Giant menorah lit in Central Park
NEW YORK -- Everyone knows about the Rockefeller Christmas Tree in Times Square but marking the first night of Hanukkah a giant menorah was set up in New York Saturday night.
The city celebrated the start of the eight-day holiday with a ceremonial lighting of the 32-foot tall menorah in Central Park. Dignitaries, rabbis and a big crowd attended the ceremony.
The steel menorah weighs 4,000 pounds and it's so tall that organizers needed a construction crane to reach the top.
A New York Youth rabbi was on hand to light the lamps.