Denver Hanukkah Celebrations & Events in 2019


Hanukkah celebrations, Menorah lightings and celebrations in Denver and around Colorado

Hanukkah in Denver - Denver MomsThe eight-day Jewish celebration of Hanukkah Sunday, December 22nd and we’ve got a guide to celebrations around Denver and Colorado.

Shishi Israeli Hanukkah Celebration

December 13th | 5:30pm-8pm
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with an Israeli Hanukkah Celebration at the Denver JCC. The fun will include music, games, arts & crafts, donuts, dreidels, a special drum circle, and a Kosher-style dinner.

Dreidels & Donuts

December 15th | 9:30am-11:30am
Denver’s most beloved Chanukah spectacular will feature a student concert, a classroom art auction, brunch, and fun for the whole family! The event benefits the BMH-BJ preschool and

Jewish Explorers Latkes + Light – A Family Chanukah Celebration

December 15th | 10am-12pm
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with an Israeli Hanukkah Celebration at the Denver JCC. The fun will include music, games, arts & crafts, donuts, dreidels, a special drum circle, and a Kosher-style dinner.

LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Hanukkah at Dos Luces Brewery

December 15th | 5pm-7pm
We’ll play Hanukkah games, eat delicious food and share our favorite Hanukkah memories. Your tickets include food, 1 drink (they have Gluten Free beer!), and a whole lot of dreidel practice so that when the time comes, you’re ready to win big!

JWI Happy Hannukah Hour

December 17th | 5:30pm-7:30pm
Get ready for a night of fun including Hannukah bingo, a friendly game of dreidel, and holiday wine charm crafting. This is a fantastic opportunity to get to mix and mingle with other amazing Jewish women!
Address provided upon registration. Appetizers and drinks will be provided. Please use this as an excuse to get fancy and dress up in your holiday best! $10 for members only. Not a member? Become one now!

Denver Jewish Day School Chanukah

December 19th | 6pm

DJFF Presents: Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

December 19th | 7pm
Join the Denver Jewish Film Festival for a musical documentary about the amazing story of a group of Jewish songwriters who wrote the soundtrack to Christmas. The screening will be hosted at Sie FilmCenter and will include a Chinese Food Buffet (not certified Kosher) and, of course, Christmas music!

Mini Rockin’ Havdalah & Chanukah Crafts

December 21st | 6pm
To start the week of Chanukah off on a joyful note, Cantor Marty will be leading a Mini Rockin’ Havdalah for families with preschool and elementary school children. This upbeat participatory service will have children dancing and singing. Following the service, families are invited to stay for refreshments and a fun
Chanukah craft project to get ready for the Festival of Lights.

Menorah Making Hanukkah Party

December 22nd | 10am-12pm
Come get ready for the first night of Hanukkah by making your own Menorah. Enjoy a scavenger hunt around the JCC to collect all the materials to create a masterpiece for the Festival of Light! Don’t forget to play a few rounds of Dreidel to win some gelt!

Frozen Chanukah on Ice

December 22nd | 3:30pm-5:30pm
Come to the Big Bear Ice Arena to chill and celebrate “FROZEN CHANUKAH”! What can be more delightful than a combination of sparkling Ice and dazzling Menorah! Music, skating, latkes and jelly donuts, gelt, a grand Menorah lighting, a jumping castle, face painting, and more!

Family Chanukah Celebration

December 23rd | 5:30pm-7:30pm
Head to Spider Monkey for an awesome Chanukah celebration for the family! We will enjoy a pizza dinner and dessert and spend the night JUMPING for JOI!

Chanukah at the Capitol

December 23rd | 5pm-6:30pm
Join State Government representatives & the wider Denver Community for the annual Chanukah Menorah lighting on the West Steps. Join us for an evening of community unity, pride and light with food and fun for all ages, including a giant Menorah, formal addresses from State Government officials, a live DJ, epic fire-show, Dinner BBQ, doughnuts with Dinger, chocolate gelt (coins), cotton candy, glow lights and more!

Chanukah Glow Party

December 23rd | 5:30pm-7:30pm
Epic Glow Party featuring a light dinner, latke bar, cookie decorating, music, dreidels, and glow in the dark fun!

Chabad Teen South Chanukah Limo Parade

December 24th | 5pm-7:30pm
Parade into Denver in a menorah topped stretch limo! With Chanukah games, Chinese food, an Instagram scavenger hunt and more! Leaving from and returning to Chabad South Metro Denver.
$20 per teen, limited seats available.

Hanukkah Hoopla at Temple Emanuel

December 27th | 5:30pm-8pm

Join us for the most festive night of the year! There will be fun for all ages.
– Worship in the Sanctuary (BYO menorah + candles) – 5:30
– Dinner with latkes + activities for kids – 6:00
– Hanukkah concert featuring Steve Brodsky + Friends – 7:00


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