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Happy Hanukkah

The holiday is traditionally celebrated with food, games, gifts and the lighting of the menorah

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    Happy Hanukkah

    On Tuesday at sundown, many Angelenos will begin lighting candles in celebration of Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish holiday known as the "Festival of Lights."

    The word Hanukkah means "dedication" in Hebrew and commemorates the re-dedication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C. when the Jewish were victorious over the Syrian-Greeks.

    The holiday is traditionally celebrated with food, games, gifts and the lighting of the menorah. Below is a list of events occurring in Los Angeles:

    Menorah Lighting Ceremonies on Third Street Promenade

    A Lego Menorah

    [LA] A Lego Menorah
    Stephanie Elam reports on Hanukkah festivities at the Original Farmers Market, where kids help to build a big menorah out of Legos.
    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011)

    • When: Dec. 20-27 at sundown
    • Where: Center Court, 1300 block of the Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA
    • Cost: Free
    • Parking: 2 hours free at nearby lots before 6 p.m.

    LA Farmer's Market Hanukkah Celebration and Menorah Lighting Ceremony

    • When: Dec. 20 from 2:30-5 p.m.
    • Where: Farmer's Market Plaza, 6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90036
    • Cost: Free

    Chanukah at City Walk

    • When: Dec. 20 at 6 p.m.
    • Where: Universal City Walk, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
    • Cost: Free 

    The Montage Beverly Hills Montage Menorah Lighting

    • When: Dec. 20-28 at 5 p.m.
    • Where: 225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    Menorah Lighting at the Police Academy

    • When: Dec. 27 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Where: Ahmanson Recruiting Training Center, 5651 Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045