Tuesday, December 6
Chanukah at CLU
Cal Lutheran celebrates the Festival of Lights with a candlelighting in the Roth Nelson Room, on Mountclef Boulevard near Memorial Parkway. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. (805) 493-3489. callutheran.edu.
Saturday, December 10
“Benjamin and Judah: A Chanukah Musical.”
Follow 13-year-old Benjamin as he discovers the true meaning of Chanukah after being transformed into Judah Macabee in this original family musical created by Temple Adat Elohim’s Cantor David Shukiar. 7 p.m. Also Dec. 11, 2:30 and 7 p.m. $27-$36. Sponsored by Temple Adat Elohim. Fred Kavli Theatre, Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 449-2787. toaks.org/cap.
Sunday, December 11
Chanukah Family Festival
Families of all backgrounds can celebrate the holiday in a variety of ways today: Hearing holiday stories, watching puppet shows, singing Hanukkah songs, dancing at the “Hanukkah Hop,” creating a menorah, eating sufganiyot, taking a Lights of Hanukkah Family Tour and more.11 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 (general), $7 (seniors and full-time students), $5 (children, 2-12), free (members and toddlers). Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. skirball.org.
Thursday, December 15
Northridge Fashion Center
Students sing Chanukah songs across from Macy’s upper level. Sponsored by Temple Ahavat Shalom. 6:30 p.m. Free. Northridge Fashion Center, 9301 Tampa Ave., Northridge. northridgefashioncenter.com.
Saturday, December 17
The Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara’s Young Adult Division (YAD) invites you to its fifth annual Chanukah party. Enjoy a gourmet latke bar, light appetizers, open vodka bar, DJ and dancing, photo booth, raffle and silent auction. Cocktail attire. Overnight accommodations available nearby. Sponsored by YAD, Scott Topper Productions and RND Vodka. 8 p.m.-midnight. $20. Casa Las Palmas, 323 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara. (805) 957-1115, ext. 107. jewishsantabarbara.org/vodkalatke.aspx.
Tuesday, December 20
Family Chanukah at Westfield Topanga
Join TRIBE and Ilan Ramon Day School for a menorah lighting, storytelling and singing on the lower level near Nordstrom. 4 p.m. Free. Westfield Topanga, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park. westfield.com/topanga.
Fourth Annual Chanukah Celebration at Constitution Park
Watch the giant menorah lighting, enjoy live music, juggling, latkes, prizes for children and a raffle for the first night of Chanukah. 5-7 p.m. Free. Sponsored by Chabad of Camarillo. 1287 Paseo Camarillo (exit Carmen Drive), Camarillo. (805) 383-7882. chabadcamarillo.com.
Wednesday, December 21
Temple Adat Elohim hosts a menorah lighting with performances by its adult choir, Shirei Elohim junior choir and the band Milk & Honey. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Center Court. The Oaks, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. shoptheoaksmall.com.
Tuesday, December 27