Since 1995, when the City Hall at Spui 70 opened, the annual Hanukkah celebration has been held in the Atrium of the City Hall in The Hague, the living room for all residents of The Hague.

Hanukkah falls from December 8 to 17 in 2023. Lights are lit on an eight-armed multibranched candelabra, a so-called Menorah. This candlestick is placed in the Atrium every year during the week of Hanukkah, on which a light is lit every day. The lights symbolize the victory of light over darkness.

This year’s Hanukkah Celebration is on Sunday December 10 from 5PM to 6:30PM. The celebration is open to all residents of The Hague.

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