Skate with the Dreidel at Hanukkah on Ice. Photo courtesy of Chabad Lubavitch
Skate with the Dreidel at Hanukkah on Ice. Photo courtesy of Chabad Lubavitch

Hanukkah Celebrations and Menorah Lightings for NYC Families

New York City knows how to celebrate the holidays, and Hanukkah (or Chanukah - did you know there are more than 20 different spelling variations?) is no exception. The Festival of Lights arrives late in 2019, with the first night on Sunday, December 22. However you spell it, we've rounded up over two dozen ways to celebrate this wonderful Jewish holiday, and most of them are free.

Of note this year: there's the brilliant Menorah on the High Line, and the South Street Seaport District's awesome Hanukkah Party. We also have the annual mainstays, from the World's Largest Hanukkah Menorah Lighting, to Chanukah on Ice and Hanukkah Family Day at the Jewish Museum

As always, click through for time, price, and more event details.


Chabad of the Lower East Side
37 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002

Grand Army Plaza
Fifth Avenue and West 59th Street
New York, NY

The High Line
The Porch at 15th Street

Grand Army Plaza
Flatbush Ave., Eastern Pkwy. and Prospect Park
Brooklyn, NY

Yellowstone Park
6801 Yellowstone Blvd.
Queens, NY 11375

City Point
445 Albee Square West
Brooklyn, NY

Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street
NY, NY 10002

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Marks JCH of Bensonhurst
7802 Bay Parkway
Brooklyn, NY, NY 11214

Sutton Place Park
East 57th Street and Sutton Place South
New York, NY 10022

Lasker Rink
Central Park south of the Farmers Gate entrance on 110th Street and Lenox Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Jewish Children's Museum
792 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11213

South Street Seaport
207 Front St
New York, NY 10038

Children's Museum of Manhattan
The Tisch Building 212 W 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024

Museum of The City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029

Whole Foods Market Tribeca
270 Greenwich St
New York, NY 10007

Merkin Concert Hall
129 W. 67th St. between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10023

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W 68 St
New York, NY 10023

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Congregation Habonim
101 West End Ave at the corner of 64th St
New York, NY 10023

Gotham Comedy Club
208 West 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011