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6 Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah in Metro Denver

Where to celebrate the festival of lights with your family in the Denver area.


The eight-day celebration of Hanukkah, otherwise known as the festival of lights, runs from Sunday December 22 to Monday December 30. Check out these spots to celebrate with latkes, live music, one six-foot tall candy menorah, and plenty of family fun.

Hanukkah at the Capitol

December 23

On the west steps of the capital building, Denverites will gather to see the annual Hanukkah menorah lighting, along with food, a live DJ, fire show, barbecue, and doughnuts from 5:30 to 7 p.m. 200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver.


Hanukkah Candyland at Stanley Marketplace

December 29

The Jewish Life Center is teaming up with Stapleton’s popular hangout, Stanley Marketplace, to host a Chanukah Candyland. Taking place on December 29, from 4 to 6 p.m., the candy land will include a six-foot tall candy menorah, doughnut decorating, edible menorahs, and latkes and applesauce to enjoy. The event is free to attend, but food and crafts will be available for purchase. 2501 Dallas St., Aurora.

Hanukkah Celebration

December 29

Celebrate the last night of Hanukkah on December 29 at The Orchard Town Center in downtown Broomfield. From 4 to 6 p.m, enjoy live music, latkes, doughnuts, and hot beverages. The celebration will be held near Forever 21. 14697 Delaware St., Broomfield.

Hanukkah Festival

December 22

Family Sports Center in Centennial will host an indoor amusement park and lighting of a giant ice menorah while guests skate to jewish music and enjoy doughnuts and Hanukkah treats. The festival takes place the first night of Hanukkah, December 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. 6901 S. Peoria St., Centennial.

Hanukkah on Pearl

December 23

This free community event will feature a menorah lighting, music, traditional sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts), hot chocolate, and Hanukkah favors from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Located on the 1300 block of Pearl Street Mall, Boulder.

Menorah Making Hanukkah Party

December 22

Get ready for the first night of Hanukkah by making your own menorah. Join in a scavenger hunt around the JCC to collect different materials to create your masterpiece. Get in a few rounds of dreidel and win some gelt. Free for adults, $5 child suggested donation. Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver.


Looking for Hanukkah activities, stories, crafts, and recipes? PJ Library assembled a Hanukkah Hub that includes everything families with young children need to prepare for the Festival of Lights.

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