Chabad of Orange County, headed by Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston, is offering an array of Chanukah celebrations for all ages across the county. Events are open to all and will include menorah lighting, Chanukah songs, dreidels, latkes, donuts and chocolate “gelt.”
Grand Chanukah Festival with helicopter gelt drop and special effects menorah - Sunday, December 18, 4 p.m.:
Special Effects Menorah Lighting with a laser and light show. Celebration will continue indoors with a photo booth, crafts, latke bar and donuts. New Chabad Center, 94 Gilbert Street in Monroe. Register at www.ChabadOrange.com/geltdrop
Central Valley Menorah Lighting - Monday, December 19, 5:30 p.m.:
Outdoor Menorah Lighting followed by an indoor reception in the party room of Hudson’s Ice Cream. Register at www.ChabadOrange.com/CVlight.
Chester Menorah Lighting -Tuesday, December 20, 5 p.m.:
Festive outdoor Menorah Lighting at the Chester Town Hall, 1786 Kings Highway, Chester. Register at www.ChabadOrange.com/ChesterLight
The Great, Big, Mega, Gigantic, Enormous Latke Sizzle-Wednesday, December 21, 6 p.m.:
For the first time in Orange County, Chabad is offering the Mega Latke Sizzle – where families can peel, grate, mix and fry their own latkes. A latke bar will provide an array of toppings. A stilt-walker will entertain. Chabad Center, 94 Gilbert Street. Register at www.ChabadOrange.com/latke
Tuxedo Menorah Lighting and reception -Thursday, December 22, 6:00 p.m.:
Outdoor Menorah lighting followed by indoor reception. Tuxedo Train Station, 240 Route 17. Register at www.ChabadOrange.com/TuxedoLight.