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Jewish News and JLC to turn London Eye into a menorah

400ft ferris wheel will be lit on the fifth night of Chanukah on 22 December for the second consecutive year.

Jewish News is teaming up with the Jewish Leadership Council to transform the London Eye into a giant chanukiah – and give YOU the chance to win a £600 private pod experience for 14 people on the iconic attraction.

The 400ft ferris wheel will be lit on the fifth night of Chanukah on 22 December for the second consecutive year.

To win a luxury pod experience, simply send your most creative drawing of a Chanukiah to by Tuesday 27 December. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 4 January.

JN editor Richard Ferrer said: “This will surely be one of the most visible celebrations of Chanukah in the world and a wonderful expression of Britain’s place as a welcoming home to so many faiths and cultures. Huge thanks must go to the bosses of the London Eye and Jewish Leadership Council for bringing this vision to reality.”

Also returning is the traditional Trafalgar Square giant menorah, sponsored by the Mayor of London and Greater London Authority from Sunday 18 December until Monday 26 December.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’m proud of the tradition we have in London of hosting a giant Chanukiah in the heart of our city. It’s an opportunity to celebrate this joyous festival with the Jewish community and to reflect on the message of hope Chanukah brings.”

Michelle Janes, co-chief executive of the JLC, said: “It is an important statement of our multicultural city that our Chanukiah stands alongside the iconic Christmas tree at this time of the year. We are also thrilled to be continuing our partnership with the London Eye to light up the wheel once again. This is another symbol of our city sharing in the joy and lights of Chanukah.”

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