The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah begins on Sunday at sunset and ends on December 6.

Known as the Festival of Lights, this eight-day festival celebrates the rise of the Jewish people against the Greek-Syrian oppressors.

Chanukah represents the miracle of a one-day supply of oil for the rededicated temple in Jerusalem for eight days. The Jews observe it by lighting a menorah lamp each night of the festival.

Following:For many Palm Beach residents, Hanukkah is a little family celebration this year

Here is a list of holiday events that will take place across the city:

Hanukkah at Bradley Park (corner of Sunset Place and Bradley Avenue), 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday

• Entertainment for all ages includes children’s activities, a photo booth, sports games and a claw machine. There will also be a taco, soup and salad bar, Hanukkah cuisine and an appearance by Italian Jewish pop star Yossi Rodal.

For more information, contact Palm Beach Synagogue at 561-838-9002, ext. 4 or

The Chabad house, 361 S.

• Hanukkah at Publix (135 Bradley Place): Sunday 2 pm to 5 pm; 2 pm-7pm Monday; 2 pm-7pm Tuesday; 2 pm-7pm Wednesday

Savor Hanukkah latkes and appetizers, and grab a menorah, candles, and dreidels while you shop at Publix. Gather with other buyers for menorah lighting.

Co-sponsored by Publix and The Chabad House

• Ladies Hanukkah Night at the Colony Hotel (155 Hammon Ave.), 7:00 p.m. on Monday

Celebrate Hanukkah with games and a latke buffet. $ 36 per person. Register:

• Café Chabad in Hanukkah at Colony Hotel, (155 Hammon Ave.), 4 pm-10pm Thursday

Guests can enjoy a kosher dinner served by hotel staff with wines and Hanukkah specialties. The event also features music, children’s crafts and menorah lighting with Rabbi Zalman Levitin. $ 60 per adult, $ 30 per child. Register:

Co-sponsored by The Colony Hotel and The Chabad House

• Hanukkah on Worth Community Event, 5:30 p.m. December 5, 150 Worth Ave.

During this event, city council members and other dignitaries will light the menorah on the last night of Hanukkah in Town Hall Square. The celebration will include a parachuted gelt drop from Palm Beach rescue trucks, a full-service buffet, photo booth, and children’s crafts. In addition, the Palm Beach Jewish Children’s Choir will perform. The event is free. Register:

• Hanukkah Wonderland on Worth, 150 Worth Ave., second floor

from noon to 4 p.m. from Monday to Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 3

Children are invited to paint a menorah or create a Hanukkah tote bag. Other activities include: guess how many pieces of chocolate are in the jug; jump into the moonbounce dreidel; and taste the donuts and latkes. From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., guests can participate in a theatrical activity re-enacting the story of Chanukah. The cost is $ 25 per child for a bracelet. Register:

The Palm Beach Synagogue celebrates the first night of Hanukkah with menorah lighting at the Royal Poinciana Plaza this past December.  Due to COVID-19, the number of guests was limited, so the event was also available through Zoom.

Palm Beach Synagogue, 120 N. County Road

• Light up the eighth night of Hanukkah at the Royal Poinciana Plaza (340 Royal Poinciana Way), 5 pm-7:30pm on December 5th

The event will feature steel drum music, a DJ, Hanukkah food and hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and festivities for all ages. For more information, contact 561-838-9002, ext. 4 or visit To confirm your attendance, visit

• Hanukkah Downtown, Thursdays at 7 p.m., at the Ben Hotel (251 N. Narcissus Ave., West Palm Beach)

DJ Adam Lipson will make an appearance at the event, which will also feature large menorah lighting, cocktails and Hanukkah cuisine. Free entry. To confirm your attendance, call 561-838-9002, ext. 4 or visit

• Hanukkah Shabbat Community Dinner at 5:00 p.m. on December 3 at the Palm Beach Synagogue

Guests will experience the warmth and beauty of a community Shabbat dinner led by Rabbi Moshe Scheiner. Dinner will follow the services. The cost is $ 18 per person, maximum $ 54 per family.

To reserve a spot, call 561-838-9002, ext. 4 or visit

• Family Hanukkah Donut Bake, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. December 5, Palm Beach Synagogue

Guests are welcome to prepare, fry, fill and decorate their own donuts. The event also includes Hanukkah crafts and lunch.

Free entry. To confirm your attendance, email [email protected] or call 561-838-9002, ext. 6.

• Hanukkah at Publix, Thursday from 3 pm to 6 pm; noon to 3 p.m. December 3, 135 Bradley Place

Stop and visit the Hanukkah Exhibit at the Palm Beach Synagogue and enjoy a tasting of Hanukkah goodies. Menorahs, dreidels and candles will be available.

• Hanukkah Menorah lighting, Wednesday at 5 p.m., Danieli Fine Arts Gallery, 226A Worth Ave.

• Lunch and discovery of Hanukkah, Wednesday noon, Danieli Fine Arts Gallery, 226A Worth Ave.

• Chanukah Challah Bake for women, 10 am to noon on December 3, at Dinie Scheiner’s home

Participants will prepare Sufgania Challah in honor of the Hanukkah holiday. RSVP for the synagogue address to [email protected]

Palm Beach Emanu-El Temple, 190 N. County Road

• Hanukkah Shabbat dinner, at 7:30 p.m. on December 3, after services at 6:30 p.m.

The cost is $ 20 for members; $ 25 for guests and non-members. To confirm your attendance, call the temple office at 561-832-0804 no later than Friday. No refund after Wednesday.

• Hanukkah at Candyland, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on December 5

The event features entertainment for all ages, including a candy cane bounce house, Kona Ice truck, virtual roller coasters, hot dogs and burgers, and Chanukah songs.

Entrance is free and everyone is welcome. RSVP is suggested. Call 561-832-0804.

New Palm Beach Synagogue, 235 sunrise avenue.

• Holiday Shabbat services, 5 pm on December 3 (reservation only); and 9:15 am on December 4 (only by reservation).

To pre-register for services, visit

Contact 561-514-4064 or [email protected]

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