Update: This story was revised on Dec. 7, 2023, to add more events.
Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights, will be celebrated across Dallas-Fort Worth at events featuring menorah lightings, special prayers, music, holiday foods and more. The holiday begins Dec. 7. Be sure to check individual websites for schedule changes and other updates.
NORTHPARK MENORAH DISPLAY
FREE A Hanukkah menorah will be on display on Level 1 between Neiman Marcus and Dillard’s.
Continues through16 at NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas. Free. northparkcenter.com.
HANUKKAH MENORAH LIGHTING AT THE GALLERIA
FREE A candle on the Galleria’s large-scale menorah will be lit each night of Hanukkah. On the first night, there will be remarks from Temple Shalom’s Rabbi Andrew Paley, a performance by the temple’s youth choir and jelly doughnuts while they last.
Starting Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. on Level 1 (near Tiffany and Co.) at Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas. Free. galleriadallas.com.
HANUKKAH CELEBRATION WITH CHABAD OF PLANO
FREE This menorah lighting is held in honor of Israel Defense Forces. There’ll be live music by IDF Officer Rav Pdaya, Hanukkah light-up necklaces and traditional treats including latkes, doughnuts and chocolate coins.
Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Shops at Willow Bend, 6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano. Free. chabadplano.org.
MENORAH LIGHTING AT KLYDE WARREN PARK
FREE The giant pink menorah returns to the downtown deck park for nightly lightings.The Intown Chabad will host a special celebration on Dec. 10 with music, a gelt drop, Hanukkah treats and the menorah lighting at sunset.
Dec. 7-15, with nightly lightings at sunset and Intown Chabad celebration on Dec. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas. klydewarrenpark.org; theintownchabad.com.
UNITE THROUGH LIGHT IN SOUTHLAKE
FREE The Chabad of Southlake will host a menorah lighting on the fourth night of Hanukkah. The event will feature a balloon twister, crafts for kids, a DJ and a gelt drop.
Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. at Southlake Town Square, 1400 Main St., Southlake. jewishsouthlake.com/tools/events/register_cdo/eventid/16162.
GRAND MENORAH LIGHTING AT CITYLINE
FREE Candles on the 9-foot menorah will be lit at sunset, followed by a chocolate coin drop from a Richardson Fire Department ladder truck. Guests can enjoy Hanukkah crafts and refreshments. Richardson Mayor Bob Dubey will be at the event, which is presented by the Chabad of Richardson and the University of Texas at Dallas.
Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. at CityLine Plaza, 1250 State St., Richardson. Free. facebook.com/chabadatutd.
Visit Plano’s Heritage Farmstead Museum for a celebration on the sixth night of Hanukkah. Attendees will have the farm to themselves for this event, which is part of the Lights on the Farm festivities featuring an outdoor holiday lights display. There will be a menorah lighting, kosher treats including sufganiyot, dreidel spinning contests, and an opportunity to see the lights and holiday displays. To ensure a safe evening, a state-approved ID is required on arrival.
FREE Children can listen to a story, sing songs and make a craft inspired by the Festival of Lights. Hosted by the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center.
Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Bookmarks library in NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas. jccdallas.org/hanukkah.
COMMUNITY LIGHTING AND DINNER AT THE J
FREE The Jewish Community Center of Dallas hosts a menorah lighting and dinner followed by family activities.
Dec. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center of Dallas, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas. $12 for adults, $8 for children. jccdallas.org/hanukkah.
FRISCO COMMUNITY HANUKKAH CELEBRATION
FREE The Chabad of Frisco hosts its annual celebration and menorah lighting in a new location this year, on the plaza at The Star in Frisco. There will be entertainment and treats.
Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. at The Star in Frisco, 1 Cowboys Way, Frisco. Free. chabadfrisco.org/chanukah.
HANUKKAH AT THE PARK
FREE – Join the East Dallas Jewish community for a celebration of culture and unity. The evening includes a menorah lighting at sunset and a prayer for peace. There will also be Hanukkah treats and an LED light show.
Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Lindsley Park, 7115 Lindsley Ave., Dallas. eventbrite.com.
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Norma Cavazos writes about fun things to do in Dallas-Fort Worth for The Dallas Morning News.