The Festival of Lights was celebrated Monday, Dec. 19, in downtown Winter Garden with the lighting of the menorah. The program, held near the post office on Plant Street, was hosted by Chabad of South Orlando and Winter Garden Hebrew School.
The Hanukkah event included latkes, live music and other entertainment.
“It’s good to see the joy in everyone,” Laura Coar, director of the Winter Garden Parks and Recreation Department, said after the festival. “It’s a true community event.”
The Festival of Lights is an eight-day festival to commemorate the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
Coar said more than 200 people attended the Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting event. The program has become increasingly popular and has outgrown the space. Coar said the event will move to a larger space next year — likely the farmer’s market pavilion.