A local group kicked off Hanukkah with a special celebration that will earn a place in the record books.
The San Diego Chabad built the world's largest canned food charity menorah at the University Town Center mall on Sunday night. It took them all day to build the 8-foot menorah using 7,500 containers of food.
Rabbi Moishe Leider said the event, which featured live music and dradle spinning -- was a celebration for everyone.
"It celebrates freedom, and it celebrates the respect that people should have for other people's religions and ways of life and cultures, so its a very special day," Leider said.
The Chabad center contacted the Guinness Book of World Records to make the record official. The food will be donated to families after the end of Hanukkah.