Dec. 3-12

Fountain Hills’ Chanukah Boutique: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays; 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday through Friday; or by appointment. The Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 11010 N. Saguaro Blvd., Suite 105, Fountain Hills. The boutique features an assortment of Chanukah gifts and gift wrap, menorahs, dreidels, unique candles, ceramic ware, tableware, children’s toys and Chanukah novelties.

Sunday, Dec. 10

Holiday Boutique & Fair at The J: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. You will find unique gifts, hand-crafted items, jewelry and clothing, bath and spa products, raffle prizes, Judaica and much more! Kids can also decorate cookies and enjoy edible dreidels for Chanukah.

‘How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?’: 2-4 p.m., Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway,Phoenix. Join PJ Library of Phoenix and Jew PHX for an afternoon of Chanukah crafts, activities, stories and dinosaur fun! Visit to purchase discounted zoo tickets. There is no charge if you are a zoo mmber. Children under 2 get in free.

Home Depot Menorah Workshop: 9 a.m., Home Depot, 2217 E. Bell Road, Phoenix. Children and families are welcome. Presented by the Friendship Circle of Greater Phoenix. Information:

Monday, Dec. 11

Chanukah Celebration: 5:30-7 p.m., Temple Solel, 6805 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley. Presented by Solel Preschool and Temple Solel, the celebration will include a latke bar, dinner, games, crafts, music and more. There will also be a menorah contest, so bring in you own menorah creation. RSVP: Lauren,

Chanukah: The Real Story ... : 7:45 p.m., Zabari Mediterranean Grill, 3831 E. Thunderbird Road. Light refreshments will be served. Presented by Phoenix Community Kollel.

Fidget Dreidel and Big Book Story Time: 4:30 p.m., Basha Public Library, 5990 S. Val Vista Drive, Chandler. The Chabad of the East Valley will be teaming up with local youth groups to participate in an hands-on workshop to build a fidget dreidel. Parents must accompany their children. Cost is $4 for the fidget spinner. The event is free to the first 20 people to RSVP. Information: 480-855-4333.

Dec. 12-19

Chanukah in Carefree: 5:30 p.m., Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, 101 Easy St., Carefree. Each night of Chanukah, a 6-foot menorah will be lit at the Pavilion. The lighting will be led by a different community group or family each night. Information: Vicki Zimmerman, 480-488-3686.

Tuesday, Dec. 12

Menorah Lighting: 5 p.m., State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix. Presented by Chabad of Arizona.

Menorah Lighting: 5-6 p.m., Phoenix Premium Outlets–Arroyo Court, 4976 Premium Outlet Way, Chandler. The community is invited to join Rabbi Mendy Deitsch from Chabad of East Valley as he lights the menorah at this annual ceremony.

Wednesday, Dec. 13

Dreidels & Drinks — A Chanukah Party: 5:30 p.m., Goodmans Interior Structures, 1400 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Presented by Cardozo Society Real Estate & Finance Division and Chai Tech. There will be no solicitation at this event. Cost is $18 for professionals and $10 for students.

Chanukah Dinner: 6:30 p.m., Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Bring your Chanukah menorah to light with the congregation and then enjoy latke and salad bars catered by Frites Street. Cost is $12.50 per adult and $6 per child. Register online at or contact Alicia at 602-944-3359, ext. 113, or

Chanukah Story Hour: 4-5 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix. Get into the spirit of Chanukah! Children will hear Chanukah stories, sing songs and make Chanukah crafts. The event is free and open to the public. Presented by Chabad of North Phoenix.

Phoenix Suns’ Annual Jewish Heritage Night: 7 p.m., Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. Celebrate Chanukah as the Suns take on the Toronto Raptors. Information:

Friday, Dec. 15

Community Chanukah Shabbat Dinner: 5:15 p.m., Chabad of North Phoenix, 22044 N. 44th St., Phoenix. Spend Shabbat Chanukah together in the warmth of friends, community and a delicious dinner. Cost is $18 for adults and $10 per child. RSVP:

Saturday, Dec. 16

Chanukah Kumzitz Concert: 7:30 p.m., Chabad of Arizona, 2110 E. Lincoln Drive, Phoenix. The concert will feature singer Oneg Shemesh, an original member of the band Moshav. Admission is free and a pizza dinner will be sold. Video and board games will be provided for children during the concert. Register:

Sunday, Dec. 17

Chanukah at the Chocolate Factory: 4:30 p.m., High Street, 5415 E. High St., Phoenix, at Desert Ridge Marketplace. Enjoy chocolate gelt drops, chocolate-dipped doughnuts and more. Information: Chabad of North Phoenix, 480-442-8672, or

Chanukah Party: 10 a.m., Arizona State Veterans Home, 4141 N.S. Herrera Way, Phoenix. Scottsdale Post 210 of the Jewish War Veterans will celebrate Chanukah with traditional foods and music.

Chanukah on the Lawn: 4 p.m., Biltmore Fashion Park, 2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, Center Lawn. This free event is presented by Chabad of Phoenix. For more information or to RSVP, contact Rabbi Dov Levertov at or 602-944-2753.

Celebrate Chanukah with Ohr HaTorah: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Steele Indian School Park, Central Avenue, north of Indian School Road. There will be a Chanukah potluck, volleyball, basketball, ultimate frisbee, activities for kids and more. Please sign up to bring food at

Chanukah celebration: 4 p.m., Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley, 100 Meadow Lark Drive, Sedona. Bring a menorah and 7 candles. Information: 928 204-1286.

Chanukah Party: 4:30-6:30 p.m., Altitude Trampoline Park, 3921 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. JTO will provide face painting; Altitude will provide dreidels and gelt as well as a menorah; PJ Library of Phoenix will prove Chanukah crafts. Families can bring their latkes for a potluck to share with the community. No other food or beverage allowed into Altitude. Price: $13 for ages 6 and over; $10 for under 6. Information: Joe Berman, 602-522-8000.

MAKOR Chanukah Party: 3-5 p.m., MAKOR, 13402 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite A120, Scottsdale. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon with a latke bar, doughnuts fried on-site, dreidel games and a photo booth. Cost is $5 a person, $15 per family. RSVP:

CBT’s Annual Chanukah Party - Dice, Drinks and Dreidels: 5 p.m., Congregation Beth Tefillah of Arizona, 10636 N. 71st Way, Suite 2, Scottsdale. Candle lighting, food, fun and games, as well as special children’s entertainment including a special guest. Cost: $18 single ticket, $36 max per family. In partnership with Families Giving Back, CBT will be collecting socks for the homeless. Please bring a pair of new socks to the Chanukah event and receive a raffle ticket for prizes. Register:

Monday, Dec. 18

Lighting at the State Capitol & Car Menorah Parade: 5 p.m., State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix. Presented by Chabad of Arizona.

Wednesday, Dec. 20

Pardes Jewish Day School Chanukah Show: Scottsdale Center for the Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale. Further details to follow. JN

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