12/24: Las Posadas

An Olvera Street tradition lights the way.

LAS POSADAS: Mary and Joseph seeking a room in Bethlehem? That's at the heart of Las Posadas, a beautiful tradition celebrated in many parts of the world, from Mexico City to Santa Fe to Olvera Street. Singing, glowing candles and pinatas are part of the evening, as are pan dulce and cups of hot punch. Thursday, December 24, 7:30PM procession (6PM activities).

SCHMOOZ-A-PALOOZA: Around for over a decade and a half -- impressive indeed -- Schmooz-A-Palooza is a festive way for Jewish singles to mingle and meet up on Christmas Eve. As in years past, the setting is House of Blues, the tunes are DJ selected, the shots are fancy, and the mood? Very social. Don something sparkly and make for The Strip. 8PM. $25 general

MERRY EREV CHRISTMAS: Comedian Elon Gold takes the mic at Laugh Factory. Other funny people are promised as well, so a merry, mirthful night is in store. It's a Laugh Factory Christmas Eve tradition. 

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