This November, the Studio City Dia de los Muertos celebration returns for its 20th year! Fittingly hosted in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, this festival is an evening filled with entertainment, food, drink and fun. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s celebration!
Dia de los Muertos in Hollywood Forever Cemetery
The Dia de los Muertos celebration returns to Hollywood Forever Cemetery next Saturday, Nov 2. From 12 p.m. – 12 a.m. visitors can enjoy a wide variety of food and drink vendors, as well as entertainment and activities like festive face painting. This year’s theme focuses on the Monarch butterfly and its journey home to the Mexican state of Michoacan. General admission tickets are sold for four-hour increments, at $25 per person. For more details, visit the Hollywood Forever Cemetery website.
You Said Monarch Butterfly?
That’s right! The Monarch is a Mexican symbol of dreamers and immigrants whose journeys are similar to the annual migrations of the butterflies that travel between Mexico and the U.S. This year, the Monarch theme is especially relevant – the butterfly is extremely close to being added to the Endangered Species list. This year’s Dia de los Muertos celebration not only pays homage to Mexican culture, but it also draws awareness to the importance of loving and protecting our planet.
More About Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Founded in 1899, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place for hundreds of Hollywood’s greatest stars. The cemetery is also one of the oldest in California and listed on the official National Register of Historic Places. Throughout the cemetery’s 50+ acres, you’ll find notable names like Jerry Siegel (creator of Superman) and Judy Garland (Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz). Several local companies offer daytime guided tours of the cemetery, providing an overview of the cemetery and its most famous residents.
Other Attraction Near Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Down the road from Hollywood Forever Cemetery, you’ll find Paramount Pictures Studio. This well known lot has been home to a wide variety of notable movies and shows, and currently has studios for shows like Dr. Phil, Grace and Frankie and This is Us. Visitors can take a 2-hour tour of the lot that immerses you in Hollywood history. During the tour, visit iconic locations like the Bronson Gate and the Prop Warehouse. Paramount Pictures Studio is a perfect attraction for Hollywood buffs!
Stay at the Historic Sportsmen’s Lodge
Known for its many iconic guests and luxurious Hollywood glamour, the historic Sportsmen’s Lodge is the perfect place to stay after an evening in Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The best part? The hotel is located right near the cemetery and Paramount Pictures Studio.
This November, don’t miss the unique opportunity to celebrate Dia de los Muertos in the historic Hollywood Forever Cemetery. And as you plan your visit, make sure to book a night or two at the nearby, and equally historic, Sportsmen’s Lodge.
WHERE TO STAY
With the soul of iconic Hollywood and aesthetic of modern Los Angeles, this historic hotel is just minutes from the best attractions of San Fernando Valley.
12825 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604. 818.769.4700