Top ten things to do on the fourth day of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 25

True, your favorite shops and restaurants may be closed this year on the fourth day of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 25 (a.k.a. Christmas), but there's still plenty of fun things to do around the Bay Area. Here's some of the best and brightest ideas for the fourth day of the festival of lights.

10. Celebrate the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s first Chanukah in their new home. December 25 is a free day at the museum from 11 am - 3 pm, a holiday gift to you, and a fantastic opportunity to see some great exhibits.

9. Eat Chinese food and laugh at a stand-up comic. Gary Gulman performs live at Ming’s in Palo Alto, December 24, 7 pm, and December 25, 6 pm. Hilarious entertainment and unforgettable camaraderie are guaranteed.

8. Host a Chanukah Seder. You’ve had Passover Seder, now you can host a Chanukah Seder for the fourth night. Click here for instructions.

7. Laugh at the 16th annual Kung Pao Kosher Comedy, December 24, 6 pm, and December 25, 5 pm dinner show. or call 925.275.9005.

6. Witness the impressive “Yes We Can” Menorah in Burlingame, a menorah made of canned foods, donated by the community, which will be distributed to the needy after Chanukah. or call 650.341.4510

5. Schmooze with friends, food and a movie at Temple Emanu-El. There will be lots of Chinese food, family style, a latke cook off, and a movie, December 24, 6 pm.

4. Skate in the downtown Walnut Creek ice rink. The Chabad of Contra Costa brings you Chanukah on Ice, with sufganiot and crafts for children, December 25, 7 pm. or call 925.937.4101.

3. Enjoy storytelling, music, latkes and prizes, at Afikomen, the Jewish gift shop, in Berkeley, December 25, 10 am – 6 pm. or call 510.655.1977.

2. Party for a purpose! Dance at the 12th Annual Latke Ball, the premier social event for young Jewish adults, an evening of fun and groove, at the Ruby Skye, 420 Mason Street, San Francisco, December 24, 9 pm.

1. Join Chabad at Union Square in San Francisco, Bill Graham style, December 24 and December 25. Ceremony starts 4:30 pm. or call 415.668.6178.


December 24, 2008


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