Photo courtesy of National Museum of American Jewish History
Photo courtesy of National Museum of American Jewish History

Hanukkah Events and Menorah Lightings for Philadelphia Families

Hanukkah begins on December 2 and continues until December 10 this year. During these eight nights known as The Jewish Festival of Lights, Philly families can celebrate throughout the Delaware Valley at many fantastic events that can be found in our events calendar. From attending menorah lighting ceremonies and listening to stories to making crafts and spinning the dreidel, everyone in the family can enjoy these special traditions while making lasting memories. We've rounded up some of our favorite activities so read on for ideas to incorporate into your family's calendar.

For additional seasonal fun, be sure to review our Holiday Fun Guide.


National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA

Upper Merion Township Library
175 West Valley Forge Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill , NJ 08003

Shaare Shamayim Synagogue
9768 Verree Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19115

Media Community Center
4th & Jackson Streets,
Media, PA 19063

Railroad Plaza
West Main & Green Streets
Lansdale, PA

The Shops at Valley Square
1501 N. Main Street Rt 611 & Street Road
Doylestown, PA

The Glazier Jewish Center
25 North State Street
Newtown, PA 18940

The Chabad Center
1925 Kresson Rd.
Cherry HIll, NJ 08003

Shady Brook Farms
931 Stony Hill Road
Yardley, PA 19067

Headhouse Shambles
2nd and Pine Streets
Philadelphia, PA

The Pavilion
261 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046

Plymouth Meeting Mall
500 W Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Bucks County Courthouse
100 N Main Street
Doylestown, PA

Rittenhouse Square
18th and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA

Northeast Regional Library
2228 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19149-1297

The Doylestown Bookshop
16 S Main Street
Doylestown, PA,

Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA

Franklin Square
200 North 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd.
Norristown, PA 19401

Tiferet Bet Israel
1920 Skippack Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd.
Norristown, PA 19401

National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA
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