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4 Ways To Celebrate Día de Muertos With Kids In Metro Detroit


The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that demonstrates love and respect for deceased family members with a two-day celebration. Introduce your family to the Mexican with these activities at home and in Detroit on November 1st and 2nd.


Visit The DIA

The annual Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos exhibit celebrates the popular Mexican holiday, the Day of the Dead. Take your kids to see the exhibit and follow up the experience with free online learning lessons, available on the DIA website. Admission to the DIA is always FREE for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Take A Trip To Mexicantown

Experience Mexican culture and enjoy a delicious dinner in southwest Detroit. Be sure to treat your kids (and yourself) to something sweet from La Michoacana or the Mexicantown Bakery.


You can also make Pan de Muerto at home.

Family Movie Night

Cuddle up on the couch and keep tissue nearby for Disney’s Coco. After the movie, watch A Celebration of The Music From Coco, available on Disney+ to see traditional Mexican dancers live on stage. The littlest kids will enjoy the new Super Monsters Dia De Los Monsters on Netflix.

Have Story Time 

Visit your local library or expand your home collection with these holiday books.


Photo credit: Detroit Institute of Arts



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Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..

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