Hanukkah Festival

Photo by Mercie Ghimire

FestivalFamily Programs

Hanukkah Festival

This Little Light of Mine

Sunday, December 2, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (Museum doors and Will Call open at 10:00 a.m.)

About the Program

Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine! This celebration of the ancient Jewish festival of light explores the themes of justice, courage, and persistence at the core of the Hanukkah story and the current exhibition Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


Get on your feet for musical performances by klezmer band Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, sing along with roaming musicians Janice Markham and Melinda West, join dance leaders Bruce Bierman and Gilberto Melendez, and enjoy the uplifting vocals of the choir Urban Voices Project.

Hands-On Workshops

Create a little light of your own with artist Belize Wilheim, and decorate chocolate Hanukkah gelt with ArtBites’ Maite Gomez-Rejón.


Gather ’round to hear to the Hanukkah tale brought to life in English and Spanish.


Visit the exhibition Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, or check out the Hanukkah lamps on display in Visions and Values.

And explore Noah’s Ark at the Skirball™ (limited on-hour tickets available on site only on a first-come, first-served basis).

Dining and Shopping

Enjoy Zeidler’s Café’s popular lunch menu including special Hanukkah dishes such as latkes and sufganiyot (jelly donuts). Zeidler’s Cart will also be open throughout the festival, offering holiday treats and its usual fare of fresh salads and sandwiches. Pick up unique holiday merchandise at Audrey’s Museum Store.

More to Explore

Learn more about the Hanukkah Family Festival at the Skirball.