The holiday season is here and there are many fun Jewish celebrations happening in the Raleigh area, along with tree lightings and other fun holiday events!  Gather with your loved ones and join the fun by visiting some light festivals, holiday markets, Menorah lightings and Chanukah parties. Regardless of your beliefs or religion, its great to have a multi-culture holiday experience and enjoy the holidays with friends of all beliefs. 

Wishing you every happiness this Holiday Season and throughout the coming year!


December 7, 2019 

Raleigh Tribe: Triangle Wide Chanukah Party 

Downtown Raleigh – a night of dancing, drinks, and celebration with other Jewish young professionals from across the Triangle (Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh)!



December 8, 2019 

2019 Handmade Hanukkah Market 

Temple Beth Or | Satisky Hall –  Support local Jewish artists and purchase holiday gifts including baked goods, ceramics, drawings, fabric gifts for kids, glass, jewelry, Judaica paintings, photography, textiles & linens, woodwork & more!

10am to 2pm 


Pop Up Art: Festival of Lights 

NCMA – Celebrate the start of Hanukkah and view the museum’s Hanukkah lamps and create your own sculptural lantern to take home.

12pm to 1pm 


Pinecone Presents: Klezmer Concert 

North Carolina Museum of History –  concert and food drive. Free tickets required for admittance.  Purchase here.

3pm to 4pm


Triangle Jewish Chorale Concert 

Beth Meyer Synagogue – Special anniversary concert 

4:30pm to 6pm 


December 12, 2019 

9th Annual Women’s Dreidel Exchange 

Temple Beth Or – Bring one collector (not toy) dreidel for exchange, not to exceed $36 each. 

7pm to 9pm 


December 13, 2019 

JCC Coffee Connections for Triangle Newcomers

Raleigh-Cary JCC 

10am to 11am 


December 17, 2019 

JCC Let’s Do Lunch (Formerly Ladies Who Lunch) 

Glenwood Grill 

12:30pm to 1:30pm 


December 19, 2019 

JCC Men’s Lunch 

Raleigh-Cary Jewish Community Center 

12pm to 1pm 


Jewish Women’s Chanukah Evening 

Chabad of Cary – Chaukah gift exchange ($10-15 value), salad bar

7:30pm to 9pm 


December 22, 2019 

Town of Apex Chanukah Wonderland & Menorah Lighting 

Apex Community Center – includes a wonderland (for children) with more than 10 stations of Chanukah food, crafts, and games.

3pm to 6pm 


Menorah Lighting & Gelt Drop on the Green 

Lafayette Village – donuts and hot drinks provided by Chabad Center of Raleigh 

3:45pm to 5:30pm 


Lights & Latkes 

Beth Meyer Preschool- Hanukkah pajama party with crafts, games, a photobooth, and some amazing raffle prizes! Tickets in advance online or at the door. 

4pm to 6pm 


December 23, 2019 

Town of Cary Hanukkah Menorah Lighting 

Cary Arts Center  

5:30pm to 6:30pm 


December 28, 2019 

Chanukah Havdalah Pajama Party

Raleigh-Cary JCC – celebration with songs, stories, crafts and popular Latke Bar (with a variety of yummy toppings)

5:30pm to 7pm