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Chanukah 2012

How about a 25-foot-tall menorah, kosher beer party & a “latkepalooza?” | Dec 8-15
By - posted 12/8/2012

Santa and his tree may get most of the pub, but the the Festival of Lights can thrown down some seriously fun events too.

Not only is there a 25-foot-tall menorah and festival in Union Square for Chanukah 2012, but there’s also a kosher beer party, a festival in Ghirardelli Square, a tasty “latkepallooza” that takes us through eight days of crazy nights.

Got a fun Bay Area Chanukah event to share? Leave a comment below and let us know!


Saturday, December 16

SF’s Menorah Parade & Chanukah Lighting | Union Square
Saturday, December 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
SF's Menorah Parade & Chanukah Lighting | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 12-19, at approximately 5 pm on most ...

Sunday, December 17

Chanukah Wonderland: 24 Holidays on 24th Street | Noe Valley
Sunday, December 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for shopping, food and drinks
| Noe Valley Town Square
Chanukah Wonderland: 24 Holidays on 24th Street | Noe Valley

Festivities on Sunday, December 17, 2017:

11:00 am: Kids Holiday Craft Workshop – Kids create felt gingerbread figures at Mapamundi Kids, 1306 Castro St. Free and all materials will be provided. Recommended for ages 3-7. Please RSVP via phone 415-641-6192 or email info@mapamundikids.com
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Holiday Music with the Russo Music …

Eight Nights of Hanukkah: Hanukkah Carnival | San Leandro
Sunday, December 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Temple Beth Sholom
Eight Nights of Hanukkah: Hanukkah Carnival | San Leandro

Torah schoolers and potential schoolers come together for our annual Hanukkah Carnival. There will be games, prizes and guaranteed fun.

Bill Graham Menorah Day 2017: SF’s Chanukah Festival | Union Square
Sunday, December 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Bill Graham Menorah Day 2017: SF's Chanukah Festival | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 12-19, at approximately 5 pm on most ...

2017 Chanukah Festival: Free Latkes, Donuts & Magic | Redwood City
Sunday, December 17 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Courthouse Square
2017 Chanukah Festival: Free Latkes, Donuts & Magic | Redwood City

Witness Menorah Lighting at the 8th annual Chanukah Festival in Redwood City’s Courthouse Square on Sunday, December 17, 2017.
Guests will also enjoy free latkes and donuts, a magic show, live music and crafts for kids.
Including BEN KRAMARZ LIVE.
Free, but an RSVP enters you into a raffle.

Chanukah At The River: Grand Menorah Lighting | Petaluma
Sunday, December 17 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Water Street Promenade
Chanukah At The River: Grand Menorah Lighting | Petaluma

Join them for the second annual Grand Menorah Lighting at the Petaluma River. There will be:

Mega-Nine-Foot Menorah
Spectacular Fire Juggling & Escape Act
Latkes, Donuts, and Chocolate “Gelt”
Chanukah Craft, Music, Grand Raffle
Face Painting, Photo-op with Life-Sized Dreidel 
Special Chanukah Giveaway for first 50 Kids

Free but an RSVP is required.

Monday, December 18

2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 7th Night | Union Square
Monday, December 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 7th Night | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 12-19, at approximately 5 pm on most ...

2017 Chanukah Under the Dome & Homemade Latkes | Westfield Centre
Monday, December 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
2017 Chanukah Under the Dome & Homemade Latkes | Westfield Centre

On the same night as the lighting of the 7th candle of the 25 foot Bill Graham Menorah at 5 pm in Union Square, make your way over to the Westfield SF Centre for a Chanukah Celebration with live music, Sufganiyot, and festivities for all ages.
Join Westfield San …

Eight Nights of Hanukkah: DIY Menorah Clinic | San Leandro
Monday, December 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Home Depot (San Leandro)
Eight Nights of Hanukkah: DIY Menorah Clinic | San Leandro

Come and join their DIY Menorah clinic for 3 – 12-year-olds and anyone who feels like a youngster. Building and creating is a delight, so come along with your little ones. Hanukkah gifts will be given while supplies last.

Tuesday, December 19

Eight Nights of Hanukkah: Hanukkah Presents Drive | San Leandro
Tuesday, December 19 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Temple Beth Sholom
Eight Nights of Hanukkah: Hanukkah Presents Drive | San Leandro

Your house is overflowing with gifts by now. Share the ones you won’t be playing with those who would love to have them.
Educational toys for 1-10-year-olds are very much welcome.

2017 Chanukah Grand Finale & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah | Union Square
Tuesday, December 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Chanukah Grand Finale & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 12-19, at approximately 5 pm on most ...

Monday, December 25

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Day | SoMa
Monday, December 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Day | SoMa

Think everything’s closed on Christmas Day?
The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s Community Day is an admission-free, fun-for-all extravaganza that has become an annual tradition for Bay Area families.
Contemporary Jewish Museum Community Day
Monday, December 25, 2017 | 11 am to 4 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St., San Francisco
FREE
2017 Events
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