Note: Kids 5 and under are free!
WHY DIA AT THE MISSION?
Mission San Luis Rey is the king of California missions—a living, breathing National Historic Landmark that has faithfully served this community and the native cultures that have gathered here since the early 1800's.
Over 200 years later the Mission continues to draw from the past and connect to our future by hosting community events like Dia De Los Muertos.
The Catholic Franciscan tradition has always recognized that the human condition requires connection. Ours is a sanctuary where any person may seek it.
From strolling the tranquil grounds, to taking in the aromatic and vibrant rose garden and catching an occasional glimpse of a Padre in their traditional brown robes, you can’t help but find moments of calm and serenity amidst the revelry and celebration.
No other Day of the Dead celebration offers the spiritual connection you’ll feel while celebrating passed loved ones alongside family, friends and neighbors at the Mission cemetery.
As you take in the traditional Day of the Dead tributes such as chalk cemeteries, floral altars, vehicular altars and other such remembrances at the Mission, you’ll feel a sense of reverence that makes this the most emotionally altering Dia you’ll ever experience.