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 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 Fairfax, Leesburg, Alexandria, and other locations. There are also special activities such as Chanukah-themed ice skating, bowling, and crafting events, and more.
Most of these events, taking place this year between December 2 and December 9, are free, but some have small fees for activities. See details on these in our annual Hanukkah Guide! (Keep in mind that some events take place rain or shine while others are subject to change; as always, check with the official websites for updates.)