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The festival of lights: Seattle-area Chanukah celebrations for the whole family

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Come together with family and friends for Chanukah, which started this year on December 6 and continues until December 14.


The Big Chanukah Show

The entire Seattle Jewish community is welcome at The Big Chanukah Show, a free musical variety show featuring Chanukah-related music.

Monday, Dec. 7, 7 to 9 pm; free

Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island, 98040


Chanukah songs & storytime

Sing, listen to stories, and light candles at this kid-centric Chanukah event.

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 5 to 6 pm; free

Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, 98008


Chanukah fun and menorah lighting

This Chanukah event at University Village features dreidel spinning, menorah lighting, and Chanukah crafting. QFC will host dreidels and crafts from 4:30 to 6:30, and the menorah lighting will take place at 6 pm.

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 6 pm; free

2623 NE University Village St, Seattle, 98105


Chanukah dinner and talent show

This latke dinner at Congregation Beth Shalom also features candlelighting and an all-ages talent show.

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 6 to 8 pm; $10, $8 members, free ages 4 and younger. Pre-register here.

Congregation Beth Shalom, 6800 35th Ave NE, Seattle, 98115


Chanukah Wonderland

Chabad Issaquah puts on this event featuring menorah lighting, facepainting, food and crafts.

Thursday, Dec. 10, 6 pm; $5 suggested donation

2550 NE Park Drive, Issaquah, 98029


Community Chanukah party

Join Temple Beth Am for music, candlelighting, dessert and a magic show.

Saturday, Dec. 12, 6 to 8 pm; $12, $6 ages 3 to 12, free ages 2 and younger. Pre-register here.

Temple Beth Am, 2632 NE 80th St, Seattle, 98115


Hanukkah Under the Stars

This amazing all-ages Chanukah party features SANCA acrobats, a musical performance by Shul of Rock, science demonstrations from PacSci, games, crafts, facepainting, and a planetarium experience for older kids, hosted by the Museum of Flight.

Saturday, Dec. 12, 5:30 to 7:30 pm; free

Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island, 98040


Cultural Story Time Chanukah celebration

Head to the Lake City library for an amazing Chanukah storytime, featuring singing, dancing and a bit of Hebrew.

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, 2 to 2:45 pm; free

12501 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125


A Great Miracle: Songs for Hanukkah

Seattle Jewish Chorale will sing new and classic Chanukah songs, as well as leading a singalong.

Sunday, Dec. 13, 4 to 6 pm; $15, $10 seniors, $8 youth, pay what you can for underemployed and unemployed folks.

Herzi Ner Tamid, 3700 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island, 98040

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