While you may be familiar with Adam Sandler’s Hanukkah Song, what do you really know about holiday? The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. During this fight, supplies were scarce. Judah Maccabee and other Jews who took part in the rededication of the Second Temple thought they only had enough untainted olive oil to keep the menorah’s candles burning for one day. But the eternal flame burned for eight days. The event was proclaimed a miracle and has been celebrated for centuries since then. The menorah is lit for eight nights to commemorate and remember the miracle of the eternal flame.
Gather the whole family and head to Oklahoma City for a fun evening during the Bricktown Lights Chanukah Celebration. This all-ages event will include a giant menorah lighting, live music, unique entertainment and an exciting chocolate coin drop that kids will love. Have your picture taken with Dreidel Man, dig into some hot latkes and enjoy connecting with the community during this festive event.
Firehouse Community Outreach is looking forward to eight nights of Hanukkah fun and they invite you to join them for night number one! There will be dinner and yummy dessert, dreidel games and chocolate coin prizes too.
Dinner is $12 per adult, $5 for kids 5 and up, and free for under 5. Be sure to let them know if you'll be going by December 20th to ensure they have enough food for everyone.