Hanukkah, the festival of lights, is upon us! Light your menorah, cook up some latkes, spin the dreidel, guilt your family into buying you presents, and make sure to check out these Philly festivities while you’re at it.


Federal Donuts Hanukkah Special

Each year, Federal Donuts serves up their special Hanukkah minis, a unique take on the classic sufganyot jelly donuts. You can preorder the treats here, only $15 for a box of 15! 


Hanukkah Celebration at Franklin Square

Head over to the Franklin Square Friday, December 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the annual menorah lighting! Celebrate the holiday with games of dreidel, crafts, and lots of good food— latkes, Ben’s Sweets & Treats, and SquareBurger.  


Latke Vodka Celebration

This event benefits the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, and is set to take place Thursday, December 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Enjoy the art, food, and company at the museum while helping support Jewish artists. You can buy tickets here.


Hanukkah at the Please Touch Museum

In honor of Hanukkah, the Please Touch Museum is organizing a fun–filled event. People of all ages are invited to participate in oil painting workshops, Vetri Mobile Teaching Kitchen classes, and dreidel games. Stay for the end of day parade to sing, dance, and light the menorah! The event is taking place Wednesday, December 5, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and entry is at a special discounted fee of only $2.


Latkes Galore

Hanukkah is defined by the delectable latke, or potato pancake. Make the rounds of Philly’s best restaurants selling the treats, and judge for yourself which takes gold. Check out London Grill, Schlesinger’s Deli, Mama’s Vegetarian, Abe Fisher, and Honey’s Sit n’ Eat for some highlights.


The Maccababes Present: The Philly [Hanukkah] Special

This improv show, slated to occur Sunday, December 2, and Sunday, December 9 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., is certain to be hilarious. Watch comedians perform the story of Hanukkah, “with some city of brotherly love flair.” Head over to the Philly Improv theatre for the show, and buy tickets here


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