Hanukkah in Los Angeles — Where to Celebrate

Chanukah, Channukah, Hanukah, Hanukkah. However you spell it, there are Hanukkah celebrations in Los Angeles that range from simple community gatherings to elaborate public exhibitions. The dates for Hanukkah for 2017 are from sunset December 12-20.

Hanukkah Family Fun Day in Malibu

Family fun activities including arts and crafts, games and farm activities, zip line, climbing wall, cookie decorating a Hanukkah Sing Along and more. A Kosher lunch will be provided.

When: December 17, 2017, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Shalom Institute, 34342 Mulholland Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
Cost: $10
Info: shalominstitute.com

Menorah Lighting at Sherman Oaks Galleria

Live music, crafts, games, food and a menorah lighting at Sherman Oaks Galleria presented by Chabad of Sherman Oaks.

When: December 16, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sherman Oaks Galleria
Cost: Free
Info: shermanoaksgalleria.com

Menorah Lighting Ceremonies on Third Street Promenade

Nightly Menorah lighting ceremonies with community representatives on the 1300 block of the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Special performance by Klezmer Juice December 10th.

When: December 12-19, 2017, nightly at Sundown
Where: 1300 Third Street Promenade between Arizona Avenue & Santa Monica Blvd.
Cost: Free
Parking: 2 hours free at nearby lots before 6 p.m., Promenade Parking Info
Info: downtownsm.com

Hanukkah Dinner at Catalina Kitchen at Terranea

Terranea will be having Menorah-lighting ceremonies at sundown in the Lobby Living Room nightly December 12-20. They are also putting together a special a la carte Hanukkah menu at Catalina Kitchen and a special Hanukkah lunch and sweet treats at Sea Beans restaurant.

When: December 12-20, 2017
Where: Catalina Kitchen at Terranea, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Cost: A la carte pricing
Info: terranea.com

Hanukkah at CityWalk

Southern California’s largest menorah will be lit at CityWalk’s Cinema Plaza with accompanying festivities and a tribute to Jewish music.

When: December 17, 2017, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Universal CityWalk, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
Cost: Free
Parking: $10 for general after 3 p.m., $20 for preferred parking, or $30 to park in front gate closest to theme park entrance. Valet is also available.
Metro: Red Line to Universal City
Info: citywalkhollywood.com, chabadofthevalley.com

Hanukkah in the Fisherman Village Party in Los Feliz

A buffet dinner with latkes, donuts and dreidels, glow-in-the-dark sand art, arcade games, and more.

When: December 17, 2017, 4 p.m.
Where: Chabad of Los Feliz, 1930 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles
Cost: $18 adult, no charge for children
Info: chabadlosfeliz.org

Menorah Lighting in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills will have a public Menorah Lighting Ceremony and Hanukkah Celebration including live music, refreshments and face painting.

When: December 18, 2017, 7:30 p.m – 9 p.m.
Where: Two Rodeo Drive (N. Rodeo Drive and Via Rodeo), Beverly Hills, CA
Cost: Free
Info: lovebeverlyhills.com

LA Farmer’s Market Hanukkah Celebration and Menorah Lighting Ceremony

The annual Hanukkah Celebration at the Farmer’s Market includes children’s craft workshops, holiday foods, music and a Menorah Lighting Ceremony.

When: December 17, 2017, 2:30 – 5 p.m.
Where: Farmer’s Market Plaza, 6333 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Cost: Free
Parking: 2 hours free with validation/purchase, $4 for the 3rd hour and $1 per 15 minutes thereafter to a $20 maximum, or $2/20 minutes up to $20 without validation
Info: farmersmarketla.com

Giant Challah Menorah Lighting at Del Amo Fashion Center

Chabad of the South Bay will light a menorah made of challah at the Outdoor Village at the Del Amo Fashion Center. The event features live music, Hanukkah crafts, latkes, cupcake decorating and more.

When: December 17, 2017, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Outdoor Village at Del Amo Fashion Center, (parking off Fashion Way), 3525 Carson St, Torrance, CA 90503-5760
Cost: Free
Info: chabadsb.org

source: tripsavvy.com