The Festival of Lights is coming soon! Several organizations in Northern Virginia offer events for the community to celebrate the high holidays, and Hanukkah of course is one of the most festive times. If you’re celebrating Hanukkah in Northern Virginia, you’ll find several public menorah lighting events with much family fun. These fun, free celebrations include the lighting of a huge menorah along with live entertainment and treats such as potato latkes, donuts, and chocolate gelt.
Large menorah lightings take place in Leesburg, Clarendon, Alexandria, and Washington, DC, among other locations. There are also special activities such as Chanukah-themed ice skating, bowling, and crafting events, plus story times for kids. See details on these in our annual Hanukkah Guide!