8 Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah in Philadelphia: Latkepalooza, Festival of Lights, Moo Shoo Jew Show and More
‘Twas the Night Before Hanukkah
Don’t miss this fascinating special exhibit that explores the history of Hanukkah and Christmas music and the musicians who made them. Now through March 2015, free with admission ($11-12), National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East.
12th Annual Latkepalooza
It’s a feast! Try out gourmet latkes from Talula’s Garden, Frankford Hall, Vedge, Sabrina’s Café, London Grill and more. Sunday, December 7th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., $15 for adults, $10 for ages 2-12, free for children under 2, The Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street.
Young Family Hannukah Celebration
Bring the whole family together for songs, crafts, a menorah lighting, sufganiot, the story of Hanukkah and more. Sunday, December 14th, 10 p.m. to 2 p.m., $25 per family, National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East.
Renaissance Group Couples Chanukah Dinner
Come together with other couples to make new friends and enjoy a night out with the Jewish Federation’s Renaissance Group! Registration required. Thursday, December 18th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., $60 per couple, Sidecar Bar & Grille, 2201 Christian Street.
Cocktails and Candle Lighting
Snack on latkes and sip cocktails, beer, and enjoy a candle lighting and views of the museum’s latest exhibits presented by the Young Friends of NMAJH. Thursday, December 18th, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., $25 for non-members, $18 for members, National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East.
Festival of Lights at the PMA
Hear New York band DeLeon transform Sephardic folk music into a new sound with Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History. Friday, December 19th, 5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., free with admission, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Moo Shoo Jew Show
Enjoy an evening of Jewish-inspired standup comedy and a delicious Chinese banquet with laughs from Stewie Stone, Jon Fisch, Dave Konig, and Robin Fox. Wednesday, December 24th, 6 p.m., $69 in advance, $80 at the door, Ocean Harbor, 1023 Race Street.
Being [ ] At Christmas
Fill in the blank with whatever you want or however you feel, and join the NMAJH’s annual day of family fun. Thursday, December 25th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., free with admission, National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East.
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