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Mayor Cornett to light Menorah for free Chanukah festival in downtown OKC

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A fun festival that is the first of its kind is opening in Oklahoma City.

“Chanukah- The Festival of Lights” will be held at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark on Wednesday, Nov. 27

Visitors will be able to see Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett light the Menorah, enjoy live music and dancing.

Organizers will also be handing out chocolate Hanukkah Gelt coins to the children.

Also, Latkes and doughnuts will also be served.

The Jewish holiday of Chanukah commemorates the rededication of the Jewish Temple by the Maccabaeus in 165 B.C. and is celebrated for eight days.

This year, the celebration kicks off on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and runs through Dec. 4.

“A little bit of light can dispel a great deal of darkness”, said Rabbi Ovadia Goldman, Chabad’s Regional Director. “Our goal is to introduce the light and warmth of the Chanukah lights to the entire community and to brighten the lives of individuals, families and children, not only in their homes, but also in their public thoroughfares and places of business. We are excited to join, for the first time ever, the hundreds of cities around the world which celebrate Chanukah through a public Menorah lighting.”

The event will be held at the 3rd Base Plaza at the ballpark from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

It is free and open to the public.