Hamden’s Menorah Lighting Celebrations
Sunday December 18th, Bassett Park
Tuesday December 20th, Freedom Park
Hamden – The Town of Hamden will host a Night of Lights Menorah Lighting Celebration on Sunday, December 18th from 4:30PM to 5:30PM at Bassett Park, located at the corner of Waite St and Ridge Rd, in addition to the Freedom Park Menorah Lighting, at the intersection of Dixwell Ave and Whitney Ave, on Tuesday December 20th at 5PM. Ceremonies will be led by Rabbi Moshe Hecht of Chabad of Hamden.
Please join us in these celebrations of Light as we kindle the Menorah in honor of the Hanukah Holiday, which began over 2000 years ago in Jerusalem. Menorah candles are lit after dark, at sundown, symbolizing “illuminating the night” and bringing light to the world.
Sunday’s Night of Lights Celebration at Bassett Park beginning at 4:30PM will include the lighting of the menorah, a gelt drop, music, refreshments, and a meet and greet.
At Sunday’s Night of Lights Celebration at Bassett Park, located at the corner of Ridge Rd & Waite St, festivities include:
- 4:30PM – 4:45PM: Music, Refreshments and Meet and Greet
- 4:45PM – 5:00PM: Welcoming Remarks, Message of the Menorah, Kindling the Menorah, and Words from the Mayor
- 5:00PM – 5:15PM: Gelt Drop
- 5:15PM – 5:30PM: Refreshments and Meet and Greet
The Chabad of Hamden will provide latkes, doughnuts, coffee, applesauce, Hanukah gelt, and refreshments. All festivities are free.
Parking is available at Bassett Park, 640 Ridge Rd.
Night of Lights is presented by the Chabad of Hamden and the Town of Hamden. Night of Lights is held in cooperation with the Hamden Police Department, the Hamden Fire Department, the Department of Arts, Culture, Recreation and Wellness, and the Mayor’s Office. Thank you to ShopRite of Hamden for sponsoring this celebration.
The Chabad of Hamden and the Town of Hamden is also hosting the Freedom Park Menorah Lighting, at the intersection of Dixwell Ave and Whitney Ave, on Tuesday December 20th beginning at 5PM, which will include welcoming remarks, lighting of the Menorah, and words from the Mayor.
In case of inclement weather, activities will be cancelled. For weather information, go to hamden.com.
For further information, please contact Deputy Chief of Staff, Alexa M. Panayotakis, at (203) 287-7100 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.