Hanukkah events happening around San Diego

Hanukkah is here, and there are a number of places around San Diego County hosting Menorah lightings and other events. 

Check below for a list of places around San Diego County hosting Hanukkah events:

34th Annual Hanukkah Happening

The event takes place December 10, 2017 and will host games, crafts, prizes and kosher and dairy food. Hanukkah Happening takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center.

Menorah Workshop

This workshop starts at 4 p.m. December 11 at the Home Depot in Carmel Mountain.

UTC Mall Menorah Lighting

The Menorah lighting will take place on December 12 at 6 p.m. 

Liberty Station Menorah lighting

The Menorah lighting will take place on the first day of Hanukkah, December 12. The event will be held at the Central Promenade at Liberty Station and begins at 5 p.m. with the Menorah lighting at 5:25. 

Hanukkah Celebration Westfield North County

The event will feature the lighting of the first menorah candle in honor of Hanukkah. There will be live music, food, dreidels and crafts. The event takes place from 5 to 6 p.m. December 12. 

Car-Menorah Parade

This event begins at 4:30 p.m. December 12 at the Chabad of Poway. The evening begins with the lighting of a 20-foot Menorah followed by a parade led by a limo, party bus, vintage coca cola truck and roughly 10 vehicles each with a menorah mounted on top of them. The event continues at the Westfield north county Mall in Escondido with latkes, doughnuts, Hebrew school performance and more.

Menorah Lighting Chabad Jewish Center of Oceanside/Vista

The lighting of the 15-foot tall Menorah takes place December 12 from 5:30 to 6:30. Guests will also enjoy hot latkes, hot cocoa and music. 

Menorah lighting Hotel Del Coronado

The Menorah lighting takes place from December 12 to December 19 at the hotel. The hotel will also host Chanukah on Ice December 13. For a list of times click here.

Chanukah Celebration at the Forum in Carlsbad

The event will be held on December 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. Guests will enjoy a Menorah lighting, refreshments and games. 

Kid Ventures

Kid Ventures will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. December 13 at 4S Ranch. This event will host a Menorah lighting, doughnuts, games, crafts and more.

Jewish Meditation Workshop for Chanukah

The workshop will be held December 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Chabad of Coronado Grand Opening

The grand opening is on December 14 from 8 to 8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own Menorahs. There will be food and music. 

Congregation Beth Am Menorah Lighting

The lighting happens December 17 at 6 p.m. 

Chanukah Wonderland Chabad Jewish Center of Oceanside/Vista

Chanukah Wonderland takes place December 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will feature a children's performance, the chance for children to decorate their own doughnut, music and more. Details here

Westfield Menorah Lighting

Westfield Mall in Mission Valley and the Chabad of East County are celebrating the 6th day of Hanukkah by lighting a 10-foot menorah December 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. There will also be kids arts and crafts, giveaways, treats and performances. 

Chanukah Funzone

The Funzone will be held at the Chabad of Poway December 18 from 5 to 5 p.m. There will be booths, crafts, a fair, a dreidel house, moon bounces and more followed by a Menorah lighting and “chocolate gelt drop” from a fire truck.

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