ChiTribe Channukah Guide 2019

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We really need a miracle this Pandemic Hannukah.

The best most miraculous list of virtual Hanukkah Events in Chicago in 2020 featuring Zoom dreidel competitions, virtual candle lighting on Facebook Live, endless latke recipes… and everything else. Find all the events in Chicago and beyond for this year’s festival of lights.

When is Hanukkah in 2020?

Thursday, December 10th – Friday, December 18th

ChiTribe Channukah Guide 2019

The best list of Hanukkah Events in Chicago in 2019 featuring lights, spinning dreidel and cycling, menorah mindfulness, endless latkes, miraculous bar crawls, and spiritual shabbat dinners hosted all over the city.

*There are over 50 events on this list happening all December long*

Read all the Hannukah Everything on ChiTribe from 2018

Ever since the Chicago Fire in 1871, Chicago has have shown that we are a city that can overcome many odds and rise through the flames. We will also persevere to make this Hanukkah as LIT as possible. 

When is Hanukkah in 2019?

Sunday, December 22nd – Monday, December 30th

How can you celebrate Hanukkah in Chicago?

ChiTribe is ready to help you find the best places to celebrate Hanukkah in Chicago. So, get ready to spin the dreidel and light the menorah as you sing, drink and eat your way through Hanukkah Events in Chicago.

Before Hanukkah | Events in Chicago

The Only Hanukkah Pop-Up Bar | The Graystone Tavern

The Only Hanukkah Pop-Up Bar in Chicago

Two non-Jewish mensches, Sam Stone and Kyle Bagley, have recognized Chicago is missing out on the miracle of Hanukkah and decided to open Chicago’s first and only Hanukkah-themed pop-up bar “8 Crazy Nights” from December 1 through December 31st at the Graystone Tavern in Wrigleyville.


Tuesday, December 3rd 

JNFuture Chicago 6th Annual Dreidel Tournament

Shout out to JNFuture for posting the first Channukah event on Facebook for 2019.

Wednesday, December 4th  

Burdman’s Jew and Stew – 3 Part Series #1

Thursday, December 5th

Lakeview Dinner and Discussion – The Real You

Russian Jewish Moms’ Night Out-Menorah Painting Party

Friday, December 6th – Shabbat

ShabBARnukkah at The Graystone

Lit Womenorah

Saturday, December 7th – EIGHT BARS OF CHANNUKAH

EBOCH Eight Bars of Channukah 2019

Tuesday, December 10th 

URJ Biennial

Thursday, December 12th 

35+ Happy Hour at Chicago’s Hannukah Pop Up Bar

Saturday, December 14th 

OY VEY Chicago at Beat Kitchen ft. Kosha Dillz + Jay Leigh

The Big Event 2019

Silver F*ing Bells… and Latkes: Interfaith Holiday Stories

Sunday, December 15th 

God’s Light is the Human Soul: Inner Lights of Awareness

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

Craft your own Menorah at Home Depot!

Storytime with Brocha at Barnes and Noble -Chanukah Edition

Hanukkah Family Concert with Rabbi Joe Black and Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

RJD Chanukah Celebration- Bubbles & Latkes

Monday, December 16th 

Hadassah in the City at Pop Up Bar

Tuesday, December 17th 

Hanukkah: Embodying Light – a yoga workshop

Thursday, December 19th 

December Happy Hour at Ironside Bar and Galley

Friday, December 20th Shabbat

Saturday, December 21st (the Night Before)

1st Night of Hanukkah | Sunday December 22nd 2019


2nd Night of Hanukkah | Monday December 23rd 2019

Hanukkah Spin Night

JLI Presents: Chanukah At The Main Post Office

J-Life Chanukah Party – Light Up the Night!

Logan Square Hanukkah Party

3rd night of Hanukkah | Tuesday December 24th 2019 aka Christmas Eve

Light Up the Night with YAD at Hannukah Pop-Up Bar

Burning Wick YJP Chanukah party

Matzo Bash 2019 at Joy District


4th night of Hanukkah | Wednesday December 25th 2019 (Christmas Day)

Glow in the Dark Chanukah Party


5th night of Hanukkah | Thursday December 26th 2019

Pop Up Lincoln Park Moishe House Happy Hour

Christmas for the Jews feat. Joel Chasnoff, Jason Suran & Sohrab Forouzesh

SHABBAT 6th night of Hanukkah | Friday December 27th 2019

The Shabbat Shalom Variety Show

Shabbat Hanukkah Dinner for Young Professionals

7th night of Hanukkah | Saturday December 28th 2019

Shabbat Morning Minyan and Kiddush: Hanukkah Edition



8th night of Hanukkah | Sunday December 29th 2019

Keshet Hanukkah Party

The Greatest Hanukkah Festival

Jewish Pop-Up Happy Hours at Chicago’s ONLY Hannukah Bar



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