Hanukkah – the eight-day wintertime “festival of lights” celebrated by people of the Jewish faith – runs Dec. 22-30, 2019. And you and your family can celebrate in a big way at the Menorah in the D celebration on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019.
This ninth annual event kicks off at 4:30 p.m. at Campus Martius Park in Detroit with a strolling entertainment including dancing dreidels and a dreidel mascot, balloon sculpting, face painting and carriage rides.
You’ll get the change to snag Hanukkah gelt (chocolate coins) for your little one, cool glow-in the dark swag and limited-edition sweatshirts, too.
The fun really ramps up from 5 to 6 p.m. during the Menorah Lighting Ceremony. This grand event features greetings from local community leaders and dignitaries, live musical performances, fire juggling acts and, of course, a lighting of the giant Detroit Menorah.
You’ll also be able to enjoy plenty of food during the event. Come hungry and have a bite at the complimentary snack and soup bar, roast a marshmallow over an open pit or try some kosher eats from a food truck.
The ninth annual Menorah in the D celebration runs 4:30-6 p.m. at Campus Martius Park in Detroit. Admission is free but reservations are requested via the event’s website.