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Lighting up the Mall

December 10, 2012
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A crowd congregated on Independence Mall on Dec. 8 to light a giant menorah as the culmination of an annual Chanukah parade organized by Lubavitch of Greater Philadelphia. Photo by Baruch Ezagui.

After dozens of cars wound down the Ben Franklin Parkway festooned with menorahs in Lubavitch of Greater Philadelphia's annual March of Lights Saturday, a crowd congregated on Independence Mall to mark the first night of Chanukah by lighting a giant menorah. 

Along with candle lighting, upwards of 800 people enjoyed live music, sufganiyot and other goodies. A representative from Lubavitch of Greater Philadelphia estimated that about 300 cars took part in this year's parade.

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