Chanukah in the Square 2015
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Chanukah in the Square 2015

Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom

Come and see the giant menorah lit up for Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights, in Trafalgar Square. The menorah will be on display from 6 until 14 December, with one of the lights lit each day.

In addition a free family celebration and lighting ceremony will take place on 10 December at 5.30 – 7.30pm. There’ll be live music with young musicians and school choirs, acapella group The Maccabeats, Neshama band, and the ever-spinning Dreidleman.

As an added bonus, everyone who comes along will get a free doughnut coinciding with the Chanukah tradition of eating oily foods. Hot food will also be served during the evening.

Getting to Trafalgar Square

Public Transport

The Tube

Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines) is the closest Tube station, with an entrance/exit on Trafalgar Square.

The following stations are within a few minutes' walk:

Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines)
Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines)
Embankment (Bakerloo, Northern, District and Circle lines)

Mainline train

Charing Cross mainline rail station is about a three minute walk from the Square.


Routes 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 53, 77A, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176, 453 go past Trafalgar Square. Also routes 22 and 94 terminate nearby at Piccadilly Circus. Many of London's night buses serve Trafalgar Square. The following routes start/end near the square: 53, N2, N5, N18, N20, N21, N26, N29, N41, N47, N50, N89, N91, N97, N279, and N381, and these routes go past the square: 6, 12, 23, 24, 88, 139, 176, 453, N3, N9, N11, N13, N15, N36, N44, N52, N77, N155, N159, N343.

Visit the Transport for London bus maps page to access information on bus routes from Trafalgar Square, for both day-time and night buses.

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