Numerous other events, all sponsored by the Chabad Lubavitch outreach organization, are scheduled at locations around the world, from U.S. college campuses to city centers large and small including outposts in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The events are open to all, family-oriented, and most are free. Many of the lightings include live music and children's activities. For a searchable directory of events, visit http://www.hanukkah.org .
The eight-day Jewish holiday begins at sundown Dec. 8. The public menorahs will be lit each night, but the exact timing varies due to observances of the Jewish Sabbath on Friday and Saturday nights and in order to accommodate the schedules of dignitaries attending some of the bigger events.