Día de los Muertos Celebration Returns to North Houston’s City Place Oct. 27-29
SPRING, TX – Dynamic, north Houston destination City Place will soon host its third annual Día de los Muertos celebration, a festive, three-day experience – Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29 – honoring the popular Mexican and Latin American holiday. Ticketed and complimentary components will take place on and around the community’s central Plaza at 1250 Lake Plaza Drive – Spring, TX 77389.
The Art of the Spirit cocktail reception and altar unveiling ceremony kick off the special programming on October 27 from 6-9 pm. A new opening format, the ticketed evening will feature food stations spotlighting delicious Mexican fare, orchestrated by Adair Concepts and its landmark Houston restaurant brand Los Tios, along with tequila tastings, intricate calaca (skull) face painting, floral crown creations, cigar rolling, live music and a DJ – all under a tented space overlooking City Place Park and its pond system.
Providing an opportunity for guests to recognize their dearly departed loved ones, a ceremonial altar will be unveiled in City Place Grove, the area located adjacent to The Plaza’s festivities. A photo printer will be available onsite for those looking to print and carry images of the deceased to display on the altar. Guests will also have access to the Luminous Labyrinth, a waterfront art installation designed by Houston-based artist Reginald Adams. Open to the public and free of charge, visitors of all ages can wind through the glowing pathways as they find their way to the exhibit’s center.
Art of the Spirit tickets are priced at $85 per person and available on EventBrite. The Luminous Labyrinth will be open to the public on a complimentary basis from 7 am until 10 pm daily from October 28 through November 3.
The festivities continue on October 28 from noon until 5 pm at the Mercado, which is open to the public and free to attend. Guests can shop more than 20 curated vendors and artisans showcasing an assortment of upscale accessories, art, jewelry, clothing, handcrafted ornaments, and more. Additional highlights will include live music, a mariachi band, performances by Dance Houston, and children’s activities. That evening Calacas & Cocktails showcases face painting, caricature drawings, live music, plus a cash bar and a variety of food trucks with items for purchase. Taking place from 6-9 pm, it is also open to the public and free of charge to attend.
Programming concludes on October 29 with Día de los Muertos Cinema, a free, alfresco movie night featuring the film Coco. Kids activities plus meet and greets with Coco characters will begin at 6 pm, followed by the screening at 7 pm.
Guests can make a night or weekend of it with a stay at the adjacent and stylish Houston City Place Marriott. Available for stays from October 27-30, the Dia de Los Muertos Weekend Package includes overnight accommodations, breakfast for two at SwitcHouse Plates & Pours, two welcome cocktails, self-parking and late checkout of 1 pm. Use code SPE when booking.
About City Place
City Place – formerly Springwoods Village – is a sustainable, forward-thinking and dynamic hub for business, leisure and living located at the axis of the Grand Parkway, Hardy Toll Road and Interstate 45. Spanning 2,000 acres, protected forests and natural ecosystems coexist beautifully within an architecturally significant, built environment that has attracted major employers such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, ExxonMobil, HP Inc., Southwestern Energy, St. Luke’s Health and the American Bureau of Shipping, along with a daytime workforce approaching 20,000. Complementing two existing residential enclaves – Audubon Grove and Harper Woods – in addition to several luxury apartment communities, a future development initiative will add a multitude of single and multifamily housing options. Miles of trails connect an array of amenities including three Marriott hotels, more than 30,000 square feet of indoor meeting and event space, 4.75 million square feet of office space, a 150-acre nature preserve, 10-screen Star Cinema Grill dine-in theater, 38,000-square-foot 24-Hour Fitness super sport club, Common Desk co-working facility, The Market – Houston’s first LEED Certified multi-tenant retail development – and a 60-acre, mixed-use urban core that frames a programmed, waterfront plaza and park. For more information, please visit cityplacenow.com.