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Hanukkah in Los Angeles 2013

Celebrations for Chanukah, Channukah, Hanukah, Hanukkah in Los Angeles

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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 2013 are November 27 to December 15.

1. Hanukkah at the Skirball Cultural Center

The Hanukkah festival at the Skirball, features music and dance, hands-on arts and crafts and tasty Hanukkah treats. Included with museum admission. November 24, 2013, 11:00 am - 4 pm
Where: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Cost: $10 General; $7 Seniors 65+ and Full-Time Students; Free to member and children under 12, (No coupons or discount admissions)
Parking: Free in the North Lot structure
Metro: Metro Rapid Bus #761
Info: www.skirball.org

2. Menorah Lighting in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills will have a public Menorah Lighting Ceremony and Hanukkah Celebration Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 7:30 to 9 pm at Two Rodeo Drive (N Rodeo Dr and Via Rodeo). The event will include live music, refreshments and face painting.

The Montage Beverly Hills will light their Menorah every evening of Hanukkah from November 27 to December 5, 2013 at 5:00 pm, but there's no celebration involved, just the candle lighting.

3. Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center Festival of Lights

A community event featuring stage performances, children's games and crafts, gift boutiques, family portraits.
When: Sunday, Dec 8, 2013, 10 am - 2 pm
Where: Silverlake JCCC, 1110 Bates Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029 (entrance on Effie)
Cost: Check website
Info: www.sijcc.net

4. 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.
When: November 27 to December 5, 2013 at Sundown
Where: Center Court, 3rd Street Promenade near Arizona, Santa Monica, CA
Cost: Free
Parking: 2 hours free at nearby lots before 6 pm, Promenade Parking Info
Info: www.downtownsm.com
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5. Chanukah 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: Dec 1, 2013 6-9 pm
Where: Universal CityWalk, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
Cost: Free
Parking: $10 general after 3 pm, $20 preferred, front gate closest to theme park entrance, $30. Valet available
Metro: Red Line to Universal City
Info: www.citywalkhollywood.com, www.chabadofthevalley.com
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6. LA Farmer's Market Hanukkah Celebration and Menorah Lighting Ceremony

The annual Hanukkah Celebration at the Farmer's Market includes the building of a giant LEGO Menorah, children's craft workshops, holiday foods, music and a Menorah Lighting Ceremony.
When: Dec 9, 2012, 2:30 - 5 pm
Where: Farmer's Market Plaza, 6333 W. 3rd St., 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, $2/20 minutes up to $20 w/o validation
Info: www.farmersmarketla.com

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7. Chanukah Festival at Westfield Century City

Westfield Century City Mall together with Chabad of Century City are hosting an annual Chanukah Festival with festive music, food, arts and crafts, face painting and a moon bouncer. The festival is free, but there is a fee for activities. Advance tickets for activities can be purchased online.
There is also a dreidel-decorating workshop for kids from 2-4 pm Nov 27 in the Center Court.
When: December 1, 2013, 2-5 pm
Where: Westfield Century City, CA
Cost: Free, fee for activities
Parking: 0 to 3 hrs: $1/hour, 3 to 5 hrs: $1/15 minutes, 5 hrs or more: $24.00 Daily maximum: $24.00
Info: www.chanukahfestival.eventbrite.com, www.westfield.com/centurycity/

8. Menorah Lighting at the Mall in Downtown Burbank

Temple Beth Emet will celebrate Hanukkah nightly from November 27 to December 5, 2013 with a menorah lighting on level 3 Burlington Wing at Burbank Town Center, 201 E Magnolia Boulevard and different family friendly activities every night.

9. Hanukkah Music Festival in West Hollywood

The City of West Hollywood presents a Hanukkah Music Festival featuring the Kol Sephardic Choir and Flamenco Dancers on Sunday, December 4, 2013, 7:30 pm at Fiesta Hall in Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. Their repertoire consists of Sephardic Romanceros sung in Ladino and liturgical/religious songs in Hebrew with Sephardic melodies. $10 suggested minimum donation. For info call (310) 557-1096 or visit www.kolsephardicchoir.com.

10. Menorah Lighting Ceremony at Irvine Spectrum

Irvine Spectrum will host a Menorah Lighting Ceremony on December 1 near the carousel. The event, hosted by Chabad of Irvine, includes traditional music and crafts.
When: December 1, 2013 at 3:30 pm
Where: 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
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