Looking for some nearby fun to celebrate the Chanukah season? Hanukkah 2021 begins the evening of Sunday November 28 and ends the evening of Monday December 6th. UNH & Seacoast Chabad Jewish Center is hosting several festive events around the seacoast of NH for the whole family to get out and enjoy!


Home Depot Menorah Building Workshop

Join us for our Menorah workshop and Build and decorate your own Menorah at the Jewish Center. A mix of craftsmanship and art, children will create masterpieces at this workshop. This is a free event sponsored by the Home Depot. Space is limited, RSVP required.

Date: Sunday November 21st at 11am
Cost: Free
Reservations REQUIRED | JewishSeacoast.com/HomeDepot

The Great Gelt Drop & Chanukah Celebration

Join us for the Public GRAND 75ft Gelt drop from a fire truck at the Chanukah celebration: at The Fox Run Mall an donuts, crafts, and loads of fun for the whole family!

Date: Sunday November 28th at 3:30pm
Where: The Mall at Fox Run, Outside Men’s Macy’s
Cost: Free
Reservations REQUIRED | Jewishseacoast.com/Mall

Downtown Durham Public Menorah Lighting

A small amount of light pushes away the darkness! The light of the menorah carries the message that we must put our effort into bringing light into this world by increasing in love and kindness. During these times this message is more relevant than ever, we must bring more light into the world.

On the fifth night of Chanukah join together as we gather in unity to light the menorah! Join us for

  • Menorah Lighting
  • Traditional Chanukah Foods
  • Fun for the whole family

Date: Thursday, November 28th at 5:00pm
Where: Downtown Durham at Memorial Park
Cost: Free

Annual Car Menorah Parade – Light up New Hampshire

Join us for the annual Car Menorah Parade followed in the Seacoast of NH. Leaving from the Seacoast Jewish Center at 72-1 Main Street Durham, NH at 4:40pm on 11/30/21. Drive a car, make history and fun! There will be Chanukah treats for each car and it will be sure to be fun for the whole family.

Date: Tuesday November 30th at 4:30pm
Where: Leaving from Seacoast Jewish Center
Cost: Free
Reservations REQUIRED | JewishSeacoast.com/Parade

Chanukah on Ice

Come join us for our second annual CHANUKAH ON ICE! Enjoy the following and lots of family fun:

  • Ice Skating
  • Menorah Lighting
  • The Dreidel man
  • Donuts & Hot drinks
  • Crafts
  • Jewish Music and More!

The Labrie Ice Rink will be open exclusively to Chanukah on Ice participants.

Date: Sunday, December 5th for 2 – 4:00pm
Where: The Labrie Family Skate – Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street Portsmouth NH 03801
Cost: Free, Skates Available for Rent
Reservations REQUIRED | JewishSeacoast.com/Ice or 603-205-6598

Menorah Lighting at the Candlelight Stroll

The Giant Menorah Lighting is happening on Sunday December 5th at Strawberry Banke Museum. This event is being held during the Candlelight Stroll at 4:30pm. Join us at 4:30pm outside of the visitors center by the main entrance for this special lighting.

Date: Sunday, December 5th, at 4:30pm
Where: Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street Portsmouth NH 03801
Cost: Free (Note: Tickets for the Candlelight Stroll are SOLD OUT!)


More about UNH & Seacoast Chabad Jewish Center
UNH & Seacoast Chabad Jewish Center is founded on the principle that while Jews embrace many levels of observance in their personal lives, there should be a place for all Jews with no labels or no affiliations. Join us to help develop a sense of community and enhance the experience of being Jewish. We have successfully catered to hundreds of students and families from all backgrounds, offering Jewish educational programming in an accepting and innovative setting where all feel welcome (regardless of affiliation or level of knowledge.) Our goal is to create a positive Jewish experience for everyone as they strengthen their ties to the Jewish community. Our sole purpose is to create a warm welcoming environment to explore and experience our heritage in a non-judgmental and inviting atmosphere.

UNH & Seacoast Chabad Jewish Center is the heart of Jewish life where everyone is family – offering social, educational & spiritual programming.

UNH & Seacoast Chabad Jewish Center
72-1 Main Street
Durham, NH 03823

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