Hanukkah Events for Families in Metro Detroit

The Jewish Festival of Lights runs Dec. 7-15, 2023. Celebrate it at one of these menorah lightings and Hanukkah happenings around town.

Hanukkah, also known as the 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 2023, this celebration runs from Dec. 7-15 and residents in metro Detroit are set to celebrate it in a big way. Try these events out if you’re looking for fun Hanukkah happenings for your whole family to enjoy.

Hanukkah Storytime & Craft

Dec. 7, 2023

Families can enjoy a special Hanukkah story time and craft to learn about and celebrate the holiday. Reserve a spot online.

Menorah in the D

Dec. 7, 2023

This annual event features a fire show, complimentary soup, snacks and cider, crafts, games, greetings with community leaders and the lighting of the giant menorah. RSVP required.

Share the Light Community-Wide Chanukah Celebration

Dec. 10, 2023

  • Address: Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 27375 Bell Road, Southfield
  • Cost: $8/single ticket, $18/family ticket (includes 2 adults and children)

Enjoy a Chanukah celebration with activities for kids, games, arts and crafts, face painting, circus entertainment, giveaways and more.

Chanukah Mission to the Moonbeams

Dec. 11, 2023

Enjoy a delicious Chanukah dinner and games. Then take a bus to Beaumont Hospital for the mitzvah of bikur cholim bringing light and joy to the young patients.

Chanukah Celebration

Dec. 12, 2023

See a grand menorah lighting, festive music, latkes, doughnuts, grand dreidel games, cards for Israeli soldiers and more.


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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.

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