happy hanukkah


While I am not Jewish, I do have friends that are so I wanted to include a list of Chanukah (Hanukkah) events in the St. Louis area. Even if you aren’t Jewish, taking part and learning about the history of other religions can be very interesting.

  • Chanukah: Festival of Lights
    Missouri Botanical Gardens
    Ridgeway Visitor Center at Monsanto Hall
    December 6 from noon – 4pm
    A traditional Jewish holiday celebration that includes festive Israeli music and dance, a menorah-lighting ceremony and Chanukah merchandise provided by local vendors and the Garden Gate Shop
  • Chabad Show Me Chanukah #1
    Lazaroff Chabad Center
    December 7 at 7pm
    Lighting of Missouri’s tallest menorah, hot latkes, donuts, dreidels and gelt
  • Chabad Show Me Chanukah #2
    Schnucks at Chesterfield Commons
    December 9 at 6:30pm
    Grand menorah lighting, music and dancing, hot latkes and Chanukah raffle
  • Chabad Show Me Chanukah #3
    Market on the Loop
    December 10 at 7pm
    Giant menorah lighting, live music, hot latkes and Chanukah gelt
  • A Hanukkah Celebration with Chicago a cappella
    Radio Arts Foundation 107.3 FM and 96.3 HD2
    December 6 and 14 at 4pm
    The vocal ensemble Chicago a cappella, under the artistic direction of Jonathan Miller, will present choral music for Hanukkah, including “Lo Yisa Goy,” a plea for peace by Stacy Garrop; movements from the majestic “Hallel Suite” by London-based Daniel Tunkel; and “I Have a Little Dreidel.”
  • Jerusalem IMAX Movie
    St. Louis Science Center Omnimax Theater
    See show times on SLSC
    A film with a tour of one of the world’s oldest and most enigmatic cities. The movie also follow three young Jerusalemites and their families, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim.
  • Chanukah Hoopla Party
    Bais Abe on Delmar
    December 7 at 5:30pm – 8pm
    Join your friends at Epstein Hebrew Academy and Bais Abraham Congregation for a celebratory evening of crafts, dinner & a community candle lighting on the 2nd night of Chanukah!

If you know of any other celebrations and events happening around the area for Chanukah 2015 please feel free to add them in the comments below.



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