To celebrate the 2023 Hanukkah season, Chabad of Paradise Valley will host a car menorah parade 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, starting with a menorah lighting by Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner, which will be broadcasted to everyone’s cars. The menorah lighting and parade will start from the Town Hall of Paradise Valley’s parking lot, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive, and will end there as well.
The parade route will travel via the main thoroughfares of Paradise Valley, including Lincoln Drive, Tatum, Invergordon and Mockingbird, in a unique Hanukkah celebration promoting holiday awareness.
“Everyone is especially excited about Hanukkah this year,” said Shlomo Levertov, Rabbi of Chabad of Paradise Valley, “preparing to celebrate with family and friends, to fill their homes with the light of People Hanukkah and there’s a palpable joy. The public Hanukkah celebration is about sharing this light and joy with the broader community and the entire Paradise Valley.”
Although the menorah topped parade was started during Covid, it serves as way to celebrate the holidays for all ages. This year some seniors who might still be staying away from crowds will feel comfortable at this in-car celebration.
Participants are invited to dress their car with Hannukah themes or use one of the window flags that will be provided; a limited supply of menorahs for car tops are available. Pre-packaged menorah kits and holiday treats to go will be distributed to all cars that join.
Register vehicles for a spot in the parade at JewishParadiseValley.com/Parade.