Bringing on the light: Two Chanukah celebrations
On Sunday, Dec. 25, Santa Feans light the enormous menorah on the Plaza in a celebration of the second night of Chanukah hosted by the Santa Fe Jewish Center-Chabad. Holiday festivities begin at 3 p.m. with a Jewish Rave Dance Party with live music and a DJ, as well as an acrobatic show by the Salida Circus. Refreshments include hot cocoa, latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly donuts). At 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, the Jewish Center hosts
Chanukah on Ice, an all-ages event at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center (3221 Rodeo Road), featuring ice-skating, games, other activities, and a giant menorah lighting for the fourth night of the eight-day holiday. Latkes, sufganiyot, and gelt (chocolate coins) will be plentiful. Admission to
Chanukah on Ice is free; skate rental is $3. For more information, visit www .chabadsantafe.com.