Lighting up the night: A Chanukah celebration for the whole family including a public menorah kindling ceremony, will be held at the Berkshire Mall from 4 to 7 p.m. Local families will assist in kindling the giant "menorah of freedom." The celebration will feature live music, face painting, dancing, hot potato latkes, sufganiyot (doughnuts), chocolate gelt, a grand raffle, dreidels and a spectacular show. This program is free and open to the public, sponsored by Chabad of the Berkshires in collaboration with the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires.
Sing for the season: The 1753 House Committee will host the 41st annual 1753 House Carol Sing, a free, ecumenical event for all ages, at the 1753 House on Field Park in between the Williams Inn and the Milne Public Library at the northern intersection of Routes 2 and 7 at 7 p.m. Deborah Burns and members of her OK Chorale will lead the a cappella singing beside a roaring blaze in the fireplace. Carol books and hot mulled cider are provided. There is no heat or electricity in the 1753 House, so dress warmly and bring a candle to see by.