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7 Fun Hanukkah Happenings For Families

Hanukkah is the eight-day “festival of lights” celebrated by Jews around the world with nightly menorah lighting, special prayers, and traditional foods like latkes.

This year, Hanukkah begins on Sunday, December 22nd. Here are some community happenings around town:

Chanukah Menorah Workshop at Home Depot

Sunday, December 15, 11:00 AM  1350 Port Washington Road in Grafton


Build your own Menorah for Chanukah! Bring your children to this one of a kind workshop. Refreshments and fun included!  No charge.

JCC Community Hanukkah Celebration

Monday, December 16 from 4PM-6:30PM at the JCC


Join us for our annual free community-wide Hanukkah celebration! We’ll have fun activities for all, Mitzvah projects, entertainment, and delicious food! We’re also accepting new, unwrapped toy donations!

Public Menorah Lighting in front of Metro Market

Sunday, December 22, at 3:00 PM

There will be a special public Menorah lighting in front of the Metro Market in Mequon. HUGE GELT DROP! Enjoy Prizes! Roasted Marshmallows! Music, Refreshments and Dancing!

Whitefish Bay Menorah Celebration

Sunday, December 22 at 6:00 p.m.

401 E. Silver Spring Drive

Hanukkah again will be celebrated on Silver Spring Drive.  Thank you to the Jewish Community Center who will again have a lighting ceremony each night around 6:00 to celebrate the 8 days of Hanukkah.

Giant Car-Menorah Parade 

Sunday, December 22 at 3:45 PM


Bring your children to see the huge Car-Menorah Parade! The parade will start with the Menorah Lighting at 3:00 pm in Mequon, followed by the procession to the FISERV FORUM PLAZA Downtown where there will be the Grand Menorah Lighting, Chanukah delicacies and entertainment for the family.

Chanukah Skating Party & Dinner

Monday, December 23 at 5:00 PMWebsite

The Grand Chanukah Skating Party & Dinner will be at Ozaukee Skateland from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. There will be a Huge Hot Dog Bar with more than 20 choices of toppings! Latkes, prizes and Chanukah gelt. Special Menorah lighting at the Center of the Rink. Skaters: $15.00, Non-Skaters $10.00. Click here.

Menorah Lighting in Grafton

Monday, December 23 at 7:20 PMWebsite

There will be a public Menorah Lighting in Downtown Grafton, at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Beech Avenue on Monday, December 23 at 7:20 PM. Bring the entire family to this historic Celebration of Lights!

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