Best Chanukah Celebrations in LA

December 20, 2011 1:00 PM

(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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Chanukah begins at sunset on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, and ends at sunset on Wednesday, December 28, 2011. Here are our picks for the best celebrations of the season. We also have a handy list of community menorah lightings throughout the southland.
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December 20th

LA Farmer’s Market

6333 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-9211

The annual Chanukah Celebration at the Farmer’s Market includes children’s craft workshops, building a giant LEGO menorah, holiday foods, music and a menorah lighting ceremony.

Time: 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
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December 20th

Riverside County Courthouse

4050 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 777-3147

This community celebration will feature latkes, a raffle, music and arts and crafts, and a menorah lighting. Presented by the Chabad Jewish Community Center.

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
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December 20, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Universal City Walk

1000 Universal Studios Boulevard
Universal City, CA 91608-1002
(818) 622-4445

This celebration will feature live bands and dancing in CityWalk’s Cinema Plaza. The highlight will be the lighting of what is claimed to be Southern California’s largest menorah at 18 feet.
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December 21st

Chabad of West OC at Bella Terra Shopping Center

7777 Edinger Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 846-2285

Chabad of West O.C. hosts a Chanukah Celebration at Bella Terra Shopping Center that includes a Menorah lighting, music, and treats and entertainment for children. A similar celebration is planned for Thursday, December 22 at Westminster Mall at 6:00 PM.
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Tuesday, December 27th

Ahmanson Recruitment Training Center (Police Academy)

5651 Manchester Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90045

There will be a community menorah lighting and Chanukah festival at the LA Police Academy. The event includes an officer training simulator (for ages over 13), facility tour, film studio tour, K9 dog demo, helicopter fly-by, mounted police demo, plus latkes, donuts and other refreshments. For more information contact office Lisa Herman at

Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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December 20th through 27th at Sundown

Chanukah Celebration

Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-8355

Nightly Menorah lighting ceremonies with community representatives on the 1300 block of the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Celebration will include live music, holiday theatre, children’s crafts and activities and cooking demonstrations.
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December 20th – 28th

Montage Beverly Hills

225 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 860-7820

Every night at 5:00 PM the Montage Beverly Hills will light a menorah. Celebrate together in the lap of luxury before or after enjoying the lush surroundings and delicious food offered by this swanky hotel in the heart of Beverly Hills.

Aracely Worley publishes the blog Daytripping Mom.

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