5 Holiday Activities Guaranteed to Thaw Your Cynical Heart

Contrary to popular belief, this month isn’t all about gifting. From the sacred to the mildly profane, these seasonal happenings will put you in the spirit

Holiday Ice
November 28 – December 31
Skate all month long beneath the skyscrapers at the rink that’s just a triple lutz away from the downtown hustle and bustle of L.A. Live.

La Virgen de Guadalupe, Dios Inantzin
December 3 – 4
With mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzmán as the Virgin Mary, the Latino Theater Company stages a pageant at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels that depicts an indigenous peasant’s visions.

Doug Loves Movies: 12 Guests of Xmas
December 15
Comedian and podcaster Doug Benson hosts a dozen speakers for his annual Christmas-movie geekfest at the Upright Citizens Brigade Franklin.

Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra: Holidays. No Ice.
December 19
The actor taps into his jazzy side when he belts out cabaret standards at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Breakfast with Santa
December 20
Brunch with the big guy at Descanso Gardens, where the little ones can line up in the hopes of landing on Señor Claus’s “nice” list.