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Celebrating Hanukkah, Texas Style, 2020! Family Events For The Festival Of Lights

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This year, Hanukkah, or as it is alternatively spelled, “Chanukkah” starts from the eve of 10th December and runs till the 18th of December 2020. We are sharing an up-to-date list of family friendly Hanukkah events happening in Texas. It is also called the festival of lights and is a time for connecting with family, friends and the community.

Most Hanukkah events in Texas this year will be virtual, while some will take place with tight regulations. But, there will be a good share of menorah lightings and festivities, despite the pandemic. Especially now, the light of Hanukkah is needed to inspire the feeling of triumph and joy and good health.

Texas Events To Celebrate Hanukkah With Your Family


Menorah Lights and Shabbat Dinner with a Distance

This family event has Hanukkah and Shabbat candle lighting  accompanied by a community Hanukkah dinner at 5 p.m. Click here for info

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Outreach: HJTeens Crew Hanukah Party

Enjoy Hanukah with your family, participate in cupcake decoration contests, white elephant games, menorah lights, hot cocoa, latkes and more! While it is an outdoor event, you are still required to wear a mask. Visit the link to register.

Uptown: YJP Houston Latkes & Laughter Comedy Show

Jewish comic artists will be performing at this physically distanced evening of individual Hanukah delicacies, music, drinks, and lots of laughter. Click here to know more.

Meyerland: Story Hour
This  family event at the Godwin Park, Texas will run from 11am to 12pm. It has plenty of Hanukah art & crafts, sensory play, warm latkes, menorah lighting and other fun activities! Click here to know more.

The Woodlands Concert with Rogers Park Band
The woodlands concert is going to be a fun musical event at Market Street, Central Park, has free admission, and a nice spacious socially distanced setup. You better bring a blanket and book your goodie bags by reservation here!



Public menorah display, December 9 – 18

The Chabad of Dallas is hosting the menorah display at Northpark Center, 8687 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75225. The display will be taking place on Level One.

Menorah lighting parade, December 13

There will be a menorah showcasing at the JCC Dallas on December the 13th at 5:00 PM. Register in advance, and join the car parade at Chabad of Dallas at 4:00 PM.

Hanukkah celebrations at Klyde Warren park, December 10, 6:00 to 7:30 PM

The intown Chabad, Chabad of Dallas and the Friendship Circle Dallas will ring in Hanukkah festivities with distant menorah lighting outside the Klyde Warren park. The evening will feature DJ Haze Chanukkah Beats and Hanukkah sweets and treats. There is also an interactive Hanukkah art installation you and your family don’t want to miss.


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JCamps and YAD Drive-In Havdanukkah, Shalom Austin, Dec. 12, 6 p.m.

This Havdalah and Hanukkah celebration is your chance to interact with family and friends in a socially distanced way. You can attend it for free, with a minimum $18 donation.

Shalom Austin and the Jewish Community Center in Austin, Dec 10-17

The nightly community candle lighting will be a virtual event all week long.

Dec. 10-17, 7 p.m

Congregation Tiferet Israel is offering CTI Chai Lights candle lightings virtually. Go to tiferetaustin.org to learn more the event.

Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m

Congregation Agudas Achim hosts Hanukkah Across Agudas with songs, games, a short film and discussion as well as a candle lighting. Get the link at  theaustinsynagogue.org.

Looking to make some Hanukkah special treats? Click here to learn how to make Hanukkah snacks!

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