Light Up the Night: Community Chanukah Grand Menorah Lighting Festival

Chabad at Wiregrass' Light Up the Night 2012 Chanukah CelebrationTime: 5:30-7 p.m.
Date: Sunday, December 9, 2012
Location: The Shops at Wiregrass (by Dillard’s)
Cost: FREE
Info: (813) 642-3244; Chabad at Wiregrass Website; Chabad at Wiregrass Facebook Page

What’s Doing?
All are welcome to join in the festivities as the Grand Menorah is lit and Chanukah begins. Enjoy traditional Chanukah foods — doughnuts, Latkes, Chocolate Gelt — and live entertainment featuring The Hoola Monsters. Plus, there will be a stilt walker, balloon twisting, crafts, prizes and more.

The Shops at Wiregrass
28211 Paseo Drive
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

1. Chanukah Drum Circle & Havdalah
2. Lots of Family Fun is Planned for the 2012 Chanukah in the Park

Image courtesy of Chabad at Wiregrass

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Holiday string lights

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Gingerbread Santa

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Air Mail Envelopes

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Holiday string lights

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Chick-fil-A Santa Cow

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Christmas Bough with Ornaments

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Christmas Bough with Ornaments

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