Looking for something to do in the Dallas Fort Worth area to celebrate the Festival of Lights? Look no further, because we’ve done the searching for you. So fry your latkes, prepare your menorahs and celebrate with these Hanukkah events going on in Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties.
Collin County Hanukkah Celebrations
Grand Menorah Lighting // Allen
Hosted by Chabad of Allen and McKinney
Where Watters Creek, 970 Garden Park Dr.
When Dec. 14 at 4:30–5:30pm; Menorah lit at 5pm
More info Join the celebration as the Chabad of Allen and McKinney lights its 9-foot Menorah. With a magician, Hanukkah bags, donuts and more, it’s safe to say this event will keep a smile on your kiddo’s face. Seating will be spaced out; masks and hand sanitizer will be readily available.
Annual Community Chanukah Celebration // Frisco
Hosted by Chabad of Frisco
Where The Simpson Plaza outside of Frisco City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd.
When Dec. 13 4–5:30pm
More info Enjoy treats, dreidels, gelt, crafts for kids, balloon artists and more at this celebration. Guests can enjoy a COVID-safe holiday with family seating pods, social distancing, and contactless distribution of goody bags. Registration is required for this free event but donations are appreciated.
The Start of Fire’n’Ice Chanukah // Plano
Hosted by Chabad of Plano and Collin County
Where The District at The Shops at Willow Bend, 2045 Dallas Parkway
When Dec. 10 at 5:30pm
More info Celebrate the first night of Hanukkah with your family at the Shops at Willow Bend with a fire show, live sculpting of an ice menorah and live music. The event will be held outside and socially distanced.
Dallas County Hanukkah Celebrations
be. the Light // Dallas
Hosted by The Chabad of Dallas and J on Wheels
Where Aaron Family JCC, 7900 Northaven Road; or Chabad of Dallas, 6710 Levelland Road
When Dec. 13 at 3:30pm (for car parade) or 5pm
What to know This unique Hanukkah event lets families safely celebrate in two ways—via car parade starting at Chabad of Dallas, or in the JCC parking lot for the menorah lighting. Masks and social distancing are required; participants will remain in their vehicles.
Hanukkah Menorah Lighting // Dallas
Hosted by Galleria Dallas
Where Galleria Dallas, 133350 Dallas Parkway
When Dec. 10–18 during open hours; candles lit every evening
More info Celebrate while you shop with the Galleria’s nightly menorah lightings, located on Level 1 near Nordstrom. All visitors to the Galleria must wear a face covering.
Chanukah of Klyde Warren // Dallas
Hosted by Intown Chabad, Chabad of Dallas and Friendship Circle
Where Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
When Dec. 10 6–7:30pm
More info Ring in the festivities with a safe, socially distant menorah lighting in the park. Pre-packaged sweets and treats will be provided; bring your own chair or blanket! Masks are required at Klyde Warren if you are unable to socially distance.
Public Menorah Display // Dallas
Hosted by Chabad of Dallas
Where NorthPark Centre
When Dec. 9–18 during NorthPark open hours
More info Shop ’til you drop but make sure you stop by the Chabad of Dallas’ Menorah display on Level 1 between Neiman Marcus and Dillard’s. All visitors are required to wear an appropriate face covering.
Denton County Hanukkah Celebrations
CKA Chanukah Drive-In Movie // Flower Mound
Hosted by Congregation Kol Ami
Where Congregation Kol Ami, 1887 Timber Creek Road
When Dec. 12 6–10pm
More info Throw on your PJs and head to CKA’s drive-in event and see two special Hanukkah showings. Food and drinks will be served car-side—we’re talking latkes, jelly donut popcorn, juice boxes and water—and delivered by masked and gloved servers. There will also be a socially-distanced photo booth.
Tarrant County Hanukkah Celebrations
Hazak Hanukkah Zoom // Colleyville
Hosted by Congregation Beth Israel
When Dec. 13 2–3:30pm
Streaming on Zoom. Fill out the form here to receive the Congregation’s Zoom information if you’re not a member.
More info Members and non-members can enjoy a safe Hanukkah celebration from your couch. Prepare for a night of fun and laughter as the congregation tests your knowledge on the Festival of Lights.
Hanukkah Chai-Lights via Zoom // Fort Worth
Hosted by Congregation Ahavath Sholom
When Dec. 12 6–7pm
Streaming on Zoom or Facebook Live
More info Join CAS via Zoom to celebrate the third night of Hanukkah, where you’ll light your candles together and enjoy songs from their Learning and Engagement Center students.
Chanukah at Southlake Town Square // Southlake
Hosted by The Chabad of Southlake
Where Southlake Town Square, 285 Grand Ave.
When Dec. 10 at 7pm
More info Enjoy a socially distanced and fully contactless Hanukkah celebration with live music, to-go crafts for kids and gift bags. You must RSVP on the website to attend the free event.
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