Giant Menorah Made of Caffeine Free Diet Coke Cans – Kibitz Spot

When they came up with the slogan “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” I don’t think they had this giant menorah in mind.
Giant diet coke Menorah
It took my father years to complete. Made from over 200 caffeine free diet coke cans, he has even wired it to light the appropriate number of “candles” for each night.

If I remember the story correctly, and I probably don’t have it quite right, he was tired of being told by the neighbors that he was the only house without Christmas lights. One year they went a bit farther and even asked him to put up some lights, so he did.

Not what they were expecting, I am sure. Here it is a few years back so you can get a bit of perspective:
coke can menorah
So, what can we conclude from all of this:

  • Holiday lights come in many different forms
  • Caffeine free diet coke cans don’t rust
  • My father is creative and clever
  • My father clearly drinks too much soda.

If you are looking for some Hanukkah decor outside your house, and you haven’t been saving up hundreds of diet coke cans to make a giant menorah, you might like some of these:

Or a string of Hanukkah lights:

About Esther Rosenblum

Born in Berlin, Esther immigrated to the United States when she was four. She grew up in Canarsie, loving the suburban New York lifestyle. Ester is a traditionalist and loves the folklore and customs around the Jewish holidays. A collector of knick-knacks, she writes Kibitz Spot to share her passion.


  1. That’s pretty cool indeed.

    Have a terrific day. 🙂

  2. I’m very impressed that your dad created this gigantic menorah! It does have a light and airy look to it, since it’s diet and caffeine free. It really looks great, and I’m sure that your dad, hubby, and the girls have a terrific time building things together. I’ll bet that your dad knows what the microwave door is really for!

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