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The BEST Hanukkah 🕎 Celebrations and Menorah Lighting For LA Families!

Menorah Lighting and Hannukah Events in and near Los Angeles!


Hanukkah is the festival of lights, which starts on December 7, 2023, this year, and lasts for eight nights till December 15, 2023. Hanukkah is celebrated all around Los Angeles for families and kids. Here, we've found an awesome list of Menorah Lighting and Hanukkah Celebrations in and around Los Angeles to enjoy with your family for the eight nights of Hanukkah.


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Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Gather with family and friends to make new memories at the Skirball!  Beloved klezmer rockers Mostly Kosher return to headline this year’s festival, and Skirball Storytellers bring the Hanukkah story to life with a theatrical performance featuring music and puppetry. Between performances, take a spin in the Dreidel Lounge, grab a plate of latkes and jelly doughnuts, strike a pose in a holiday-themed photo booth, light up the night with a handcrafted torch-making activity, or join a storybook reading and dance lesson inspired by the game of dreidel. At sundown, join in for a unique candle lighting that celebrates community and hope.


The Original Farmers Market

6333 W. Third St.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Join in on the Chanukah festivities on December 10, from 3 to 5 pm, for an afternoon of pure fun and holiday cheer! Get ready for youth performances by JLA that will amaze, Chanukah sing-a-longs to sing your heart out, creative crafts to spark your artistic side, and a dazzling Menorah lighting ceremony with the enchanting touch of Miracle Mile Chabad. The Market Plaza is the place to be for all these exciting activities, so bring your friends and family, and let's make this Chanukah celebration unforgettable! 🕎


1300 block of Third Street Promenade

Santa Monica, CA

You can enjoy eight nights of menorah lighting during Hanukkah on Third Street Promenade starting December 7, 2023. The lighting of the menorah will begin at sundown and take place on the 1400 block of Third Street Promenade (located between Santa Monica Blvd and Broadway).


The Grove LA

189 The Grove Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90036


Join The Grove for a Hanukkah celebration as they light a candle on the menorah near the Fountain for eight nights ot Hanukkah.



1046 South Robertson Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90035


Get ready for a delightful Hanukkah Family ART Event on Sunday, December 10th, from 3 to 5 pm PST at the Robertson Art Zone, located at 1046 South Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035. This event is all about uniting and strengthening connections within the community. During this engaging event, you'll have the opportunity to express your creativity by painting your very own miracles on canvas.


Additionally, you can write heartfelt cards to children in Israel, spreading joy and kindness across borders. The event will also feature a special candle-lighting ceremony accompanied by songs and a meaningful Hanukkah message. It's a fantastic way to come together, celebrate the Festival of Lights, and make a positive impact. Don't miss out on this beautiful Hanukkah gathering! Tickets are $10 per person.


10400 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90024


Get ready to light up your Hanukkah spirit at the 2023 Hanukkah Festival with Sinai Live! On Wednesday, December 13th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., head over to Sinai Temple for an unforgettable evening of celebration. This festivity promises a dazzling menorah lighting, a scrumptious dinner that'll satisfy your taste buds, lively music that will have you dancing with joy, and a warm and welcoming community spirit that's sure to make this Hanukkah a memorable one.


10500 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles,CA 90024


Join in on the festive shopping fun at the Hanukkah Boutique on December 5th, where you can discover delightful holiday treasures from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Explore a variety of items perfect for Hanukkah celebrations and gift-giving, all in one convenient location. Whether you're looking for traditional menorahs, unique holiday decor, or special Hanukkah gifts, this boutique is your one-stop shop for all things festive. Don't miss the opportunity to add a touch of Hanukkah magic to your holiday season.


8840 National Boulevard

Culver City, CA 90232


On Sunday, December 10th, from 4:30 to 6 pm, a fantastic Hanukkah celebration is set to take place at Ivy Station. This event promises an array of exciting activities and delights for all to enjoy. Attendees can look forward to witnessing the lighting of a giant menorah, the lively tunes of live klezmer music, face painting for some creative fun, engaging games, mouthwatering hot latkes, delightful donuts, chocolate gelt, traditional dreidel games, arts and crafts to spark creativity, and even the chance to win exciting prizes through a free raffle! The best part? It's entirely free and open to the public.


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23000 CA-1

Malibu, CA 90265


Don't miss the festive celebration of "Chanukah on the Pier" hosted by Chabad of Malibu! It's all happening on Thursday, December 7th, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the beautiful Malibu Pier. Get ready for a delightful Chanukah experience featuring scrumptious Chanukah treats, the grand lighting of the Menorah, and a special musical appearance by none other than Brandon Jenner!


29169 Heathercliff Rd.

Malibu, CA 90265


Get ready for a fantastic Chanukah celebration at Point Dume! On Thursday, December 14th, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, head over to Malibu and join the community in a joyous Chanukah gathering. This event promises a delightful spread of great food and entertainment, including exciting activities for kids, fantastic face painting, a creative Donut Menorah, and so much more! It's the perfect way to embrace the spirit of Chanukah with your friends and neighbors.


Chabad of Pacific Palisades

17315 Sunset Blvd.

Pacific Palisades


Join the festive gathering at the 36th Annual Palisades Unity Menorah Lighting on Thursday, December 7th, starting at 5:00 PM in Palisades Village on Swarthmore Ave. This joyful event, presented by Chabad and Caruso, marks the first night of Chanukah in style. Festivities commence at 5:00 pm outside the Bay Theater on Swarthmore, featuring captivating live performances by talents like Jason Mesches, the Pali High Band, and the JEC Choir. Embrace your creative side with Chanukah crafts, savor delectable treats, and much more. The crowning moment, the Menorah Lighting Ceremony, will cast its warm and radiant glow at 6:00 pm, illuminating the night with the spirit of Chanukah.


Miracle Mile Neighborhood

Los Angeles, CA 90048


You are invited to the Global Hanukkah Bazaar on Sunday, December 10th, from 2:30 to 6:30 pm, nestled in the lively Miracle Mile neighborhood. Within this vibrant marketplace, you'll have the chance to peruse a stunning array of handcrafted treasures from global communities within JDC Entwine's expansive network, including exquisite finds from far-flung places like Rwanda and India. By doing so, you not only support global artisans but also uncover unique gifts and delectable treats for yourself or loved ones.


Additionally, gain insight into the impactful global initiatives spearheaded by JDC Entwine, an organization dedicated to improving lives and fostering a more interconnected world. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Hanukkah traditions from across the globe by sampling international Hanukkah foods and exploring customs from diverse Jewish communities in the diaspora, all while deepening your appreciation of the Festival of Lights. This event offers a unique opportunity to explore global cultures and traditions, making it a must-attend occasion right here in Los Angeles!


30770 Russell Ranch Road

Westlake Village, CA 91362


Save the date for the Chabad of Westlake Village's annual Chanukah Menorah Lighting festival at The Shoppes on Monday, December 19th, at 5:30 pm. It's a wonderful opportunity to come together with the community and celebrate the spirit of Chanukah. Enjoy a lineup of special performances, live music, delectable latkes, sweet jelly donuts, engaging crafts, and more. Best of all, this event is free and open to all.


695 E. Colorado Blvd.

Pasadena,CA 91101


Join the festive fun at Vroman's Bookstore on December 3, 2023, at 11:00 am for "Vroman’s: A Happening Hanukkah Party." To celebrate the Holiday of Lights, Vroman's will be reading Alan Silberberg's hilarious book "Meet the Latkes." This lively event will feature craft projects to bring the festival spirit home and spirited music to usher in the season with joyful song. Suitable for both adults and children of all ages, this Hanukkah party is a perfect way to kick off the holiday season. The first night of Hanukkah this year falls on Thursday, December 7. Best of all, this event is absolutely free!


350 Via Las Brisas

Newbury Park, CA


Chabad of Newbury Park's annual Chanukah Celebration will take place from December 8 through December 15, 2023 with various events and activities. Start off on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 11:00 AM with the Family Menorah Workshop, where the whole family can come together to create and decorate their own grand menorah. Then, on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 4:30 PM, head to the Chanukah Festival at Kids World for a fun-filled evening featuring attractions galore and a Menorah Lighting ceremony, along with delightful treats like latkes, donuts, chocolate gelt, and dreidels for everyone.


On Monday, Dec. 11 at 5:30 PM, join the Chanukah at the Shoppes for a Grand Menorah Lighting and a special guest performance by Jimmy Gamliel & Yossi Levy. And don't miss the Chanukah Wonderland on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 4:30 PM, for even more holiday excitement. You can also partner with Chabad by giving the traditional gift of Chanukah gelt, helping spread the joy of Chanukah throughout the community. For everything Chanukah-related, visit the Holiday Megasite, your one-stop destination for traditions, stories, delicious recipes, and more!


29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618


Pretend City invites you to join in the joyous Hanukkah celebration with Rabbi Sender on December 13th! This exciting event is a wonderful opportunity to come together and celebrate Hanukkah. Rabbi Sender, the driving force behind sgi.camp and jcraftsoc.com, is dedicated to promoting hands-on learning, character development, and a deeper understanding of culture and tradition among students from all backgrounds. Don't miss out on this special celebration—book your spot and mark your calendar for a day filled with Hanukkah festivities at Pretend City!


Hanukkah Calendar for 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, and 2029


In 2023 Hanukkah starts on Thursday, December 7, 2023, through Friday, December 15, 2023


In 2024, Hanukkah starts on Wednesday, December 25, 2024, through Thursday, January 2, 2025


In 2025, Hanukkah starts on Sunday, December 14, 2025, through Monday, December 22, 2025


In 2026, Hanukkah starts on Friday, December 4, 2026, through Saturday, December 12, 2026


In 2027, Hanukkah starts on Friday, December 24, 2027 through Saturday, January 1, 2028


In 2028, Hanukkah starts on Tuesday, December 12, 2028 through Wednesday, December 20, 2028


In 2029, Hanukkah starts on Saturday, December 1, 2029 through Sunday, December 9, 2029.


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