In Bettendorf this weekend, there's several activities to celebrate Hanukkah, since Sunday night is the official beginning of the eight-day Festival of Lights.

The event is hosted by Chabad Lubavitch of the Quad Cities. According to a release sent to WHBF, there will be the Parade of Light on Sunday afternoon at 4:30 that will end at the site of the grand public menorah lighting at 5:30.

The menorah will be lit at the corner of 18th St. and 53rd Ave. and will include the mayor of Bettendorf. There will be traditional Hanukkah treats, like latkes, donuts, and hot drinks, as well as some music. There will also be Hanukkah candles and menorahs that participants can light at home. This marks the 17th year for Chabad's public outdoor menorah lighting.

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Rabbi Shneur Cadaner of Chabad Lubavitch of the Quad Cities said in the release:

Everyone is especially excited about Hanukkah this year. People are preparing to celebrate with family and friends, to fill their homes with the light of Hanukkah, and there’s a palpable joy. The public Hanukkah celebration is about sharing this light and joy with the broader community and the entire Quad Cities.

You can see the full schedule of Chabad Lubavitch of the Quad Cities' celebration here:

Chabad Lubavitch of the Quad Cities
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On Thursday, December 22nd, there will be a family Hanukkah celebration at the Figge Museum in downtown Davenport. The celebration of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins on Sunday and will last through December 26th.

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