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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 Sunday, December 18 and ends on the evening of Monday, December 26. So this year it falls right within the Winter Break from School, leaving more time to celebrate!

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

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

Plano Lighting for Chanukah hosted by Chabad of Plano and Collin County


Location: The Shops at Willow Bend, outside in the Restaurant District.

Featuring: Menorah lighting, dreidels and latkes, live music, a juggling show, greetings from the Mayor of Plano, John Muns and thousands of chocolate gelt coins dropped from a firetruck.

Everyone is welcome!

9th Annual Community Chanukah Celebration hosted by Chabad of Frisco

Date: Sunday, December 18 at 4pm

Location: Simpson Plaza across from Frisco City Hall. 6101 Frisco Square Boulevard, Frisco 75034

All are welcome to enjoy a Giant Menorah lighting, a live musical performance, Chanukah donuts, Hot latkes, dreidels, gelt, crafts for kids, a trackless train ride, and a bounce house.

Galleria Dallas Chanukah Celebration

Date: December 18, 5 pm

Hosted by the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Location: Galleria Dallas’ menorah is located on Level 1 near Tiffany & Co.

Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75240

One candle on the menorah will be lit every evening through December 26.

Grand Menorah Lighting at Watters Creek, Allen


Location: On the Green at Watters Creek Mall

Hosted by Chabad of Allen & McKinney

You don't want anyone missing this!

Be sure to tell your friends and family about this.