Uh oh. This Hanukkah guide is out of date! See our 2019 edition here.
That can only mean one thing.
It’s Hanukkah time y’all. So get ready to get lit (that pun is still clever, right?).
For those who have been counting down the days until this glorious Festival of Lights, or those who maybe totally forgot Hanukkah was happening early this year and are now debating whether re-gifting last year’s Blue Apron subscription would be socially acceptable (that’s definitely not me, okay!)…this handy-dandy Hanukkah Guide is for you!
Check out our roundup of the best Hanukkah parties, latke recipes, and menorah lightings across Jewish DC! Oh, and if we missed an awesome event – submit it here. And however you celebrate, we wish you a miraculously wonderful Hanukkah season.
NOTE: This list will be regularly updated, so please check back for new events and celebrations.
- Wednesday, November 28th – Hipster Hanukkah Holiday Market
- Saturday, December 1st – Ugly Sweater Havdalah and Zoolights!
Sunday, December 2nd
9:30am @ Crate & Barrel – Light Up your Shabbanukkah table
- 4:00pm @ Sixth & I – Lyrics & Light: A Chanukah Songfest
6:00pm @ Source Theatre – The Feldman Dynamic: 8 Wards of Chanukah (December 1st – 9th)
- 6:00pm @ Moishe House NOVA – First Night Lighting & White Elephant Party
7:30pm @ Temple Emanuel – Hanukah & Human Rights Coffeehouse.. and Kumzits!
Monday, December 3rd
- 7:00pm @ Venable Building – Mega Chanukah Event w/ Mesorah DC
Tuesday, December 4th
- 7:00pm @ Temple Rodef Shalom – Rodef 2100: Chanukah in Clarendon
Wednesday, December 5th
- 6:00pm @ Decades – Hanukkah Happy Hour (Off) the Hill with EntryPointDC
- 6:00pm @ Ivy & Coney – Latke Ride w. DC Jewish on Bikes
- 7:30pm @ Sixth & I – My So-Called Jewish Life
- 7:30pm @ Kesher Israel – Mai Chanukah? Whose Festival of Lights Is It Anyway?
Thursday, December 6th
- All Day – GatherDC Hanukkah Miracle @ Gregorys!
- 5:00pm @ Jews United for Justice – Hanukkah Happy Hour w/ JUFJ
- 6:00pm @ Moishe House NOVA – MoHo NOVA Celebrates Chanukah on Ice
- 6:00pm @ Casolare – 2nd Annual People’s Hanukkah Party (use promo code GatherDC5 for $10 off the ticket price!)
- 6:30pm @ NMAJMH – Annual NMAJMH Hanukkah Party
- 6:30pm @ B’nai B’rith International – Latkes and Cocktails Chanukah Party!
- 7:00pm @ Sixth & I – Firelight Flow: A Chanukah Yoga Class
- 7:00pm @ Ultra Zone Laser Tag – Festival of Lasers: Hanukkah Laser Tag Party with NOVA Tribe, 2239, Moishe House Columbia Heights, Rodef 2100
Friday, December 7th
- 6:00pm @ Washington Hebrew Congregation – Shabbat Hanukkah Celebration
- 6:30pm @ Adas Israel – YP@AI Shir Delight Hanukkah Style!
- 6:30pm @ Sixth & I – Shabbat w/ MesorahDC
- 6:45pm @ 15th Street Presbyterian Church – TLS Services & Potluck Dinner: Shabbat Chanukah
Saturday, December 8th
- 6:00pm @ ArtJamz Underground Studio – Seasonal Favorites: Menorah Painting
- 7:00pm @ Georgetown Olive Oil Company – Kesher Israel Chanuka Party
- 7:30pm @ Moishe House Capitol Hill – Hanukkah Party: Blanket Fort Edition + Havdallah
Sunday, December 9th
- 10:00 am @ The Broadmoor – Beyond the Chanukiah: A Day of Learning on Resilience and Rebuilding
- 11:00am @ Private home in Bethesda – Avodah DC Hannukah Party
- 3:30pm @ The Center for Mindful Living – Hanukkah Gathering and Winter Workshop
- 4:30pm @ Temple Micah – Hanukkah Extra Flame Program & Concert – 4th Annual
- 5:00pm @ Cleveland Park Private Home – Hebrew Speakers’ Chanukah Party
Post-Hanukkah Holiday Events
- Thursday, December 13th @ Temple Rodef Shalom – Cooking with Chef Evan: Go Nuts for Doughnuts
- Monday, December 24th @ Hawthorne – Falafel Frenzy
- Monday, December 24th @ Decades – MATZOBALL® DC XMAS EVE
Hanukkah Recipes & Blog Inspiration
- Healthy Latkes?! AND not-so-healthy Hanukkah treats to satisfy your cravings for the next 8 nights! by Judith Rontal
- Happy Hanukkah: Party Themes, Pop-Up Bars, Holiday Markets, & Gift Guide by Stacy Miller
- JUDITH VS. DONUTS: The DC Donut Taste-Test by Judith Rontal
- Just 22 Really Good Gifts for Puppies from Buzzfeed
- The ghosts of Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa by Daniela Enriquez
- Things to Do for Hanukkah in DC from Trip Savvy
The events listed above are not sponsored or hosted by GatherDC, unless otherwise specified. GatherDC does not assume any responsibility, liability, or financial obligation to to the events listed that are not explicitly hosted by GatherDC.