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.