20 Hanukkah Celebrations and Menorah Lighting 2019!

Updated: Oct 31, 2020

Hanukkah is the festival of lights, which starts on December 22nd this year, and lasts eight nights. Hanukkah is celebrated all around Los Angeles for families and kids. Here, we've found a list of the Hanukkah celebrations in and around Los Angeles to enjoy with your family for the eight nights of Hanukkah.

Hanukkah Festival

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

December 15th

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate Hanukkah at Skirball Cultural Center. Get on your feet for musical performances, sing along with roaming musicians, join dance leaders, and enjoy the uplifting vocals of the choir Urban Voices Project. You get to create a little light of your own, and decorate chocolate Hanukkah gelt.

Gather ’round to hear to the Hanukkah tale brought to life in English and Spanish. Enjoy Zeidler’s Café’s popular lunch menu including special Hanukkah dishes such as latkes and sufganiyot (jelly donuts). Zeidler’s Cart will also be open throughout the festival, offering holiday treats and its usual fare of fresh salads and sandwiches. Doors open at 10:00 am.

Hanukkah Festival with Matzah Ball Books!

Cayton's Children's Museum

395 Santa Monica Place

Santa Monica, CA, 90401

Dec 15th

11 am - 3 pm

Enjoy Matzah Ball Books reading of Hanukkah with Noshy Boy & Friends at the new state of the art, interactive Cayton Children's Museum. Join for music, performers, Hanukkah Festival, and lost of FUN!

Festival of Lights

Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center

1110 Bates Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90029

Dec 15th

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Don’t miss out on a fun-filled day of games, crafts, food, and music! From magic to dancing to music to activities for all ages. Taste freshly-made treats from the SIJCC bake sale fundraiser and delicious food and drink from local favorites!

Chanukah Celebration

The Original Farmers Market

6333 W. Third St.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Dec 22nd

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Bring the family to the Original Farmers Market and celebrate the first night of Chanukah with music, arts and crafts, the building of a giant Lego menorah and a special menorah lighting ceremony! All activities take place on the Market Plaza.  

Hanukkah Celebration Event

Two Rodeo Dr.

9480 Dayton Way

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Dec 29th

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Chabad of Beverly Hills & Two Rodeo Drive for the annual Hanukkah Celebration Event on Via Rodeo. The event features menorah lighting ceremony, live music, Hanukkah food, and much more!

Menorah Lighting

1300 block of Third Street Promenade

Santa Monica, CA

Dec 22nd - Dec 30th

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

You can enjoy eight night of menorah lightings during Hanukkah on Third Street Promenade from December 22nd through December 30th at 6:00 pm each night.

Hannukkah Celebration

Westfield Century City

10250 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles CA 90067

Dec 23rd

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Celebrate Westfield Century City's festival of lights with a Hanukkah celebration on Monday, Dec 23rd from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Enjoy a public menorah lighting, latkes, jelly donuts, crafts, live entertainment by Klezmer Juice, and more. Celebration to take place on Level 1 at the top of the Constellation Boulevard entrance near Nordstrom and The Crack Shack.

Enjoy a free taste of the world famous raspberry jelly filled donut from Randy's Donuts to help you celebrate, and once you work up an appetite, head over to the Crack Shack for a complimentary Hanukkah cookie and 50% off their matzo ball pozole! 

Menorah Lighting Ceremony

The Grove LA

189 The Grove Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Dec 29th

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Join The Grove for a Chanukah celebration as they light the menorah near The Fountain. Enjoy live music by Jeryko, festive treats, and special appearances by Rivka Sophia Rossi and Aton Ben-Horin.

Menorah Lighting

Westfield Culver City

6000 Sepulveda Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90230

Dec 22nd

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the first night of Hanukkah at Westfield Culver City. Sing Hanukkah songs, make crafts, light the Menorah, and have fun with your family. This is a free event and open to public. Event is taking place on Level 1 across from Best Buy.

Chanukah Menorah Lighting

Beverly Cañon Gardens

Montage Hotel Beverly Hills

241 North Canon Drive

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

December 22nd

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Celebrate Hanukkah With your Family and Friends with the JEM Community Center of Beverly Hills. The event features Menorah Lighting, Music, Hot Latkes, Donuts, Face Painting, Raffles, Grand Menorah Lighting, Gift for EVERY Child, and fun for the whole Family! This event is free and open to public.

Family & Me: Hanukkah!

American Jewish University

Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library

15600 Mulholland Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90077

Dec 15th at 10 am

Participate in a special event at the American Jewish University for a special holiday themed story time featuring stories, singing, and crafts. Pre-registration admission is $25 per family; $30 at the door.

How I Saved Hanukkah

Storybook Children’s Theatre at ITA Productions

10820 Washington Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232

How I Saved Hanukkah, written by Amy Goldman Koss and illustrated by Diane deGroat, is the story of Marla Feinstein, the only Jewish kid in her fourth-grade class. When Marla decides to learn what Hanukkah traditions are really about, things change fast. Join them for this intimate theater experience in Culver City, perfect for children ages 3-10, and their families.

Performances: December 15 at 4pm, December 15 at 530pm, December 22 at 4pm, and December 22 at 530pm. On December 22, stay after the last show to light the candles and play a few rounds of dreidl!

Chanukah at City Walk

1000 Universal City Plaza

Universal City 91608

Dec 22, 2019

6 pm - 9 pm

Universal CityWalk celebrates its annual Chabad’s Chanukah festival with a ceremonial Menorah lighting featuring a towering 15-foot, 1,000 pound Menorah.  The celebration will also showcase live entertainment from top Israeli artists, Chanukah arts & crafts, dancing dreidels, kosher foods, among many other activities.

Hanukkah Celebration

Westfield Fashion Square

14006 Riverside Dr.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Dec 22nd

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Westfield Fashion Square and the Chabad of Sherman Oaks as they welcome the Festival of Lights and the first night of Hanukkah with a special candle lighting with Rabbi Mendel Lipskier. Family friendly entertainment and treats will be available for all! Space is limited so arrive early!

Kid’s Hanukkah Class


13545 Ventura Blvd.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Dec 21st

10 am – 12 pm

Join Chef Michal Harris for a special Hanukkah themed class, and prepare a delicious Hanukkah feast of fancy grilled cheese sandwiches, homemade latkes, fresh applesauce from scratch, and jelly-filled doughnuts! This class is for kids 5-10 years old. Reserve your spot online. Fee is $65.

Dreidelfest! Hanukkah Festival & Boutique!

Kol Tikvah

20400 Ventura Blvd.

Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Dec 8, 2019

10 am - 4 pm

Join Hanukkah festival and boutique with Noshy Boy & Friends for book reading & author signing, latke tasting (very noshy!), table decorating contest, luncheon and more!

Hanukkah Story Time

PJ Library

695 East Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91101

Dec 15th

11:00 am

Join Vroman's Bookstore for this special holiday story time presented by PJ Library: Jewish Bedtime Stories and Songs. PJ Library is a national organization that sends free books each month to families raising Jewish children all over the world in several languages. They mail approximately 200,000 books each month in North America alone.

Hanukkah Story Time and Craft

Vroman’s Hastings Ranch

3729 E. Foothill Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91107

Dec 14th at 10:30 am

Vroman’s Hastings Ranch invites families to its Hanukkah Story Time and Craft featuring Alan Silberberg, author of Meet the Latkes. Lucy Latke's family is just like yours or mine. Except that they're potato pancakes. And also, they are completely clueless. After lighting the menorah and gobbling the gelt, Grandpa Latke tells everyone the Hanukkah story, complete with mighty Mega Bees who use a giant dreidel to fight against the evil alien potatoes from Planet Chhh. It's up to the Latke family dog to set the record straight.

Hooray for Hanukkah

Pretend City Children's Museum

29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618

Dec 22nd - Dec 28th

Various Times

Spin the dreidel and light the Menorah as Pretend City celebrates Hanukah! Let your little ones learn about this holiday through fun activities, traditions, games, and art! You will have full days of fun singing songs and getting in the holiday spirit!

Community Menorah Lighting

Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza 1 Pier Ave.

Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Dec 22nd

3 pm - 5:30 pm

Celebrate Chanukah at the Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza on Sunday, December 22nd with music, hot latkes and donuts, gifts for children, live entertainment, and a giant menorah lighting.

For Hanukkah recipes, stories, songs and more click here.