Bay Area Hannukah Celebrations

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The first night of Hannukah is upon us and there are some great events happening in the Bay Area. Here is our list of staff picks to get you celebrating this festival of light!

Bill Graham Menorah Lighting and Festivities at SF Union Square
Sunday, Dec 2nd at 4:30 PM
Kids crafts and activities starting at 2 PM.

1st Union Square Candle Lighting Ceremony at 4:30 PM David & Alex Graham, Perry Farrell and Local Dignitaries with musical performances by Jerry’s Kosher Deli plus Very Special Guests.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are the 2nd through 5th lighting at 5 PM. Friday is a 3 PM, Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday is the 8th lighting and grande finale at 5 PM.

Osher Marin JCC Festival of Lights
Sun, December 2nd from 11:30 AM to 2 PM
Bring your friends to the Osher Marin JCC for the biggest free Hanukkah party in Marin! Enjoy glow in the dark dancing, arts projects for all senses, live music, delicious food, games, face painting, swimming, and more! A party for the ages and for all ages!

Please bring a new unwrapped toy to support those in need!
The Osher Marin JCC is located at 200 North San Pedro Road in San Rafael.

Night at the Jewseum: Shimmer
Thursday, Dec 6th from 6 to 9 PM
Let your light shine at Night at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in SF.  Dance, drink, decorate, and dazzle on the fifth night of Hanukkah during the museum-wide activation and holiday celebration. Play gallery games in Lew the Jew. Stitch goldwork embroidery with the San Francisco Embroidery School in the Textile Lab. Pulse to the universal sounds of DJ CHLORA and bop to the klezmeresque Yiddiots. Strut along with the cosmic Fashion Show. Ask a Rabbi with Maggid Jhos Singer. Nosh at La Cocina’s yummy Latke & Brisket Bar, and sip a specialty Tonic cocktail (all food and drink available for purchase). Plus more Hanukkah surprises to come!

JCC-SF’s Glowing Hannukah Party at Ghiradelli Square
Sunday, December 9th from 3 to 6 PM
Free and open to all ages
Celebrate the last night of Hanukkah and dress up in your favorite light-up, glittery and glowing clothes! Over 8 days the candle-light glows more and more each night–come together as a community to make that light even brighter as we head into the darkest days of the year.

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