Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - One of the best things about living year-round in Puerto Vallarta is the variety of activities and attractions available for family fun. But when the temperature soars, and the kids are getting bored, what is one to do? The answer is simple. Gather up the family and head over to Galerías Vallarta.
In this modern shopping mall, located in the Hotel Zone just north of downtown, you will discover dozens of Cool diversions for the entire family. With its many internationally recognized stores and restaurants, as well as specialty shops, a movie theater and a wide variety of cultural events and entertaining activities for people of all ages, there's always something fun to do at Galerías Vallarta.
Especially during the month of October, when the mall celebrates its ninth anniversary, the Day of the Dead and Halloween. Here are some of this month's highlights:
October 12 at 7:00 pm: Nine Years With You
Come help Galerías Vallarta celebrate its ninth year in Puerto Vallarta and have a piece of anniversary cake made by Los Chatos Bakery.
Get ready for a fantastic and fun-filled frolic with the Marigalante Pirates of the Bay featuring lively acrobatics and crowd interaction.
October 14 at 7:00 pm: "Endemic Birds of the Region" Opening Reception
Be among the first to see the Vallarta Botanical Garden's itinerant exhibition of works by local and visiting visual artists.
October 15 at 5:00 pm: "GloboFlexia"
A balloon twisting and party decoration workshop presented by Partyland.
October 19 at 7:00 pm: Breast Cancer Awareness Workshops
Featuring games, group bonding dynamics, talks, info-graphics and presentations to encourage breast cancer prevention.
October 20 at 7:00 pm: Fall/Winter Fashions
Discover the latest fashion trends in a runway show showcasing the clothing brands available in the mall.
October 26 at 6:00 pm: Crafts Workshop
A class that teaches children arts & crafts, presented by Universidad Vizcaya students.
October 27 at 6:00 pm: Oriental Cuisine Workshop-Exhibition
De La Vera Cruz University Gastronomy students demonstrate how to make tasty oriental dishes.
Halloween / Day of the Dead Activities:
October 29 at 7:00 pm: Dead Dancers
Academia de Danza N`Movimiento's 'Dancing Catrinas' will perform Salsa, Bachata, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Mexican Folkloric and belly dances.
October 30 at 6:00 pm: Halloween Festival
Students at the Danzirco performing arts school will present dancing and circus acts.
October 31 at 7:00 pm: Children's Halloween Costume Contest
Kids dressed as Ghosts, Goblins, Zombies and all sorts of other scary costumes can compete for great prizes.
November 1 & 2 at 11:00 am: Día de Los Muertos Altars and Catrina Exhibition
Day of the Dead Altars and Catrinas made by students from various educational institutions in Puerto Vallarta will be displayed on the mall's lower level from 11 am to 9 pm. Prizes will be awarded for the best Day of the Dead altars on November 2 at 7:00 pm.