyes
Dinner at Coyote Cafe the best quesadillas complimentary of our waitress, I forget why. (This is the best spot to be at at the end of the night! Make Reservations ahead of time.
My prediction is next year will be even better! Follow on Facbook