San Francisco, California – To mark the first day of Hanukkah, a 25-foot-tall menorah will be lit in San Francisco’s Union Square after sunset on Sunday.
The event, which is part of Chabad SF’s Bill Graham Menorah Project, will begin at 2 p.m. with the menorah lighting at 4:45 p.m.
The first large menorah went up at Union Square in 1975 and was supported by Graham, the late rock music promoter who is also the namesake of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco’s Civic Center.
The free event on Sunday will include craft activities for kids as well as other activities. The lighting festivities for Hanukkah, the Jewish “festival of lights,” will be streamed live on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Chabad.SanFrancisco/ through Dec. 5.
More information about the activities and the Bill Graham Menorah Project is available at http://www.billgrahammenorah.org/.