National Menorah Lighting
November 27, 2013, 4 p.m. The Ellipse, 1600 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC (202) 332-5600. 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.
November 27, 2013, 8:30 p.m-1:30 a.m. Eden Nightclub, 1716 I Street, Washington DC. Things to Do DC is throwing a free party to celebrate this once in a lifetown event when Thanksgiving meets Chanukah! Before the turkey, the football, the dreidals, the menorah and the family reunions, spend an evening with your extended young professional family. Includes DJ, dncing, drink specials, and more.
Pro Musica Hebraica’s Hanukkah Performance
December 1, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC. Pro Musica Hebraica, founded by Charles and Robyn Krauthammer, is devoted to presenting lost and neglected masterpieces of Jewish classical music in a concert hall setting. Tickets are $38.
All Fired Up for Chanukah!
November 13, 2013, 6-8 p.m. All Fired Up - Cleveland Park, 3413 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, DC. Paint ritual holiday items, like menorahs, dreidels, Star of David boxes and non-Judaica items.
JCC Gallery Holiday Boutique and Craft Show
October 20-November 5 and November 19-December 4, 2013. Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, Maryland (301) 881-0100. Shop for decorative home items, jewelry, stained and fused glass, paintings, menorahs/chanukiot, quilting, textiles and fiber, challah covers, mezuzot, seder plates and more.
Hanukkah on Ice
November 26, 2013, 6-8:30 p.m. Pentagon Row Ice Rink, 1201 S. Joyce St., Arlington, Virginia. Ice menorah carving show, menorah lighting and ice skating.(703) 370-2774. $10 per person, includes skate rental.
JCC Chanukah Celebration
December 20, 2013, 5-6:30 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, Maryland 301-348-3880. Celebrate Chanukah with lots of latkes (potato pancakes) and loads of fun.
December 24, 2013. 9 p.m. Ultrabar, 911 F Street NW Washington, DC. $30. Singles Hanukkah party organized by the Society of Young Jewish Professionals.
December 24, 2013, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Midtown Party Plex, 1219 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC. The event features multiple dance floors and DJs with different styles (Hip-Hop,, Top 40, Mash-ups, international, retro (70s – 90s), and Much More)
Hanukkah Festival in Alexandria
December 1, 2013, 5 p.m. Crown Plaza Hotel, 901 N Fairfax Street Alexandria, VA. Chabad Lubavitch of Alexandria-Arlington sponsors a Menorah Lighting, dreidels, lakes and donuts. (703)370-2774.