Hanukkah Fun!

Get your dreidel & your gelt ready the holiday is here!
This Jewish holiday takes its name from a Hebrew word meaning “to dedicate.” Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah begins at sundown on Dec. 16.

Hanukkah Fun

Hanukkah Story Time. Little Shop of Stories. Listen to stories about the Festival of Lights, menorahs, latkes, dreidels and gelt, plus dreidel games. Dec. 14. 3 p.m. 133 E. Court St., Decatur. 404-373-6300. Free.
Community Hanukkah Celebration. Temple Kol Emeth. Celebrate the last night of Hanukkah with lighting of the menorah, crafts, storytelling and more. Dec. 16. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 1415 Old Canton Rd., Marietta. 770-973-3533. Free.
Menorah Madness. Marcus JCC Atlanta-Zaban Park. Menorah lighting, songs and performances. Dec. 16-18. 5:15-6 p.m. 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody. 678-812-4161. Free.
Menorah Lighting. Chabad Intown. Enjoy hot drinks, latkes and gourmet donuts. Photo opportunities  with Mr. Dreidel plus raffles and prizes. Dec. 17. 6 p.m. Decatur Square. Church St., Decatur. (Chabad Intown, 404-898-0434). Donations appreciated.
Chanukah Party. East Cobb Park. Atlanta’s tallest LEGO menorah is light, presented by Chabad of Cobb. Dec. 18. 5:30 p.m. 3322 Rosewell Rd., Marietta. 770-565-4412. Free.
Meet the Holidays: Hanukkah. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Reading of The Runaway Dreidel and a Dreidel game craft. Dec. 20. 12 and 3 p.m.; Dec. 21. 3 p.m. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW, Atlanta. 404-659-5437. Included with museum admission. $12.75; ages 11 months and younger, free.

Holiday Family Reads

Hanukkah! by Roni Schotter and Marilyn Hafner (LB Kids, $8.99)
Lots Of Latkes, A Hanukkah Story by Sandy Lanton and Vicki Jo Redenbaugh (Kar-Ben Publishing, $14.95)
When Mindy Saved Hanukkah by Eric Kimmel (Scholastic Paperbacks, $3.95)
It’s A Miracle! A Hanukkah Storybook by Stephanie Spinner and Jill McElmurry (Aladdin, $8.99)

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