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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. Communities 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!


Dutchess County

Annual Menorah Workshop

December 3, 11:30am-1:30pm

Annual Menorah workshop where the children will be building their very own Menorahs. Receive a free apron from Home Depot, music and refreshments. Home Depot. 1570 Rte. 9, Wappingers Falls. Please RSVP by calling Chabad at 845-463-5801 or calling the Home Depot at 845-298-9200.

 

Hanukkah Workshop

December 3, 11am or 2pm (Call in advance for the time)

The Home Depot. 450 State Rte. 9, Fishkill. 845-896-0824.

 

Chocolate Gelt Factory

December 10, 10am-12pm

Rhinebeck Jewish Center. 120 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck. 845-876-7666.

http://www.rhinebeckjewishcenter.com/

 

Menorah Workshop

December 11th, 11:30am-1:30pm

Build your very own new designed Menorah. Receive a free apron from Home Depot and music and refreshments. Please RSVP. The Home Depot. 1570 Route 9, Wappingers Falls. 845-298-9200

 

Largest Menorah in the Entire Mid-Hudson Valley

December 12-19, Mon. – Fri. 3:15pm; San. & Sun. 6:30pm

Daily lighting of a 25 foot Menorah with the assistance of a boom truck at One Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie in front of Dunkin Doughnuts.

www.chabadmidhudsonvalley.com

 

Millbrook Public Menorah Lighting

December 12, 5:30pm

Hot Latkes & Apple Cider, Donuts & Chocolate Gelt and the lighting of a 9’ Menorah! Celebration at the Thorne Building in the village of Millbrook.

www.chabadmidhudsonvalley.com

 

Annual Large 9 ft Menorah Lighting

December 13, 3:45pm

Town Supervisor and community officials will be joining with doughnuts, live music and hot latkes. Hyde Part Town Hall. 4383 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park.

www.chabadmidhudsonvalley.com


Hanukkah Storytime

Decmeber 13, 10am

Enjoy a story! Barnes and Noble. 2518 South Rd, Poughkeepsie. 845-485-2224.

 

Performance Motor Cars

December 14, 5:30pm

Outdoor large Menorah lighting followed by Kosher Chinese food with hot latkes and drinks. Live entertainment. 1404 Rte. 9, Wappingers Falls.

www.chabadmidhudsonvalley.com

 

Giant Menorah Lighting

December 14th, 5:30pm

Enjoy lively music, Latkes, Donuts, Chocolate Gelp and the lighting of a 9' Menorah! Pawling Village Green on Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. 440-7592


Menorah Lighting

December 15, 3:45pm

Rhinebeck Jewish Center. 120 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck. 845-876-7666

http://www.rhinebeckjewishcenter.com/

 

Menorah Lighting

December 16, 7pm

Rhinebeck Bank Parking Lot on East Market St. 845-876-7666

http://www.rhinebeckjewishcenter.com/

 

Menorah Lighting

December 17, 4pm

In front of the Thorne Building on Franklin Ave, Milbrook. 845-876-7666

http://www.rhinebeckjewishcenter.com/


Hanukkah in Israel Celebration at Temple Beth-El Poughkeepsie

December 17, 9:30am-12:30pm

Join us for a virtual trip to Israel to celebrate Hanukkah. Experience Hanukkah in different cities in Israel through art, multimedia, dance, food and more. 118 South Grand Ave., Poughkeepsie. 845-454-0570.


Community Hanukkah Party

December 17th, 11am-1pm

Geared towards children, the community Hanukkah Party invites all for songs, skits, dreydl playing, arts and crafts and delicious food. Bring your favorite latke recipe for a tasting contest. BHA-331 Verplanck Ave, Beacon.

beaconhebrewalliance.org


Family Chanukah Extravaganza

December 17, 4-6pm

Enjoy a party in the spirit of Hanukkah after lighting the Menorah. Amazing entertainment with fresh doughnuts, dreidels and Chanukah gelt. Special crafts for the kids and a special tribute to our local heroes. Poughkeepsie Galleria. 2001 South Rd., Poughkeepsie. 845-297-7600.

Menorah Lighting

December 17, 3:15pm

Hot Latkes and apple cider, music and fresh doughnuts. Menorah lighting on the walkway over the Hudson at the center bump out. Poughkeepsie.

Menorah Lighting,

December 18, 5:30pm


In Red Hook in front of the information booth on Broadway/Rte 9. 845-876-7666.

http://www.rhinebeckjewishcenter.com/




Orange County

The Great Chanukah Firetruck Gelt Drop and Monroe Menorah Lighting

December 12, 6pm

With Latkes, Donuts, Dignitaries, Dreidels and Hot Cocoa. All are welcome, free of charge. Commuter Parking Lot. Millpond Parkway, Monroe. 845-782-2770.

 

Military Menorah Community Celebration

December 13th, 5-8pm

Buffet dinner, Latkes, Donuts and Dreidels, Chanukah cards for soldiers, bowling, Hebrew School Choir. RSVP by Dec. 6. $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Bring a gift for soldiers. Supporting our troops in the US and Israel. Colonial Lanes. 78 Brookside Ave., Chester.

www.ChabadOrange.com

 

Tuxedo Menorah Lighting        

December 14, 6pm

With Latkes, Donuts, Dignitaries, Dreidels and Hot Cocoa. All are welcome, free of charge. Tuxedo Train Station. 240 Rte. 17, Tuxedo Park. 845-782-2770.

 

PJ Library/ PJ Our Way Hanukkah Party

December 14, 5:30-7pm

PJ Library and PJ Our Way celebrate Hanukkah. 314 N. Main St., Monroe. Contact Suzanne Leon: 845-562-7860.

https://jewishorangeny.org/jewish-federation-of-greater-orange-county-new-york-calendar/pj-librarypj-our-way-hanukkah-party

 

Menorah Lightings

December 14, 6-7pm

Hosted by Rabbi Pesach. Lighting of the Menorah followed by traditional Hanukkah treats and holiday games in the Train Station. Tuxedo Train Station.

http://www.tuxedogov.org/news/treemenorahlightingsuccess


CAI Hanukkah Shabbat Dinner

December 15, 5:30-8:30pm

290 North St., Newburgh. 845-562-5604

http://congregationagudasisrael.org/


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Ulster County

Community Candlelighting

December 14, 7-8pm

Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley, 243 Albany Ave., Kingston, NY 12401

 

Chanukah Community Candlelighting

December 15, 7-9pm

Bring your menorah and join us in the light of hundreds of candles. 243 Albany Ave, Kingston.

Updated October 30, 2017



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