The Festival of Lights (also known as Hanukkah, Chanukah or Hannukkah) begins on November 28th and there are lots of events happening around town. Here’s a list of virtual and in-person events + activity boxes to to make sure you enjoy 8 “not too crazy” nights! 

Chanukah Carnival

Sunday, November 28th

The Chanukah Carnival is a chance to build a menorah, make cookies, craft a draidel, enjoy festive treats and more. Admission is $18 per family.

Menorah in the D

Sunday, November 28th

Chanukah is the holiday of light… Be a Lamplighter as you kindle your Menorah and spread the warmth and joy of the holiday to those you know. Sign up here to reserve your Lamplighter Kit with Chanukah candles, postcards, Gelt, cookies and more! Both in-person and virtual options available.

Chanukah Joy (West Bloomfield)

November 28, December 2 & 5

With multiple events coming up on Chanukah, this is your one stop form to get yourself registered for Chanukah Wonderland, and Parade of Love & Light.

8 Crazy Nights (Royal Oak) 

November 28 – December 6

It’s not just a Chanukah in a Box. It’s a whole Chanukah plan plus! That means that each night there’s an activity. Some things we give you, and the easy things you collect from your house. Sign up now and get a go-to box with activities for each night.

Art Menorah (Beverly Hills)

Monday, November 29

Join us outdoors or from the comfort of your car, as we kindle the “Glow in the Dark Art Menorah 2021”. Enjoy a Glow in the Dark Bike Show, free trees and Chanukah activities.

Menorah Workshop @ The Home Depot (Troy)

Tuesday, November 30th

Create an amazing Menorah, decorate donuts and join together in a create Chanukah party! There will be great fun, great food and a great opportunity to meet other Jewish kids in the area!

Chanukah of Gratitude (Ann Arbor)

Tuesday, November 30th

Head to Liberty Plaza in Downtown Ann Arbor for live music, Chanukah crafts, a fire show, delicious donuts, hot drinks and more!

Chanukah On Ice (Novi)

Saturday, December 4

Come and skate to Chanukah tunes! Enjoy holiday foods and dinner. See an ice-sculptured Menorah!

Grand Chanukah Celebration (Commerce)

Sunday, December 5

The Chabad Jewish Center in Commerce is hosting a community celebration. Come for the Bar Mitzvah, stay for the grand Menorah Lighting and enjoy a buffet dinner.

Ice Menorah Lighting and Gelt Drop (Troy)

Sunday, December 5

Join us this Chanukah and celebrate together with your family in an amazing way! Everyone will gather outdoors by Troy City Campus to watch a ice Menorah being carved and then lit, watch an amazing Gelt Drop, enjoy Chanukah Latkes and donuts! Participate in Chanukah games and roaming entertainment!

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