Hanukkah Festivities


To help our readers celebrate a joyous Hanukkah, we've rounded up some of our favorite holiday crafts, recipes and events in Chicagoland.


Events to help celebrate Hanukkah

Events, celebrations, gatherings and more from our calendar.


Recycled Cardboard Tube Menorah

Another great Hanukkah craft idea from the Creative Jewish Mom blog. To help the kids personalize their menorah, give them individual candles to decorate with glitter, sequins, scraps of a paper, yarn etc, and glue on the flame at the end.


Hanukkah Party Bunting

Give your Hanukkah gathering a handmade touch with this mini-dreidel bunting we love from the Creative Jewish Mom blog! She recommends using it on a cake, and we think the kids would love to use it as a banner for their toys and dolls.


Popsicle Menorah

For younger children, it's fun to make a menorah that uses faux candles, so the child can "light" it themselves with no worries. This one uses nine popsicle sticks, topped with glitter (or orange marker) to stand in for the candles


Hanukkah Recipes

We asked the folks at AllRecipes.com to share with us the most popular Hanukkah recipes on their site. Any of these should make your family get-together special.


Hanukkah: A festival of lights and dark houses

Carrie Kaufman muses on the history of Hanukkah, what it means, what it doesn't mean, and why Jews don't put up twinkling lights and have trees.
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