Thanksgiving has passed and the winter holidays are just around the corner! Get into the spirit by attending Hanukkah celebrations throughout the neighborhood. Great Neck has so much in store for you this season, including puppet shows, menorah lighting ceremonies, potluck dinners and much more.
Sunday, Dec. 6
Chabad of Great Neck will be having its annual Hanukkah on Ice at 7:30 p.m. Attractions include a human-size dreidel, arts and crafts for the kids, a menorah lighting and open skating for all. Cost: $10 entrance fee, $5 skate rental. Parkwood’s Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink, 65 Arrandale Ave. For more information, visit www.chabadgn.com or call 516-654-6000.
Monday, Dec. 7
At the LIRR station in Great Neck at 6 p.m., Chabad of Great Neck will be conducting a Grand Hanukkah Public Menorah Lighting and special dignitaries will be lighting the menorah. There will be music, dancing, doughnuts and prizes for all kids. Free of charge. Middle Neck Road and Station Plaza in Great Neck. For more information visit www.chabadgn.com or call 516-654-6000.
Great Neck Synagogue will be presenting a Hanukkah Show with pizza at 6 p.m. and showtime at 6:30 p.m. Under the direction of the highly acclaimed ventriloquist Jonathan Geffner, the madcap meshugeneh puppets will perform their renowned show, Maccabee Mishegoss at 26 Old Mill Rd. Call 516-487-6100 to reserve your seat. For more information, visit www.gns.com.
Members of Temple Israel of Great Neck are invited to attend the Celebratory Light Dinner in the Crystal ballroom at 6 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. Hanukkah Concert at 108 Old Mill Rd. For more information, visit www.tign.org or call 516-482-7800.
Thursday, Dec. 10
At 6 p.m. at the Village Green, Chabad of Great Neck will be conducting a Grand Hanukkah Public Menorah Lighting. Special dignitaries will be lighting the menorah. There will be music, dancing, doughnuts and prizes for all kids. Free of charge. Arrandale Avenue and Middle Neck Road in Great Neck. For more information, visit www.chabadgn.com or call 516-654-6000.
Friday, Dec. 11
From 5:45 to 8 p.m., Temple Beth-El of Great Neck will be hosting a Hanukkah Extravaganza and Potluck Dinner as part of its Erev Shabbat Service. Cantor Hest will be directing her last Hanukkah Play before her retirement from Temple Beth-El, located at 5 Old Mill Rd. For more information, visit www.tbegreatneck
.org or call 516-487-0900.