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Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

Event date: 11/1/2020 4:00 PM - 11/2/2020 7:00 PM Export event

Join the City of San Antonio World Heritage Office for a two-day Dia de los Muertos celebration!

Sunday, November 1, 2020
Dia de los Muertos: Celebrando Las Misiones
4 p.m. 
Watch Online: Facebook and YouTube
This year, Mission Marquee Plaza's third annual celebration commemorates Mission San Jose's 300th anniversary with an online virtual program. Learn the history, symbolism and traditions of Dia de los Muertos with:
- Discussion on pan de muerto
- Demonstration on how to make a sugar skull
- Altars by Mission San Jose descendant families
- Music and dance performances
- Outdoor art exhibit featuring works by San Antonio artists (available at Mission Marquee Plaza November 1-December 31 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Guests are encouraged to practice social distancing and wear face coverings.

 

Monday, November 2, 2020
2020 Tamal Institute: Tamales and Dia de los Muertos
6 p.m.
Register to Watch Online

The San Antonio UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy hosts a virtual experience exploring the cultural significance of tamales as part of Dia de los Muertos with: 

- Introduction by author Dr. Carmen Tafolla
- Cooking demonstration on how to prepare tamales
- An opportunity to travel virtual to other UNESCO Creative Cities of Gastronomy (Ensenada, Mexico; Merida, Mexico; and Belo Horizonte, Brazil) to learn about their culinary traditions for Dia de los Muertos.

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Mission Mass Schedules

Please Note: Mass attendees are required to follow local and state health safety guidelines including mandatory face coverings and social distancing. For more information on these guidelines, visit the Archdiocese of San Antonio website.

Schedule as of July 14, 2020:


Mission Concepción

Sunday
9:00 AM

Mass times are subject to change. Please call to confirm
210.533.8955


Mission San José

Sunday 9:00 AM (Outdoor Mass)

Mass times are subject to change. Please call to confirm
210.922.0543


Mission San Juan

Sunday
9:00 AM (Outdoor Mass)

Mass times are subject to change. Please call to confirm
210.534.3161


Mission Espada

Sunday
8:00 AM Spanish
10:00 AM English

Mass times are subject to change. Please call to confirm
210.627.2064

Guided Mission Tours

Join a Park Ranger or Volunteer for a free guided tour of one of the four missions. Learn more about the 18th-century Spanish Colonial period and discover the importance of this critical part of America's history.


Mission Concepción

Staff Permitting
Mission grounds are open daily 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Stop at the contact station, if staff is present, to check on tour times.


Mission San José

Scheduled Tours
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM


Mission San Juan

Staff Permitting
Mission grounds are open daily 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Stop at the contact station, if staff is present, to check on tour times.


Mission Espada

Staff Permitting
Mission grounds are open daily 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Stop at the contact station, if staff is present, to check on tour times.


Tours are weather dependent and may be cancelled in the event of extreme heat or lightening. Tours typically last 45-60 minutes. Note that additional tours may be added. Meet at the visitor center or information center of the mission you want to tour.