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Find the many fantastic ways to celebrate Hanukkah in Los Angeles

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This year, the first night of Hanukkah begins on Sunday, December 2nd. This eight-night Festival of Lights is being celebrated all around Los Angeles with lots of fun, memorable events. Here are twenty sites hosting family-friendly Hanukkah celebrations.

Find the many fantastic ways to celebrate Hanukkah in Los Angeles

Festival of Lights
SIJCC (Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center)
1110 Bates Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029

The SIJCC is hosting it’s annual Festival of Lights event on Saturday, December 1st from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This community event includes arts and crafts, live performances, food vendors, face painting, a toddler zone, and new this year – a zone for elementary school kids. Children over 2 years old are $15 each; adults are free. Tickets are available online.

Hanukkah Festival: This Little Light of Mine
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

The Skirball invites families to celebrate Hanukkah on Sunday, December 2nd from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. (The museum will open at 10:00). This year’s Festival “explores the themes of justice, courage, and persistence at the core of the Hanukkah story and the current exhibition Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.” Festivities include live musical and dance performances, hands-on workshops, storytelling, and more. (General admission is $12; seniors and children over 12 are $9; children 2-12 are $7, and children younger than 2 are free). 

Hannukah Celebration
The Point in El Segundo
850 S. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245

A special Hannukah Celebration is happening at The Point on Sunday, December 2nd from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. This free event includes live entertainment, games, Hannukah crafts, food, fun, and more.  

PJ Library Story and Art: Hoppy Hanukkah
Zimmer Children’s Museum
6505 Wilsihre Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90048

The Zimmer Children’s Museum hosts a special PJ Library Story Time on Monday, December 3rd from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm. The book of the day is Hoppy Hanukkah! and following the reading there will be a special art activity in the Museum’s Art Studio. RSVP online; special admission pricing of $5 each. 

Palisades Menorah Lighting
Palisades Village
1035 N. Swarthmore, Pacific Palisades, CA 

On Sunday, December 2nd from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, families are invited to the Palisades Menorah Lighting happening at Palisades Village. The festivities include menorah lighting, crafts for kids, live entertainment, treats, and fun. This free event will also feature honored guests Mr. Rick Caruso, Palisades Village Developer, and Mr. Billy Crystal, Palisades Honorary Mayor. 

Hanukkah Celebration
Westfield Topanga
6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park, CA 91303

Families can join the Hanukkah Celebration at the Westfield Topanga on Tuesday, December 4th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This free event features a menorah lighting, music, treats, and more. 

Hooray for Chanukah
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618

Pretend City Children’s Museum is celebrating Hanukah every day beginning Sunday, December 2nd through Monday, December 10th. Different activities are planned each day, including songs, stories, games, and art, so check the website for details. Admission is $13.75 each.

Grand Menorah Lighting
Porter Ranch Town Center
19781 Rinaldi St., Northridge, CA 91326

Porter Ranch Town Center is the site of a special Chanukah celebration on Tuesday, December 4th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Families will enjoy hot latkes, holiday crafts, a caricaturist, photo booth, and a very special menorah lighting. And kids will enjoy the “great gelt drop” as they try to collect as much chocolate gelt as it “rains” down.

Menorah Lighting
Manhattan Village
3200 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Manhattan Village is celebrating Chanukah on Wednesday, December 5th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Families will enjoy music, dancing, singing, arts and crafts, and traditional snacks at this free event. 

Hanukkah Celebration – Menorah Lighting
Westfield Fashion Square
14006 Riverside Dr., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Celebrate the first night of Hanukkah at the Westfield Fashion Square on Sunday, December 2nd from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Families will make crafts, sing songs, and light the menorah at this free community event. 

Community Menorah Lighting
Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza
1 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

You can celebrate Chanukah at the Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza on Sunday, December 2nd from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The fun includes music, hot latkes and donuts, gifts for children, live entertainment, and a giant menorah lighting, and more.

Chanukah Celebration
The Original Farmers Market
6333 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA

The Farmers Market is the site of a Hanukkah Celebration on Sunday, December 2nd from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. This free event features lots of fun activities including music, holiday arts and crafts, the lighting of a giant Lego menorah, and more. 

Hanukkah Family Fun Day
Shalom Institute
34342 Mulholland Way, Malibu, CA 90265

Families are invited to a day-long Hanukkah Family Fun Day on Sunday, December 9th from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. The outdoor festivities include arts and crafts, zip lining, a climbing wall, farm activities, hiking, and much more. Check the website for details and ticket information. 

Hanukkah on the Canals Parade
Venice Canals
Venice, CA 

Families are invited to celebrate Hanukkah on the Venice Canals on Sunday, December 9th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. A Boat Parade begins at 3:00 pm. The free event includes traditional food, music, and lots of fun. 

Hanukkah Celebration Event
Two Rodeo Dr.
9480 Dayton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The Hanukkah Celebration Event is happening on Sunday, December 2nd from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Families will enjoy the menorah lighting ceremony, live entertainment, traditional food, and more. The event is free. 

Menorah Lighting Ceremony
Fashion Island
401 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660

Fashion Island hosts its Menorah Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, December 2nd from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Families will also enjoy “singing, festive traditions, and sweets” at this free event.

Menorah Lightings
1300 block of Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 

Families can spend time in Santa Monica and enjoy the nightly lighting of the menorah on the Third Street Promenade. The event happens each evening, December 2nd through December 9th, at 6:00 pm. 

Menorah Lighting Ceremony
Westfield Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City, CA 90067

Westfield Century City will celebrate Hanukkah with a special Menorah Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 6th. The evening includes food, entertainment, festivities, and more. Check the website for ticket information.

Grand Menorah Lighting
Mar Vista Recreation Center
11430 Woodbine St., Los Angeles, CA 90066

A Grand Menorah Lighting is happening at the Mar Vista Recreation Center on Sunday, December 2nd from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. This free event features arts and crafts, face painting, lakes and doughnuts, music, and more. 

Hanukkah Celebration – Menorah Lighting
Westfield Culver City
6000 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 

On Sunday, December 2nd from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm families can attend the Hanukkah Celebration at the Westfield Culver City. This free community event includes craft activities, songs, and more. 

(Make that 21 Hanukkah events!)
Chanukah Menorah Lighting
Montage Hotel
241 Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Come celebrate Hanukkah with a Grand Menorah Lighting Sunday, December 2nd with Music, Hot Latkes, Donuts, Face Painting, Raffles, Entertainment, Gift for Every Child, and Fun for the whole Family! Celebrating Light, Unity and Liberty! Free Admission at Beverly Canon Gardens (Montage Hotel Beverly Hills) from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. For more information please call Rabbi Danny Illulian (310) 772-0000 or visit JemCommunityCenter.com

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