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Celebrate Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, with the annual Menorah Procession in downtown Ontario

(ONTARIO, California, December 7, 2023) – The entire community is invited to participate in the annual Menorah Procession next Thursday, December 14, in celebration of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights.

The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with the lighting of the Menorah, Jewish music, crafts, traditional latkes and sufganiyot, followed by a procession of Menorah-mounted vehicles winding brightly through neighborhoods before returning to the Town Square.

The procession is an annual highlight of the Christmas on Euclid Experience, an inclusive celebration of the holiday season that attracts thousands to downtown Ontario. Hanukkah starts this evening, December 7, and ends on the evening of Friday, December 15. During those eight days, Jews commemorate the holiday by lighting an eight-branch candelabrum, or Menorah.

Over the past three decades, the practice of community Menorah processions has drawn a worldwide following.  The event is intended to promote Hanukkah’s concept of instilling light in the darkness.   The Menorah’s unique design endures as a symbol of spreading divine light to the world.

For more information please call (909) 949-4553 or visit  For more information on all the events for the Christmas on Euclid Experience, please visit the website at:



The Christmas on Euclid Experience, a non-profit organization produced by the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau, has been a tradition for thousands of visitors each year since 1922.    Free fun family events are planned on historic Euclid Avenue in Ontario, California, during the holidays. The twinkling exhibition of festive lights and decorations are on display throughout downtown where families, friends, visitors or neighbors are delighted each year when the start of the holiday season is kicked off on the first weekend of December with the annual holiday lights parade and tree lighting ceremony at Ontario Town Square. More activities in December include a 5K Reindeer Run, a craft fair, community sing-a-long, snow play, carnival rides plus live music and entertainment. The iconic Euclid Avenue Nativity Scenes are on display from Thanksgiving thru News Years Day.  For more information, a complete schedule of events or how to donate and support the restoration of the Nativity Scenes visit


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