SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Old Town San Diego is celebrating the Day of the Dead this week.
The museums and shops within Old Town are decorated with festive Dia de los Muertos altars, sugar skulls and life-sized Catrina dolls in historic dress.
The Day of the Dead is a time when people welcome the spirits of their loved ones into their homes
"Dia de los Muertos is a way of making peace with death and having a smile about death instead of being fearful of it," artist Eric Minella said.
Dia de los Muertos activities will be going on all weekend, but Friday is the big celebration in Old Town. A candlelight procession starts at 6 p.m., followed by a festival with live music performances, food and drinks.