Celebrate the spirit of the holidays during the annual Menorah Lighting celebration in Downtown Healdsburg. The Festival of Lights is an important eight-day event on the Jewish calendar, and California Wine Country hosts a series of events to mark this key date. Everyone is welcome to participate in this Sonoma County tradition that takes place on December 13 at Oakville Grocery.
Oakville Grocery welcomes people of all faiths to join in this time-honored tradition to kick off the Hanukkah season. Founded in 1881, Oakville Grocery is the oldest continually operating market in all of California. It's an important community hub and a fitting location to celebrate this sacred Jewish tradition. On Sunday, December 13 at 5 pm, the Healdsburg Jewish community and town officials will light the menorah. Join the crowd of locals and visitors to sample latkes (potato pancakes) and other Jewish specialties. Enjoy live music, play dreidel games and participate in traditional dances.
The event is part of a bigger series hosted by the Chabad Center and Jewish Sonoma that visits local cities throughout the county for nightly menorah lightings and other holiday events. This organization celebrates Jewish life in Healdsburg and beyond to help people connect with their roots. Our hotel is located less than two miles from Oakville Grocery, so you can enjoy a festive night in Downtown Healdsburg before relaxing in your distinctive accommodations at the end of the evening. It's the perfect way to celebrate Hanukkah this holiday season.