Chanukah begins at sundown on Sunday, Dec. 17

The band Yidden will entertain at Chabad of the East Bay's lighting at 4 p.m. at Broadway Plaza Shopping Center, 1275 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek. Attendees will get latkes, chanukiot, candles and chocolate gelt. For information, (510) 540-5824.

On the Peninsula, Chabad of Greater South Bay's Rabbi Yosef Levin will light the first candle at 5 p.m. at City Hall Plaza, 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. Each child will receive a dreidel. Latkes will be for sale. For information, call (415) 424-9800.

In Benicia, the annual lighting will get under way at 4:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hall, 1150 First St. Participants are asked to bring clothing, canned goods or toys for the needy. For information, call (707) 745- 5352.