A Small Guide to Nearby Hanukkah Events

With Hanukkah starting this weekend, we've gathered a few candle-lighting events around the Crescenta and San Gabriel valleys.

The Festival of Lights starts on Saturday and the candle-lighting for Shabbat is Friday before sunset, so we've gathered a few Hanukkah events in the Crescenta and San Gabriel valleys for you and yours.   

If you'd rather opt to host your own event, the following are approximate times for Shabbat candle lighting, which should be done 18 minutes before sunset, according to Chabad of Pasadena. If you miss your time, you can still light your candles up until sunset, but not after.

Temple Sinai of Glendale will host services and events throughout the week and recommends reservations for Hanukkah. To reserve a space or learn more about participating in events, call 818-246-8101.  

Lighting Times

Altadena, Arcadia, Glendora, La Canada, Flintridge, Montrose, La Crescenta, Monrovia, Pasadena, South Pasadena:

Light Candles at 4:25 p.m. on Friday
Shabbat ends at 5:24 p.m. on Saturday

Hanukkah Events

Lego Menorah
Come to Pasadena City Hall on Sunday from 3-5 p.m. for a free Hanukkah celebration that could use your help building a giant Lego menorah. The event will also include a grand menorah lighting, hot latkas, live music, arts and crafts, face painting, dreidels and more.   

Festival of Jewish Music
The Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys will host the 5th annual Festival of Jewish Music on Sunday from 3-5:30 p.m.   

Chanukah Family Festival
Join Chabad of Pasadena in the center court of the Westfield Santa Anita mall on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 5-7 p.m. for a free Hanukkah event that includes a raffle for a $500 Westfield gift card, a live menorah carving out of a huge block of ice Hanukkah arts and crafts, hot latkas, jelly donuts, live music and dreidels.  


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