Hanukkah Happenings in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

The Jewish Festival of Lights runs Dec. 18-26, 2022. Celebrate it at one of these menorah lightings and Hanukkah happenings around town.

There are more than 74 holidays celebrated during the month of December. Among them: Christmas, Kwanzaa and, of course, Hanukkah.

This festival of lights is celebrated by people of the Jewish faith to commemorate the rededication of the Second Temple. It is observed for eight days by the lighting of candles of a menorah.

In 2022, this celebration runs from Dec. 18-26 and residents in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor are set to celebrate it in a big way. Looking for a fun (and safe) Hanukkah happening for your family to enjoy? Try out these virtual and social distancing-friendly picks.

Chanukah Carnival

Dec. 11, 2022

Enjoy games, music, delicious donuts, story time with Morah Chana and so much more. Reservations required.

Menorah in the D

Dec. 18, 2022

This annual event offers a live, in-person event that features a fire show, greetings with community leaders and a lighting of the giant menorah.

Chanukah Wonderland 

Dec. 18, 19 and 25, 2022

Find a dreidel bounce house, dance machines, latkes, and a tot town filled with all kinds of kid-friendly fun at this annual.

Glow Party

Dec. 19, 2022

Join Aish Detroit for a fun glow Hanukkah celebration, candle lighting and dinner. Then, hop on the bus to Beaumont and join Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams and shine flashlights for the pediatric patients.

Chanukah on Ice

Dec. 20, 2022

Celebrate together with your family in an amazing way. Watch an ice menorah being lit, see the Detroit Ice Skating Show, enjoy Chanukah food and more. RSVP is required.

Downtown Royal Oak Menorah Lighting

Dec. 21, 2022

Head to downtown Royal Oak for a giant Lego menorah lighting, ice dreidel carving, fire juggle snow, food, children’s activity zone and more.

Chanukah on Fire

Dec. 22, 2022

See a grand menorah lighting, fire juggler show, latkes, donuts, dreidel waffle bar and more.

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