The Day of the Dead Parade in Mexico City was founded after the fictional parade in the James Bond movie Spectre.
Beware, dates and start times may change without notice. The Parade may start hours late.
On Parade day, people line up from the early morning. As in any big city, tourists are prime targets for petty crime. Be safe, but enjoy the spectacle of life.
Mexico City Day of the Dead Parade 2020
Saturday, October 31, 2020 ~ This has become a multiple day celebration, a bit like Carnival in a way. This is the main parade.
Mexico City Day of the Dead Parade 2019
Mexico City’s Day of the Dead celebration has grown into almost two weeks of events.
Saturday, November 2, 2019 ~ It’s the main Mexico City Day of the Dead Parade.
México City Day of the Dead Parade 2018
The México City Day of the Dead Parade is scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2018. It marches from Estela de Luz to Zócalo (the main square) from 11 am – 4 pm. FREE
The 2015 James Bond movie ‘Spectre’ opens with a Day of the Dead parade staged in El Zócalo, México City’s main square. It inspired a real Mexico City parade starting in 2016.
The Spectre parade was pure fantasy. Nobody celebrates Día de los Muertos like that. It is a family tradition. Some decry its commercialization. But it sure looks cool.
Mexico City anyone?