Chabad centers around Southern Arizona will hold dozens of Chanukah events and community celebrations which will include igniting large menorahs at public locations throughout the eight-day holiday.

In preparation for the Festival of Lights, Chabad is distributing free Menorah kits that include a shiny tin Menorah, colorful candles, a dreidel and text of the blessings. Classes on the meaning of Chanukah are presented by both rabbis and rebbetzins.

Chabad rabbis and volunteers will be visiting and leading celebrations at the retirement and assisted living communities.

The following events will be open to the wider public and free of charge:

Thursday, December 7

4:30 PM - Sierra Vista Veterans Memorial Park: Public Menorah lighting with latkes, donuts and music

5:00 PM - Outside City Hall in Downtown Tucson: Annual lighting of Tucson's tallest Chanukah Menorah with music, latkes, donuts and Kosher pizza truck.

Saturday, December 9

8:00 PM - The Shul of Tucson: Family Chanukah Game Night with food, board games and fun for singles of all ages and families with children.

Sunday, December 10

3:00 PM - Oro Valley Marketplace: Northwest Chanukah Festival with grand Menorah lighting, gelt drop, interactive activities, latkes and donuts, art exhibit.

4:30 PM - Grassy Park by Copper Queen, Bisbee: Public Menorah lighting with latkes, donuts and music

5:00 PM - Purple Heart Park: Vail Chanukah Celebration with Menorah lighting, gelt drop, music, raffle, latkes and donuts.

5:00 PM - Tubac Presidio State Historic Park: Menorah lighting with singing, stories and and refreshments.

5:00 PM - Chabad on River - Chanukah party

5:00 PM - Casa Grande City Hall: Public Menorah lighting with LED Light show, crafts, latkes, donuts, music and raffles.

Monday, December 11

4:30 PM - Benson Visitors Center - Public Menorah lighting with latkes, donuts and music.

5:15 PM - SaddleBrooke: A brief Menorah lighting with music and dancing

Wednesday, December 13

4:30 PM - Main Post Chapel, Fort Huachuca: Public Menorah lighting with latkes, donuts and music

5:00 PM - Marana: Menorah lighting with Mayor Henea, latkes and donuts.


For more information, call 520-881-7956 or email [email protected]