Well, how was it? Who else stole a Reese’s cup or two from their kid’s candy haul? Never too early to teach them about taxes. After last night’s scramble for sweets, today’s significance delves a little deeper. November 1st marks the date of the annual Mexican holiday of Day of the Dead. Those who celebrate the holiday create colorful altars of flowers, photos, and gifts to encourage the spirits of lost family members to come back for a visit. This weekend’s fun includes a few ways to explore the holiday, plus a party on the pier, art events, and more!


3. Family Fun

Mattel Party on the Pier

WHAT: Mattel Party on the Pier isn’t just about toys. Visitors will enjoy carnival games, celebrity appearances, treats, arts and crafts, and rides, and the proceeds fund essential programs for children at the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital.
WHEN: Sunday, November 3rd from 10 am – 2 pm
WHERE: Pacific Park- 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California 90401
DETAILS: Visit the event’s Facebook page for ticket information and details.

Broad Museum Family Weekend Workshop

WHAT: Families with children ages 3 and up can soak up some inspiration from current art exhibits and try creating some art of their own. Each workshop is half an hour long and includes all necessary materials. Don’t forget to explore the museum while you’re there!
WHEN: Saturday, November 2nd and Sunday, November 3rd from 11 – 4:30 on both days
WHERE: The Broad- 221 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
DETAILS: Tickets are free, but be sure to save your spot here!