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.
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
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.
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
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
Parking: 2 hours free at nearby lots before 6 pm, Promenade Parking Info
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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
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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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
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
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/