Hanukkah Events on the Main Line
Come light the menorah and celebrate the Festival of Lights around town!
Brush up on those dreidel-spinning skills because Hanukkah begins December 22! Here’s what’s going on around town.
Warm Up To Winter Chanukah Concert
December 15, 10-11 am
Main Line Reform Temple, 410 Montgomery Ave., Wynnewood
Get ready for Chanukah and the long winter season with a rocking concert from Ross M. Levy and Chana Rothman. Free to attend; all are welcome!
Menorah Workshop at Home Depot
December 15, 2-3 pm
700 Reed Rd., Broomall
Chabad of Delaware County hosts a workshop where kids can get hands-on and create their own menorah (plus enjoy delicious treats!) with the help of Home Depot. Space is limited; RSVP necessary: firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Frozen 2’ Hanukkah at Har Zion
December 17, 5:30-8 pm
Har Zion, 1500 Hagys Ford Rd, Penn Valley
Get photos with Frozen characters, and enjoy a latke (and vodka) bar, crafts, DJ music, a photobooth, a kid-friendly movie, and of course a menorah lighting. Tickets available online.
Hanukkah Happening at Kesher Israel
December 20, 6-8 pm
Kesher Israel Congregation, 1000 Pottstown Pike, West Chester
Come for a family service, dinner, entertainment by the Give and Take Jugglers, crafts, and games. Tickets available online.
The Great Big Chanukah Jump
December 22, 2:30 pm
Kaiserman JCC, 45 Haverford Rd., Wynnewood
Come for a variety of inflatables, treats, and lots of family fun. There will also be a grand menorah lighting at 4:40 pm. RSVP online.
December 22, 3:30 pm (5 pm menorah lighting)
Chabad of the Main Line, 625 Montgomery Ave., Merion Station
Enjoy menorah lighting, donut decorating, candle making, and much more. Free for kids under 2; $5 per person. Sign up online.
Grand Chanukah Celebration in Conshohocken
December 22, 3:30 pm
Mary H. Wood Park, Conshohocken
Chabad of Lafayette Hill hosts the largest menorah lighting in Conshohocken, including the “Great Chanukah Gelt Drop” where chocolate coins rain down from atop firetrucks for kids to gather up!
Community Chanukah Party at Main Line Reform Temple
December 22, 4—6 pm
410 Montgomery Ave., Wynnewood
Before the lighting on the first night of Chanukah, celebrate with donut decorating, bounce house, latkes, crafts, and more. RSVP to Rabbi Kleinman at email@example.com to attend.
Hanukkah at Sesame Place
December 23, 3:45 pm (menorah lighting at 4:30 pm)
100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with Sesame Place’s first-ever Menorah Lighting Ceremony. Join a local rabbi, Baby Bear, who celebrates Hanukkah with his family, and more of your Sesame Street friends to light the menorah, sing songs, and celebrate the holiday! “Hanukkah Storytime with The Count” will be taking place at 3:45 pm that day in Mr. Hooper’s Emporium, as well.
Menorah Lighting and Chocolate Gelt Drop
December 23, 5 pm
Suburban Square, 602 Coulter Ave., Ardmore
Gather on the Courtyard lawn for a menorah lighting and “gelt drop” where kids can collect chocolate coins as hundreds rain from above!
Chanukah at the Plymouth Meeting Mall
December 23, 5 pm
500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting
Chabad of Lafayette Hill hosts this fun event featuring a giant donut menorah, music, latkes, crafts, and more!
An Evening of Jewish Music with the Kesher Israel Congregation Band
December 23, 7 pm
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High St., West Chester
Enjoy both traditional Jewish melodies and those from contemporary Jewish composers in addition to seasonal music. Tickets available online.
Hanukkah Celebration at Shady Brook Farm
December 26, 5 pm
931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley
Fun and fellowship followed by the lighting of the giant menorah at 6 pm.
Menorah Lighting at ACME
December 26, 5 pm
829 Montgomery Ave., Narberth
Chabad of the Main Line hosts a community menorah lighting at Narberth ACME at sundown.
Hanukkah at Elmwood Park Zoo
December 28, noon-2 pm
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
This celebration begins at the “Trail of the Jaguar” exhibit for games and craft, meet an education animal, then finish with a menorah lighting at the Eagles Deck.
Menorah Lighting at Giant
December 29, 5 pm
Wynnewood Shopping Center, 50 E. Wynnewood Rd., Wynnewood
Chabad of the Main Line hosts a community menorah lighting at Giant at sundown.
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