Chanukah Celebrations Around Metro Atlanta

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As sundown approaches on Sunday, December 6th, Chanukah celebrations around metro Atlanta will begin. Residents throughout metro Atlanta will gather in these celebrations along with Christmas festivities throughout December and later in the month, Kwanzaa and more festivities.  The Chanukah celebrations will include menorah lightings, and some will include musical entertainment, traditional jelly doughnuts and latkes, as well as chocolate gelt and dreidels. Chanukah, also known as the Festival of Lights, will continue for 8 nights.

Chanukah Celebrations Around Metro Atlanta

December 6

10:30am – 12:00pm
Chanukah Fun Day & Lego Menorah
Chabad Jewish Center – KSU & West Cobb
1480 Shiloh Road Northwest
Suite 500
Kennesaw, GA 30144-7193
Help build a giant Lego Menorah and watch as we light it.
For more information and to RSVP, [email protected]

1:00pm – 3:00pm
Menorah Building at Home Depot
Home Depot Merchant’s Walk
4101 Roswell Rd.
Marietta, GA 30062
Build your own Menorah and enjoy Chanukah treats and music. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free.
For more information contact Home Depot at 770-977-9700.

3:00pm – 5:00pm
Intown Jewish Community Chanukah Concert
Inman Park Middle School
774 Virginia Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Enjoy an evening of music as well as a Chanukah menorah lighting.
For more information, contact Carol Epstein at 404-898-0434 or [email protected]

3:15pm – 4:00pm
Hanukkah Storytime in Decatur
Little Shop of Stories
133 East Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
InterfaithFamily/Atlanta will join with Little Shop of Stories for their yearly Chanukah celebration, including book readings along with donuts and dreidels for everyone!
For more information, contact Laurel Snyder at 678-362-7497 or [email protected]

4:00pm – 6:00pm
Light the Menorah in Woodstock
The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta
915 Ridgewalk Pkwy
Woodstock, GA 30188
Join the Jewish Cherokee Community, Chabad Jewish Center of West Cobb and KSU along with The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta for a Menorah Ice Sculpting & Lighting as well as a performance by the Atlanta Male Jewish Choir. Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate from Ghirardelli Chocolate Outlet.
For more information, call 678-540-7040.

5:00pm – 6:30pm
Chanukah at the Mall
North Point Mall
Alpharetta GA
Join the Chabad of North Fulton for their annual “Chanukah at the Mall” Public Menorah Lighting at North Point Mall-West Court. There will be Chocolate Gelt, Donuts, Dreidels, Special Entertainment and more!
For more information, contact Kim Urbach at 770-410-9000 or [email protected]

December 7-9

5:15pm – 6:00pm
Chanukah at the J
MJCCA at Zaban Park
5342 Tilly Mill Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Enjoy an evening of Chanukah songs with Rabbi Glusman, followed by the lighting of the Chanukah Menorah, as well as complimentary jelly donuts (a Chanukah tradition) and hot chocolate. This event is free and open to people of all faiths and backgrounds.
For more information, contact [email protected]

December 8

6:00pm – 7:00pm
A Menorah Lighting
City of Acworth
4460 South Main
Acworth GA 30101
Enjoy an evening in downtown Acworth as they light the Chanukah Menorah.
For more information, contact 770-974-3112.

7:30pm – 9:00pm
A Chanukah Soiree
Chabad of North Fulton
10180 Jones Bridge Road
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Join the Chabad of North Fulton Women’s Circle for “A Chanukah Soiree” Menorah lighting, Blintzes & Wine, which will include a Wine Tasting, Blintz Bar, Live Music, Auction & Socializing.
For more information or to RSVP, contact 770-410-9000 or – $10 admission (includes $10 auction ticket)

5:30pm – 6:00pm
Menorah Building & Lighting
East Cobb Park
3322 Roswell Road
Marietta GA 30062
Come build and light Georgia’s Largest Candy Menorah!! Enjoy donuts, hot cocoa, latkes, music and more!
For more information, contact 770-565-4412.

December 13

6:30pm – 7:30pm
Menorah Lighting on the Square
Glover Park Stage
Marietta GA  30064
Join Congregation Ner Tamid for a Menorah Lighting featuring holiday music and fun children’s games! Everyone welcome.
For more information, call 678-264-8575.

Chanukah Recipes

Potato Latkes
Unique Latkes

While they take a little longer to make, here is a jelly doughnut recipe for Chanukah.