Hanukkah comes early this year, beginning the night before Thanksgiving and running through Dec. 5. Here you’ll find a few of the festive events planned around town to celebrate. How do YOU spell Hanukkah?
Hanukkah Festivities at Director Park. Join Chabad Oregon for a Hanukkah party Nov. 27 in downtown Portland’s Director Park. The fun starts at 4:30 pm with children’s activities, music, food, and a “can-enorah.” (Help build a giant menorah from canned goods, which will be donated to local food banks.) Nightly menorah lighting at 5:30 pm Nov. 27-Dec. 4 (except 3:30 pm Nov. 29, 6:30 pm Nov. 30, in observance of Shabbat). FREE; bring canned goods to donate Nov. 27. 815 SW Park. chabadoregon.com.
The Chanukah Experience. Arts and crafts, toddler zone, make a dreidel out of clay, Menorah building, olive oil press workshop, more. 2:30-5 pm Dec. 1. $5. 1820 NE 40th. 503-477-6696. jewishnortheast.com.
Eighth Night of Chanukkah. Join congregation Shaarie Torah for food, games, entertainment, children’s author Eric Kimmel, more. 6-9 pm Dec. 4. RSVP byDec. 2 to firstname.lastname@example.org. $10 adults, $5 kids, $36 family max. 920 NW 25th. 503-226-6131. shaarietorah.org.