Chanukah begins in the evening on Sunday December 2 and ends in the evening of Monday December 10. Celebrate with family and friends at these local events.
Dinosaur Goes to Book Fair
Sunday, November 11| 2:00 – 4:30 PM
JCC of Metro Detroit – 6600 W Maple Rd, West Bloomfield Township
Dino is coming to the Jewish Book Fair to share all he knows about Shabbat, Israel and Chanukah with YOU! Join us for a dino-mite afternoon of all things dinosaur! Hands on activities including a reptile experience, dino poop, recycled dinos and more! You don’t want to miss this fun family event! Got a dino shirt or costume? Please wear it! For kids aged 1-10 and their parents and grandparents.
Chanu-Con! A Community-Wide Chanukah Festival
Sunday, November 18| 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Congregation Beth Shalom – 14601 W Lincoln Rd, Oak Park
The third annual CHANU-CON! COMMUNITY-WIDE CHANUKAH FESTIVAL at Congregation Beth Shalom will have tons of exciting children’s activities. Climb in and learn about an Oak Park firetruck and squad car. Jump in the bounce house or make one of the many different arts and crafts projects.
Mommy/Daddy and Me – Menorah Handprint Plate
Sunday, November 25 | 11:00AM – 12:00 PM
Creative Arts Studio – 114 W 4th St, Royal Oak
Celebrate the festival of lights with a little creativity! Stop by with the kiddo(s) and make an adorable Menorah plate. We’ll read a story, do some painting, and then our custom artists will add the details and your child’s name to their creation! Cost: $25 per child
Menorah in the D
Sunday, December 2 | 4:30-5:30 PM
Campus Martius,- 800 Woodward Ave. Detroit
The Menorah In The D is a 26′ menorah which stands in downtown Detroit during Chanuka. The evening of festivities include strolling entertainment, Chanukah Gelt for the children, dancing dreidels & dreidel mascot, Mitzvah station and horse-drawn carriage rides and more. The Menorah Lighting Ceremony begins at 5pm.
The Chanukah Bash
Sunday, December 9 | 4:00-5:30 PM
Congregation Shaarey Zedek – 27375 Bell Rd, Southfield
JFamily Detroit and NEXTGen Detroit present our first annual Chanukah Bash on the 8th night of Chanukah! It’s the perfect way to celebrate the holiday for families with children ages 0 to 4 with something for every kid and kid at heart!
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About Alex Burnstein
Alex Burnstein is a Marketing Director and contributing writer for Little Guide Detroit. She has worked in the tech world for over 10 years. She lives with her husband, Jeremy, and son Dylan in Huntington Woods. She loves exploring the city with her family and is always up for checking out events and activities in and around Detroit.