CORAL GABLES – The entire community is invited to the annual City of Coral Gables Festival of Lights Chanukah Celebration scheduled for Sunday, December 2nd from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Ponce Circle Park, 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables. The free public event for both children and adults will offer live musical entertainment featuring Master of Moldovian Pan Flute Constantin Moscovich, carnival rides and crafts for kids, complimentary hot potato latkes, traditional Chanukah doughnuts, concession stands and other holiday treats.

“We are excited to be celebrating our sixteenth year of the Grand Menorah Lighting Celebration with the community in Coral Gables” said Rabbi Avraham Stolik, of Chabad of Downtown Coral Gables. “Now more than ever we need to strengthen our unity and Jewish Pride and ensure that light prevails over darkness and goodness over evil.”

The highlight of the event will be the lighting of the candles on the large 12 foot Menorah that will illuminate Ponce Circle Park during the holiday season. Mayor Raul Valdes-Fauli, City Commissioners & community leaders will be the honored guests.

The event is being sponsored by Dr. Barry Burak of Affiliated Healthcare Centers .

For more information please call 305-490-7572, email or visit .

In conjunction with the Holiday of Chanukah, Chabad will be hosting two other events open to the community.

On Tuesday, December 4th, Chabad will be bringing its SKIP - Seniors & Kids Intergenerational Program – to the senior residents of the Palace in Coral Gables. Boys and girls of all ages (and their families) will have the opportunity to join a Chanukah sing-a-long and make a Chanukah craft with the seniors at the Palace in Coral Gables. All children in attendance will receive a Chanukah gift.

This event will be held at the Palace of Coral Gables, 1 Andalusia Ave, Coral Gables, at 5:00 pm. RSVP to .


On Friday, December 7th, Chabad will be hosting a Greek Shabbat Chanukah Dinner with gourmet Greek Cuisine. Couvert: $20 Adult, $12 Child.

This event will be held at Chabad in Coral Gables, 1827 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, 6:30 pm. RSVP at .