Enjoy storytelling, music, dance and a ceremonial menorah-lighting during “Chanukah: Festival of Lights” at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The event is included with Garden admission.
The event begins with the lighting of the first candle on the menorah. Choirs from the Reform Jewish Academy School will perform traditional Jewish and Chanukah music.
The female quartet Shir Ami (Song of My People) will entertain crowds as will the group HaShemesh (The Sun) who will sing and play contemporary Israeli folk music.
Visitors can browse a traditional “shuk” (marketplace), with merchandise from The Silver Lady, B’nai El Congregation Gift Shop and Unique Treasures of the United Hebrew Congregation, or stop by the Garden Gate Shop for Chanukah-themed merchandise.
Chanukah: Festival of Lights will be held from noon to 4 p.m. in the upper level of the Ridgway Visitor Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Activities are included with Garden admission of $8; St. Louis City and County residents enjoy discounted admission of $4. Children ages 12 and under and Garden members are free.
The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis, accessible from Interstate 44 at the Vandeventer exit and from Interstate 64 at the Kingshighway North and South exit. Free parking is available on site and two blocks west at the corner of Shaw and Vandeventer.