Hanukkah Events in Orange County

Hanukkah is about to end! This year, Hanukkah begins on November 28 and ends on December 5, 2021. In a few days, there will be a host of Hanukkah events in Orange County. They will last all week!

We’ve put together a list of family-friendly Hanukkah events in Orange County! We hope you find the best for your family.

Family Hanukkah Events in Orange County

December 5, 2021
Town Green, 28801 Siena Pkwy, Ladera Ranch, California

Free
Come join us as we celebrate the last night of Hanukkah as a community at the Ladera Ranch Festival of Lights. This year, LARCS has partnered with local organizations to create a community evening with music, dance, dreadlocks, crafts, candle lighting and traditional Hanukkah light meals!

December 5, 2021
Dana Point Harbor
34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA
Free

DPHP in partnership with the Chabad Jewish Center in Dana Point will host a Menorah gathering at Baby Beach’s Fishing Pier at 4 p.m. on December 5. The 12-foot-high Menorah will remain at the pier from November 28 through December 6.

December 3, 2021
Beth El Temple of Southern Orange County
2A Liberty, Mountain View, CA

Free

Join the entire TBESOC community for food trucks, hands-on activities for all ages, and an inspiring kabbalat Shabbat with The Band of Milk and Honey! You do not want to miss this wonderful event! This event was funded in part by a grant from the USCJ’s Pacific Southwest. This service will also be broadcast on Facebook Live.

December 5, 2021
Oak Tree Court at the Outlets in San Clemente
101 W Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente, California

Free

Chanukah Menorah Lighting & Celebration at San Clemente Outlets. Giant Menorah lighting, live music, kids crafts, food, balloon artist and more!

November 30, 2021
Beth El Temple of Southern Orange County
2A Liberty, Mountain View, CA
Adult Night Out! Come join your TBESOC friends as we celebrate Hanukkah! BYO Menorah for candle lighting, light dinners, drinks and silent raffle auctions.
*LIMITED VIRTUAL OPTION AVAILABLE *Benefits from the Women’s Retreat Scholarship Fund. $18 in person/virtual donation based

November 28, 2021
San Clemente Pier
San Clemente, CA 92672
Free

Music • Dreidel Man • Local Characters • Free Gift of Magical Glasses • Sufganiot Donuts, Latkes, Dreidels, Gelt and More! • Dreidel Fidget Pop-Its for Kids

December 3, 2021
Chad Jewish Center in Saint Clemente
1306 North El Camino Real, San Clemente, California
Join us for Saturday dinner. $18 per person. Sponsorships are available.

November 28, 2021
Laguna Niguel City Council
30111 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, California
Free

Join family and friends in this year’s Hanukkah and Menora Lighting Celebration! Enjoy live entertainment, your favorite Hanukkah treatments, menorah lighting, and fun craft activities as we celebrate the season and its traditions. Bring your camera to capture special moments with family and friends. The event is co-sponsored by the Chabad of Laguna Niguel and the City of Laguna Niguel.

December 1, 2021
Honda Center
2695 E Catilla Ave., Anaheim, CA
Celebrate Jewish Heritage Night at Honda Center on December 1st with a stack of pre-game Hanukkah festivities perfect for the whole family. Don’t miss the menorah lighting or the chance to enjoy kosher and safganite foods. The parking lot at the Honda Center will have a bounce house, dreadnoughts to play with, live Chanukah music and street hockey.

November 28, 2021
Chabad Center for Jewish Life
2240 University Drive, Newport Beach, California
Join this outdoor celebration overlooking Newport Back Bay and experience traditional menorah lighting at the Chabad Center for Jewish Life. The menorah lighting is followed by a live musical performance by the famous moshav band. Handicrafts, face painting and balloon animals will also be provided for children. Besides gifts and sweets for the kids, there will also be dreidel and safganyot to enjoy.

November 29, 2021
beautiful land
7777 Eddinger Street, Huntington Beach, California
Free

Come celebrate Hanukkah with us! You are invited to the festive Chanukah Menorah Lighting event hosted by Chabad in South Huntington Beach. Enjoy live music, refreshments and hot cocoa from Peet’s Coffee.

Tustin . region heritage
2437 Park Avenue, Tustin, California

Get ready to feast at this year’s Giant Nosh Menorah, an event sponsored by the Chabad of North Irvine. This free event celebrates all the famous Hanukkah dishes, which include cake, jellies (chocolate coins) and latex. Dreidels, live music and a special performance by the children’s choir will also be presented at the Giant Nosh Menorah event. The festivities will take place at The District Mall in Tustin in front of the AMC movie

Chabad Irvine
5010 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, California

Join us for a Hanukkah dinner on Friday night!

Chabad Irvine car park
5010 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, California

Join us in lighting up the world’s first Pop-It Menorah!

November 30, 2021
Children’s Pretend City Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618

Hanukkah in the pretend city will feature a giant lollipop menorah!

November 28 – December 5 2021
Children’s Pretend City Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618

Spin the dreidel and light the candlestick! We celebrate Hanukkah in the pretend city! Let your kids learn about this holiday with fun activities, traditions, games and art! We’ll have days full of fun, singing and getting into the holiday spirit!

December 3, 2021
Chabad of North Irvine
35 Clay, Irvine, CA

A delicious traditional chapotet dinner filled with the flavor of Hanukkah. $20 per adult, $15 per child.

December 1, 2021
Merage Jewish Community Center in Orange County
1 Union Way, Irvine, CA
Free

Join us for Hanukkah games, candlelighting, entertainment, and dessert for families with children of all ages. Free and open to society. food for sale.

December 6, 2021
Irvine Lynes
3415 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA
Free

Join the bowling alley and light up Menorah. Fun for the whole family. This event is free.

December 5, 2021
Get the air
5142 Argosy Ave, Huntington Beach, CA
Jump on the trampoline, fresh donuts, chocolate coins, light a giant candy candelabra!

December 2, 2021
David’s house
6100 Heffley Street, Westminster, California
Inviting all jews and friends in their twenties and thirties for a night full of fun, games and mingling that is not for the faint of heart – ax throwing, open pub, live DJ, dance, safganiot, games, prizes, sweepstakes, darts, henna and much more. Tickets at: https://www.templebethdavid.org/events/lit-nights/

November 30, 2021
sweet hand
25642 Crown Valley Bkwy, Ladera Ranch, California
Join us to learn the art of cupcake decorating. The cupcakes are pre-baked and we’ll walk you through step-by-step instructions on how to decorate. For all ages and all skill levels. Reservation required. The best part is that you take home your cupcake masterpieces. 1.5 hours, 4 cupcakes, 3 decorations, 1 free style.

December 1, 2021
Chabad House Meir Hakohan
19845 Yorba Linda Boulevard, Yorba Linda, California
Join us for Menorah Lighting and watch a movie. The story of Dr. Jacob Eisenbach, 98, a Holocaust survivor. Enjoy the jelly and latex donuts.

Menorah lighting at Westminster Mall

December 2, 2021
Westminster Mall
1025 Westminster Mall, Westminster, California
Free

Join us for Menorah Lighting, the Hebrew Academy’s choir, live music, children’s sweets, cakes and warm latkes. Fun for the whole family. This event is free.

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