The Festival of Lights is almost here, and Jewish Atlanta will be celebrating for eight crazy nights!
On Monday, December 19 at 6 pm, Chabad of Smyrna-Vinings is hosting a Mega Menorah Lighting at The Battery Atlanta! This one-of-a-kind event is for the entire Atlanta Jewish community and is not to be missed. There will be a special appearance of The Braves’ own Blooper, face painting, balloon artists, a DJ, and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts). All capped off by the lighting of the Giant Menorah. The event is free and will be at the Green Grass Area. Free parking for 3 hours is available at the Red Parking Garage. No need to RSVP, just stop on by!
Here are a few more events around town if you’re looking for festive fun. To find even more, check the Atlanta Jewish Connector.
Hanukkah in the Park with 18 Doors
Celebrate the first night of the Festival of Lights on December 18 from 4 to 5:30 pm. This event near Grant Park is free to attend and will be fun for the whole family. Bring your loved ones, a menorah, a shamash, a first night candle, and a picnic dinner. 18 Doors and their cosponsors will provide sufganiyot and holiday-themed activities. Click here to read more and register for your spot.
East Cobb and Roswell Community Chanukah Party
Meet at Congregation Etz Chaim Sunday, December 18 from 2 to 4 pm for a drop-in holiday celebration. There will be Chanukah treats and crafts—and snow! A menorah lighting will follow at East Cobb Park at 5 pm. The event is free to attend. Click here to register.
Chanukah Klezmer Festival
Mitzvah House is hosting the Chanukah Klezmer Festival on Sunday, December 18 at 5:30 pm at the Brook Run Park Amphitheater. A live klezmer band, Local 42 from Athens, will underscore a fun night with a gelt drop, holiday crafts, a life-size dreidel, holiday food, and a sundown menorah lighting. Sponsorships are available. Click here to register.
Light up the JCC: Hanukkah Celebration
Rabbi Brian Glusman (Rabbi G) will lead a festive night of music on Tuesday, December 20 beginning at 5 pm at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta. Join in on a menorah lighting, holiday activities, a singalong, and crafts, and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and doughnuts. The event is free and open to the community. Click here to register.