Madame Tussauds SF turns “Dia de Los Muertos” into a monthlong event
Want to commune with your favorite celebrity who has crossed to the other side?
This October, one day just won’t do. For the entire month, Madame Tussauds San Francisco will expand the traditional “Día de los Muertos” or “Day of the Dead” to “Mes de los Muertos” (“Month of the Dead”) to honor the memory of all beloved celebrities who have gone before us.
Now on display is a stunning figure featuring traditional “Día de los Muertos” make-up and clothing.
In addition, in keeping with the holiday’s custom of providing an “ofrenda,” or offering, guests who bring in non-perishable food will get one FREE admission ticket with the purchase of one adult admission. Collected offerings will be donated* to the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, just in time for Thanksgiving.
“One in four people living in San Francisco and Marin is food insecure right now. That means they don’t have enough food to feed themselves or family members three meals a day. Our mission is to turn that around…and make sure our community is not just eating meals, but nutritious ones. That’s why this partnership with Madame Tussauds is important. Through this relationship, we will gain much needed funds to keep our programs going,” says Deborah Bellush, manager, community engagement, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.
Now – need inspiration as to what to offer the deceased celebrity figures at Madame Tussauds? Internationally renowned, six-feet-under stars in the attraction include Jimi Hendrix, Harvey Milk, John Lennon, Bruce Lee, Bob Marley and—the revered “head” of Madame Tussauds—Marie Tussaud. This said – how about peanut butter for Elvis’ beloved Fool’s Gold sandwich? Canned tuna for Steve Jobs? Corn flakes for John Lennon? Dill pickle relish for Jerry Garcia? As long as it’s non-perishable – the food will be donated and you can get in for free.
If that’s not enough – for the final days of the holiday – on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, visitors who don “Día de los Muertos” costumes, garb and make-up will also receive FREE admission.
One non-perishable food item is equal to one free entry. Offer is valid with the purchase of one adult ticket. Click here for more information.
ABOUT MADAME TUSSAUDS SAN FRANCISCO
Welcoming a fabulous 10 million guests through our world-famous doors every year, Madame Tussauds gives you the chance to experience the ULTIMATE fame experience. We have more than 25 unique locations around the globe, from New York to Shanghai, Amsterdam to Sydney – and of course London, where the story began. Throughout our 250+ year history, Madame Tussauds has brought to life thousands of celebs, stars and heroes – in mind-blowingly accurate detail – giving visitors the opportunity to brush shoulders with their idols and LITERALLY reach for the stars! Truly immerse yourself in our famous worlds and get a taste of the lives of the rich and famous. Through a combination of our historic artistic methods (that date back centuries, by the way!), immersive sets and pioneering modern tech – guests can experience fame and get closer to the action like never before… Madame Tussauds San Francisco is open at 10 a.m., 365 days a year, located in Fisherman’s Wharf at 145 Jefferson Street. Find on Facebook: @MadameTussaudsSanFrancisco and Instagram and Twitter: @TussaudsSF.
ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO-MARIN FOOD BANK
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, where one in four neighbors is at risk of hunger. They envision a community where everyone can obtain enough nutritious food in a dignified manner to support the health and well-being of themselves and their families. They address hunger head on: from their pantry network and home-delivered groceries, to their nutrition-education classes and food-stamp enrollment, they work in many ways to nourish and empower neighbors in need. Every week, 30,000 households count on them for food assistance. Nearly 60 percent of what they distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at www.sfmfoodbank.org.
*Please note that all items must be non-perishable, in cans or cardboard. No glass items will be accepted.