Allaire Community Farm just debuted the world’s largest dreidel to guests visiting the farm for the holidays. Standing 30 feet tall, it’s the largest known display of its kind in the world and it’s right here in NJ.
Allaire Community Farm, a non-profit animal rescue that supports children with special needs, at-risk teens with mental health issues and veterans living with PTSD, added the enormous dreidel to their Christmas Light Spectacular, which opened November 10, to be inclusive of Jewish families who have supported the farm over the years.
The dreidel will be eligible for a world record — until now, a 25-foot dreidel in Florida was believed to be the biggest one in the world. The farm’s big dreidel has a Hebrew letter and its English translation on each of the four sides.
For those who’ve never played, the game of dreidel involves put gelt (chocolate coins) into the pot and spinning the four-sided top to see which Hebrew letter you land on which correlates to an instruction (nun = nothing, gimmel = take all, shin = share, hey = take half). When one person has all the coins, the game is over.
Allaire Community Farm’s Christmas Light Spectacular is returning for its second year and will help keep the farm’s programs running through the winter months.
Last year, more than 11,000 came to experience the 1,000,000 lights celebrating the holiday season. This year, the tractor-pulled holiday wagon will once again take people on a ride to see the twinkling lights surrounding the farm. Christmas plants, baked goods, hot chocolate, hot cider and more will also be available for purchase inside the market and there will also be a train and holiday village in the market.
Allaire Community Farm is located at 1923 Baileys Corner Road, Wall Twp. The Christmas Light Spectacular runs from now until December 23. Tickets are required for entry and must be purchased online. To get more information and purchase tickets, visit the Allaire Community Farm website.
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