IN PICTURES: Thousands celebrate Chanukah in the Square

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IN PICTURES: Thousands celebrate Chanukah in the Square

Live music from music sensation The Maccabeats warmed the freezing London crowd at the 10th annual Chanukah in the Square

London Mayor Sadiq Khan takes a selfie at Chanukah in the Square 

Credit: Marc Morris Photography
London Mayor Sadiq Khan takes a selfie at Chanukah in the Square Credit: Marc Morris Photography

More than 5,000 people braved sub-zero temperatures to celebrate the Festival of Light at the 10th annual Chanukah in the Square on Tuesday night.

Entertained by live music from American a capella sensation The Maccabeats, crowds were fuelled by thousands of free doughnuts, as they sang and danced in Trafalgar Square.

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis addressed crowds, as did Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, and Sharon Bar Li from the Israeli Embassy in the UK.

The celebration – organised by the Jewish Leadership Council, London Jewish Forum and Chabad UK and media partnered by the Jewish News – also featured performances from the Marc Levene band and Akiva School choir.

Watch Sadiq Khan’s address to Chanukah in the Square here:

Full story to follow shortly! 


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