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8 ways to celebrate Hanukkah in Raleigh, Triangle in 2019

Posted December 15, 2019 7:45 a.m. EST
Updated December 16, 2019 9:44 a.m. EST

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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.

Mishpacha, 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

The town of Cary's menorah lighting will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Dec. 23, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.

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.