Hanukkah in Los Angeles just wouldn't be complete without the city's best latkes (we know—like you needed an excuse to eat fried potatoes). Prepare to celebrate the festival of light with latkes and kosher plates from the best restaurants in Los Angeles, and make sure you don't forget wine. Make a stop at one of LA's best gift shops to impress your host or the kids after a couple rounds of dreidel.
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When is Hanukkah 2015?
This year, Hanukkah begins the evening of Sunday, December 6 and ends the evening of Monday, December 14.
Hanukkah food and gifts
Hanukkah Celebration at Farmers Market
Build a giant LEGO menorah and decorate a dreidel at the Original Farmers Market's Hanukkah celebration. Bring yours kids (or your inner child) out early for games, crafts and the musical "Chanukah Pajamikah" show. The menorah lighting kicks off just after sunset at 5pm.
Hanukkah Family Festival
Celebrate Hanukkah with kid-friendly musical performances and activities at the Skirball, where you can create your own menorah, tzedakah (justice) box or even a Judah Maccabee puppet. Singer Lisa Loeb lights up the stage this year, along with members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles.
Festival of Lights
Celebrate the penultimate night of Hanukkah at the Festival of Lights, an all-ages day of music, art and games at the Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center (SIJCC). The it's a family-friendly event, adults will find plenty to do here, including woodworking workshops, donut eating contests, treasure hunts, bagels from the Yeastie Boys, pizza from Garage and more. The Hollow Trees will perform live, as well as a capoeira demonstration from the folks at United Capoeira Association. The whole afternoon goes down at the SIJCC (1110 Bates Ave); kids get an all-access pass for $15, and adults are in for free.