Believe it or not, Los Angeles is home to a larger Jewish population than that of Jerusalem, which means that every single year we see a plethora of events to celebrate Hanukkah. This year, the holiday falls on December 22nd through December 30. Below, find a list of events to attend and fun things to do to celebrate Hanukkah!




Skirball Hanukkah Family Festival
The Skirball Hanukkah Family Festival, which takes place Sunday, December 15, honors the light of creativity with holiday with music, dance, and storytelling. 


Guests can get in the holiday spirit with musical performances by Klezmer Juice, hear classic Hanukkah tunes and folk music by fiddler and accordionist duo Zingarella, and be dazzled by capoeira performed by Dana Maman and Friends.The family friendly event also offers arts and crafts to keep your kiddos entertained. 




Menorah Lighting Ceremony


Head to Newport Beach on December 22nd for a free candle lighting to celebrate the holiday. 


Guests are invited to celebrate Hanukkah with festive traditions and sweet treats at a Menorah Lighting Ceremony hosted by Chabad Center for Jewish Life. The festivities include dreidels, Holiday donuts, balloon animals, face painting, gifts, crafts, and treats for children.




Hanukkah Fun at the Farmers Market


Bring your family to see a one of a kind menorah at the Farmers Market at The Grove. This giant Lego Menorah is a sight to see, especially for the family! Celebrate the first night of Hanukkah with music, story time, arts and crafts on the Market Plaza.  


On December 22nd, join the TNT Dunk Squad for a on of a kind menorah lighting. The TNT Dunk Squad features high flying trampoline acrobats, aerial stunts and spectacular slam dunks to entertain the entire family. In edition to the acrobats, the Hanukkah celebration on Hermosa Beach Pier features children's activities, holiday crafts, hot latkes & donuts, and a giant menorah lighting. 




Hanukkah Concert and Celebration


On December 6, the Malibu Jewish Center is celebrating its 20th annual Hanukkah concert celebrating the Festival of Light with a concert. This concert, which is open to the public, features the MJC&S Choir & Orchestra and special guest magician Eric Buss.