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.
For more information on this family Hanukkah event, and details on other family fun things to do this weekend in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, visit the Metro Parent calendar.