Hanukkah begins Dec. 22 this year and runs through Dec. 30. There are several celebrations to mark the holiday, the eight-day Jewish festival, in the Triangle.
Here's where to find them.
Raleigh Hanukkah Events
Chabad Center of Raleigh and Lafayette Village will host a Menorah Lighting and Gelt Drop on The Green
from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 22. The lighting and gelt drop is at 3:30 p.m. Donuts and drinks will be provided by Chabad Center of Raleigh.
Beth Meyer Preschool in Raleigh is hosting Lights and Latkes
from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Dec. 22. There will be latkes, other festive foods, crafts, and more. Advance tickets are $10 for kids ages 3 and up and $12 for adults.
, a local band, will perform a Hanukkah-themed concert at 2 p.m., Dec. 15, at Quail Ridge Books. It's free.
Crabtree Valley Mall
will have a menorah lighting ceremony at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 23. The week-long display will be located in the upper level above the Santa set near Tic Tac Toys.
Chapel Hill Hanukkah Event
The Levin Jewish Community Center in Chapel Hill will host a Hanukkah Festival
from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15.
Durham Hanukkah Event
The Judea Reform Congregation hosts Chanukah Palooza
from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Dec. 20. A limited number of tickets are available online and at the door.
Cary Hanukkah Event
Apex Hanukkah Event
For the tenth year, Apex will host a big celebration during Chanukah in Downtown Apex
. The event is a project of Chabad of Cary. It's open to all and free. It starts at 3 p.m., Dec. 22, with children's activities at Apex Community Center, 53 Hunter St. Kids will take part in crafts and games. A 5 p.m. lighting of the menorah follows at 220 N. Salem St., just down the street from the children's activities.. The evening includes music, holiday treats, a fire show and gelt launch.