The celebration will start at 6:30 p.m. at Augusta Common.
Participants in the free event, sponsored by Chabad of Augusta, will light a 7-foot menorah, sing Hanukkah songs and eat latkes.
The evening also includes a first-ever pyrotechnic show.
“Hanukkah is all about adding light to the world, and (we) will try to incorporate a Hanukkah message in the show,” said Rabbi Zalman Fischer, of Chabad of Augusta, which has held a menorah lighting for 15 years.
Rabbi David Sirull, of Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, will be given the honor of lighting the first candle.
“Hanukkah has a very powerful message for us, even in our time,” the rabbi said. “Rededicating ourselves can mean so many different and important things.”
Hanukkah, which means “dedication,” celebrates a miracle that occurred when the Jews rededicated their holy temple nearly 22 centuries ago.
The Talmud records that although they found just enough oil to keep a fire burning for one night, the lamp burned for eight days.
This year, Hanukkah is celebrated Dec. 20-28.