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Dia de Muertos at the Center // Sonoma

November 2, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Thursday, November 2, 2023
6:00 PM 8:30 PM
Sonoma Community Center
276 East Napa Street Sonoma, CA, 95476

Located in the Front Garden. As the capstone to a month of programming in celebration of this time-honored Mexican tradition, the Center’s annual Altar-Lighting ceremony takes place November 2nd on our front lawn.

Our 12’ public altar, constructed by local sculptor Jim Callahan, has ample room for photos and other items that honor lost loved ones, and every year we invite community members to contribute their mementos to the ofrenda in a shared celebration of those who have passed on.



Schedule of Events

6:00 – 6:30 PM: Arrive, snacks, kids activities

Location: back patio

6:30 – 7:00 PM: Opening / Altar lighting

Location: Front steps of the Community Center

7:00 – 7:30 PM: Dance performance by Grupo Folklorico Quetzalén

Location: Back Patio

7:30 – 8:30 PM: Tamales! Celebrate and enjoy tamales made by staff and community members. Donations appreciated!

Altar Information

FREE and open to the public

You may submit a photo of your loved one for the public altar prior to the event or feel free to bring your photo to the event.

Photos (no larger than 8.5 × 11), name of loved one and date range can be emailed to scc@sonomacommunitycenter, and we will laminate the image. It can also be dropped off in the SCC office Mon – Fri 10 AM – 4 PM.


November 2, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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