[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxiF-8Wh8nk] Just in time for Hanukkah, I give you, the world’s largest Menorah.  This amazing edifice stands at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, by Central Park, between the Plaza and the Pierre Hotels in New York City.  This year, the first Hannukah “candle” will be lit at 5:30 PM on Saturday, December 8.  All the candles will be lit on the evening of December 15.  The Menorah will be lighted nightly with genuine oil lamps.  Given the enormous size of the structure, the lamps will be lit using a Con Edison Cherry Picker and two lifts.

This amazing Menorah, certified by Guinness Worlds Records as the world’s largest, was designed based on a drawing inspired by the original Menorah at the Holy Temple of Jerusalem.  The Menorah will be the site of a number of celebrations in the coming week including a parade on December 13 and a celebration featuring music, dance, free hot “Latkes” and “Hanukkah Gelt” for the children.  YUM!

Here’s the stats:

Color: gold

Material: steel

Height: 32 feet

Weight: Over 4,000 lbs.

Conclusion: even after an evening of free hot Latkes, the worlds largest Chaukah Menorah still weighs more than me.

Happy Hanukkah!

The Fat Chick