Celebrating Hanukkah In Charlotte Area 2023



“The proper response, as Hanukkah teaches, is not to curse the darkness but to light a candle.” 

… Rabbi Irving Greenberg


Charlotte is home to North Carolina’s largest Jewish population. In fact,  Charlotte is home to the largest Jewish community in the Carolinas. This means the Greater Charlotte offers a wonderful selection of celebrations for the Hanukkah festival this month.


Hanukkah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers, food, games. COMPLETE HANUKKAH GUIDE. In 2023, Hanukkah begins on the evening of  Thursday, December 7th and ends on Sunday, December 14th.


“Eight days of Hanukkah / Every one of them glows with love.”

… Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings




Waxhaw Menorah Lighting

Ballantyne Jewish Center is presenting the ninth annual Menorah Lighting in Waxhaw    2023 Menorah Lighting in Waxhaw, NC

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

111 E North Main Street, Waxhaw, NC 28173 (at the Overhead Bridge)







Menorah Lighting at StoneCrest
Celebrate the 10th Annual Menorah Lighting at The Fountains Plaza with  music, fun activities for the kids, latkes and donuts.

Thursday, December 7, 2023

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Stonecrest at Piper Glen:  7832 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28277



The Menorah Lighting at Birkdale

Menorah Lighting 2023 in Birkdale Village in HuntersvilleCelebrate Hanukkah with a traditional Menorah lighting ceremony, children’s crafts, donuts, latkes, gelt and more.

Saturday, December 9, 2023

5:30 pm  

Birkdale Village at The Grove Across from Regal: Birkdale Commons Pkwy & Sam Furr Road


Hanukkah! On the Green in Davidson

Hanukkah on the Green in Davidson, NCCelebrate Hanukkah with a candle lighting, music, crafts, Jewish dancing, and a donut truck.

Saturday, December 9, 2023

5:00 PM –  8:00 PM

Davidson Village Green: 119 S Main Street, Davidson, NC 28036



Giant Menorah Lighting in Matthews

Menorah lighting in Matthews, NCCelebrate Hanukkah with music, dreidels, Chanukah treats, Judah the Maccabee, and more.

Monday, December 11, 2023

5:30 PM

Matthews Town Hall: 232 Matthews Station Street, Matthews, NC 28105



“A little bit of light dispels a lot of darkness.”

… Rabbi Schneur Zalman

Happy Hanukkah


“A little more fun, a little more love, a little more light every night. That’s the joy of Hanukkah.”

… Unknown