20 Hanukkah Celebrations In and Around Los Angeles
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This year, the first night of Hanukkah begins on Tuesday, December 12th. 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.
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 9th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This community event includes arts and crafts, live performances, a toddler zone, food vendors, face painting, and more. Children over 2 years old are $15 each; adults are free. Tickets are available online.
Hanukkah Festival: LA/LA
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
The Skirball invites families to celebrate Hanukkah on Sunday, December 10th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. (The museum will open at 10:00). This year’s Festival “explores the themes of Hanukkah through the traditions of Los Angeles’s rich and diverse Latin American communities.” Festivities include live musical and dance performances, hands-on workshops, storytelling, and much more. (General admission is $12, children 2-12 are $7, and children younger than 2 are free). Advance tickets are recommended.
The Point in El Segundo
850 S. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245
A Hannukah Celebration is happening at The Point on Sunday, December 10th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. This free event includes live entertainment, games, Hannukah crafts, and more.
Chanukah Winter Wonderland
Chabad Jewish Community Center
17315 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA
Sunday, December 10th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, families are invited to the Chanukah Winter Wonderland. The festivities include a bounce house, arts and crafts, snow, rides, and much more. Tickets are available online. Prepaid admission is $15 per person or $50 for a family of 4.
Zimmer Children’s Museum
6505 Wilsihre Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90048
The Zimmer Children’s Museum hosts it’s annual Hanukkah Festival on Sunday, December 10th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Because Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights, the fun events includes light-and-shadow themed arts and crafts, story time, and more. Admission is $7.50 each; children under 1 are free.
Chanukah Aboard Battleship IOWA
Pacific Battleship Center
250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731
Celebrate Chanukah aboard the Battleship IOWA on Tuesday, December 12th. The celebration begins at 5:00 pm and features music, a special tribute to our armed forces, latkes and hot chocolate, dreidels, and a grand menorah lighting. The event is free. (If you wish to visit the Battleship IOWA Museum, families can receive a 45% discount on admission if you mention you’re attending the Chanukah celebration).
6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park, CA 91303
Families can join the Hanukkah Celebration at the Westfield Topanga on Tuesday, December 12th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This free event features a menorah lighting, music, arts and crafts, food and treats, and more.
Hooray for Chanukah
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
Pretend City Children’s Museum is celebrating Chanukah every day beginning Tuesday, December 12th through Wednesday, December 20th. Different activities are planned each day so check the website for details. Some of the planned activities are a holiday story time, menorah lighting event, arts and crafts, and more. Tickets are available online. Admission is $12.50 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 12th at 6:00 pm. On the first night of Chanukah, families will enjoy hot latkes, face painting, crafts, and a 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 and Chanukah Celebration
The Commons at Calabasas
4799 Commons Way, Calabasas, CA 91302
On Wednesday, December 13th at 6:30 pm, families can attend a Menorah Lighting and Chanukah Celebration at The Commons at Calabasas. The free event features a live concert, complimentary donuts and latkes, the lighting of the menorah, and fireworks.
3200 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Manhattan Village is celebrating Chanukah on Wednesday, December 13th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Families will enjoy music, dancing, singing, arts and crafts, hot latkes, and more at this free event.
Menorah Lighting Ceremony
Sherman Oaks Galleria
15301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
The Sherman Oaks Galleria hosts its annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, December 16th from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The event also includes crafts, entertainment, and treats.
Giant Chanukah Celebration
Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza
1 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
You can celebrate Chanukah at the Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza on Sunday, December 17th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The fun includes arts and crafts booths, face painting, hot latkes and donuts, a giant menorah lighting, and more. And don’t forget to bring a toy to participate in the holiday gift drive. You can RSVP online.
4th Annual Hanukkah Party
18140 Parthenia St., Northridge, CA 91325
Celebrate Hanukkah at Skateland on Sunday, December 17th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Get up, get moving, and have fun. Roller skate, enjoy games, and more. You can register online. Admission is $15 per person or $35 per family (families of 5 or less).
The Original Farmers Market
6333 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA
The Farmers Market is the site of a Chanukah Celebration on Sunday, December 17th from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. This free event features lots of fun activities including face painting, Chanukah treats, holiday arts and crafts, a menorah lighting ceremony, and more.
Hanukkah Family Fun Day
34342 Mulholland Way, Malibu, CA 90265
Families are invited to a day-long Hanukkah Family Fun Day on Sunday, December 17th from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. The outdoor festivities include arts and crafts, a sing-a-long, farm activities, gardening fun, cookie decorating, a climbing wall and zipline, and much more. Check the website for a schedule of events. Tickets are $10 each; free for children 6 and younger.
Del Amo Fashion Center
3525 Carson St., Torrance, CA 90503
Del Amo Fashion Center is the site for a fun Chanukah Celebration on Sunday, December 17th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Families will enjoy live entertainment, crafts, hot chocolate and latkes, and more. And you’ll marvel at the Giant Challah Menorah!
Chanukah @ CityWalk
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
Families can celebrate the sixth night of Chanukah at Universal Studios CityWalk on Sunday, December 17th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This lively concert promises to be a lot of fun. Admission is free.
Hanukkah Celebration Event
Via Rodeo at Two Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, CA
The Hanukkah Celebration Event is happening on Monday, December 18th from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Families will enjoy the Grand Menorah Lighting Ceremony, live entertainment, holiday crafts, traditional food, and more. The event is free.
Annual Chanukah Bowl
Palos Verdes Bowl
24600 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA
Celebrate Chanukah with a game of bowling on Monday, December 18th from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Families will enjoy bowling, a menorah lighting, latkes and donuts, and a light dinner. Admission is $8 in advance; RSVP online.