For a full eight days and eight nights in December is the celebration of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. During this period, it remembers the rededication of the second Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. Spend these days with loved ones and pay tribute to the holiday at a fun filled Hanukkah event. We’ve gathered some of the best ones to attend.
The Best Hanukkah Events
Milleridge Inn Menorah Lighting
On Sunday December 22 at 5:15 p.m. enjoy a latke bar, dreidels and jelly donuts at the Hanukkah Menorah Lighting, hosted by Rabbi Krivisky with co-host Nassau Legislator Joshua A. Lafaran. Bring your friends and family to kick off the first day celebration of Hanukkah with piece, love and light. It’s located at 585 North Broadway, Jericho.
Chanukah Festival & Winter Celebration
On December 15 the annual Hanukkah Festival & Winter Festival will be held from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Commonpoint Queens, located at 67-09 108th Street, Forest Hills. With an admission of $5 per child two and older but capped at a maximum of $15 per family, you can enjoy inflatable bounce houses, arts and crafts, balloon twisting, face painting, children’s entertainment and more! It will be a fun celebration for everyone who attends.
Hanukkah Brunch Community Celebration
The Hanukkah Brunch Community Celebration, presented by the Forest Hills Jewish Center, is a great way to celebrate Hanukkah. A dairy dinner will be served, and you can either:
- Register early for $25 per adult and $12 per child
- Register at the door for $27 per adult and $15 per child
- All children under 2 are free
This Hanukkah event is celebrated on December 15 at 12:30 p.m., so make sure your calendar is cleared for it.
2019 Hanukkah Party
If you’re looking for a fun time for your children, head over to Hanukkah Party! - Wood Kingdom. They’ll have playtime, treasure chest of gelt hunt, donuts and a Menorah Lighting. While the children are playing, adults can enjoy complimentary coffee and tea. All of the fun is on December 29 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for only $20 per child. It’s located at 120 Milbar Blvd, Farmingdale.
If you’re looking for some fun things to do around the holidays, gather your family and friends and head over to any of these Hanukkah events. There are fun things for everyone to do, no matter what age you are. Don’t forget the meaning of the season, spend time with those who matter most and celebrate accordingly.