Sunday is the first night of Hanukkah and Boston has several options if you would like to celebrate in the city.
After a successful inaugural event, an evening of art and activities celebrating Hanukkah returns to the MFA for the second year in a row. Visitors can tour the galleries to learn about the museum’s Judaica collection, enjoy musical performances, check out the virtual-reality art installation 8 Nights, 8 Windows, and join the candle-lighting ceremony in the Shapiro Family Courtyard. Free,
Another local Hanukkah celebration will be held at Assembly Row, where its Welcome Center will offer crafts and kosher snacks. Free.
Hanukkah Canata – A Light Through the Ages
Sunday, 12/6/2015, FREE. Accompanied by Zamir Chorale of Boston, this holiday experience celebrates Hanukkah’s deep spiritual meaning through story and song – and explores messages of major contemporary importance for people of all religious traditions. The program concludes with a dramatic candlelight ceremony.
The Great Menorah Lighting
During the great gelt drop, kids collect as much chocolate gelt as they can as it "rains" down from above. Then everyone celebrates the Festival of Lights with a Community Menorah Lighting Ceremony. Free to the public.
9th Annual “Everyone Loves Latkes” Party