MEGA Light Up Las Cruces CONCERT Event!

On Sunday, November 28th, 2021, hundreds of local residents will kick off the holiday of Chanukah at the Downtown Plaza de Las Cruces as they observe the kindling of the Menorah, at what has become one of Las Cruces’ mega events and the largest Chanukah celebration in the region.

Celebrating the first night of the Chanukah, a super-sized menorah will be lit as part of the free event, hosted by Chabad Jewish Center of Las Cruces. This year’s MEGA Event will include a LIVE concert by singing sensation Tali Yess – a second generation singer and songwriter, as well as a Chocolate Gelt Drop from the top of an extended fire truck plus other forms of entertainment. Lots of giveaways, arts-n-crafts, moon-bounce, face paint, balloon artist, and a Chanukah Pop Up Shop will be available. Additionally, take part in enjoying an array of edible treats: traditional jelly donuts, chocolate gelt, and a variety of savory Latkes (potato pancakes) with a twist.

“Chanukah is the holiday where light triumphed over darkness,” said Rabbi Bery Schmukler, co-director at Chabad.  “In a post – pandemic world, lighting the Menorah is a reminder to us to illuminate this world by increasing in random acts of goodness and kindness and spread physical and spiritual light throughout our surroundings.”

The purpose of this event is to bring the entire Southern New Mexico community together for Hanukkah, Rabbi Bery said in a press release. In a safe and outdoor environment, plans are underway to make this year’s celebration the biggest and most exciting event yet. “We are so thrilled to be able to bring the Chanukah Concert and Lighting back to the community.”

The public celebration, dubbed “Light Up Las Cruces,” begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Downtown Plaza de Las Cruces and is open to all and free of charge. For more info, visit or call 575-524-1330.

This year’s event is made possible in part by a Grant from The Jewish Federation of Greater El Paso.

MEGA Light Up Las Cruces CONCERT Event!
Celebrate the first night of the Holiday of Chanukah at Downtown Plaza de Las Cruces @4:30pm.


Live Concert!

Gourmet Latkes, Donuts, Games, Crafts and Giveaways! Chanukah Pop Up Shop! Kindling of the tallest Menorah in Southern New Mexico!
FREE of Charge – Fun for ALL ages – Open to ALL.


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