click for full sizeOctober 3, 2016 (Fort Worth, TX) — La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth® Mall will commemorate Día de los Muertos “Day of the Dead,” a traditional Mexican Holiday with a special exhibit that will be on display behind the main stage from October 3, 2016 – November 2, 2016. We will celebrate this holiday with a cultural dance performance reflecting the traditions and customs of Mexico on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 3:00PM to 6:00PM at the metroPCS Stage. The first 200 children in attendance will receive a free sugar skull to decorate.

The Day of the Dead celebration includes a traditional feast with pan de Muertos (traditional bread of the season) and champurrado calientito (hot chocolate.) The Día de los Muertos exhibit will display photos commemorating Juan Gabriel, Frida Kahlo, Selena Quintanilla, Mother Theresa and many others. The skulls and Catrina’s featured were handmade by artist Mirna Del Valle from the University of Guadalajara in Mexico City. She specializes in paint and sculptures. The altar was constructed by a local artisan and La Gran Plaza employee, Michael Paslay.

Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that emphasizes the remembrance of loved ones through storytelling about their ancestors, feasts to celebrate life and the traditional altar out of respect for the dearly departed.

For a schedule of events, please visit LaGranPlazaMall.com. Connect with La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth® Mall on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr and LinkedIn. Contact us by phone at 817-922-8888.

ABOUT LA GRAN PLAZA DE FORT WORTH®
La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth® is a one of a kind super regional shopping mall with over 200 stores to suit your every shopping need, national and local clothing and shoes like Burlington, Children’s Place, ROSS, Payless Shoe Source, T-Mobile, Chase, AT&T, Chuck E. Cheese and more. In the food court you will find an array of dining options including regional Mexican and seafood cuisine, Pizza, Asian cuisine and snack shops that offer yogurt and Mexican treat. La Gran Plaza is also home to Fiesta Mart, a supermarket renowned for its vast produce selection, fresh meats and dairy, world class bakery and more. Visit our 125,000 square foot Mercado with small businesses that include hair salons, clothing, party supplies and many other services to choose from. La Gran Plaza provides free weekend entertainment and cultural events for the community. Please visit the La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth® website at: www.lagranplazamall.com  for more information. La Gran Plaza…it’s The Place to be…¡Tu Plaza!
 
ABOUT BOXER RETAIL
La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth® is managed by Boxer Retail, through its subsidiary Grupo Zocalo. Boxer Retail is a real estate firm that specializes in improving the value of commercial retail properties and is responsible for leasing and managing retail properties throughout the United States. For more information about Boxer Retail and its services, please visit www.BoxerRetail.com.
 
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Miguel Calera                                                                                  
La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth
4200 S Freeway Suite 2500
Fort Worth, TX 76115                                                                                                                                                 
(817) 922-8888                                                                                                                  
Miguel.Calera@GrupoZocalo.com
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