December 08, 2017
The first day of Hanukkah is Tuesday, Dec. 12. To celebrate the eight-day Festival of Lights, many places around Philly are hosting special events or offering delicious holiday foods.
In the roundup below, you'll find a menorah-lighting, a Hanukkah feast and more. Through Wednesday, Dec. 20, there are plenty of ways to celebrate.
The menorah lighting at Rittenhouse Square will include traditional prayers and songs.
Before, there will be a kid-friendly party at the Ethical Society, beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 17
5 p.m. | Free
Tuesday, Dec. 12
5:30-6:30 p.m. | Free
The Hanukkah celebration will include festive lights, hors d'oeuvres, a speciality cocktail, wine, beer, a Hanukkah-themed take-home craft and access to the exhibition "Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews."
Thursday, Dec. 14
7-10 p.m. | $25-$35 per person
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S. Independence Mall E.
Kids can enjoy a daylong program of Hanukkah-related activities at the Please Touch Museum. There will be dreidel games, holiday card-making, storytime and more.
All activities are free with museum admission, which is $19 per person.
On all eight nights of Hanukkah, Tria Taproom's chef will use his bubbe's recipe to make latkes for guests. The potato pancakes will be available from open to close.
Tuesday, Dec. 12 through Wednesday, Dec. 20
2005 Walnut St.
Get 15 doughnuts for $12. They can be picked up at either the North Philly or Center City location.
Abe Fisher is hosting Hanukkah dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 13.
For $50 per person, dine on latkes, braised chicken, smoked trout crudo and apple cider doughnuts. View the menu here.
Wednesday, Dec. 13
$50 per person
1623 Sansom St.