Long Island Chanukah Events 2023

Long Island Chanukah Events 2023
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Long Island Chanukah Events 2023

We have all the Chanukah Events and Menorah Lightings in New York that are near, in and around New York City for families to enjoy this holiday season.

Psst… Looking for more holiday events? Check out Christmas Tree and Menorah Lightings in Staten Island!

Nassau County

MiYaD @ Home Depot Chanukah Event

Home Depot Syosset, 111 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset
Sunday, Dec. 3, 10 – 11 am
All ages
$7 
RSVP online

Make your own dreidel game! There will also be doughnuts and Chanukah gelt.

Happy Hanukkah

Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City
Sunday, Dec. 3, 1 – 3 pm
All ages
Included with admission: $17; $16 seniors 65 and older.

Get ready for Hanukkah by learning all about dreidels. Discover the game’s history and rules, and decorate your own dreidel to take home. 

Christmas Tree & Menorah Lighting

Merrick Gazebo, Merrick Ave. and Broadcast Plaza, Merrick
Sunday, Dec. 3, 5 – 7 pm
All ages
Free

Celebrate the winter holidays with the lighting of the Christmas Tree and Hanukkah Menorah! 

Menorah Lighting Celebration

North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Road, Port Washington
Thursday, Dec. 7, 5:45 – 6:45 pm
All ages
$25 per vehicle
Pre-registration required

Start your Chanukah off with a menorah lighting, Giant LED Walls, fireworks, and a concert starring the Maccabeats. 

Grand Menorah Lighting

Merrick Gazebo, Merrick Ave. and Broadcast Plaza, Merrick
Thursday. Dec. 7, 6 pm
All ages
Free; $18 suggested donation per family
RSVP requested

Unite through light at this Chanukah Menorah lighting. There will be hot latkes, balloon twisting, delicious doughnuts, live DJ, dancing, performance by CHS students, meet Dreidleman and more!

Chanukah Concert and Menorah Lighting

Green Acres Mall, 2034 Green Acres Mall, Valley Stream
Saturday, Dec. 9, 7 – 9 pm
All ages
Free

Celebrate The Festival of Lights with a Chanukah Concert and Menorah Lighting. Musical Performance featuring Aryeh Kunstler. 

Chanukah Magic Show

North Shore Synagogue, 83 Muttontown Eastwoods Road, Syosset
Sunday, Dec. 10, 10:30 am
All ages
$15; $12 members

Enjoy a spectacular magic show and the lighting of the Menorah with Rabbi Shalhevet, Cantor Hevenstone, and Student Rabbi Jesse.

Suffolk County

Menorah Workshop

The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
Sunday, Dec. 3, 1 – 2 pm
All ages
$16 Participant (Accompanying visitors pay regular admission at the door) ​$5 Member Participant.

Explore the importance of oil through the ages, from whale oil to olive oil! Compare historic oil lanterns in the museum’s collection, and get creative designing a tiled mosaic menorah to light up your home this holiday!

Menorah Lighting at Hook Mill Windmill

Hook Mill Windmill, 42 Main St. East Hampton
Thursday, Dec. 7, 4 – 5 pm
All ages
Free

Be there for the lighting of the Chanukah Menorah and chocolate gelt drop! RSVP and receive a free Chanukah gift!

Chanukah 2023 Grand Menorah Lighting

Huntington Village Winter Wonderland, Main and Wall Streets, Huntington
Thursday, Dec. 7, 5 pm
All ages
Free

Celebrate the first night of Chanukah with a fire show by The Amazing Keith Leaf! Plus, music, chocolate gelt, balloons, and a live Jewish concert with Toby Tobias.

Menorah Lighting

Raynor Park, 174 Ronkonkoma Avenue, Lake Ronkonkoma
Thursday, Dec. 7, 7 – 9 pm
All ages
Free

Celebrate the first night of Chanukah with a Menorah Lighting at Raynor Park.

Chanukah Wonderland

Walt Whitman Shops, 160 Walt Whitman Rd, Huntington Station
Sunday, Dec. 10, 4 – 6 pm
All ages
Free

Chanukah Wonderland will feature Dreidel Painting, Doughnut Decorating, Face Painting, Giant Menorah Lighting, Make Your Own Menorah, Balloon Designing, Chanukah Gelt, Chanukah Arts & Crafts, music, family entertainment, and much more.

Jericho Community Hanukkah Party

Jericho Jewish Center, 430 North Broadway, Jericho
Monday, Dec. 11, 6 – 9 pm
All ages
$18 per person; $54 family rate

This Chanukah party features a menorah lighting, pizza, live music, latkes, donuts, and chocolate gelt, and more.

Menorah Car Parade

Chabad of the Hamptons, 13 Woods Ln. East Hampton
Sunday, Dec. 10, 4 – 5 pm
All ages
Free

Drive through the streets of East Hampton spreading joy and light! Leaving from Chabad of Hamptons and the parade concludes with a Chanukah party.

Menorah Car Parade

Chabad of Mid-Suffolk, 318 Veterans Memorial Highway, Commack
Sunday, Dec. 10, 6 pm
All ages
Free
Register your car in advance if you would like to participate.

Menorah Parade begins at Chabad of Mid-Suffolk and concludes with a Grand Menorah Lighting at The Chai Center. Donuts, Latkes, Hot Apple Cider & Chanukah Swag! 

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Brooklyn Music School

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Adventuring Portal

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Collina Italiana, The Italian Language and Cultural Center

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