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Hanukkah 2023 Dec 7-15: Menorah lightings, concerts, crafts

Chanukah Events 2023

 This year, Chanukah starts at sundown on December 7 and ends on the evening of December 15. Here are some Hanukkah events around town to celebrate with light, crafts, and food.

Outdoor Menorah Lighting

Chabbad of Central Cascades invites you to an outdoor menorah lighting at Grand Ridge Plaza at the Issaquah Highlands (next to ULTA)  at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, and in downtown Issaquah (Front Street and Dogwood) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec 14th. There will be latkes, donuts, gelt, live music, and A & C.  Both events are FREE.

Grand Menorah Lighting Kirkland: Gather at the Kirkland Marina Park pavilion for the lighting of the menorah at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. Enjoy live music, the gelt drop, and traditional Jewish food. Kindly RSVP. FREE.

Menorah Lighting in Lynnwood: Lighting of the menorah, klezmer band, gelts, donut at 4 p.m. Dec. 10 at Lynnwood City Hall.

Chanukah at The Landing, Renton: 5:45-7:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023. Chabad Jewish Center of Renton invites you to Chanukah at The Landing. Activities will take place in the Plaza, across from Regal Cinemas, and will include: firetruck gelt drop, LED light and stunt show, giant menorah lighting, treats, music and giveaways. RSVP required.

JKIDS Pre-Chanukah: Chabad of Capitol Hill invites kids and parents to get into the Chanukah spirit and join for a fun afternoon of crafts, games, and snacks at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 3.

Grand Menorah Lighting & Celebration at Volunteer Park: Lighting of the menorah on the second night of Hanukkah, 5:15 p.m. Thursday, December 7. Hosted by Chabad of Capitol Hill and Central District.

Menorah lighting in Bellevue: Chabad of Downtown Bellevue will host the Fourth night of lighting Hanukkah at Downtown Bellevue Park by the fountain – NE 4th entrance on Sunday, December 10 at 5:00 p.m. In addition, there will be traditional foods, hot drinks and music. Pre-registration is requested so the organization can know what to expect.

Concerts and fun

Chanukah Story Time at University Book Store. Join local author Jo Gershman for a reading of her picture book “A Wild, WILD Hanukkah” at the University Book Store! Tickets are free; RSVP is required.

Hanukkah with the Six13s: Celebrate on Sunday, December 3, at 4:30 p.m. at Stroum Jewish Community Center. Three in-person performances (and two livestreams) are a chance to dance and sing along with this acapella group. Tickets and full details here.

The Klezmatics will perform Dec. 7th at Seattle Town Hall.

The Klezmatics: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7th  at Town Hall Seattle. The Klezmatics have revitalized klezmer for the new century. Their music is steeped in Eastern European Jewish tradition and spirituality with eclectic, global musical influences.

Hands on Hanukkah: SJCC will be hosting Hands on Hannukkah this year at several locations around the Puget Sound. Thursday, December 7 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Town Hall Seattle, WA.

Secular Jewish Circle Hanukkah Celebration: Secular Jewish Circle will hold its annual celebration on Saturday, December 9 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Gather together for a potluck, songs, stories and more. RSVP is required for the exact location, Register here.

CHanukah on Ice

Chanukah on Ice: Skate the evening away at Chabad of the Central Cascades annual Hanukkah on Ice celebration. The event will take place at Sno-King Ice Arena in Snoqualmie on December 10 from 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Cost is $20 per participant; 4 and younger free.

Chanukah at the Kraken: Sunday, December 10, at 4:15 p.m. Skate on the same rink as the Kraken team. Experience the carving and lighting of a full size ice Menorah on the rink, traditional Chanukah bites and kids swag. Stay for the grand figure skating show by the world #1 junior ranking skater, Lucas Broussard! Check website for pricing details.


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