There are many places to enjoy the lighting of a Menorah in Northern Colorado. Hanukkah is later than usual this year, therefore all the Menorah events happen after Christmas. Also, this year Estes Park has been added to the list of cities that celebrate.

The lighting of the Menorah signifies the Jews attempting to re-dedicate and purify the temple, there was one small jug of oil, only enough to burn for one night. The miracle of Hanukkah is that the oil lasted 8 nights! Every year it is customary to commemorate the miracle of the Hanukkah oil by lighting candles on a menorah. The Hanukkah menorah is lit every night for eight nights.



(NEW! Estes Park!!)

Join us for a Giant Menorah Lighting, complete with Chanukah music, latkes, donuts, dreidels, dignitaries & more.


Due to winter break there is no CSU Menorah Lighting this ye ar


Monday, December 26th @ 5:30 PM  - ESTES PARK

Location: Bond Park, Estes Park

Guests of Honor: Mayor Bill Todd Jirsa & dignitaries


Tuesday, December 27th @ 5:30 PM  GREELEY

Location: Lincoln Park (10th & 8th Streets), Greeley

Guests of Honor: Mayor Tom Norton & dignitaries


Wednesday, December 28th @ 5:00 PM - LOVELAND

Location: Peters Park/Loveland Museum, 503 N Lincoln Avenue

Guests of Honor: The Mayor Cecil Guiteriezz & dignitaries


Thursday, December 29th @ 5:30PM - FORT COLLINS

Location: Old Town Square, Fort Collins

Guests of Honor: Mayor Wade Troxell & dignitaries