Chanukah Events in Northeast Ohio

Chanukah Events in Northeast Ohio

Hanukkah events in Cleveland, Ohio

Celebrate Chanukah at one of the following family-friendly events taking place in the greater Cleveland/Akron area this month:

DECEMBER 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 9

Chanukah Menorah Lighting. In addition to lighting candles and singing, the JCC will display a menorah made up of 40,000 Legos in the lobby. Free and open to the public, but visitors ages 16 and over need a valid driver’s license or ID to enter the building. Mandel Jewish Community Center, 26001 S. Woodland Road, Beachwood, mandeljcc.org

DECEMBER 4

Menorah Lighting Ceremony. Lighting outside followed by a traditional “coin” drop where candy is dropped by the mayor to the children from a Woodmere fire truck, then continue inside for entertainment, food and more. 6-8 p.m. 28699 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, etonchagrinblvd.com

Menorah on Mayfield. Chabad Family Center will hold its Menorah on Mayfield lighting with Maccabee Makerspace. Attendees can create their own spinning dreidel and a s’mores menorah. There also will be latkes, doughnuts and hot drinks. 6-7 p.m. Lyndhurst City Hall, 5301 Mayfield Road

DECEMBER 5

Chanukah Candle Lighting. Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Chanukah, also known as the miracle of lights, which historically took place in Jerusalem. Hear the story, sing traditional songs, make holiday crafts, and more.  5-6 p.m. Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood, 216-593-0575, maltzmuseum.org  

Chanukah Party for Families with Young Children. Craft, music, Chanukah story and a casual dinner. 5:30-7 p.m. Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood, 216-464-1330 fairmounttemple.org

Grand Menorah Lighting in Downtown Cleveland. Dance to music, see the large Menorah being lit, and enjoy some hot chocolate and hot apple cider, chocolate Chanukah Gelt, potato Latkes, donuts and more. 5:30 p.m. Public Square, downtownchabad.com

DECEMBER 9

Light After Dark Menorah Parade. Enjoy a menorah lighting, refreshments, and music on The Lawn. 5-7 p.m. Legacy Village, 25001 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, CLEmenorahparade.com

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