Local 2020 Hanukkah Celebrations!

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Hanukkah Celebrations in Hampton Roads Virginia

Hanukkah celebrations and events on the Southside and the Peninsula look a little different this year! Wishing you all a happy and safe holiday season. Additions to this FREE Community Listing can be Submitted HERE!


Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 5:30pm - Chanukah Out Of The Box

  • Where: From home via Zoom
  • What: Join us for candle-lightings, games, songs and CTeen Spirit! Together let's kindle the menorah in our homes and celebrate Chanukah as a CTeen family. Join in from home via Zoom.
  • RSVP by Dec 7th - Kits will be delivered rashibashi@me.com  

Thursday, December 10, 2020, at 6pm - Hanukkah ON City Center

  • Where: City Center, Oyster Point in Newport News, VA across from the Market Stage Plaza
  • What: Drive up and park for a distanced Hanukkah celebration at the UJC! *Family-friendly *Goody bags & Hanukkah treats *Candle Lighting on our Giant Menorah *Listen in on your car radio Can’t drive over? Join in via Zoom or our UJC FB Page! 
  • Cost: Free and open to the public 

Sunday, December 13, 2020, at 5:15pm - Annual Chanukah Extravaganza

  • Where: Mt Trashmore parking lot next to the YMCA, 4441 South Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA
  • What: This is a Covid-19 safe event. Please remain in your car. Chanukah treats will be delivered to your car. Masks required when windows are open. Chanukah Music, Donuts, Chocolate Gelt, Free Gift, Chanukah Craft, Fun for all ages
  • Cost: Free and open to the public. RSVP Required - RSVP HERE

Monday, December 14, 2020, at 5:45pm - Grand Menorah Parade 

  • Where: Starts at Chabad House, 1920 Colley Ave in Norfolk VA
  • What: Join the fun as we bring the sights and sounds of Chanukah all around town! First 30 cars to RSVP will be outfitted with a rooftop Menorah! Chanukah music and snacks provided. RSVP Required - RSVP HERE


Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 6pm - Annual Latke Palooza

  • Where: online via zoom. Pre-registration required.
  • What: Presented by PJ Library in Tidewater. As a part of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival, in partnership with Strelitz International Academy and the Konikoff Center for Learning at the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.  Erica Perl will share her new book, The Ninth Night of Hanukkah, through song, movement, and activities that are sure to get the whole family moving!
  • Cost: Free and open to all. 



  • Where: Streaming on their Facebook page in the month of December
  • When: December 2020 - Dates and times TBD
  • What: Based on the popular book by Barbara Robinson, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is the funny, heartwarming, and mildly irreverent story of what happens when a church play is hijacked by six of the 'absolutely worst kids in the history of the world'. A holiday tradition for 29 years, this event is presented with Happy Hanukkah, My Friend; a short program celebrating the Festival of Lights. 
  • Cost: Free. Donate to help The Hurrah Players "Bridge the Gap" during COVID-19 - CLICK HERE.
Hanukkah Celebrations in Hampton Roads Virginia
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