Playa Del Carmen Real Estate | Halloween and Day of the Dead Events 2018

Laura Nazimiec laura-nazimiec-1 9 October 2018 0
Halloween and Day of the Dead Events 2018

Halloween and Day of the Dead Events 2018

October in Playa del Carmen is in full swing, and even though we're in the middle of “low season”, you’ll still find plenty of things to do with the upcoming Halloween and Day of the Dead holidays. Halloween falls on October 31 and Day of the Dead is a 2-day celebration on November 1 and 2; since Playa del Carmen celebrates both, you’ll have several straight days of parties, celebrations, and cultural events. Below is our list of Halloween and Day of the Dead events in Playa del Carmen for 2018. We’ll be updating as the dates get closer!

Festival of Life and Death at Xcaret Park

As always, the year's biggest event will be the Festival of Life and Death at Xcaret Park. This 4-night Day of the Dead celebration runs every evening from October 30 to November 2, offering endless cultural activities, tons of stuff for kids, a Mexican cemetery, and beautiful shows. A must-see if you're going to be in the Riviera Maya! You can find the full itinerary on the website.

Catrina Parade on 5th Avenue

Enjoy an evening of art and culture at Playa del Carmen's annual Desfile de Catrinas (Catrina Parade). The parade down 5th Avenue is taking place on October 27 from 5pm to 9pm.

Los Muertos Festival

Enjoy a traditional Day of the Dead celebration at Playa's municipal building and all along 5th Avenue on the evenings of November 1 and 2. There will be altars, face painting, and live entertainment.

Amor y Muerte at the City Theater

Enjoy a captivating performance of Amor y Muerte, a beautiful and cultural way to experience Day of the Dead, at the Teatro de la Ciudad (City Theater) in Playa del Carmen. The show is October 28 at 7pm and tickets are on sale now.

Hanal Pixan and Dia de Muertos Festival at the City Theater

On November 1 and 2, Playa's beautiful Teatro de la Ciudad (City Theater) will be hosting a Hanal Pixan and Dia de Muertos Festival with music and dancing. This event is kid-friendly. Entrance is free and no tickets are needed.

Halloween Costume Party at La Sirena

La Sirena in Puerto Morelos is hosting its 5th annual Halloween costume party on October 31 at 8:30pm. The theme is zombie disco and there will be drink specials, a live DJ, and prizes for the best costume. You don't have to dress up, but you should!

Halloween Party at La Buena Vida

Don't miss the Annual Halloween Party on the beach at La Buena Vida in North Akumal! The festivities start around 7:30pm.

Halloween Party at Diablito Cha Cha Cha

On October 31, Diablito Cha Cha Cha is hosting a Halloween costume party with music by La Santanera & The Magic House.

Angels and Devils Party at Thompson Rooftop

Wear your best Halloween Costume and party along with International Star Chefs like Dominique Crenn & Jeremiah Tower as well as the most celebrated chefs of Mexico. This is the opening night event for the 2018 Cancun Riviera Maya Wine and Food Festival.

Halloween Party at Selina

Halloween night is guaranteed to be a blast with the Vintage People at Selina Playa del Carmen. There will be a costume contest, no cover, and ladies open bar from 9pm to11pm.

Day of the Dead Party at Buzos

Bring the whole family to a Day of the Dead celebration on Halloween night at Buzos. This kid-friendly event will feature a costume contest, a haunted house, a piñata, and more. Enjoy a welcome cocktail and a spooky buffet for the kids.

Halloween Party at The Reef 28

The Reef 28 is hosting a Fiesta de Muertos on Wednesday, October 31st on the rooftop from 7pm with the best beats by Dj Zavala! Costume contest, prizes, the best cocktails of Playa del Carmen and an incredible ocean view!

Halloween Party at ALIVE Bar

Come to ALIVE Bar on Saturday, October 27 for an impromptu Halloween Party with drink specials, jello shots, and surprises. This party is pet-friendly!

Halloween Party and Costume Contest at Bar Ranita

Bar Ranita will transform itself to a hunted Circus to bring you a night of scary fun this Halloween. The festivities get underway around 9pm and go until late.

Halloween Party at Dirty Martini Lounge

Don't miss the 10th Annual Halloween Party at Dirty Martini Lounge. It guaranteed to be a spooky fun time!

Halloween Party at The Palm

Celebrate Halloween Playa-style with a pool party at the Roof Club at The Palm. No cover!

Halloween Party at Colegio Puerto Aventuras

Don't miss the best Halloween party in Puerto Aventuras!

Halloween Party at Mexican Caribe Bar & Grill

Don't miss Halloween at Mexican Caribe Bar & Grill. There will be a costume contest and DJs Khaz and Edmund Licona will be spinning all your favorite tunes. The festivities get underway around 8pm.

Halloween Party at The Carmen Hotel

The Carmen Hotel presents its traditional Halloween Costume Party this October 31. There will be a live DJ and a costume contest - 1st prize is a trip to Las Vegas!. No cover. For reservations call 984-803-2409.

Arrogant Halloween at Club de la Cerveza

Celebrate Halloween with one of the best breweries in the world - Stone Brewing - at Playa's very own Club de la Cerveza. Dress up and spend an evening with special guest: Arrogant Bastard.

We'll be updating this post with new events as they are announced. Have a Halloween or Day of the Dead event you'd like to share? Leave us a note in the comments and we'll add it to our list!

Lead photo credit: Xcaret Park

Laura Nazimiec laura-nazimiec-1

Laura Nazimiec moved to Cancun from Philadelphia. A two-week language and culture immersion program in Guatemala led to a year of backpacking in Latin America and ultimately the decision to live abroad. After moving to Mexico, Laura turned her passion for travel into her career as a blogger and social media manager for BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors. In her free time, she enjoys running and yoga, and she also runs the website You can follow her on Twitter @FitCancun