NYC Events: The Lighting of the Menorah is one of the Many NYC Events that Take Place During the Holidays Close to New York Hotels like The Paramount.
New York Visitors who come to see NYC Events like the Menorah Lighting in Central Park delight in a traditional ceremony, folk dancing, and sufganioyot (holiday jelly donuts) too!
The miracle of Hanukkah comes alive for children at NYC Events for the holidays like the Lighting of the Menorah. They look up at the 4,000 pound golden candelabra with wonder, as it stands as a focal point on the corner of 5th Avenue and 59th Street in Central Park. Menorah-lighting festivities typically begin at 5:30 p.m. on most nights, but plan to arrive early so you can get a good view.
The wicks of the menorah are actually oil lamps, which are lit each night with the assistance of a crane. New York City is all about diversity, and what better way to honor the different cultures in New York than by celebrating one of New York’s largest religious groups? During each night of Hanukkah, come to New York’s Central Park and witness the Lighting of the Menorah. The Central Park Menorah is the largest in the world, measuring 32 feet tall.
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This fun New York Event features delicious food like latkes and yummy beverages, and is located near the Jewish Museum, where an exciting Hanukkah art program entertains kids from noon to 4 p.m. on select afternoons. The Lighting of the Menorah is also just minutes from The Paramount - A New York Hotel located near Central Park, in Times Square.
In accordance with Jewish law, the menorah is lit at 3:45 p.m. on the Friday before the Sabbath starts, and at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening when the Sabbath ends.
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