Although the Festival of Lights usually means spinning dreidels, opening gifts and lighting a menorah at home, there are lots of other ways (and places) to celebrate the holiday. If you’re wondering where to celebrate Hanukkah in South Florida, look no further. Here are several Jewish events and festivals going on around Miami this year.
Chanukah Menorah Lighting – Miami Beach
When? November 28 – December 5, 2021
Where? Chabad House in Miami Beach, FL
For 8 straight nights, Miami Beach’s Chabad House will be lighting their giant menorah. On opening night, all of Lincoln Road will celebrate with a Chanukah Street Festival, which will include a bubble show for kids, a live concert performance by Soul Farm, an evening fire show, and the traditional menorah lighting ceremony.
In addition to the lighting ceremony, this Hanukkah event will also include live music, special doughnuts, latkes and entertainment throughout the 8-day soiree.
Find out more here.
Menorah Lighting Celebration – Ft. Lauderdale
When? November 29, 2021
Where? Las Olas Oceanside Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Honor the first night of Hanukkah in Fort Lauderdale at Las Olas Park. The city will be hosting their annual Menorah Lighting Celebration and serving up delicious, kosher treats, including Challah, latkes, kugel, sufganiyot and more.
Check www.sunny.org for updates.
Grand Chanukah Party – Coconut Creek
When? December 2, 2021 @ 7:30 PM
Where? World of Beer at the Promenade in Coconut Creek, FL
Catered to young Jewish adults in South Florida, the Grand Chanukah Party offers a traditional menorah lighting, doughnuts, latkes, a Chinese buffet, DJ, and drinks. Ticket prices start at $20, which includes an adult drink.
Purchase tickets online here.
Solid Gold Hanukkah Party – Ft. Lauderdale
When? December 2, 2021 @ 6 PM
Where? Easton Rooftop Pool in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Broward Bonds is hosting their Solid Gold Hanukkah Party this year at Fort Lauderdale’s Easton Rooftop Pool and Lounge. Beth Cohen, backup singer for the Bee Gees, will be making the stage her own all evening. Be sure to wear gold, or you’ll stick out like a sore thumb!
Register and buy tickets here.
Chanukah Party for Seniors – Sunrise
When? December 3, 2021 @ 9 AM
Where? Daniel Cantor Senior Center in Sunrise, FL
Join Broward County’s Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation for a morning Hanukkah celebration in Sunrise, FL. A special Jewish meal will be served to seniors, and there will also be a live performance by the David Posnack Jewish Day School Musicians.
To register for this free Jewish event, go to jewishbroward.org.
Rico Cortes Torah Service and Hanukkah Celebration – Davie
When? December 4, 2021 @ 8:30 AM
Where? Save the Nations / Camp Elmore Amphitheater
Join Rabbi Rico Cortes for a special Jewish event that will feature a Shabbat Torah service in the morning and an evening Hanukkah service at Camp Elmore.
Sign up here.
Light Up the Night Hanukkah Glow Party – Davie
When? December 4, 2021 @ 6:30 PM
Where? David Posnack JCC in Davie, FL
DPJCC is pulling out all the stops on the 7th night of Hanukkah! Hit up the Feinberg Gym around 6:30 and celebrate with a silent disco glow party. What’s a “silent disco glow party”? We imagine it’s a silent party, with glow sticks and disco balls, plus some traditional Jewish activities like a menorah lighting. The event will also host a donut and latke bar, drinks, and lots of things for kids to do.
Get more details here.
Latkes and Laughter with Comedian Joel Charnoff – Miami
When? December 4, 2021 @ 7 PM
Where? Alper JCC in Miami, Fl
Celebrate the end of Hanukkah with a night of laughs at the Alper JCC in Miami. Stand-up comedian Joel Chasnoff will grab the mic while you enjoy Havdalah and latkes.
Buy tickets online here.
Get Lit Hanukkah Art Basel Bash – Miami Beach
When? December 4, 2021 @ 9 PM
Where? National Hotel in Miami Beach, FL
Gather underneath the stars for a special Hanukkah event in Miami Beach. This adults-only party will feature an open bar, live DJs, celebrity photo ops, exotic cars, live art demonstrations, and a menorah lighting. If you’re young and adventurous, this one’s for you.
Check nellyslist.com for additional details and to purchase tickets.
MatzoBall Party – Miami Beach
When? December 24, 2021 @ 9 PM
Where? LIV Nightclub in Miami Beach, FL
Yet another Hanukkah party for adults, MatzoBall will be located at Miami Beach’s LIV Nightclub on December 24, 2021. For over 35 years, it’s been known as the nation’s #1 holiday event, delivering the ultimate partying atmosphere for young Jewish singles on Christmas Eve night. Socialize responsibly!
Visit matzoball.org for event updates and ticket pricing.
Search Hanukkah Car Sales Available Near You
Did you know that the holiday season is one of the best times to buy a vehicle? If you’re looking for a reliable yet affordable car in Miami, swing by any of our South Florida Honda dealerships. We have numerous used car specials and Honda offers available throughout Hanukkah and the New Year! This includes deals on the 2022 Honda CR-V, one of the most popular SUVs for families, and the all-new 2022 Civic.