Hanukkah (no, we’re not going to discuss how it’s spelled) starts on the evening of Sunday, December 18 and runs through sundown on December 26 this year.
Huntsville’s always got some festivities to celebrate, with Hanukkah menorah lightings, sufganiyot (jelly-filled donuts), latkes and drediels.
But this year, there’s even more going on to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Here’s what’s happening in Huntsville this year.
Menorah Lighting at Bridge Street
Every year in front of the Apple store, Hanukkah festivities light up Bridge Street’s main corridor as Chabad of Huntsville celebrates with the community. This year, there will be hot latkes, street performers, kids crafts and, of course, the lighting of the Hanukkah menorah.
- Location: 365 The Bridge St, Huntsville, AL 35806 (at the south stage near Apple)
- Date: Thursday, December 22, 4:30-6PM
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Hanukkah craft fair at Temple B’nai Sholom
For the second year in a row, Temple B’nai Sholom in downtown Huntsville is putting on a Hanukkah craft fair. Grab some gifts, something scrumptious from the bake sale and take part in the silent auction!
Hanukkah Menorah Lighting at Huntsville Hospital
Cantor Jessica Roskin from Temple B’nai Sholom is going to be lighting the Hanukkah menorah at Huntsville Hospital this year! All are welcome to attend this lighting on the fourth night of the Festival of Lights.
Car Menorah Parade in Downtown Huntsville
This fun Huntsville tradition is lighting up the streets of downtown Huntsville once again! Catch the car parade downtown on the third night of Hanukkah this year.
- Location: Downtown Huntsville
- Date: Tuesday, December 20, 5PM
- Event Details
Shabbat and Hanukkah Night at Temple B’nai Sholom
The beautiful Temple B’nai Sholom will host a Shabbat service along with a special celebration to usher in Hanukkah.
Hanukkah Party at Etz Chayim
Etz Chayim Conservative Synagogue is hosting its annual Hanukkah party on the first night of Hanukkah this year. Kick off the eight nights with latkes, bingo, prizes and more!
- Location: 7705 Bailey Cove Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35802
- Date: Sunday, December 18, 11AM
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