Upcoming Hanukkah events for Jewish families in St. Louis




When/Where: 4-8 p.m. Friday and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday through Jan. 2 at Kiener Plaza

Virtual/In-person? In-person

RSVP required? Ice skate rentals are $12 for adults and $7 for children ages 3 to 15. Guests can skate for free if they bring their own skates.

Description: This holiday season, ice skate in the shadow of the Gateway Arch at the Winterfest Ice Rink in Kiener Plaza.

Chanukah on Main Street

When/Where: 5-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28 at Berthold Square Park, 221 S Main St., St. Charles

Virtual/In-person? In-person

RSVP required? Free but registration is required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chanukah-on-main-street-tickets-200605575677

Description: Chabad of St. Charles invites the public to join in a giant menorah lighting, Jewish holiday music, gelt drop, hot latkes and more at this free Hanukkah event. For more information, go to [email protected].

First Night, First Light

When/Where: 5-7:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, at Central Reform Congregation

Virtual/In-person? In-person

RSVP required? Yes, at www.centralreform.org/events/first-night-first-light

Description: First Night, First Light returns with crafts, candle lighting, and sufganiyot, featuring a concert by Klezundheit. This Hanukkah event is for families, households and individuals of all ages.

Lighting of Missouri’s Tallest Menorah

When/Where: 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29 at the Morris & Ann Lazaroff Chabad Center, 8124 Delmar Blvd.

Virtual/In-person? In-person

RSVP required? No

Description: The title of this free event pretty much sums it up, though the caveat is that it’s billed as the tallest menorah in Missouri.

Light Up the Night

When/Where: 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30 (5:15 p.m. Hanukkah candle lighting) at Congregation B’nai Amoona

Virtual/In-person? In-person outdoors

RSVP required? No

Description: Activities include art and craft tables and music provided by students and families of the Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, a co-sponsor of the event. Also in attendance — special guest, Fredbird! This event will take place outdoors on the Mirowitz side of our parking lot.

Chanukah Car Memorial Parade

When/Where: Starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30 at Chesterfield Central Park, 16365 Lydia Hill Dr.

Virtual/In-person? In-person

RSVP required? No

Description: The free parade will go from the park and end at the new Chabad property, at the corner of Conway Road and Chesterfield Parkway.

Mascots and Menorahs

Where/When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1 in the parking lot of United Hebrew

Virtual/In-person? Both, via Livestream and Facebook
RSVP required? No

Description: Join us in the UH parking lot or on Facebook or our website for Hanukkah candle lighting with the UH clergy and Fredbird® and Louie, mascots for the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues.

Menorahs & Martinis: A Chanukah Ladies Night Out

When/Where: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 at Chabad of Chesterfield, 158 Chesterfield Mall (about 15 stores in on the right, from the Cheesecake Factory entrance)

Virtual/In-person? In-person

RSVP required? Suggested donation: $36  www.ChabadOfChesterfield.com/chaicircle.

Description: Participants will have the opportunity to design their very own granite menorah while enjoying a Hanukkah themed martini bar and gourmet Hanukkah treats. The event promises to be an opportunity for local moms/women to rejuvenate and connect. For more information, email [email protected] or call 636-778-4000.

Delmar Loop Public Menorah Lighting

When/Where: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 at the Market in the Loop, 6655 Delmar Blvd.

Virtual/In-person? In-person

RSVP required? No

Description: Head to the Delmar Loop to light the menorah together at this complimentary event that features refreshments, live music by Adayin Lo, Hasidic dancing, menorah and candle kits, dreidel giveaway, chocolate coins and more.

Chanukah @ the Police Station

When/Where: 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec 2. at the O’Fallon Police Department, 1019 Bryan Road, O’Fallon, Mo.

Virtual/In-person? In-person

RSVP required? No

Description: Enjoy a menorah lighting, photos with police officers, a K-9 meet and greet, free doughnuts and other holiday treats.

Early Kabbalat Shabbat Dreidel Spin-off

When/Where: 4:45-5:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 at Congregation B’nai Amoona

Virtual/In-person? In-person

RSVP required? No

Description: Families of young children are invited to celebrate Shabbat and Hanukkah together as Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham and Morah Brandi Roach lead everyone in Hanukkah songs and activities. Also expect a visit from some of Rabbi Abraham’s puppets.

Hanukkah Glow Party

When/Where: 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Kehillah Center at Congregation Shaare Emeth

Virtual/In-person? In-person

RSVP required? Yes, at [email protected] to save your spot.

Description: Come dance with us for a grand Hanukkah celebration for kids ages 6 and younger. We’ll darken the Kehillah Center, pump up the volume of the speakers and tape glowsticks on our legs, arms and heads for an unforgettable dance party with friends. All children must be accompanied by an adult, and we’ll provide the glow!

Cones, Cocoa & Candles

When/Where: 3-5:15 p.m. Sunday Dec. 5., Town Square Pavilion, 13360 Clayton Road

Virtual/In-person? In-person

RSVP required:? 45-minute time slots begin at 3 p.m. and online registration is required at

Description: This joint program from PJ Library and Congregation B’nai Amoona features Hanukkah-inspired ice cream flavors from Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery, Hanukkah activities and a special appearance from by Louie, the St. Louis Blues mascot.

Drive-thru Hanukkah lights!

When/Where: 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 at Congregation Shaare Emeth

Virtual/In-person? In-person

RSVP required? Yes, fill out the RSVP form here.

Description: Join us in your car for a light-up-the-night Hanukkah celebration for all ages. The temple parking lot will be transformed into a Hanukkah glow celebration with activities and sufganiyot (doughnuts). Free, but reservations are required.

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