Family Hanukkah Events
Philadelphia area candle lightings and celebrations
Happy Hanukkah! The Philadelphia area has plenty of Hanukkah events happening through the rest of the week to celebrate with the whole family.
Boathouse Row Lights
November 28-December 6
1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Boathouse Row will be illuminated for Hanukkah from November 28 through December 6. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia will be leading a virtual program on December 6 at 4 p.m.
Rittenhouse Square Candle Lighting
December 1, 5:15 p.m.
Rittenhouse Square, S 18th St. & Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Center City Kehillah is hosting a community candle lighting on the fourth night of Hanukkah Rittenhouse Square that will be perfect for the whole family. Bring new and gently used clothing items to donate to the Bethesda Project for people experiencing homelessness.
Hanukkah Celebration for Kids
December 3, 1:30-2:30 p.m. or 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Tacony Library, 6742 Torresdale Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19135
This Hanukkah celebration for kids ages 3-12 includes a dreidel game and chance to win gelt.
Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne, PA 19047
Celebrate Hanukkah at Sesame Place’s menorah lighting ceremony, happening every night at 5 p.m. in Sesame Place Neighborhood. Sesame Street friends will join for a game of dreidel and lessons about Hanukkah.
The Visit Philadelphia Holiday Parade
December 4, 5 p.m.
From 2nd & Market Sts., to City Hall
This brand new event aims to honor a multitude of traditions, celebrating Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and the Chinese New Year. The parade will include floats, lights, balloons and a marching band running from 2nd and Market streets to City Hall.
Chanukah on the Avenue
December 5, 5:30 p.m.
The Singing Fountain, E Passyunk Av. & S 11th St., Philadelphia, PA 19147
Celebrate Hanukkah in South Philadelphia with a community event co-hosted by The South Philadelphia Shtiebel and East Passyunk Avenue. There will be a menorah lighting, live music and other festivities.