On November 2nd, come join Tree Factory to celebrate Día de Los Muertos and honor the lives of our loved ones who are no longer here. Tree Factory will be throwing an all-day event for our community to come together for this special holiday that is also known as the Day of the Dead.

12 hours of cultural festivities, food, live music, and more will begin at 9 am. Ending at 9 pm, live music will be playing from 5-7 PM with the Honoring of the Dead at 6 PM. Come to our dispensary at 437 W. Channel Islands Blvd to participate in this FREE community event.

Adding onto the celebration, we will be holding raffles on a Puffco Peak, Tree Factory Mystery Goody Bag (from our sponsors,) a bong, bubbler, pipes, and merch. We will also be offering exceptional deals on our cannabis products. Customers that attend will enjoy BOGOs and 40% off select products all day. Scroll to the bottom to see the full event schedule for the day.

Join Tree Factory This Dia De Los Muertos

Day of the Dead is not complete without authentic Mexican cuisine. The first 100 attendees to purchase a minimum of $30 worth of Tree Factory products will receive a ticket. This ticket is good for free tacos from our neighbors at Carnitas El Brother. There will hot chocolate, and coffee available all day, as well as Pan Dulce and Champurrado from Panederia Vanessa. Additionally, Chef Mike Moya from Dulzé will be offering various flavors of Aguas Frescas, a refreshing Mexican beverage.

Tree Factory will have some of your favorite cannabis companies sponsoring the event. Sponsors include 3C Farms, Dulzé, Embra, Free Cannabis Co, Kanha, Kushy Punch, La Familia, Moxie, and West Coast Cure.

Even if it’s your first time celebrating the holiday, we would love to see you at our Día de Los Muertos celebration on November 2nd. You can find us celebrating at 437 W Channel Islands Blvd. You must be 21+ to attend or 18+ with a medical marijuana card to attend.

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What is Día de Los Muertos aka Day of the Dead?

Día de Los Muertos is a holiday in the fall. It is celebrated by those of Mexican heritage and all over the world. The holiday takes place on November 1st and 2nd. For two days, it involves a gathering of family and friends to honor and remember those who are no longer with us.

Rather than mourning the dead, families and friends gather to reunite with and celebrate the life of their deceased loved ones. It is believed that the souls of the dead return to visit. So, family members visit their graves to set up altars of their favorite foods, drinks, photos, and more. Additionally, the celebration includes reminiscing on favorite memories of the departed, usually including a ton of laughter.

This is a holiday that everyone can get in on. It doesn’t matter what ethnicity, religion, or age you are; everybody is welcome. Día de Los Muertos gained significant popularity after the release of Disney’s Coco. 

November 1st

Historically a month-long celebration, it is now condensed into 3 days and called The Days of the Dead. The holiday starts on October 31st with Halloween, otherwise known as All Hallows Eve. Directly following is Dia de Los Angelitos, also known as Day of the Innocents, which starts at midnight on November 1st. The spirits of all deceased children are believed to reunite with their family on this day.

November 2nd

The next day, November 2nd, starting at midnight we begin honoring the lives of the departed adults. This is much like the night before but involves a more adult-like theme with tequila, mezcal, Atole, lots of dancing, music, and more. This is often called All Souls Day or is simply known as the Day of the Dead.

Later that day is the grand finale. People will gather together in their cities, dress up with Calavera painted faces (skeletons,) and celebrate together. This includes parades in the streets with dancing and music. The last day often involves cemetery visits as well, where families visit gravesites and decorate them with Marigold flowers, gifts, and sugar skulls with the departed’s name on them. It is also customary to clean the gravestone.

By coming together to celebrate the lives of our departed loved ones in a positive and celebratory manner, we learn that though life is brief and death can be tragic and unexpected—it is not to be feared. Day of the Dead helps free us from the constraints of our inevitably mortal lives. Instead, it allows us to enjoy and appreciate every moment and those we get to spend those moments with. Come enjoy Día de Los Muertos with Tree Factory this year.

11/2 Día de Los Muertos Event

9 am: Mexican Bread, Champurrado, Coffee, and Raffle Signups

10 am: Employee Face Painting

2-7 pm: Chef Mike Moya From Dulze Serving Aguas Frescas

5-7 pm: Trio will be Performing Traditional Music, Churros by Jrs Churros Catering

6 pm: Honoring the Dead

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