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The Festival of Lights: Seattle-area Hanukkah celebrations

Menorah lightings, concerts, crafts and more for Hanukkah, which is Dec. 18-26, 2022.

Hanukkah events 2022. This year, Hanukkah starts the evening of Dec. 18 and finishes on the evening of Dec. 26. Here are some Hanukkah events around town to celebrate with light, crafts and food.

Check back often as we’ll be adding more events in December.

Outdoor Menorah Lighting

Chabbad of Central Cascades invites you to an outdoor menorah lighting in downtown Issaquah at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20. The organization will also host a public menorah lighting on December 25 at 6 p.m. at Grand Ridge Plaza. Both events are FREE.

Grand Menorah Lighting Kirkland: Gather at the Kirkland Marina Park pavilion for the lighting of the menorah at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18. Enjoy live music, the gelt drop, and traditional Jewish food. Be sure to RSVP. FREE.

Menorah Lighting in Lynnwood: Lighting of the menorah set for 4 p.m. Dec. 18 at City Hall.

Pop Up Chanukah in West Seattle: Join in on the celebations December 18 at 5 p.m.

Chanukah at The Landing, Renton: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18. 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.

Grand Menorah Lighting at Volunteer Park: Lighting of the menorah on the second night of Hanukkah, 5:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19. Hosted by Chabad of Capitol Hill and Central District.

Menorah lighting in Bellevue: Chabad of Downtown Bellevue will host the third night of lighting Hanukkah on the great lawn in Downtown Park on Tuesday, Dec. 20. In addition, there will be traditional foods, hot drinks and music. Pre-registration is requested so the organization can know what to expect.

Menorah lighting at the U-Village: Hosted by the Chabad of Seattle, join this event on December 20 at 6 p.m. in front of Piatti. Special performance by the Klez Kidz.


The Klezmatics will perform Dec. 22 at Seattle’s Neptune Theatre.

Community activities and concerts

Stop by the Stroum Jewish Community Center after 4 PM, any day, December 1-Jan 1 to see an amazing light display. For more details visit their website.

Stroum Jewish Community Center will also offer Hanukkah Storytime and Sing-along on December 11 from 10am-11am. Two Sephardic authors will read from their book about Jewish Cuban families. The event will be held at the community center and also live-streamed. Cost of the event is $5 or free with purchase of the book. Free for kids under age 2. For more details check out their website.

Donuts, dreidels and tie dye shirts! Chabbad of the Central Cascades is offering a community Hanukkah event at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at its Issaquah location. Participants will make tie-dye shirts to celebrate the beginning of the festival. Cost is $5 per participant.

Celebrate Hanukkah with the Maccabeats on December 4. Three in-person performances (and two livestreams) are a chance to dance and sing along with this acapella group. Tickets and full details here.

Chanukah at the Kraken: December 18, 4 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

The Klezmatics: 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, Neptune Theatre, 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. Doors open at 7 p.m. for this all-ages show. In addition, there will be a lighting ceremony for the fifth night of Hanukkah.

Peter Himmelman: 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26 (doors open at 7 p.m.), Neptune Theatre, Seattle. Peter Himmelman is a singer-songwriter, rock ‘n’ roll performer, visual artist, author and entrepreneur. In addition, he founded Big Muse, a company that helps organizations leverage the power of their people’s innate creativity. Show includes a lighting ceremony for the final night of Hanukkah, which ends at nightfall on December 26.

SJCC will be hosting Hands on Hannukkah this year at several locations around the Puget Sound. Find each location and day here.

KCLS hosts Hannukah Storytime on December 13 from 10:30-11:00. Pre-registration is required. FREE

The Secular Jewish Circle will hold its annual celebration on December 18. Gather together for a potluck, songs, stories and more. See website for more details.

Hanukkah 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 18 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Cost is $18 per participant; 4 and younger free. Register here.

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