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SF’s Famous Giant Menorah Will Illuminate Union Square Starting November 28

Jamie Ferrell Jamie Ferrell

SF’s Famous Giant Menorah Will Illuminate Union Square Starting November 28

The Bill Graham Menorah Project is gearing up for their 46th annual giant menorah lighting and display! A 25-foot menorah will go up in Union Square from November 28 until December 6.

On November 28 you can enjoy fun activities, food, music and more from 2-6pm! This celebration will accompany the first lighting ceremony at 4:45pm. Enjoy a variety of kids’ crafts and shows, food from Jerry’s Kosher Deli, music from Saul Kaye, and performances from Ari Lesser.

The full lighting schedule is as follows. All ceremonies will be livestreamed on Facebook.

Sunday, November 28th “Bill Graham Menorah Day”

  • 2-6pm: Activities, music, kids’ crafts, food, and performances
  • 4:45pm: Menorah Lighting Ceremony honoring George Zimmer

Monday, November 29th

  • 4:30pm: Gathering & Music
  • 5:00pm: 2ndLighting Ceremony

Tuesday, November 30th  

  • 4:30pm: Gathering & Music
  • 5:00pm: 3rd Lighting Ceremony

Wednesday, December 1st 

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  • 4:30pm: Gathering & Music
  • 5:00pm: 4th Lighting Ceremony

Thursday, December 2nd

  • 4:30pm: Gathering & Music
  • 5:00pm: 5th Lighting Ceremony

Friday, December 3rd

  • 3:00pm: 6th Lighting Ceremony (early due to Shabbat)

Saturday, December 4th

  • 6pm: Chanukah Parade
  • 7:30pm: Gathering & Music
  • 8:00pm:  7th Lighting Ceremony (late due to Shabbat)

Sunday, December 5th

  • 4:30pm: Gathering & Music
  • 5:00pm: 8th Lighting Ceremony

This enormous menorah first went up in Union Square in 1975, making it the first large public menorah and celebration outside of Israel. Since then it’s inspired thousands of other large menorah displays around the world! Make sure to check out the Bill Graham Menorah Project at Union Square from November 28 until December 6.

 

Featured image: Photo by Thomas Hawk via Flickr

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