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2018 Hanukkah Events for Kids and Families

Where to celebrate and learn around Seattle and the Eastside

Published on: November 30, 2018

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Hanukkah begins this year on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 2 and lasts eight nights. We've rounded up kid-focused events for local families to celebrate, or learn about, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Join one or more of these local gatherings around Seattle and the Eastside. Happy Hanukkah!

Hands-On Hanukkah at Crossroads Bellevue: RSVP to join the Stroum Jewish Community Center for free menorah and dreidel crafts plus the opportunity to frost Hanukkah cookies!
When: Sunday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Hands-On Hanukkah at Northgate Mall, Seattle: RSVP to join the Seattle edition of the J's free menorah and dreidel crafts plus frosting Hanukkah cookies.
When: Sunday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Fire Truck Tours and Menorah Lighting, Issaquah: Climb on a real fire engine and then see a community menorah being lit.
When: Sunday, Dec. 2, 4:30–5 p.m.

Menorah Lighting and Dreidel Light Show, Issaquah: Gather with the community for the lighting of the menorah plus a light show.
When: Monday, Dec. 3, 6:30–7 p.m.

A Hooping Chanukah Experience, Issaquah: An event that combines a celebration of Hanukkah with hula-hooping? Do not miss it. Suggested donation: $5/child and $10/adult.
When: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 6:30–8 p.m.

Chanukah Story Hour, Samammish: Stop by the libary for stories, crafts, menorah lighting, snacks and songs!
When: Thursday, Dec. 6, 4:30–5:30 p.m.

Community Hanukkah Party, Seattle: This community party hosted by Temple Beth Am features music by KlezKids, food from Uwajimaya and get this: a giant Hanukkiah Lego build! $14 per adult; $8 per youth ages 5–12; kids ages 4 and under free
When: Saturday, Dec. 8, 6–8 p.m.

Hanukkah Rocks Family Dance Party with The LeeVees, Mercer Island: Indie pop band The LeeVees play all their rockin' Hanukkah songs for families. Turn up for games, food trucks and candle lighting before the show. Admission $5; ages 2 and under free.
When: Sunday, Dec. 9, noon–3 p.m.

SJC Hanukkah Party, Seattle: Secular Jewish Circle of Puget Sound holds its annual Hanukkah party featuring lots of latkes, plus other food, games, songs and group lighting of menorahs. RSVP for precise location. $15 for teens and adults or $25 per family.
When: Sunday, Dec. 9, 4–7 p.m.

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