Hanukkah ends at sundown on Friday; See a list of outdoors menorahs in Rochester area

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday where a candle on a menorah is light every night, ends at sundown on Friday.

Hanukkah began the night of Thursday, Dec. 7 with the lighting on the first candle. The first night was marked by a community-wide lighting ceremony at Washington Square Park in downtown Rochester, followed by a Hanukkah party with traditional food. The eight and final candle of the menorah was lit on Thursday, Dec. 14.

Chabad Lubavitch, a Jewish outreach educational organization, has set up giant menorahs across the Rochester area. These are at:

  • Washington Square Park at Clinton Avenue and Court Street downtown
  • Twelve Corners in Brighton
  • Kessler Family Chabad Center in Brighton
  • Pittsford Village Four Corners at Route 31 and South Main Street
  • Wegmans in Pittsford Plaza
  • Tops in Tops Brighton Plaza
  • Corner of East Avenue and Sibley Place
  • Corner of Clover Street and Stone Road in Pittsford
  • Four Corners in Penfield Route 441 and Five Mile Line Road
  • Kennelly Park in Fairport
  • Mendon Town Hall in Honeoye Falls
  • Henrietta Recreation Center on Calkins Road
  • Victor Town Hall (new this year)