Center Stage Theater
1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30309
Date: December 10, 2012
Cultural icon Matisyahu brings his unique reggae-rock, hip hop-infused sound to Atlanta’s Center Stage Theater on Monday, December 10. In its eighth year, Matisyahu’s Festival of Light Tour may not be a traditional observance of the ancient holiday, but it is a musical celebration of Judaism and the miracles at the heart of Hanukkah. Center Stage Theater will prove the ideal intimate setting for this one-of-a-kind acoustic concert, which is appropriate for all ages. Doors open at 7 p.m. and Matisyahu will take the stage at 8 p.m. Tickets range in price from $24 to $44 and are available for purchase online or at the door.
Zaban Park Courtyard
5342 Tilly Mill Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Date: December 10-12, 2012
On Monday, December 10 through Wednesday, December 12, the Zaban Park Courtyard will be the site of a special three-night family friendly Hanukkah commemoration. Hosted by the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA), the festivities will be comprised of live entertainment and fun children’s activities from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. During each evening’s celebration, Rabbi Brian Glusman will officiate the lighting of the menorah while guests enjoy hot chocolate and traditional jelly donuts. This free event is open to the community.
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1197 Peachtree St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30361
Date: December 13, 2012
On Thursday, December 13, Shout will be the scene for what promises to be Midtown’s hottest Hanukkah party. Geared toward young men and women of the Jewish faith who are between 21 and their late 30s, the fun kicks off at 7 p.m. Guests can enjoy cocktails under the stars at Shout’s famed rooftop lounge, spin like a dreidel out on the dance floor and enjoy the lighting of the menorah’s sixth candle. Prices include drink ticket, latkes, doughnuts and admission until 11 p.m.
ImagineIt! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta
275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30313
Date: December 15-16, 2012
Price: Free with general admission
ImagineIt! Children’s Museum of Atlanta will host special story and craft times designed to introduce children of all faiths to the holiday of Hanukkah and the meaning behind it. Pint-sized patrons will have an opportunity to create their own traditional Festival of Lights banner to take home. The Imaginators invite families to join them on Saturday, December 15 at noon for story and craft time, or on Sunday, December 16, at 2 p.m. for craft time and 3 p.m. for story time. This event is recommended for children eight and under and is free with general admission to the museum. General admission to ImagineIt! is $12.75 (plus tax) for visitors ages two and up. Children under two will be admitted for free.
Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta
4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30338
What better way to celebrate the holiday than by ensuring a happy Hanukkah for a family in need? Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta (JF&CS) has established a Hanukkah Gift Fund that has supported hundreds of struggling families during the holiday for nearly two decades. Secure online donations can be made through the JF&CS website and will be used to purchase basic necessities for disadvantaged families and gifts for children who might not otherwise receive them.