30+ Hanukkah Celebrations for Kids in LA and Orange County
However you spell it—Hanukkah, Hanukka, Hannukah, Chanukah, or Channuka—SoCal is a great place to be for the Festival of Lights. Home to a Jewish population larger than that of Jerusalem, Los Angeles is all about "lighting candles, wearing sandals, by the sea" (at least, that's why Tom Leher spent Hanukkah in Santa Monica). Giant menorahs light up open spaces from The OC to the Valley.
There are plenty of celebrations to fill the eight crazy nights, including the popular event at the Skirball Center, as well as numerous local events and candle lightings to burn the sunset oil all week long. And with a full-fledged Chrismakkuh this year, we're in for eight times the fun all the way up to the new year.
Hanukkah 2019: December 22 - 30