Where to Celebrate Hanukkah on Long Island

Where to Celebrate Hanukkah on Long Island

Celebrate Hanukkah with your family at these events in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights that remembers the miracle of lamp oil lasting for eight days, is celebrated this year from December 2-10. Here's our list of the best events to celebrate Hanukkah, or learn about Jewish culture, from menorah lightings to musical performances and yummy foods. Experience Hanukkah in New York City regardless of your county, be it Suffolk or Nassau county. Also check out our roundups for Hanukkah events in Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen counties and New York City.


Hanukkah Events in Suffolk County

FREE Annual Menorah Lighting
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 2 , 3-4pm
WHERE: Heritage Center, 633 Mt. Sinai Coram Road, Mt. Sinai
WHAT: See the menorah be lit!
WANT TO GO? 631-509-0882. msheritagetrust.org.

Chanukah Wonderland
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 2 , 9:30-11:30am
WHERE: The Chai Center, 501 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills
WHAT: Celebrate Chanukah with arts & crafts, games and activities such as decorating donuts, sand art, finding Judah the Maccabee, and making olive oil. RSVP required.
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-351-8672. thechaicenter.com.

FREE Hanukkah Story and Snack
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 3 , 4pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy a nice snack and festive, Hannukah story.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

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FREE Chai Center Grand Menorah Lighting
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 5 , Show: 4:30pm; Lighting 5:30pm
WHERE: The Chai Center, 501 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills
WHAT: Enjoy latkes, doughnuts, hot chocolate, and music as well as ligting of the grand menorah.
WANT TO GO? 631-351-8672. thechaicenter.com.


FREE Chanukah at Walt Whitman Shops
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 6 , 5:30-6:30 pm
WHERE: Walt Whitman Shops, Route 110, Huntington Station
WHAT: Come join the annual Chanukah at the Walt Whitman Shops celebration. Special children's show, free Chanukah gelt and dreidels, donuts, prizes, giant menorah and more.
WANT TO GO? 631-385-2424. ChabadofHuntington.com.

Hanukkah Events in Nassau County

Winter Holiday Magic
WHEN: Dec. 20 -23, Thursday, 5-7pm; Friday, 4-6pm; and Sunday, 12-2pm and 3-5pm
WHERE: What's Cooking? , 30 East Main Street , Oyster Bay
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Children will enjoy a Christmas and Hanukkah menu, make a beautiful Gingerbread House and bake and decorate yummy sugar cookies to take home! Children will also make their own Personal Pizza and Edible Dreidels with hot cocoa too!
WANT TO GO? $49.99. 516-922-2665. whatscookingny.com.