Hanukkah in NYC: Best Attractions

Get yourself ready for the 8 day celebration of Hanukkah! The Holiday, marked by the traditional candle lighting, and an array of delicious fried foods such as latkes and doughnuts, is marked for 8 days of light, dreidels and sheer festiveness.

When is Hanukkah?

Hanukkah begins at the evening of December 16, and ends at December 24.

What Should I do during Hanukkah in NYC?

There are lots of festive activities to mark the Jewish Holiday, starting from the traditional candle lighting in the menorah, spinning dreidels, or eating any of the holiday’s traditional Potato Latkes and other fried foods.

So, go out during Hanukkah in NYC and take part in one of these awesome activities:

Lighting the World’s largest Hanukkah menorah

You can gather around in Grand Army Plaza, Located in Fifth Avenue and West 59th Street, to view the lighting of the world’s greatest menorah, made out of 4,000 pound of steel and mounting 32 foot high. The lighting will take place every day at 5:30 PM; accept on Friday and Saturday, when it will take place before and after the Sabbath.

Hanukkah menorah

Hanukkah menorah lighting by Swers\Flickr

Hanukkah on Ice on Central Park

Celebrate the festival of lights by ice-skating in Central Park, and attending the giant ice menorah that is lit on the holidays first evening. Food, donuts and hot drinks will be included in the event celebration.

Annual Latke Festival

New York City food experts panel will choose     an outstanding latke. You can vote for your favorite fritter, and remember that all the ticket sales will go to Sylvia Center,   that promotes kids’ healthy eating.

Visit Hanukkah art festival at the Jewish Children Museum

An activity for all the family: You can take your kids or close family to this fun festival on going throughout the 8days of Hanukkah, and create your own customized donut, join an interactive olive pressing workshop, and more.

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