27 Fun Hanukkah Celebrations and Menorah Lightings for Kids in Los Angeles

Celebrate Hanukkah with music, crafts, and building a giant Lego menorah. Photo courtesy of the Original Farmers Market
Celebrate Hanukkah with music, crafts, and building a giant Lego menorah. Photo courtesy of the Original Farmers Market

However you spell it—Hanukkah, Hanukka, Hannukah, Chanukah, or Channuka—Los Angeles is a great place to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Home to a Jewish population larger than that of Jerusalem, Los Angeles has loads of lighting celebrations all over town, with giant menorahs lighting up open spaces from Silverlake to Santa Monica

There are more than enough celebrations to fill the eight crazy nights, including the popular event at the Skirball Center, as well as numerous local events and candle lightings that burn the sunset oil all week long. For 8 Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah with Kids and more ways to celebrate this holiday season with your family at home, check out our Guide to Holiday Fun for Kids.

Places featured in this article:


Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

Pretend City Children's Museum

Beverly Cañon Gardens (Maybourne Hotel Beverly Hills)

Grand Terrace at Central Park - Bell Tower Regional Community Center

New Hope Community Church
Free First Fridays at Kidspace
Kidspace Children's Museum - various times Pick
First Fridays
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County - 5:00 PM
Around the Block Party (Academy Museum)
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures - 6:00 PM
Knott’s Peanuts Celebration
Knott's Berry Farm - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides