Residents are invited to view a menorah lighting ceremony hosted by Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft in the rotunda of the Clark County Government Center in downtown Las Vegas at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway on Thursday, Dec. 2.
The celebration will begin with jelly donuts and refreshments at 5 p.m. and the menorah lighting will occur at 5:30 p.m., when the event will be carried live on the aforementioned social media platforms. Following the menorah lighting, dancing dreidels will perform.
“As we enter the winter holiday season, I am pleased to celebrate Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights in Clark County by lighting the first candle on the menorah,” said Commissioner Naft. “I would encourage anyone who cannot make it in person to tune in via social media to commemorate the miracle of Hanukkah.”
Hanukkah is celebrated this year from sundown Sunday, Nov. 28 through sundown Monday, Dec. 6. The eight-day festival commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after a group of Jewish warriors defeated occupying Greek armies. It celebrates the triumph of light over darkness and spirituality over materiality.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1.1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.