When: Sun., Dec. 9, 4-6 p.m. 2012
Instead of red and green, break out the blue and gold and a dreidel if you have one, for the city’s annual Chanukah celebration. Hosted by the City of Charleston’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the College of Charleston’s Jewish Studies Program, and Chabad of Charleston, the event is free and open to Jews and Gentiles alike. “This event really reiterates how the city of Charleston is so open and accepting of all faiths,” says Enid Idelsohn, an administrator with CofC’s Jewish Studies Program. Most of the Lowcountry’s Jewish organizations and synagogues will have booths and tents set up, and food including Kettle Korn, hamburgers, hot dogs, cotton candy, donuts, and potato latkes, will be offered. Naturally, all of the food will be kosher. Kids can enjoy Chanukah crafts, games, music, and camel rides. The less adventurous can play it safe with pony rides. As an end to the evening, at sundown a group of local Holocaust survivors will light a nine-foot tall menorah to mark the beginning of the second night of Chanukah.