SOURCE: Chabad of the Valley

Chabad of the Valley

November 29, 2010 16:00 ET

First Night Chanukah: Chabad of the Valley to Host Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at Universal Studios CityWalk

Largest Chanukah Event on the West Coast

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 29, 2010) - Thousands to Gather and Celebrate the Festival of Lights as Chabad of the Valley celebrates its 9th Annual Chanukah Festival at Universal Studios CityWalk Hollywood on Wednesday night, December 1st, 2010 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm, with a ceremonial Menorah lighting at 7:00pm featuring a towering 15-foot, 1,000 pound Menorah. Chabad of the Valley's CityWalk Chanukah celebration will also showcase live entertainment from top Jewish music artists, including: Lipa Schmeltzer, Pardes Jewish Rock, Lenny Solomon and comedian/actor Mendy Pellin. A special tribute presentation called "Let there be Light" celebrating modern-day miracles will feature the Miracle on the Hudson and the successful rescue of the 33 Chilean miners earlier this year.

WHO:

Lipa Schmeltzer Today's hottest Jewish entertainer. Amazing voice, unpredictable antics, and nonstop energy! http://lipaschmeltzer.com

Pardes Jewish Rock This sure aint your father's Jewish Music! Traditional Jewish songs with a classic rock sound. http://www.pardesrock.com

Lenny Solomon of "Shlock Rock" fame flying in from Bet Shemesh, Israel. http://www.shlockrock.com

Mendy Pellin recently featured on stage with Matisyahu. Appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and upcoming role in "Moneyball" with Brad Pitt. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4122512

WHEN:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 5:00 pm- 9.00pm, Menorah lighting ceremony 7:00pm

WHERE:

Universal CityWalk
1000 Universal City Plaza, Universal City 91608
PARKING: Enter Universal Studios Blvd. off the 101 Freeway or Cahuenga and follow signs to press parking at guest drop-off lot located next to valet.

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