Several Holiday Hot Tips in Los Angeles

Like most cities, Los Angeles gets all glittery for the holidays and rolls out some festive activities. Here are few that look good; watch for our upcoming reviews.

Shambles” – The Actors’ Gang

Billed as “an unbridled concoction of seasonal charm and sassy cunning all rolled up in a cirque-infused panto,” this all-ages production is presented by the esteemed Culver City-based troupe. “This immersive experience drops theater goers into a 60’s NASA holiday party complete with alien abductions, ugly Christmas sweaters and free-flowing champagne, as theatergoers meander through curated rooms of wonder.” With the creative efforts of Cirque du Soleil’s Stefan Haves, the show promises to both tweak the holiday’s more staid traditions and generate guffaws along the way.

Tickets available here.

Another family-friendly activity with a Cirque flair is on offer the next few days. Hostess Lucy Darling takes you through an evening of dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live. Use this hack for a possible discount: click “Unlock” and enter code 1PHR44.

Tickets available here.

“A Christmas Carol” – Parson’s Nose Theatre

The classic Charles Dickens holiday fable is presented by this Pasadena posse, with emphasis on Fezziwig’s holiday party. Also at the venue is a one night only performance of “Snow!” an acapella from the Harvard Yardbirds and Cal Octech.

Tickets available here.

A Bocelli Family Christmas

Of course, if you wanty to stay home, you can watch this latest addition to Christmas (TV?) specials. On December 4th, The Bocelli family will perform in a major global event in partnership with YouTube. Andrea and his 25-year-old son Matteo and 10-year-old daughter Virginia will be the protagonists of a fairy tale, a concert and a shared event, held between the Castle and the streets of Gressoney. The charming celebration of togetherness will also be available on TBN from December 16th. YouTube Premium subscribers will also have access to an afterparty featuring exclusive content from ‘A Bocelli Family Christmas’.

Stream it here.

Brad Auerbach has been a journalist and editor covering the media, entertainment, travel and technology scene for many years. He has written for Forbes, Time Out London, SPIN, Village Voice, LA Weekly and early in his career won a New York State College Journalism Award.