National Menorah Lighting
One of the most prominent public Hanukkah programs in the world is the annual lighting ceremony of the National Menorah on the Ellipse, just across from the White House in Washington, DC.
Ticket holders get hot latkes and donuts (safely pre-packaged) as well as free dreidels and menorah kits. The US Navy Band performs.
General admission tickets are FREE and available to the general public but must be ordered in advance, online, starting November 16.
Note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.