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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 November 28! Here’s what’s going on around town.

Chanukah Village

November 28, 2:30–5 pm

State Street, Media (pick up your map at 201 W. Front St., Media)

Chabad of Delaware County will transform State Street into a magical Chanukah Village. Pick up your map at the courthouse, then stroll the neighborhood and enjoy activities at participating stores along the way including storytime, dreidel making, donut decorating, crafts, treats, and more. Then at 4:30 pm, return to the courthouse for a grand menorah lighting and the Great Chanukah Gelt Drop! RSVP online.

Hanukkah at Sesame Place

November 28 and December 3-5

100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with Sesame Place’s Menorah Lighting Ceremony. Join a local cantor, Baby Bear, who celebrates Hanukkah with his family, Grover, and more of your Sesame Street friends as they play a game of dreidel, light the Menorah, and learn all about Hanukkah! Menorah lightings will be at 5 pm.

Grand Outdoor Menorah Lighting Ceremony

November 28, 4:45 pm (parade at 3 pm)

Chabad of Penn Wynne, 7571 Haverford Avenue, Philadelphia

First, at 3 pm, watch a community car Menorah Parade starting at Chabad, and going up and down the streets of Penn Wynne, Overbrook Park, and Overbrook Farms. Then, gather at Chabad for a lighting, indoor bubble show, donuts, hot cocoa, and menorah kits. Free; RSVP to Moshe@chabadpennwynne.org

Car Menorah Parade (and Celebration outside Giant Wynnewood)

November 28, 5:15 pm (Celebration at 6:30 pm)

Parade beginning at Chabad of the Main Line, 625 Montgomery Ave., Merion Station; Celebration at Giant Parking lot, 50 E. Wynnewood Rd., Wynnewood

Jewish organizations from all corners of the Philadelphia metro area outfit their cars with menorahs and converge to fill the streets with light and music. Even if you aren’t part of the festive motorcade, you can watch it pass by, and join in the revelry. After the parade, gather in the Giant parking lot for a menorah lighting, activities, and food. Pre-register online.

Chanukah Party and Wonderland

November 29, 5–7 pm

Chabad of Penn Wynne, 7571 Haverford Avenue, Philadelphia

Join the fun with carnival games and crafts, dinner, glow-in-the-dark dreidel room, and more! $10 per person; register online.

Chanukah Concert and Wonderland

November 30, 6 pm

Suburban Square (top floor of the garage), Ardmore

Soulfarm Band performs at this completely outdoors celebration. Plus, prizes and giveaways, donut decorating, food, and games. $10 per person (children 2 and under free). Pre-register online.

Hanukkah Celebration at Kesher Israel

December 3, 6 pm

Kesher Israel Congregation, 1000 Pottstown Pike, West Chester

Come for a family service, dinner, entertainment by the David Darwin One Man Show. Tickets available online.

Festival of Lights Hanukkah Party at Lulu’s Casita West Chester

December 5

109 N. High St., West Chester

Stay tuned for details!


Photograph by chameleonseye/iStock.

Contributing Writer



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