Family Fun Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah / Chanukah

Everything you need to Celebrate Chanukah with your Kids: Shopping, Recipes, Games, Crafts and More!

By Macaroni KID Conejo Valley - Malibu - Calabasas December 2, 2023

Here is your family's guide to Everything you need to celebrate Chanukah / Hanukkah 2023, from fun festivities and menorah lightings, and and olive oil press demonstration plus recipes and crafts, foods and gifts to help you make the most of your celebration. 

This 8-day long Jewish holiday, also known as the "Festival of Lights" begins at sundown Sunday, December 7, 2023. 

This joyous holiday is celebrated with delicious foods cooked in oil, crafts, song, prayers, fun, and family gatherings. Seems like Hanukkah is celebrated a different time every year? No you are not confused, Hanukkah follows the Hebrew Calendar so the dates we celebrate every year, it typically starts sometime in December, some years it can start as early as November and there are years it can end as late as early January, but this year it's December 7-14, 2023. Enjoy your latkes and spin the dreidel!  

Here are lots of Family-Fun Chanukah / Hanukkah events and things to do to with your kids

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Do your kids need / want to practice lighting the menorah?  

Check out this Virtual menorah, it's sooo Cool!  The online version is free, but the developer does accept donations, there is even an app too. It's great for the littles that might be too young for the real thing without help.

Hanukkah or Chanukah, what is the correct spelling?  

Actually they're all are correct read why here.  

All about Hanukkah:

Just for Kids:

Macaroni KID Conejo Valley - Malibu - Calabasas is always working hard to round up family-fun events, activities and things to do with your kids so be sure to check back often for even more Holiday celebrations in Agoura Hills, Malibu, Calabasas, Oak Park, Westlake Village, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks and nearby neighborhoods in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Hanukkah Events in Conejo Valley - Malibu - Calabasas

There's 8-nights of Chanukah / Hanukkah to Celebrate, Rejoice and help bring more light into this word, we are blessed to have so many events and activities to choose from. There is a huge variety of events with entertainment, games and yummy treats to car parades all spread over each of the 8-days and nights of Chanukah / Hanukkah in town and in nearby communities and some that start earlier. All of these events are family friendly Your kids will have so much fun eating latkes, donuts, making crafts, singing songs and playing games this year! The hardest part is choosing which events to attend!

Click on the links below for complete details to each event

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Monday, December 11, 2023

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Know of a Hanukkah event not listed here? Please submit it here and we'll add it to this list!

Hanukkah / Chanukah at Home

Hanukkah recipes your family will love:

Fun Hanukkah games and crafts:

Hanukkah books your kids will love:

Local Hanukkah shopping

Your local Synagogues, Bakeries and Farmers Markets have many of your must needed seasonal food items and lots of season treats for your family gathering or gift giving, plants, flowers and many have gifts, jewelry and creations by local artist.  Need a new menorah, Hanukkah décor, candles or a Judaica gift?

Pizza Nosh - Kosher and Vegetarian -  30313 Canwood Street Suite 31, Agoura Hills, Ca 91301 | 818-991-3000 | Closed Saturday

Conejo Kosher Market - 30317 Canwood St, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 | 818-699-6049 | Closed Saturday

Farmer's Markets

Rain or Shine:

Local Bakery:

Local Judaica Shop:

Local Gift Shop:

Did I miss any of your favorites or your local business?  Let me know:

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