Thursday, November 29, 2018

Free Kids Hanukkah Activities LA Family Fun

Family Fun





Families like mine who celebrate Chanukah here in Southern California will be thrilled that there's no lack of events to attend with the kids this year. In fact, with 20+ free Los Angeles-area events during the Festival of Lights, there are non-stop family-friendly activities going on that are fun for all ages from the first night of Hanukkah on Sunday, December 2 right up until the last menorah lighting on Sunday evening, December 9.


Chanukah Food Games

Sunday, December 2

Camarillo Chanukah Festival from 2:30 - 4:00 pm at Constitution Park, 601 Carmen Drive, Camarillo. Music, raffle prizes, food, comedy & juggling show, crafts, dreidels and more. Hosted by Chabad of Camarillo. FREE

Chanukah at The Mall from 2:30 - 4:30 pm at Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley. Menorah lighting, music, latkes, crafts, Judah Macabbee photo opp and more. Hosted by Chabad of Simi Valley. FREE

Hanukkah at Hermosa Beach Pier from 3:00 - 6:00 pm on the pier in Hermosa Beach. Menorah lighting, kids crafts, food and fun. Hosted by the Jewish Community Center and Temple Shalom of the South Bay. FREE

Chanukah in the Park from 3:30 - 5:30 pm at Libbey Park, 210 S. Signal, Ojai. Food, contortionist & hoverboard performance, kids crafts, human dreidel and more. Hosted by Chabad of Ojai Valley. FREE 

Menorah Lighting from 3:30 - 5:30 pm at The Atrium Garden Court at Fashion Island, Newport Beach. Menorah lighting and other festivities. Hosted by Chabad Center for Jewish Life. FREE 

Palisades Village Menorah Lighting from 4:00 - 6:30 pm at 1035 N. Swarthmore, Pacific Palisades. Kids crafts, Chanukah treats, entertainment, and more. FREE Admission. Hosted by Chabad of Pacific Palisades. FREE admission.

Montage Hotel Beverly Hills Menorah Lighting from 4:30-6:30 pm at Beverly Canon Gardens, 241 Canon Drive, Beverly Hills. Festivities include menorah lighting, music, hot latkes, donuts, entertainment, face painting, and more. FREE Admission. Hosted by JEM Community Center of Beverly Hills, 310-772-0000 for more information.

Chanukah Glow in the Dark from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at The Village Town Center, 350 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park. Glow in the dark menorah lighting, circus show, latke bar, kids crafts and prizes. Hosted by Chabad of the Conejo. FREE

Menorah Lighting at 6:00 pm at The Platform, 8850 Washington Boulvevard, Culver City. Featuring live music, hot latkes, a dreidel popup, an appearance by young performer Sage Rosen (Dancing With the Stars: Juniors), and more surprises. FREE admission if you bring an unwrapped new toy -- no plush or wooden toys, please -- or giftcard to benefit Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Hosted by Chabad Israel Center.

Menorah Lights on Rodeo Drive from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Two Rodeo, 210 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. Menorah lighting, music, food and fun. Hosted by Chabad of Beverly Hills. FREE


Hanukkah Menorah Lighting

Monday, December 3

Chanukah at the Shoppes from 5:30 - 7:00 pm at The Shoppes Westlake Village. Entertainment includes actor/fire juggler/stunt man, music, latkes, jelly donuts and dreidels. Hosted by Chabad of Conejo. FREE admission

Menorah Lighting from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at The Fountain at The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. Menorah lighting plus DJ Yoav and The Moshava Band perform; also treats and other surprises. Hosted by The Village Synagogue. FREE admission

Tuesday, December 4

Chanukah Family Festival from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Janss Marketplace, 275 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Hosted by Chabad of Thousand Oaks. Food, Hassidic break dancing, music, face painting and more. FREE

Wednesday, December 5

Menorah Lighting from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Manhattan Village Mall, 3200 Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach. Food, fun, crafts, music and menorah lighting. FREE

Chanukah Party from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Westside Pavilion, 10800 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles. Menorah lighting, kids crafts and Chanukah chocolate gelt, dreidels, latkes, music, and more. Hosted by Beis Bezalel Chabad and Chabad of Cheviot Hills. FREE

Thursday, December 6

LAPD Hanukkah Celebration with Police Chief Michel Moore at 3:30 - 4:30 pm. Featuring Shalhevet High School choir performance and refreshments in PAB Lobby. For more information, call Rabbi Sam Newman, 310-941-5188 

Menorah Lighting from 4:30 - 6:30 pm at The Atrium at Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles. Fun, food, entertainment and menorah lighting. FREE admission, but RSVP is required.

Giant Donut Menorah Lighting from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the outdoor village at Del Amo Fashion Center, 3525 W. Carson Street, Torrance. Menorah lighting, donut decorating, live music, face painting and more. Hosted by Chabad of South Bay. FREE

Menorah Lighting at 6:00 pm at the Camarillo Premium Outlets, 740 Ventura Boulevard, Camarillo. Hosted by Chabad of Camarillo. FREE

Chanukah Festival in Ventura at 7:00 pm at Pacific View Mall, 3301 E. Main Street, Ventura. Hosted by Chabad of Ventura. FREE

Friday, December 7

19th Annual Malibu Jewish Center Chanukah Concert Celebration from 6:00 - 8:30 pm at Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue, 24855 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Includes concert and magic show. FREE

Saturday, December 8

Grand Menorah Lighting at 6:30 pm at Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard. Hosted by Chabad of Oxnard. FREE

Chanukah Concert Community Celebration at 8:00 pm at Third Street Promenade - Center Court, 1351 Third Street, Santa Monica. Menorah lighting, Hanukkah crafts and chocolate gelt for the kids, hot cocoa and latkes while supplies last. Hosted by Chabad Simcha Monica. FREE


Chanukah DIY Hats Face Painting

Sunday, December 9

Anshe Emet Chanukah Party and Magic Show from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at Anshe Emet, 1490 S. Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles. Family magic show, plus latkes, sufganiot, and goody bags for the kids. FREE

Chanukah Festival at The Collection from 2:30 - 4:30 pm at The Collection at Riverpark, 2751 Park View Court, Oxnard. Herzog wine tasting for adults, kids activities and live entertainment, hot latkes, comedy and juggling, and menorah lighting. Co-hosted by Chabads of Oxnard, Camarillo, Ventura, and Ojai Valley. FREE

Hanukkah in Song Concert at 4:00 pm at Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. LA Jewish Community Children's Choir, Sinai Temple Choirs, and Sinai Cantors perform. FREE 

Hershel & the Hanukkah Goblins Klezmer Concert and sing along for all ages from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at Wilshire Boulevard Temple, 3663 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. Music followed by jelly donuts, candle lighting, and book sales. RSVP Required, FREE 

11th Annual Moorpark Chanukah Festival from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at Chabad of Moorpark, 6061 Gabbert Road, Moorpark. Comedy, magic, music, crafts, games, food and more. FREE

17th Annual Chanukah at Universal CityWALK from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. An all outdoors event with a menorah lighting, food, fun and entertainment for the whole family including singers Benny Friedman, Benny Elbaz and more. FREE admission. Hosted by Chabad of the Valley. Details 

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