Hanukkah starts earlier this year and is quickly coming around the corner. There are plenty of ways in which to celebrate this wonderful holiday of light. Here are some of the Hanukkah happenings around Boulder this November and December.
Menorah and Candelabra Clay Workshop
When: 11/17, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Boulder JCC
Craft your own Menorah or candelabra at this workshop. Under the tutelage of talented ceramic artist, Rita Vali, learn how to make clay into pretty shapes that can house your favorite Hanukkah candles. No experience is needed for this hands-on event and space is limited so book your spot today!
Chanukah on Ice
When: 11/30, 4:00 – 6:00pm
Where: Winter Skate Rink, downtown Louisville
The only thing required for this fun-loving holiday activity is a warm coat. Lace up your figure skates and hit the ice with friends and family in downtown Louisville. Chanukah music will play as everyone gathers around for the lighting of the Menorah to kick off the Jewish festival of lights. Sip hot cocoa to stay warm while watching other skaters mosey around the icy rink during Chanukah on Ice.
Chanukah on Pearl
When: 12/2, 5:30 – 7:00pm
Where: Pearl Street Mall
Hosted by the Boulder Jewish Community Center and Boulder County Center for Judaism, this outdoor event is the perfect kick off to Hanukkah. Experience the first Menorah lighting with Boulder’s Jewish community at Chanukah on Pearl. Enjoy live music while snacking on sufganiyot (jelly donuts) and sipping hot cocoa in the chilly fall evening.
Jeff and Paige Outdoor Hanukkah Concert
When: 12/5, 11:00 – 11:45am
Where: Boulder JCC
The dynamic duo are at it again. This time, with a Hanukkah performance of epic proportions. Colorful costumes are paired with delightful, musical displays that share the joy of this season and holiday. If temperatures dip below 25 degrees, this concert will move to Zoom.
(Virtual) Chanukah Concert with Mister G and Friends
When: 12/6, 4:30pm
Cozy up next to the fire and turn on the TV to catch this fun, virtual concert hosted by musicians “Mister G and Friends”. This family-friendly band is composed of Jewish musicians from Argentina, Israel, and Mexico. Sing and dance from the comfort of your own home while enjoying a new twist on Chanukah traditions.
For Boulder’s Jewish community and those looking to celebrate Hanukkah regardless of spiritual affiliation, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Live music, ice skating, and more fill this year’s festival of lights.