Menorah Lighting Events and Chanukah Celebrations



Local families enjoy Chanukah celebrations throughout the Hudson Valley

Menorah candle lighting

It's that time of year again. Families across the Hudson Valley are getting into the Chanukah spirit with community lighting ceremonies and celebrations. We have rounded them up right here for you! Due to the pandemic, many are online only.


December 11 Menorah Workshop

Sand it, build it, paint it! Come and build your own menorah at Home Depot! Get free aprons and delicious fresh doughnuts! Free with your online reservation!. 1220 Rte. 300, Newburgh. 4pm


December 18 High Falls Community Menorah Lighting

Hanukah begins at Sundown on the 18th December and we will be holding a Menorah Lighting on that day, beginning at 3:30pm - Menorah to be lit at 4pm, High Falls. 3:30pm


December 18 Menorah Lighting

Come join in this community celebration at Congregation Agudas Israel. Dunkin' Donuts and hot chocolate every night. Plus, latkes on the eighth night!! Help recognize our honorees as they light the Giant Menorah each night.


December 18 Chanukah LEGOLAND @ Galleria Mall

Light up the night on the first night of Chanukah on a giant Lego menorah! Lots of family fun and gifts. Galleria at Crystal Run, 1 Galleria Dr., Middletown. 4pm


December 18 Grand Helicopter Gelt Drop & Menorah Lighting

Gelt drop, sparkling menorah lighting, dignitaries, hot cocoa, latkes, donuts, dreidels, and Chanukah crafts. Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 94 Gilbert St., Monroe. 4pm.


December 18 Hanukkah Light & Sound Festival at Temple Sinai

Open to the community, please join us! Celebrate the First Day of Hanukkah with a live DJ, games, treats, a Glow Light Party, and lighting of the big outdoor menorah! Temple Sinai, 79 Highland Ave., Middletown. 4:30pm


December 18 Millbrook Public Menorah Lighting

Join us in Millbrook on the very first night of Chanukah as we kindle the first Chanukah light. 3323 Franklin Avenue, Millbrook. 4pm


December 18 Rhinebeck Public Menorah Lighting

Join us on the very first night of Chanukah in the Rhinebeck Savings Bank parking lot as we kindle the first Chanukah light. 6414 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck. 7pm


December 18-24 Menorah Lighting

Dunkin' Donuts and hot chocolate every night. Plus, latkes on the eighth night!! Help recognize our honorees as they light the Giant Menorah each night. Congregation Agudas Israel, 290 North St., Newburgh. 6pm


December 19 Giant Donut Menorah Lighting

Lighting of Giant donut menorah. Donuts Latkes, Chocolate Gelt, Chanukah gifts. 160 Old Post Road, Wappingers Falls. 5:30pm


December 19 Central Valley Menorah Lighting

Outdoor menorah lighting followed by indoor reception. Party room of Hudson's ice cream with music, latkes, donuts, and crafts. 250 Route 32, Central Valley. 5:30pm


December 19 Red Hook Public Menorah Lighting

Public Menorah lighting. 7461 S Broadway , Red Hook. 5:30pm


December 20 Teen Chanukah Latke Cook-off!

Whip up a batch of your favorite latkes and see if you will be the latke champion! Bonus donut filling round! Reserve your spot, email RSVP@RhinebeckJewishCenter.com. 102 Montgomery Street , Rhinebeck. 7pm


December 20 Chester Menorah Lighting

Menorah lighting, latkes, donuts, and dreidels. Chester Town Hall, 1786 Kings Hwy., Chester. 5pm


December 21 Mega Latka Sizzle

Peel, grate, mix, and fry your own latkes. Latke and topping bar. Chanukah treats, menorah lighting, chocolate coins, entertainment, and fun for all ages. Registration required. New Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 94 Gilbert St., Monroe. 6pm

December 22 Giant Donut Menorah Lighting

Lighting of 9' menorah. Donuts, Latkes, Chocolate Gelt. 55 Charles Colman Blvd, Pawling. 5:30pm


December 22 Tuxedo Menorah Lighting

Outdoor menorah lighting followed by indoor reception. Music, latkes, donuts, and crafts. Tuxedo Train Station, 240 Route 17, Tuxedo Park. 6pm

December 23 Rhinebeck Public Menorah Lighting

Public Menorah lighting in the Rhinebeck Savings Bank Parking lot. 6414 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck. 3:00pm

Updated December 7, 2022




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