Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins Tuesday night. Looking for a place to celebrate the holiday? Check out these options in and near Northern Virginia.
Dec. 20, 4 p.m. The Ellipse, 1600 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC Celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah with speeches, music, activities for kids and the lighting of the National Menorah by Rabbi Levi Shemtov. This event is free, but tickets are required. (202) 332-5600.
Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church
Dec. 21. 5:30-6:15 pm & 7:45-8:30 pm. All School Chanukah Candle Lighting
Dec. 22. 12:30-2pm. Vatikim Latke Lunch & Chanukah Party!
Dec. 23. 7-8pm. Chanukah Latke & Brisket Shabbat Dinner.
Dec. 22, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Gather with the community at Lake Anne and take part in the lighting of a giant ice menorah by Reston founder Robert E. Simon.
The celebration will continue at for family entertainment, prize drawings, Hanukkah donuts, latkes, chocolate gelt, a family Hanikkah film and fun. Free admission.
Dec. 23, 6:45 pm. Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, 1441 Wiehle Avenue, Reston.
Dec. 25, 6 p.m. Crown Plaza Hotel, 901 N Fairfax St., Alexandria. Chabad Lubavitch of Alexandria-Arlington sponsors a Menorah Lighting, dreidels, latkes and donuts. (703)370-2774.
Hands on Hanukkah at the JCC
Dec. 25, 11 a.m-3 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. The event includes arts and crafts, games and activities, moon bounce, face painting, balloon artist and more. (703) 323-0880.