This Event is Always Dead … In a Good Way

Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember loved ones who have died and help support their spiritual journey. Relatives and friends of those who have passed on celebrate their souls by creating altars laden with offerings such as flowers, candy skulls and sentimental objects.

For seven years, Alys Beach has hosted the hottest adult Halloween costume dance party on 30A, if not the Emerald Coast. The event is on Friday, Oct. 30, from 8 to 11:30 p.m. poolside at Caliza in the heart of the town of Alys Beach. At Noche de los Muertos, some partygoers masquerade behind vividly painted traditional calavera or skeleton-inspired faces, but most costumes will run the gamut. So, really, anything goes.

“I always look forward to seeing the elaborate costumes people come up with,” said senior events manager Kelli Siler. “Noche is an unforgettable night of dancing and entertainment with friends.”

Part of the draw to this see-and-be-seen event of the fall season is the costume party, which awards the winner a $1,000 cash prize.

The party is for ages 21 and up. Costumes are required. There is a cash bar. Party tickets can be purchased for $50 online at, or $60 at the door.

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