Hanukkah in Davis has been represented publicly by Chabad of Davis, the Hasidic Jewish Orthodox organization. There has been the lighting of the menorah in Central Park, accompanied by music and a meal of latkes, the potato pancakes symbolic of the holiday. Hanukkah services are also held at the Davis synagogue, Congregation Bet Haverim. Judaica items, especially those pertaining to Hanukkah (dreidels, menorahs, candles, gelt or other types of chocolate, latke mix, and decorations), may be purchased at various establishments in and around Davis. See listing of places below.
The following stores carry Hanukkah-related items:
Ace Hardware: Menorahs, candles. The Artery: High-end handmade dreidels, menorahs, and other arts and crafts with a Hanukkah theme. The Candy House of Davis: Chocolate dreidels and chocolate Stars of David. Cost Plus World Market: Menorahs, dreidels, gelt, and decorations. Safeway: Latke mix or ingredients to make latkes from scratch. Save-Mart: Latke mix or ingredients to make latkes from scratch. Target: Menorahs, candles, dreidels, latke mix, gelt, decorations. Trader Joe's: Frozen latkes.