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Hanukkah and Holiday Events Around Los Angeles

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The holiday of lights is set to being on Friday December 11 at sundown and many places around Los Angeles are hosting gatherings and parties to celebrate.

The Farmers Market in Los Angeles will host a Hanukkah Celebration on December 13, from 2:30-5:00pm.  It will feature arts and crafts, music and good times.  The Menorah lighting will happen at 4:30pm and there will be a sing a log.

Also at the Market about a week later will be the over all holiday season celebration with it’s Holiday Fun from December 19-24. It will feature decorations, carolers, a toy soldier band and a menorah lighting. Yes, technically, the holiday is over, but the idea of the Market is to unite and celebrate the season everyone together. Nice, non?!

Menorah lighting ceremonies at Third Street Promenade, from December 11-18 at sundown.  This free event has community members present to mark the holiday each night on the 1300 block.

Of course Hollywood has to do something more…which this ice menorah lighting definitely has! That’s right, ice menorah lighting.  Head to Hollywood and Highland,  December 14 at 6pm to take part in this free celebration full of music, events and kid friendly activities.  There’s also Holiday treats.

Saturday December 13 from 730-11pm at City Walk Universal City will be a menorah lighting (with a local Chabad) and party at the Cinema Walk. There will be kosher food, live music and dancing – and at the end of the night the largest menorah in Southern California will be lit. That’s right, I said the largest in Southern California.

The Lights of Hanukkah Family Tour is happening at the Skirball Center from December 11 -13 at 12:30pm.  The tour is of the centers collection of Hanukkah oil lamps, Visions and Values, and explains the religious meaning of this holiday.  It’s included in museum admission, and no reservations are required.

With an ice menorah and the largest menorah in Southern California, there are lots of places and ways to celebrate the holiday season and Hanukkah around Los Angeles. Most of all, I just hope you enjoy yours.