There is no shortage of Hanukkah fun in Charm City! Check out our list of where to celebrate Hanukkah with kids in Baltimore.
Where to Celebrate Hanukkah with Kids in Baltimore
Chanukah at Hunt Valley Towne Centre
December 1 | 4:30 PM – 6 PM | Hunt Valley Towne Centre
Join the JCC at Greetings and Readings for Chanukah activities, story time and a special singalong with Chanukah songs. Make Chanukah candles, have dreidel fun, decorate tzedakah boxes, play the sugar game, enjoy treats from Wegmans, and join in the Chanukah sing a long and story with Ms. Cory.
Greetings & Readings will be offering discount coupons to buy last minute holiday gifts. MORE
Chanukah Hot Chocolate 5K
December 2 | 9 AM – 10:30 AM | JCC of Greater Baltimore
Race to the finish for a steaming cup of hot cocoa! Join the JCC and Hadassah for the third annual Chanukah Hot Chocolate 5k, 1-Mile Fun Run & Family Fun Day. A favorite among local runners thanks to the welcoming atmosphere, scenic course and community partnerships. Starting on the JCC’s Owings Mills campus and winding through the local community, the Chanukah Hot Chocolate 5K boasts a scenic and mostly flat course, perfect for participants of all ages and abilities. Come experience what past runners have called their “favorite way to start their Chanukah celebrations.” MORE
The Great Jewish Bake-Off
December 2 | 1 PM – 3:15 PM | Jewish Museum of Maryland
The JMM brings you another exciting culinary championship! This year they take inspiration from both the seasons and Jewish culinary tradition. As the days grow shorter and the weather becomes colder, no food is more comforting than a great bake. From mandelbrot to bagels, and challah to rye — all have a favorite, almost all of which are improved with a generous schmeer of cream cheese or butter. This year they celebrate those bakes that are often, but not always, improved with a schmeer of something delicious or as they have named them schmeerables. Even if you choose not to compete, head to the Jewish Museum of Maryland for a day dedicated to baking, with tastings, tips from professionals and the announcement of Maryland’s greatest amateur baker. They’ll also have hands-on activities for the family! MORE
Baltimore Chanukah Festival
December 2 | 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM | McKeldin Square
Celebrate Chanukah with the lighting of the Esther Ann Menorah – tied for the largest menorah in the world, standing at 32 feet tall with the word “Baltimore” proudly displayed on its nine branches. This celebration of light will take place in Baltimore Inner Harbor’s McKeldin Square on Sunday, December 2nd and includes live music, jelly doughnuts, hot drinks, family activities & entertainment for all! MORE
Chanukah on Ice
December 2 | 2 PM – 5 PM | PANDORA Ice Rink at the Inner Harbor
Skate to Chanukah music then head to McKeldin Square for the Chanukah festival and Menorah lighting at 5pm. MORE
Hanukkah Lights Up the Sky
December 3 | 5:45 PM | Beth El Congregation
Join Beth El and Chizuk Amuno for a spectacular Hanukkah celebration! Enjoy festival-style dinner stations, Candle Lighting with Ketzev, Johns Hopkins University’s Jewish, and fireworks. MORE
Family Lego Chanukah Festival
December 3 | 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM | Harford Chabad
Join the community in building a six foot Lego menorah to be lit outside! Build your own Lego menorah and dreidel to take home! Live music, light dinner, and hot drinks. MORE
Chanukah at Gunther
December 4 | 5 PM – 10 PM | Gunther & Co.
Join Gunther & Co for a celebration of Chanukah. Our a la carte menu will feature Gunther specials like Potato Latkes with Applesauce and Sour Cream, Smoked Salmon, Braised Beef Brisket, Jelly Doughnuts, and more. Their regular dinner menu will also be served. MORE
Towson Community Hanukkah Lighting
December 5 | 5:30 PM – 7 PM | Olympic Park at Towson Circle
All are invited to bundle up, sing holiday songs, and enjoy apple cider, latkes and traditional Hanukkah donuts! There will be a kid’s craft as well for family-friendly fun. Menorah lighting will take place at 6PM. There will be a lighting ceremony, as well as brief remarks from local leaders of the Towson Jewish community. MORE
J Science Chanukah: Mad Science with a Jewish Twist!
December 7 | 10:30 AM | Weinberg Park Heights JCC
Join us for an interactive program with J Science, engaging children in the fascinating world of STEAM with Jewish ideas, values and stories! Learn about the Science of Light and Motion with a host of experiments related to themes and messages of Chanukah. Ideal for ages 4-12. MORE
December 9, 10 AM – 4 PM | December 10, 12 PM – 4 PM | Weinberg Park Heights JCC
Celebrate Chanukah at the J with fun-filled activities for the entire family! With Olive Press Demonstration, Donut Decorating, Chanukah Arts & Crafts, Moon Bounce, Face Painting, Chanukah Photo Booth, and Food for Purchase. A partnership between the JCC of Greater Baltimore and Chabad of Park Heights. RSVPs preferred, walk-ins welcome! MORE
December 9 | 1 PM and 4:30 PM | Gordon Center for the Performing Arts
The Maccabeats have entertained and inspired hundreds of audiences worldwide, from Alabama to New Zealand and everywhere in between. Using nothing more than the unadulterated human voice, a clean-cut presentation, and a little Jewish humor, this internationally-acclaimed group of singer is able to connect with fans of all backgrounds and ages. MORE
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