Photos by Bebe Jacobs
- $10 General
- $7 Seniors and Full-Time Students
- FREE to Members and Children under 12
Museum doors and Will Call open at 11:00 a.m.
All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
Advance ticket sales are now closed.
Walk-up ticket sales open on Sunday, November 24, at 11:00 a.m., pending availability.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Don’t miss the Skirball’s popular Hanukkah Family Festival for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to celebrate the first day of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving falling on the same day—something that has never happened before and will not occur again for almost 80,000 years! Families of all backgrounds welcome.
Please note: Advance tickets to Noah’s Ark will not be available on Sunday, November 24. On that day, limited one-hour Noah’s Ark tickets will be available to Hanukkah family festival attendees only on a first-come, first-served basis.
Adjusted hours for Noah's Ark on this day:
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Adjusted hours for the Museum and Audrey’s Museum Store:
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Discounts, coupons, and other ticket promotions are not valid on festival day.
Performance and Storytelling
BILL BURNETT—THE YOUNG MACCABEES
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., 1:45–2:15 p.m.
Storyteller and songwriter Bill Burnett presents The Young Maccabees, an original Hanukkah musical performance for families.
12:30–1:10 p.m., 2:45–3:25 p.m.
Don't miss New York–based ShirLaLa, fronted by performer and music educator Shira Kline. This “outrageously hip” Jewish kiddie-rock band delivers a dynamic, interactive Hanukkah program of joy and spirit, story and song.
GOLDEN STATE KLEZMERS
12:00–12:30 p.m., 1:15–1:45 p.m., 2:15–2:45 p.m.
Catch the lively Golden State Klezmers ensemble as they perform around campus. This festive band is sure to bring a smile and get you dancing!
Drop-In Workshops and Activities
At this time of giving thanks and giving back, create your own tzedakah (justice) box, a traditional Jewish object for collecting charitable donations and wishes for those in need.
HANUKKAH CHARACTER PUPPETS
Judah Maccabee? King Antiochus? Which character from the ancient story of Hanukkah will you be? Create your own puppet to bring the Hanukkah story to life.
HANUKKAH LAMP MAKING
In this interactive workshop, make your very own menorah using interesting and creative materials.
Share what you're grateful for by joining with festivalgoers to create a community art installation.
In the Galleries
Join docents on the lively and informative Lights of Hanukkah Family Tour at 12:00 p.m., and a tour of Global Citizen at 2:00 p.m.
Dining and Shopping
Enjoy Zeidler’s Café’s popular lunch menu and feast on “Thanksgiving Hanukkah” treats such as roasted pumpkin-apple soup, pear and potato latkes, and stuffed acorn squash. Zeidler’s Cart will be offering pumpkin butter–filled sufganiyot (jelly donuts) and latkes with cranberry-apple relish, among other seasonal items.
Pick up unique gift items and special holiday merchandise at Audrey’s Museum Store.