HalloWheaton: Remembering Our Ancestors

A FREE trick-or-treat & cultural event for families!
Saturday, October 29, 2022

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This event is rain or shine, scare-free, & family-friendly!

Find out why this event has become a local family tradition! Trick-or-Treat in your Halloween costume throughout the WheatonArts campus to meet & take photos with traditional costumed characters played by the talented Mystic Realms actors.
In the Event Center: Many Latin American cultures believe that the deceased return on the Day of the Dead, and people offer gifts to connect with them. During HalloWheaton, experience unique displays and hands-on demonstrations of folk and traditional arts, along with narrated music, dance, and ritual performances celebrating the unity of life and death by Argentinean, Bolivian, Chilean, Colombian, Garifuna, Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, and Panamanian groups.
Two art installations, the Ofrenda (Altar) made by the Tecuanis Dance group, and a sawdust and floral path to the altar and cemetery created by Guatemalan artist Ubaldo Sanchez, will visualize the Day of the Dead symbolism. A “live” Peruvian retablo (portable box scene), designed by Peruvian artist Elva Navarro, will frame the event space.

This event is scare-free and family-friendly. Admission to HalloWheaton is FREE, part of the “WheatonArts Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!“ program. This event includes access to the Museum of American Glass, Down Jersey Folklife Center, Artist Studios, and Museum Stores.