Menorah Lighting Ceremony at Chanukah in the Square
A 2,500-year-old miracle is remembered this week in Trafalgar Square: Chanukah (also called Hanukkah) is the Jewish festival of lights and is celebrated by lighting a menorah every night. Trafalgar Square is currently home to a huge menorah and its nine candles will be illuminated during Chanukah.
Join London’s Jewish community to celebrate Chanukah in the Square on Wednesday 5 December from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. This fun event will be attended by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Kahn, and will include live music, dancing and food – we hear that there’ll be lots of free doughnuts.
If you miss the Chanukah event on Wednesday, you can still see the Trafalgar Square menorah lit every evening until Sunday 9 December.
While you’re in Trafalgar Square, don’t miss the chance to investigate Michael Rakowitz’s Lamassu sculpture on the Fourth Plinth.