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Hanukkah Guide: Family-Friendly events for the Festival of Lights

Hanukkah events

Family-friendly listings for dates and times for Menorah lightings, Chanukah events and fun in Dallas, Plano, Frisco and beyond

This year Hanukkah/ or as some spell it “Chanukah” – begins on the evening of Thursday, December 10, 2020 and ends on Friday, Dec 18, 2020

Hanukkah is a time for family, friends, joy, and of course, light. It’s also called the Festival of Lights.

We are sharing this list of events taking place in the area and hope your family enjoys eight days of celebrating miracles and connecting to one another.

The Start of Fire’n’Ice Chanukah hosted by Chabad of Plano and Collin County

Date: December 10, 5.30pm

Location: The District at The Shops at Willow Bend, 2045 Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX 75093

Featuring: an ice Menorah and a Fire Show. Free to attend.

Annual Community Chanukah Celebration hosted by Chabad of Frisco

Date: Sunday, December 13, 4.00pm – 5.30pm

Location: The Simpson Plaza at Frisco Square, 8843 Coleman Blvd, Frisco 75034

Featuring: A giant Menorah lighting, Festive Live Music, Drinks, Hot Latkes, Donuts, Childrens Crafts, Dreidals & Chocolate Gelt for Kids, Balloon Artists

It’s an Outdoor Event and socially distanced for safety – so bundle up!

There will be family seated pods and contactless distribution of goody bags and crafts.

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Public Menorah Display – Celebrate the Festival of Lights

Date: December 9-18

Hosted by Chabad of Dallas

Location: Northpark Center, 8687 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75225

The Menorah display will be taking place on Level One between Neiman Marcus and Dillards


Menorah Lighting at Klyde Warren Park

Chanukah at Klyde Warren Park

Date: Thursday, December 10 from 6pm – 7.30pm

Location: Klyde Warren Park, Dallas, TX

Hosted by The Intown Chabad, Chabad of Dallas and the Friendship Circle Dallas

Ring in the Chanukah festivities this year with a safe, socially distant Menorah Lighting outside at Klyde Warren Park.

Featuring: DJ Haze Chanukah Beats (BYO blanket or lawn chair), pre-packaged Chanukah Sweets & Treats and an Interactive Chanukah Art Installation


Grand Menorah Lighting at Watters Creek, Allen

Date: Thursday, December 14, 4.30 Festivities start, 5pm Menorah Lighting

Location: The Green, 970 Garden Park Dr, Allen 75013

Join them on the Green at Watters Creek as we celebrate the holiday of Chanukah with the lighting of the Menorah.

To Go Chanukah bags for everyone includes: Dreidels, donuts, chocolate coins, arts & crafts, and more.

Incredible magic show by the one and only Rick Morrill.

Free event.

Hosted by Chabad of Allen & McKinney


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be.thelight – Menorah Lighting at JCC Dallas/Chabad of Dallas

Date: Sunday, December 13, 5pm

Location: JCC Dallas, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas, TX 75230

Join in the JCC parking lot for the lighting of the tallest Hanukkah menorah in North Texas! This event is socially distanced, masks are required and participants will remain in their vehicles.
You have two options for celebrating:

1. Join the car parade at Chabad of Dallas: Meet at 3:30 pm to decorate your car and leave for the J as a car parade at 4 pm

2. Meet at the JCC parking lot

Join them at 5 pm for music and the Hanukkah menorah lighting will begin at 5:30 pm.

Register ahead of time


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