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Princeton Area Hanukkah Events

Chaim Zvi, Creative Commons
Chaim Zvi, Creative Commons

The Klez Dispensers will perform a Hanukkah concert at the Arts Council of Princeton on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2:30 p.m. The Klez Dispensers have been bringing the sounds of klezmer, jazz, Yiddish swing and original music to the Princeton area since 1998. Audiences of all ages can’t get enough of their impeccable arrangements, inspiring improvisations, and engaging repertoire. Doors open at 2 p.m. Tickets $12, $10 for Arts Council of Princeton members, seniors and students.

The Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Mercer County will celebrate Hanukkah on four wheels again this year as the annual Menorah Car Parade rolls through West Windsor and Princeton on Nov. 30. The fourth annual parade will begin at McCaffrey’s of West Windsor at 7 p.m. sharp. The parade will conclude at McCaffrey’s Princeton, followed by a party. To join the parade or for more information  call (609) 252-0124.

Stop by the Quaker Bridge Mall on Sunday, Dec. 1 and help built a tin can menorah and support the needy as you celebrate Hanukkah. Bring canned food to the event and it will be donated to charity. The “Giving Can-orah” lighting will take place at 5 p.m. at the Lord and Taylor court. Donuts, chocolate gelt, Jewish music, arts and crafts activities and more.

The statewide Menorah lighting will take place at the State House in Trenton at 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony.

The Palmer Square Menorah lighting will take place Monday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. The Menorah lighting will be followed by a celebration at the Nassau Inn that includes latkes, doughnuts and Hanukkah gelt for all.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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