December is one of the busiest times of the year. While the holidays continue to look a little different this year, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still have a great time with your family. While Christmas might normally be the star of the show in December, many families are also celebrating Hanukkah! So whether you don’t celebrate Christmas at all or are celebrating both this year, here are a few great ways to celebrate Hanukkah in New Jersey!
This year, Hanukkah will be from Sunday, December 18, 2022 through Monday, December 26, 2022.
Celebrate Hanukkah with these New Jersey Hanukkah Events
If you have a NJ Hanukkah event to add to this listing and our calendar of events please our Event Submission Form to submit your event listing.
We are currently updating this guide to Hanukkah events in New Jersey for 2022.
New Jersey Car Menorah Parades
If you’re looking for a great way to help spread joy in your community this Hanukkah, consider signing up for this 2022 Car Menorah Parade in Long Branch! This driving parade is a fun way for you to spread some Hanukkah cheer without actually needing to get out of your car or spend any money!
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- Hanukkah magnets for cars
- Menorah Hewbrew Lamp Vinyl Decal Sticker
- Gold 4” Menorah Car Vinyl Decal Bumper Sticker
- Menorah Hanukkah Symbol Car Decal
- Menorah ‘its Lit’ Funny Hannukah Sticker for car
- Hanukkah Menorah Banner
- 8 ft Hanukkah Menorah Inflatable
- Hanukkah Dreidel Decoration String Lights
- Hanging Ball Hanukkah Lanterns Ornaments
- Happy Hanukkah Banner
- Izzy ‘n’ Dizzy Hanukkah LED Window Gel Menorah
- 8 ft Tall Hanukkah Bear Inflatable
- Giant Hanukkah Decorations
Hanukkah Celebrations in New Jersey
Come to the temple to celebrate Hanukkah in New Jersey for the first few nights of the 2022 Hanukkah season! There are a few different events and opportunities to worship during Hanukkah with something new and fun for the community to enjoy! These events are free to anyone who wants to come!
Sunday, December 18, 2022, celebrate Chanukah with a disco complete with glow-in-the-dark Chanukah craft and games, face painting, carnival games, latkes, doughnuts, and more.
Enjoy a Hanukkah celebration complete with an ice sculpted menorah lighting, ice carving demonstrations, live music, latkes and doughnuts, a Chocolate gelt drop, and a Magic show. It’s all December 18, 2022 at Johnson Park.
New Jersey Menorah Lighting Extravaganzas
Putting a new spin on the Chanukah theme of illuminating the world, Chabad at the Shore will combine a Giant 8 Foot Mega Robot Gelt drop with an Annual Grand Menorah Lighting in Ventnor. At this free event, participants also will enjoy doughnuts and latkes, as well as music performed by a children’s choir.
Closter Menorah Lighting with Grand Floral Menorah
Plans are underway for a 2022 Hanukkah event in Closter, New Jersey. Details coming soon.
It all starts with a single beam of laser light. Just one dot. Move it fast enough, and it becomes a marvelous show to celebrate Chanukah. There are two laser light shows with a Chanukah food break between them. The first show is for younger kids while the second show is for older kids and adults. Admission is a suggested donation of $18. The Chanukah Laser Show is December 19, 2022.
Chabad of the Shore is putting on many different Hanukkah and menorah lighting events in New Jersey! There’s Chanukah at the Mall, Chanukah at the Arcade, Chanukah on Ice, and more all to help families celebrate the Hanukkah season together.
More Menorah Lightings in New Jersey
As these menorah lighting events in New Jersey are updated for 2022, we will link to them below.
- Allendale Menorah Lighting 2022
- Asbury Park Menorah Lighting 2022
- Bayonne Menorah Lighting 2021
- Belmar Menorah Lighting 2022
- Bogota Menorah Lighting 2022
- Bloomfield Menorah Lighting 2022
- Bradley Beach Menorah Lighting 2022
- Brick Menorah Lighting
- Chatham Menorah Lighting 2021
- Cherry Hill Menorah Lighting at the Barclays Shopping Center 2022
- Cinnaminson Tree and Menorah Lighting 2022
- Clifton Menorah Lighting 2022
- Clinton Menorah Lighting with The Guild of Clinton
- Clinton Menorah Lighting
- Downtown Clinton Menorah Lighting 2021
- Closter Menorah Lighting 2022
- Collingswood Menorah Lighting 2022
- Collingswood Menorah Lighting with the Chabad Center 2022
- Demarest Menorah Lighting 2022
- East Brunswick Holiday of Lights
- East Hanover Menorah Lighting 2021
- Eatontown Menorah Lighting at Monmouth Mall 2022
- Edison Menorah Lighting and Hanukkah Celebration 2022
- Fair Haven Menorah Lighting 2022
- Florence Menorah Lighting 2022
- Florham Park Menorah Lighting 2021
- Franklin Lakes Menorah Lighting 2022
- Freehold Menorah Lighting Ceremony 2022
- Frenchtown Menorah Lighting and Chanukah Celebration 2021
- Galloway Menorah Lighting 2021
- Garwood Menorah Lighting 2022
- Hackensack Menorah Lighting 2021
- Haddonfield Menorah Lighting 20222
- Hanukkah Menorah Lighting at WheatonArts
- Highland Park Downtown Menorah Lighting 2021
- Hillsborough Menorah Lighting 2022
- Hillsdale Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting 2022
- Holmdel Lighting of the Menorah 2022
- Hopatcong Menorah Lighting 2021
- Howell Township Tree and Menorah Lighting 2022
- Jackson Menorah Lighting 2022
- Jackson Menorah Lighting – Light Up Jackson 2022
- Jamesburg Hanukkah Event with Menorah Lighting 2022
- Downtown Jersey City Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting 2022
- Jersey City Menorah Lighting Ceremony at City Hall 2022
- Lambertville Menorah Lighting 2021
- Little Falls Menorah Lighting 2022
- Livingston Menorah Lighting at Livingston Mall
- Long Branch Menorah Lighting 2022
- Longport Menorah Lighting 2022
- Madison Menorah Lighting 2022
- Mahwah Menorah Lighting 2022
- Manalapan Menorah Lighting 2022
- Maplewood Menorah Lighting 2022
- Medford Menorah Lighting 2022
- Metuchen Winter Festival Parade with Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting 2022
- Montclair Menorah Lighting and Celebration 2022
- Montvale Menorah Lighting 2022
- Moorestown Menorah Lighting 2022
- Morristown Menorah Lighting on the Green 2022
- Mount Olive Menorah Lighting
- North Brunswick Menorah Lighting 2022
- Nutley Tree and Menorah Lighting
- Oakland Menorah Lighting 2022
- Ocean Township Menorah Lighting (Monmouth County) 2022
- Old Bridge Menorah Lighting 2022
- Old Tappan Menorah Lighting 2021
- Oradell Menorah Lighting 2022
- Park Ridge Menorah Lighting 2022
- Princeton Menorah Lighting at Palmer Square 2022
- Red Bank Menorah Lighting 2022
- Ridgewood Menorah Lighting in Memorial Park 2021
- River Edge Menorah Lighting 2022
- River Vale Menorah Lighting 2022
- Robbinsville Township Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting 2022
- Rockaway Townsquare Menorah Lighting 2022
- Roseland Menorah Lighting 2022
- Scotch Plains Menorah Lighting 2022
- Shrewsbury Menorah Lighting 2022
- South Brunswick Menorah Lighting Ceremony 2021
- Teaneck Menorah Lighting 2021
- Ventnor City Menorah Lighting 2022
- Ventnor Menorah Lighting at City Hall 2022
- Wayne Menorah Lighting at City Hall 2022
- Wayne Car Menorah Parade and Lighting 2022
- West Caldwell Menorah Lighting 2022
- West Orange Township Menorah Lighting 2022
- Westfield Menorah Lighting 2022
- Westwood Menorah Lighting 2022
- Woodcliff Lake Menorah Lighting 2022
- Woodland Park Menorah Lighting 2022
Unique Hanukkah Events in New Jersey
We’re still collecting all the details, but plans are underway for a 2022 Montclair Chanukah Fest and Grand Menorah Lighting in Montclair, New Jersey. Highlights include Concert by the Maccabeats, Grand Menorah Lighting, Chanukah Swag Bag, Gelt and prizes, and more.
Find more New Jersey Hanukkah events
Visit these links to find more New Jersey Hanukkah events by county.
- Atlantic County Hanukkah events
- Bergen County Hanukkah events
- Burlington County Hanukkah events
- Camden County Hanukkah events
- Cape May County Hanukkah events
- Cumberland County Hanukkah events
- Essex County Hanukkah events
- Gloucester County Hanukkah events
- Hudson County Hanukkah events
- Hunterdon County Hanukkah events
- Mercer County Hanukkah events
- Middlesex County Hanukkah events
- Monmouth County Hanukkah events
- Morris County Hanukkah events
- Ocean County Hanukkah events
- Passaic County Hanukkah events
- Salem County Hanukkah events
- Somerset County Hanukkah events
- Sussex County Hanukkah events
- Union County Hanukkah events
- Warren County Hanukkah events
Ideas for Celebrating Hanukah at home
Have a Hanukkah cookie decorating contest
Have some Hanukkah fun and support a New Jersey bakery at the same time. Pickup, curbside one of these cookie decorating kits from a NJ bakery. Then, get your kids involved to see who can design or create the best looking holiday cookie.
Also, consider ordering a Hanukkah cookie decorating kit from Sully and Vanilla. Look at the cute paint your own cookies they have for Hanukkah. Choose from a dancing dreidel, menorah, or Hanukkah scene. In our sample, we received a dancing dreidel. These cookies are huge. Each is about 4.5″ wide in diameter. It comes with one large cookie, edible paint palette, and a food safe paintbrush.
You can also order a complete Hanukkah Cookie Decorating Kit from Sully and Vanilla at their website. They do ship their cookies. Each set comes with 8 cookies (2 dreidel, 2 menorah, 2 Jewish star and 2 gifts) icing and sprinkles to decorate.
Enjoy a special Hanukkah dessert
Order some sweet treats to have on one or every night you celebrate Hanukkah. Sully and Vanilla not only has the Hanukkah Cookie Decorating kits but they also have these cute and yummy . Each set includes one dozen vanilla cake pops dipped in white chocolate and topped with sprinkles and gelt.
Expand your collection of Jewish children’s books
Sign up for PJ Library. PJ Library sends free, award-winning books that celebrate Jewish values and culture to families with children from birth through 12 years old. Learn more at their website. Every month, PJ Library sends more than 650,000 free Jewish books to families around the world.
Build a Chanukkah House from Cookies
YES! You can build a gingerbread cookie Hanukkah house. We like this Chanukah Cookie House Decorating Kit we received from Manischewitz. Each of their DIY kits includes everything you need to build your own festive cookie house and a subscription card for PJ Library.
Just because we are living in a bizarre season of life, this holiday season doesn’t mean you have to forego some of your favorite Hanukkah traditions! If you’re looking for good family fun this holiday season, any of these would be a fun way to celebrate Hanukkah in New Jersey with your family.
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