40 cars adorned with menorahs highlight Hanukkah parade

Festival follows parade to celebrate holiday

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Las Olas Chabad Jewish Center spread Hanukkah cheer Monday by hosting the Menorah Parade in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

The parade procession was made up of more than 40 cars with customized menorahs.

The parade began at the Las Olas Chabad Jewish Center, which is located at 1302 East Las Olas Blvd., and looped its way around the surrounding neighborhood.

After the parade, a festival with rides, bounce houses and a magician were waiting for parade attendees. 

"Hanukkah's message -- the power of light over darkness -- is not an exclusively Jewish ideal, it is relevant to participants of all faiths and nationalities," rabbi Chaim Slavaticki, the director of the center, said in a media release.  "Each year, we bring this universal message to as many people as possible. The Menorah Parade is another fabulous way of sharing this important tenet with the greater community."