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The Festival of Lights: Seattle-area Hanukkah celebrations

Where families can celebrate together outdoors.

Hanukkah events 2021. This year, Hanukkah starts the evening of Nov. 28 and finishes on the evening of Dec. 6. Here are some Hanukkah events around town to celebrate with light, crafts and delicious food.

Light Up the Night Kirkland, A Hanukkah Celebration
Nov. 28, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Juanita Beach Park, 9703 NE Juanita Drive, Kirkland

All ages. Free. All are welcome. 

Bring your own menorah! Candles will be available as you enjoy Israeli dancing (no touch), live music, crafts and doughnuts. There’s a big candle lighting set for 4:45. 

Hands on Hanukkah (multiple dates and locations)
Dec. 2, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: U Village Pavilion at University Village, 2623 NE University Village St., Seattle
Dec. 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Temple B’Nai Torah, 15727 NE 4th St., Bellevue
Dec. 4, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Garden d’Lights, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue
All ages. Free.

Hands on Hanukkah is taking the holiday on the road across King County. Come by for arts and crafts and treats at all events. U Village will have free mini cupcakes from Trophy Cupcakes. At Temple B’Nai Torah’s party, look for food trucks and a Hands on Hanukkah booth, where kids can create Hanukkah artwork. At Bellevue Botanical Garden, there will be a candle lighting, and then time to explore the sparkling lights of Garden d’Lights. 

Family Night at Redmond Lights
Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.
Wood Deck at Redmond’s Downtown Park, 16205 Redmond Way, Redmond
All ages. Free. 

Meet families from Stroum Jewish Community Center to see the light and art installations. Register ahead to receive some sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) and a take-home craft for kids, too. 

Details and registration

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