Day of the Dead: Where to celebrate the Mexican festival in the UK

Hola, lovely readers! If you’re as passionate about Mexican culture as we are, then you’ve come to the right place. Join us on a quest to uncover the intriguing Day of the Dead Festival in the UK.

With marigold petals and sugar skulls in hand, let’s delve into this fusion of tradition, remembrance and celebration that bridges the gap between Mexico and the UK. Vamonos!


Day of the Dead Boat Party – Westminster, London

28th October

Festival of the Dead LondonCalling all fellow spirits of the night! Join the Day of the Dead Boat Party in London, enveloping you in a party vibe like never before. Your adventure begins at Westminster Pier, where an open-air ritual awaits, ensuring a smooth transition into the Mexican underworld. With talented face painters and spine-tingling DJs, you’ll be in the spooky mood before the boat sets sail. The company of lively partygoers, wallet-friendly pub-priced drinks and the breathtaking London skyline will be your companions for this extraordinary night. But the adventure doesn’t end there! Return to Westminster Pier at midnight, and then it’s off to the famous after-party, celebrating the 2023 Mexican Day of the Dead event until the wee hours. Here, you’ll mingle with Zombies, Ghosts and other spirits, making memories you’ll never forget. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to embrace the Mexican Day of the Dead in a way like never before.

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Festival of the Dead Glasgow

27th October

Festival of the Dead GlasgowReady for Glasgow’s Day of the Dead Festival? Europe’s grand Halloween show returns, with glorious entertainment, dancing and live music in an electrifying atmosphere. As you step into this surreal world, get ready to be wowed by world-class circus performers and breathtaking acts that will leave you awestruck. Adrenaline, giant skeleton puppets, immersive carnival, and new creatures and characters await. This touring show has been delighting audiences across the UK for the past five years. The atmosphere is transformed with elaborate decor and you’ll be part of the thousands of guests dressed to impress in their most impressive and daring costumes. Remember, it’s all about going big or going home!

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Day of the Dead – Southport Pleasureland

3rd – 5th November

Festival of the DeadThe Day of the Dead festival at Southport Pleasureland is back, and it’s promising to be bigger and better than ever! Don’t miss out on this unforgettable three-night extravaganza running from Friday to Sunday. Get ready for a taste of Mexico right in Pleasureland, as the park transforms into a vibrant celebration with colourful sugar skulls. This fiesta will feature an array of acts and entertainment, from drummers and fire eaters to lively Mexican dances and electrifying live music. The new central stage will be the heart of the action, ensuring you’re at the epicentre of the fun. And let’s not forget the renowned firework finale that will light up the night sky – a sight you absolutely cannot miss! What’s even better this year? Your tickets are all-inclusive, granting you UNLIMITED access to all the rides throughout the night. So, mark your calendars and gather your friends – Southport Pleasureland’s Day of the Dead festival is the place to be this November, and it’s bound to be a night to remember!

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Festival of the Dead – Liverpool

28th October

Day of the Dead UKDive headfirst into the spooktacular abyss of Liverpool’s Day of the Dead Festival as Europe’s grandest touring Halloween show is back. A captivating blend of circus acts, clubbing euphoria and carnival frenzy is all set to the electrifying backdrop of live rock, metal and the darker side of DnB and electronic music. Feel the adrenaline surge as shredding guitar solos and live percussion fills the air. Giant skeleton puppets will haunt the stage and mingle with the crowd, while carnival processions will weave through the audience, creating a truly immersive experience. With new giant creatures, 4-meter tall puppets and enigmatic characters ready to steal your breath away, this festival is simply unlike anything you’ve ever witnessed before. Don’t just take our word for it – guests have described it as the “most imaginative, immersive, and downright wicked club event anywhere on Earth.” So, gear up for a night of spine-tingling fun, and remember, your costume is as crucial to the show as the performers. Come dressed in your deathly best and be a part of this unforgettable experience.

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