Chanukah Wonderland at Orchard Mall in West Bloomfield

Celebrate the holiday Dec. 13-14 and 17-18, 2017, at the annual Chanukah Wonderland event in West Bloomfield, which offers food, crafts, hands-on fun and more.

Families will have the chance to explore a Chanukah Wonderland this holiday season, Dec. 13-14 and 17-18, 2017, will take place at Orchard Mall in West Bloomfield.

A project of the Bais Chabad Torah Center in West Bloomfield, Chanukah Wonderland will feature four days of activities to celebrate the holiday including food, hands-on educational activities and entertainment.

Daily offerings include an elephant photo booth, challenge table, dreidel bounce house and “Tot Town” with a ball pit, play dough, sand table and Lego-Land; plus an olive press demonstration and crafts such as decorating a Chanukah mug, making a dreidel snow globe, duct tape wallets and more.

But the biggest event of all happens on Dec. 18. The Grand Menorah Lighting Celebration starts at 5:30 p.m. and features performances by the Detroit Marching Band, delicious treats and, of course the lighting of the giant coin-orah.

Throughout the event, guests are encouraged to contribute canned foods to be added to the CANorah that will later be donated to a local food bank.

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Hours of operation are as follows:

  • noon-6 p.m. Sunday
  • 306 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday and Monday

Admission is $5 per child to participate in activities. Guests can walk through the wonderland for free.

The Orchard Mall is located at 6445 Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield. For more details, mail, call 248-865-1541 or visit the event’s website. And be sure to check out the Chanukah Wonderland event listing in the Metro Parent calendar.

This post was originally published in 2016 and is updated regularly.