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Hanukkah events in South Florida

Hanukkah fairs and other events enhance the holiday with fun and yummy food in South Florida. 

Palm Beach County

Hanukkah festival

Latkes and other traditional holiday favorites are featured at Hanukkah Festival 5:30 p.m. November 28 at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach 33444, website

Menorah lighting 

Menorah lighting 5:30 p.m. November 28 by Chabad Boynton at Boynton Beach Mall in food court, 801 North Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach 33426, website.

Youngsters receive bag with dreidel, Hanukkah gelt & crafts, while supplies last.

Winter Wonderland in Riviera Beach

Lights, snow, entertainment, activities and vendors are featured at Winter Wonderland events at Riviera Beach Marina Village, 190 E. 13th Street, Riviera Beach 33404, website

Entry is free.  Various dates, including  4 p.m. – 6 p.m. December 4, featuring live entertainment focusing on Hanukkah. 

$5 fees for

  • ice skating
  • putt putt

Broward County

Chanukah Fair On Las Olas

Food vendors & rides are featured at Chanukah Fair 12 p.m. –  5 p.m. November 28 at Las Olas Oceanside Park, 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 33316. Entry is free. Fee for unlimited rides is $20 if purchased prior to November 24, or $25 at the event. Information online

Chanukah on The Sand

Event 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. November 28 in Hollywood includes sand sculpture and fireworks. Recommendation: no pets, especially if they’re sensitive to fireworks. Event presented by Chabad Ocean Synagogue is at 300 Connecticut Street, Hollywood 33020

Menorah Lighting

6 p.m. November 29, Las Olas Oceanside Park. Las Olas Oceanside Park is at  3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 33316, event flyer

Menorah lighting & entertainment

Hanukkah festivities 6 p.m. November 30 at ArtsPark in Hollywood, with kosher food for sale. Entertainment features Cirque Adventure Family Circus Show. Free event. ArtsPark is on Hollywood Boulevard and Federal Highway 33020.

Hanukkah celebration

Decorate a dreidel and other art fun are offered while supplies last 10 a.m. December 5 at Festival Marketplace, 2900 W. Sample Road, Pompano Beach 33073, website. Event is free.

Miami-Dade County

Menorah Lighting & Party

Fun for youngsters, holiday foods & menorah are featured 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.  November 28 at Chabad of North Bay Village, 1580 79th Street Causeway, North Bay Village 33141, website

Miami Beach Community Chanukah Festival

Outdoor event includes rides, show, dance performances, food for purchase & other fun, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. November 28 at Miami Beach JCC, 4221 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach 33140, website. Event includes menorah lighting.  Family rate is $50 early, $60 at event. Individual fee is $12 early, $15 at event. Free for 2 and younger.

Chanukah Klezmer Concert

Entertainment & refreshments 2 p.m. December 2 at  Shul of Bal Harbour, 9540 Collins Avenue, Surfside 33154. Entry is $18 & $10 for seniors. Event features Cantor Zevy Steiger from Belgium with with 3 Klezmer performers. For information & reservations,  email , 305-770-4540, website

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Josie Gulliksen

About Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami, Edible South FL, Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today covering the arts community and restaurant scene and served as Calendar Editor. She has also worked in public relations for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, in travel and tourism for Newman PR and at the Miami Science Museum. She has written for Florida Travel + Life Magazine, Florida Monthly Magazine, Miami.com, Indulge Miami and MiamiCurated.

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