Photo courtesy of Downtown Santa Monica
Photo courtesy of Downtown Santa Monica

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

Malibu Jewish Center
24855 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265

Stephen S Wise Temple
15500 Stephen S Wise Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077

Chabad of South Bay
24412 Narbonne Ave
Lomita, CA 90717

Vroman's Hastings Ranch
3729 E. Foothill Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107

Cayton Children’s Museum
395 Santa Monica Place on Level 3
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101

Silverlake Independent JCC
1110 Bates Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029

The Point
850 S Sepulveda Blvd
El Segundo, CA 90245

American Jewish University's Familian Campus Room: Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library
15600 Mulholland Drive
Bel Air, CA 90077

ITA Productions
10820 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230

Home Depot
24451 Crenshaw Blvd,
Torrance, CA

Pretend City Children's Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

Laguna Main Beach Cobblestones
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Farmers Market
6333 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Westfield Culver City
6000 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230

Hermosa Beach Pier
1 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach , CA

Fashion Island
401 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Outlets at San Clemente
101 West Avenida Vista Hermosa
San Clemente , CA 92672

Beverly Canon Gardens (Montage Hotel Beverly Hills)
241 Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Irvine Lanes
3415 Michelson Dr
Irvine, CA 92612

Palisades Village
1067 N. Swarthmore Ave
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Battleship USS Iowa
250 S Harbor Blvd, Berth 87,
San Pedro, CA 90731

Third Street Promenade
1300 Block of the Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Hive
859 Laguna Canyon Road (near Laguna Beach Beer Company)
Laguna Beach, CA

Shoppes at Westlake Village
30770 Russell Ranch Rd,
Westlake Village, CA 91362

Westfield Santa Anita
400 S Baldwin Ave #231
Arcadia, CA 91007

Plaza Shops Courtyard at Mercado Del Lago
31541 S. Margarita Pkwy
Rancho S Margarita , CA 92688

The Commons at Calabasas
4799 Commons Way
Calabasas, CA 91302

Promenade on the Peninsula
550 Deep Valley Drive
Palos Verdes, CA 90274

Chabad of North Hollywood
13079 Chandler Blvd ,
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401

Westfield Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles , CA 90067

Palos Verdes Bowl
24600 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90505

Sherman Oaks Galleria
15301 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Two Rodeo Drive
210 North Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

New Hope Community Church
10438 Oro Vista Ave
Sunland, CA 91040

Gold Creek Center
8955 Gold Creek Rd.
Sylmar, CA 91342

Del Amo Fashion Center
3525 West Carson Street
Torrance, CA 90503

The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Scarium of the Pacific
Aquarium of the Pacific - 9:00 AM Pick
Peek-a-Boo Stroll-Thru: A Puppet Marvel!
Bob Baker Marionette Theater - 10:00 AM Pick
Knott's Taste of Fall-O-Ween
Knott's Berry Farm - 12:00 PM Pick
The Frida Cinema 2020 Pop-Up Drive-In
Various Locations, including Zion Lutheran Church & School - 8:30 PM Pick
Newport Dunes Drive-In Movies
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort - 8:30 PM Pick
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