Hanukkah — the Festival of Lights — begins at sundown Saturday, December 8, 2012. Send a free Hanukkah e-Card. The Chabad website also has Hanukkah recipes, including for low-fat latkes and Hanukkah cookies and treats to make with the kids. Hanukkah lasts for eight nights of special holiday foods, small gifts and the all-important lighting of Menorah candles at sundown each night. As I wrote on NYC on the Cheap, the world’s largest Menorah is lighted each evening in New York City, at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, a short walk from the world-famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
About Evelyn Kanter
Evelyn Kanter is an award-winning journalist who has been reporting on good deals and warning about bad ones, for longer than she cares to admit publicly. A native and lifelong New Yorker, she was the first consumer reporter for CBS News and for WABC TV “Eyewitness News” and helped launch the “Sales and Bargains” column in New York Magazine. Evelyn is the author or editor of more than a dozen travel guidebooks and apps, including Peaceful Places New York City, and owns and operates NYC On The Cheap and EcoXplorer. A long-time tree-hugger, Evelyn also writes about green travel, green cars and saving the green in your wallet for national and regional publications, including a column syndicated by Motor Matters and for Fodors.com, AAA magazines and airline inflights.