Outdoor Menorah Lighting event and Chanukah Wonderland coming to Chestnut Hill

Rabbi Yitzchok Gurevitz of West Mt. Airy’s Chabad-Lubavitch of Northwest Philadelphia tells NewsWorks that an outdoor Menorah Lighting Celebration will take Wednesday night at the Chestnut Hill Plaza, Germantown Ave. near Cresheim Valley Drive.

Organizers of the 6:30 p.m. event, at which hot latkes and cider will be served, invite all “to join in the festivities celebrating the beginning of the eight-day holiday” of Chanukah.

It also serves as a lead in to the fourth year of Chestnut Hill’s Chanukah Wonderland, a “unique experience of Judaic activity and entertainment for children of all ages.” It will run from Thanksgiving Day through Dec. 3 at 7932 Germantown Ave., near Willow Grove Ave.

“The Chanukah Wonderland will provide families in the area with the opportunity for celebrating Chanukah in a very hands-on and engaging manner,” said Gurevitz, director of the event’s host and sponsor, Chabad of Northwest Philadelphia.

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An all-ages list of activities includes Chanukah sand art, Dreidel shrinky dinks, cookie decorating and a special “sensory toddler zone.”

It will be open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday; 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday; and 3 to 6 p.m. Monday. All activities are free, and there is no admission charge, according to Gurevitz.

For more information, call (215) 847-9042 or visit www.chabadnwp.org.

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