By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) – Festivities took place in Boston as Sunday night marks the beginning of Hanukkah.

At sundown, Jewish families lit the first candle on the Menorah.

The 8-day holiday falls earlier than normal this year.

Gov. Charlie Baker participated in Chabad of Boston’s Hanukkah Grand Menorah lighting.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu attended the 38th annual Hanukkah Menorah Kindling on Boston Common.

CBSBoston.com Staff