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 San Gabriel Valley 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.
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
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.
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. The Federation is at 550 S. Second Avenue in Arcadia. Tickets are $10 for children 12 and under, $12 for adults and $36 for families. To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact the Jewish Federation at (626) 445-0810 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.