Hanukkah in Boston: Where to Celebrate The Festival of Lights

Sunday is the first night of Hanukkah and Boston has several options if you would like to celebrate in the city.

Chrismukkah at SoWa

Friday, December 4 & Saturday, December 5, 5-8 p.m and Sunday, December 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 450 Harrison Ave, Boston
Ninety artist studios, 60 boutiques and galleries, and 50 local artisans will set up inside a 6,000-square-foot tent for a three-day holiday shopping extravaganza, located in Clarendon Square’s neighborhood. Free to attend. 

Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights at the MFA 

Wednesday, December 9, 5-9:45 p.m.
465 Huntington Ave, Boston.

After a successful inaugural event, an evening of art and activities celebrating Hanukkah returns to the MFA for the second year in a row. Visitors can tour the galleries to learn about the museum’s Judaica collection, enjoy musical performances, check out the virtual-reality art installation 8 Nights, 8 Windows, and join the candle-lighting ceremony in the Shapiro Family Courtyard. Free,
Wednesday, December 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Assembly Row Welcome Center, 340 Canal St, Somerville

Another local Hanukkah celebration will be held at Assembly Row, where its Welcome Center will offer crafts and kosher snacks. Free.

Hanukkah Canata – A Light Through the Ages 

Sunday, December 6, 4 pm
Central Reform Temple of Boston, 15 Newbury St, Boston

Sunday, 12/6/2015, FREE. Accompanied by Zamir Chorale of Boston, this holiday experience celebrates Hanukkah’s deep spiritual meaning through story and song – and explores messages of major contemporary importance for people of all religious traditions. The program concludes with a dramatic candlelight ceremony.

The Great Menorah Lighting 

Sunday, December 6, 5:00 pm
The Edward Devotion House Lawn, 347 Harvard St, Brookline MA 02446
During the great gelt drop, kids collect as much chocolate gelt as they can as it “rains” down from above. Then everyone celebrates the Festival of Lights with a Community Menorah Lighting Ceremony. Free to the public.

9th Annual “Everyone Loves Latkes” Party

Saturday, December 12, 1:30 pm – 2:30pm
25 Brattle St, Cambridge (in front of Hidden Sweets)
Featuring the most delicious, creative and best looking latkes and condiments around, all supplied free by Harvard Square eateries.

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