Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos

Day of the Dead
November 1-2

Day of the Dead

Collectively known to outsiders as the Day of the Dead, this is actually a two-day holiday that pays tribute to the dearly departed–not with solemn dirges and long faces, but with flowers, offerings, candy, music and an exchange of happy memories. November 1st honors children and infants; deceased adults are honored the next day.

HDLS celebrates these days simply and with great dignity: on the first evening, the guests pay tribute to their loved ones by placing candles on a special altar accompanied by a short, meaningful service. We then celebrate life with a delicious dinner and foods typical of the day. You’re welcome visit the cemetery as well, but we ask you to be respectful of the families and ask before snapping a pic.

Be Sure to Attend the AOPA Expo in Long Beach, California

from November 11-13, 2010

Come and visit us in the Static Display

Want some fun and a reward too? Let us know if you can work in our static display booth at the Long Beach Airport on the 11th, or 12th. If selected we will comp you one ‘paid-in-full’ night at Hacienda de los Santos, plus an AOPA pass for the day (lodging only with tax included, may not be combined with any offer, must be a ‘Club Piloto Member’, contact Jim for details jnswick@aol.com)

November 15 – 18, 2010

Introduction to Watercolor

The beauty of Alamos—both natural and manmade—just begs to be captured on canvas. Artist Peg Franken can help you put brush to easel during her short watercolor course, great for the very beginner or those who want to review the basics. No pressure: just a good time and Peg’s “no fail” methods that promise results you’ll be proud of. Peg is Past President and a Signature Member of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild, and has had exhibits in several Tucson and Mexico galleries. Art supplies will be furnished. Four sessions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 9 am to 12 Noon. Cost is $200.00 (USD).

November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday: and we celebrate it the traditional way, with turkey and pumpkin pie (some things you just can’t mess with.) Come to the Hacienda and relive your childhood traditions—whether you sit with a loved one at a private table or join us at our big community mesa where we share old memories and make new ones. It’s all about reflecting on the goodness in each of our lives.


Appetizer Of Mesquite Grilled Skewer Of Tequila Marinated Shrimp With A Glass Of Champagne Or A Sparkling Beverage

Freshly Baked Dinner Rolls With Compound Butter

Hearts Of Romaine Salad With Pears, Toasted Sugared Walnuts, Blue Cheese & Hacienda Balsamic Vinaigrette

Fresh Melon Sorbet

Citrus Glazed & Roasted Turkey With Traditional Gravy

Fresh Roasted Green Chile & Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Jalapeno Corn Bread Stuffing, With Sausage, Sautéed Onions, Nuts & Apples

Compote Of Cranberries

Tequila & Brown Sugar Laced Yams In Orange Cups

French Green Beans With Red Bell Peppers & Almonds

Coffee Or Tea

Freshly Baked Pumpkin & Pecan Pies

$25.00 USD + tax & gratuity

Children under 12 years of age $10.00 USD including tax;

Well Drinks, Red & White Wine $ 5.00 USD glass


November 25-28

Thanksgiving Weekend

Though we Thanksgiving in the traditional way—see above—this year we decided to add a twist:

Announcing the First Annual

Hacienda de los Santos & Patrón Tequila and Guitar Festival

Tequila and guitars: two of our favorite Mexican delights. This inaugural year, we’re thrilled to have Patrón—they of the extraordinary spirits and cool ads—sponsor the festival with us. In honor of the occasion, their Master Distiller, Ingeniero Francisco Alcaráz, will be joining us for an unforgettable presentation and tasting on both Friday and Saturday late afternoon. He is, in fact, the man who created the unique recipe for Patrón, so we urge you not to miss this memorable opportunity! There will be ample complimentary Patrón for all attendees.

To kick off the celebration on Thursday, sip your favorite libation to the mellow sounds of our very own Los Hacendados and a concert by local tenor, Pepe Arroyo. His exquisite renditions of classical favorites are bound to give you chills!

Friday night and Saturday nights, Master Alcaráz will be on hand to lead you through the nuances of that fine beverage that has finally come into its own: tequila. Alcaráz developed the recipe in the late 80s, using a combination of shredded and crushed agave (when we say “crushed” we mean as in “crushed with a giant grinding stone—the tahona”). All of Patrón’s agave comes from the highlands of Jalisco—which, as any good tequilero will tell you, is where the real tequila comes from. But please come join us and allow the Master to tell you all about it in person.

We haven’t forgotten about the accompaniment to your beverage: Alamos has a 300-year-old tradition of guitar music, and this weekend you’ll experience the best of the best. The Saturday night Gala will feature the renowned group Stretto, and on Sunday evening we’ll celebrate the weekend with a grand BBQ at the Hacienda ranch, with local old-timers singing round the fire pit. This event will make your heart melt. Mine’s already melted…