Hanukkah is known as the festival of lights and on Saturday, the Kings Park Jewish Center along with the Chamber of Commerce will symbolically light the menorah at Veterans Plaza.
Traditional chocolate candy known as Hanukkah gelt, along with dreidels will be handed out to the children. Music will be provided by the Kings Park High School Orchestra, directed by Jon Nowak and the William T. Rogers Middle School vocalists directed by Robin Paola.
Afterwards residents can head to the Jewish center to continue the celebration.
“We will have our own Klezmer band, performing at the synagogue immediately following the ceremony, with traditional Hanukkah songs as well as some fun parody songs for the holiday,” said Karen Dongvort of the Jewish center.
Each person may bring their personal menorah to light at the synagogue. Potato pancakes, known as latkes, and donuts will be served.
When: Dec. 18, 4 p.m.
Where: Veterans Plaza and afterwards at the Kings Park Jewish Center
Fee: Free and open to all residents