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7 Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah Around the Main Line

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Menorah lightings, a latke cooking class and a car parade are some of the ways our region is celebrating the Jewish holiday this year.

The Main Line is hosting a number of fun events to celebrate the Festival of Lights this year, and there’ll be plenty of traditional latkes to go around!

Boathouse Row Festival of Lights


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From December 18 through January 1, the rowing clubs that line the banks of the Schuylkill River light up in celebration of all different holidays, including Hanukkah.

1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia

Chanukah at the Courthouse 

The Chester County Chabad Lubavitch is kicking off the first night of Hanukkah at the historic Chester County Courthouse with a public menorah lighting at 4:30 p.m. on December 18. Music, donuts, latkes, hot drinks, crafts and more are set to make for a fun evening.

2 N High St, West Chester 

Chanukah Bowl

Celebrate at Wynnewood Lanes on December 18 with unlimited bowling, music, crafts and Chanukah treats from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

2228 Haverford Rd, Ardmore

Latkes for Everyone!

Step up your latke-making game at this hands-on workshop happening December 12. You’ll walk away with tips for making perfect latkes and knowledge of kashruth (the Jewish dietary laws).

1901 Vine St, 4th floor, Philadelphia

Chanukah Village

Step into a magical Chanukah Village right in Media from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on December 18 for celebratory activities, including donut decorating, candle making, face art and, of course, latkes. The eighth annual Grand Menorah Lighting at the Courthouse will happen at 4:30 p.m., kicking off the first night of Hanukkah.

State St, Media 

Sesame Place Menorah Lighting Ceremony

Head to Sesame Place to join your favorite characters as they light the menorah, play a game of dreidel and learn about Hanukkah. They’ll be lighting the menorah at 4:30 p.m. every day from December 18 to 24.

100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne

Chanukah Car Menorah Parade

On the third night of Hanukkah, join Chabad of the Main Line at 5:45 p.m. for a menorah parade. Food, activities and the lighting of the menorah will take place following the parade.

625 Montgomery Ave, Merion Station

Related: Here’s What to Do Around the Main Line Area This Weekend

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