Menorah Lightings in the New York City Area
Attend a menorah lighting with your family this year in the New York City area.
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WHEN: Dec. 13, 6pm
WHERE: Bay Terrace Shopping Center
WHAT: Join for the lighting of the menorah celebrating Hanukkah at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center. Enjoy the best from 50 entertainment venues, professional services, and free parking.
WANT TO GO? bayterrace.com
FREE IN PERSON Chanukah Car Parade
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 13, 1:45pm line up; 2-3pm parade
WHERE: Chabad of Westchester, 175 W. Post Road, White Plains
WHAT: Chabad of Westchester invites you to participate in their Chanukah Car Parade starting at Post Road School and ending at New Rochelle High School parking lot with a public Menorah lighting service that you'll be able to watch from your car. Decorate you car or purchase a car decorating kit for $25. Make sure to RSVP for a special Chanukah treat box! E-mail ChabadWestchester@gmail.com to RSVP or with any questions.
WANT TO GO? 914-712-8332. chabadofwestchester.com.
FREE IN PERSON Drive-in Chanukah Experience
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 13, 5pm
WHERE: Dobbs Ferry Commuter Lot, 100 Palisades St., Dobbs Ferry
WHAT: Looking for a fun, interactive, and Covid-safe family experience this Chanukah? For the first time ever...a drive-in Chanukah multi media experience featuring animation, game show, and concert on a giant screen! Be dazzled by a live fire performer all from the comfort of your own car!
WANT TO GO? 914-693-6100. chabadrt.org.
FREE IN PERSON Christmas Tree Lighting and Lighting of the Menorah Ceremony
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 8, 4:30-6pm
WHERE: Village of Hempstead
WHAT: Please join Mayor Don Ryan and Rabbi Abe (Beth Israel) to celebrate the holidays! RSVP for more information.
WANT TO GO? 516-478-6286. facebook.com
FREE IN PERSON Celebrate Chanukah with Car Menorah Parade Followed by Annual Grand Menorah Lighting
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 10, 5pm
WHERE: The Chai Center and Chabad of Mid-Suffolk, 318 Veterans Memorial Highway, Commack
WHAT: Cars line up at 5pm at Chabad of Mid-Suffolk and leave at 6p, to go to The Chai Center. The parade will conclude with the annual Grand Menorah Lighting in the parking lot of The Chai Center at 6:45pm. Participants will have the opportunity to tune their radio to hear music for the parade. Doughnuts and latkes for everyone (packaged individual servings) *First 50 cars to RSVP get a free car Menorah and flag for the parade * Chanukah Beanies for the first 100 participants Register your car for the parade in advance.
WANT TO GO? 631-351-8672. thechaicenter.com.
FREE IN PERSON Menorah Lighting
WHEN: Dec. 10-17, Thursday, 6pm; Friday, 3:30pm; Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday-Thursday, 6pm
WHERE: Andrew J. Parise Park, 257 Cedarhurst Ave., Cedarhurst
WHAT: Join the Chabad of the Five Towns, which serves the communities of Cedarhurst, Hewlett, Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Harbor, Hewlett Neck, Inwood, Lawrence, North Woodmere, Woodmere and Woodsburgh, for menorah lightings each night of Hanukkah. Individually wrapped doughnuts and dreidels will be given out to the children!
WANT TO GO? 516-295-2478. chabadfivetowns.com.
IN PERSON Chabad Of Port Washington Presents: Drive In Menorah Lighting & Concert
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 10, 5pm
WHERE: North Hempstead Town Park, Bar Beach, 175 W. Shore Road, Port Washington
WHAT: Join Chabad of Port Washington for their Drive In Menorah Lighting & Concert on the first night of Hanukkah! Hear live music, see a light show, and of course light the menorah. Families will receive latkes, doughnuts, dreidels, chocolate gelt, and a menorah kit to take him. RSVP required.
WANT TO GO? $20 per car. 516-767-8672. chabadpw.org.
FREE IN PERSON and ONLINE Outdoor Menorah Lighting
WHEN: Dec. 10-17, Thursday, 5:30pm; Friday, 3:30pm; Saturday, 6:30pm; Sunday-Thursday, 5:30pm
WHERE: Chabad of the Beaches, 1 W. Chester St., Long Beach
WHAT: The community is invited to the lighting of Long Island's Largest Menorah throughout the eight days of Hanukkah, outside Long Beach City Hall spreading the light of goodness, liberty, and faith. Each night the menorah lighting will be limited to a crowd of 50 people. Masks will be required. Every night the Lighting will be live streamed on Facebook. Contact Chabad of the Beaches to request a night to join in person and state the preference for which night you wish to attend. After the limited crowd menorah lighting, the entire community is invited to drive by in their cars on Park Avenue to receive different gifts each night: Thursday, Dec. 10, 5:30pm: Donut Drive Thru; Saturday, Dec. 12, 6:30pm: Chanukah Gift Drive Thru; Sunday, Dec. 13, 5:30pm: Latke Drive Thru.
WANT TO GO? 516-574-3905. facebook.com.
WHEN: Dec. 13, 4:30pm
WHERE: American Dream, 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford
WHAT: Join the Chabad of New Jersey to celebrate the 4th night of Chanukah at the American Dream with the lighting of the menorah and live music!
WANT TO GO? Free
Menorah Light and Gelt Drop
WHEN: Dec. 17, 6pm
WHERE: Congregation Beth El, 185 Montross Ave., Rutherford
WHAT: Join the Chabad of the Meadowlands to celebrate the last night of Chanukah with the lighting of the menorah, live music, a gelt drop from a fire truck and individually packaged donuts!
WANT TO GO? Free