The first in a month full of exciting holidays like Christmas and New Year's Eve, Hanukkah kicks off the holiday spirit! Use the family time to see a massive menorah lighting, check as many items as you can off our list of 50 things to do in the winter, go for a skate on one of the city's best ice-skating rinks or take a trip to grab a cup of the best hot chocolate in NYC.
What is Hanukkah?
Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish holiday that commemorates the rededication of Jerusalem's Holy Temple after the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks in 168 B.C.E.
When is Hanukkah?
Hanukkah begins at sundown on Sunday, December 6, 2015 and ends on the evening of Monday, December 14, 2015.
Hanukkah for kids
Hanukkah events for kids in NYC
Supplement your at-home festivities with some fun Hanukkah events for kids throughout the city!
World's Largest Menorah Lighting
Catch nightly menorah lightings of this 32-foot structure—it requires a crane to light its eight oil lamps!
50 things to do in the winter with kids in New York City
Now that your family has so many things to do in the winter, spring will be here before you know it!
Best kosher restaurants in NYC
There are plenty of kosher eateries to suit observant Jewish families while catering to petite palates as well.