Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs, is hosting Muertos Monster Mash Oct. 31 from 6 to 10 p.m.
The Día de los Muertos and Halloween-themed event for the community, visitors and their families will include a haunted house, mariachi band, corn maze, live entertainment, costume contest for children and adults with prizes, and a bilingual DJ/emcee for dancing under the stars.
Sugar skull face painting will be done by cosmetology students at Paul Mitchell The School. Artists Marile Franco, Christopher Sweeney and Erick Montes de Orca, whose work is on display at Shangri-La Springs Sept. 1-Oct. 31, will be available to meet and greet.
In the tradition of the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) to honor deceased loved ones, attendees will have the chance to participate in an altares de Muertos. In this tradition of many Hispanic cultures, the altares will be decorated with flowers and traditional items under the gazebo. Guests who wish to can add pictures of loved ones to the altares.
A kids’ cave with Coco the movie, arts and crafts, storytelling, temporary tattoos and face painting are included with ticket purchase, as well as a photo booth and pinatas. A corn maze created by Farmer Mike’s U Pick in Bonita Springs is available for additional purchase. Refreshments, also for additional purchase, will include tacos, Mexican street corn, churros, beer, wine, and in the kid’s cave: juice boxes and cracker snacks.
Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door for ages 13 and over. Children under age 12 are free with paying adult. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-949-0749. For tickets, click here.
About Shangri-La Springs
Built in 1921, Shangri-La Springs offers a variety of unique services including a stately property with an organic garden, fitness studio, organic restaurant, full-service organic spa, gift shop and event and wedding venue rated GOLD in the Naples Daily News 2019 Best of Bonita/Estero. The Blue Zones Project recognized organization specializes in offering guests a nexus of beneficial practices, activities and engagement opportunities that include wellness classes, art shows and special programs. A range of natural and organic treatments and products including facials, massages, eucalyptus steam room, far infrared sauna and private garden lounge are offered at the Spa at Shangri-La Springs, which was rated SILVER for Day Spa in the Naples Daily News 2019 Best of Bonita/Estero. The organic farm-to-table restaurant Harvest & Wisdom, with an ever-changing menu crafted with produce fresh from the on-site garden, locally sourced organic proteins and organic beverages, is open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch. In addition, the historic property is undergoing interior renovations to open as a full-service boutique hotel that will feature 21 guest rooms, outdoor dining area and conference room in the Great House. Renovations are also underway for six guest rooms located in Villa Ascona, a building positioned near the property’s courtyard, perfect for spa weekends or bridal party accommodations. Shangri-La Springs is located at 27750 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs. For more information call 239-949-0749 or visit www.ShangriLaSprings.com.