Chanukah Menorah Lightings & Fun!

So, here’s an oxymoron for you: I need to grab my son early from his small church group meeting so that he can watch Woodstock’s Chanukah Menorah lighting with me! I found out, I am not alone. There are many interfaith marriages (except my husband says we’d only have a true mixed marriage if we weren’t both Gator fans!)

Menorah Lighting OTP

Whether you are Jewish, half Jewish, or just like to celebrate all the holiday traditions, check out this list of where you can see “the festival of lights” OTP this holiday season.

  • Woodstock: Outlet Shoppes At Atlanta   
    • Sunday, December 6th
      – Menorah lighting from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
      – Ice Carving
      – Atlanta Jewish ChoirMenorah
      – On-site photographer from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Marietta: Glover Park Stage at Marietta Square
    • Sunday, December 13 Menorah lighting from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
      – Holiday music
      – Children’s games
      – All are welcome
      – More information:, email or call 678-264-8575
  • Alpharetta: Chabad of North Fulton North Point Mall-West Court
    • Friday, December 4th
      “Chanukah at the Mall”
      – Public Menorah Lighting at 5:09pmMenorah Lighting OTP
      – Chocolate Gelt
      – Donuts
      – Dreidels
      – Special Entertainment and more!
  • East Cobb: Chabad of Cobb
    • Tuesday, December 8th
      – Build Georgia’s Largest Candy Menorah at 5:30pm
  • Acworth: Main Street and Cowen Road
    • Tuesday, December 6th
      Chanukah In Acworth
      – Menorah lighting at 6:00pm
      – Brought to you by Jewish West Cobb & KSU
  • Norcross: Thrasher Park at Downtown Historic Norcross
    • Sunday, December 6th
      – Grand 10-foot Menorah Lighting
      Chabad of Gwinnett
      – Tickets here
      – Featuring Prodezra Beats
      – Read Reuban Prodezra Formey’s story here

Menorah Lighting OTP

And a few noteworthy ITP events, too!

  • Midtown, Atlanta Botanical Garden
    • Wednesday December 9th
      – “Garden Lights, Holiday Nights” 5:30pm to 9:30pm
      – Walk through the garden lights
      – Chanukah lighting and song sessions in the Georgia Pacific Classroom at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
      – *Limited complimentary admissions available (one per household)
      – RSVP to Laurie Simon
  • Virginia Highlands: Chabad Intown
    • Sunday, December 6th, 2pm to 4pm
      Kids concert, Chanukah Party, and Magic Show
    • Thursday, December 10th, 6pm @ Decatur Square
    • Sunday, December 13th, 4:30pm @ Virginia Highlands
      Grand Chanukah Menorah Lighting

I was surprised at some of the creative Menorah lighting events around town, like The Aquarium Underwater! Check out this article from the Atlanta Jewish Times about a Menorah that is lit each night in the largest underwater aquatic habitat.

The Atlanta Jewish Music Festival also has 5 days of events too for you to check out.

Hawks Chanukah Scoop OTPAlso, the Atlanta Hawks are having a Hawks Jewish Heritage Night on December 12 featuring musician Prodezra. Hurry, tickets are running out!

Contact the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta for more information. If we missed any, please let us know! For some holiday lights, visit these homes and light shows around town.

One more Chanukah-related bit — remember last year Shark Tank’s Mensch on a Bench? He was created out of Elf on the Shelf envy. You can still get him and play pranks on your kids! Their Facebook page has some funny ideas for you!

By the way, enjoy Adam Sandler’s 4th Chanukah song — I find them so amusing!


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