Old Town San Diego celebrates Día de los Muertos 2022

A candlelight procession through the landmark begins at dusk on Wed., Nov. 2.

Old Town SD Dia de los Muertos

Old Town Market on Twiggs Street always shows up + shows out for the holiday.

Photo via Monica Garske + SDtoday

Old Town San Diego will honor Día de los Muertosand those who have died — with its annual candlelight procession from 6-8 p.m. today. The ceremony begins at dusk at Harney Street + San Diego Avenue, and ends at a community altar at the historic El Campo Santo Cemetery. 🪦

The free community event has been going strong since 2012 and also features face-painting, live entertainment, and other family-friendly activities.

Pro tip: Most businesses in Old Town have created “ofrendas” — or altars — for the occasion. Check out this map and take a self-guided tour of the 40+ tributes at spots including:

🕯️ Old Town Market
🕯️ Bazaar del Mundo
🕯️ Societe Brewing Co.
🕯️ Whaley House Museum
🕯️ Old Town Urban Market

Also, take a moment to appreciate the pretty paper Tagetes erecta (Mexican marigold) strung along the trees on San Diego Avenue.

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