Public Hanukkah menorah lightings in cities around the world
Howard Alexander - News Editor
FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2015, file photo, members of India's Jewish community pose for photographs after representatives of Mumbai's Chabad-Lubavitch ignited a menorah erected at the Gateway of India landmark as part of the Hanukkah celebration on the eighth and final night of the Jewish community's festival, in Mumbai, India. The Chabad-Lubavitch organization plans public menorah lightings in hundreds of cities around the world this year on Hanukkah, which begins the night of Dec. 24, 2016.
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December 23, 2016 - 6:45 PM
The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah begins the night of Dec. 24 and lasts for eight days. If you're travelling or vacationing during the holiday, there may be a menorah lighting near you. Chabad-Lubavitch plans to hold public menorah lightings and Hanukkah events in hundreds of cities and more than 90 countries. Details and listings are available at http://www.Chabad.org/HanukkahEvents .
Among noteworthy events in the U.S., there will be menorah lightings at NBA and NHL games, including the Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders, Orlando Magic and Golden State Warriors. In New York City, a massive menorah will be lit nightly near the Plaza Hotel and the entrance to Central Park. Nightly lightings will also take place in San Francisco's Union Square.
In front of the White House, a menorah will be lit nightly. Miami's Gulfstream Park will host a menorah lighting Tuesday. And in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a Hanukkah celebration on Saturday night will include lining up hot air balloons in the shape of a menorah.
There will be menorah lightings at ski resorts in Vail, Colorado, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and a public menorah lighting on Main Street in Park City, Utah. Those heading to the Caribbean for the holiday week will find menorah lightings in Cancun, Mexico, on the island of Aruba and in other destinations.
Hanukkah celebrations will also be held in Revolution Square in Moscow, at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, at the Eiffel Tower in Paris and in Trafalgar Square in London, with many more in other world capitals.
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