Hanukkah 2019 Events + Treats in Hoboken and Jersey City

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We are fast approaching the end of the decade {whoa} and with it comes a myriad of last-minute holiday celebrations – work parties, family affairs, and of course the many social events in Hoboken + Jersey City.

Unlike last year, Chanukah {or Hanukkah} falls at the end of the month {beginning on December 22nd and ending on December 30th}, and there are a lot of events to celebrate the Festival of Lights in Hudson County. Luckily, we’ve done the digging for you and rounded them up {so the only thing you have to worry about is which Latkepalooza you’ll attend}. Check out our list of Hanukkah 2019 celebrations in Hoboken + Jersey City.

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Hanukkah Events

Almost Hanukkah Party with Moishe House Hoboken — Saturday, December 21st 

Join Moishe House Hoboken as they celebrate their Almost Hanukkah Party this Saturday. Learn more about this event here.

Grand Public Menorah Lighting at Hoboken City Hall — Sunday, December 22nd

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Join the community for a show of Jewish pride in the lighting of the Menorah outside of Hoboken City Hall. Get your Sufganiyot {traditional raspberry, jelly-filled doughnuts} fix and menorah kits all in one place. With music and dancing, it is sure to be a great start to Chanukah.

City Hall Menorah Lighting & Hanukkah Celebration – Jersey City Art and Culture — Monday, December 23rd

Ring in the holiday season in Jersey City at the Menorah Lighting & Hanukkah Celebration in the City Hall Council Chambers. This celebration is free, open to the public, and will start at 4:00PM. For more information, please call the Office of Cultural Affairs at 201-547-6921.

Hanukkah Cookie Decorating at Sugarsuckle — Monday, December 23rd

Grab a friend {and some wine} for a fun-filled evening of decorating Hanukkah sugar cookies at the Sugarsuckle Studio in Hoboken. Register here to attend starting at 7:00PM and look forward to taking home all your hard work at the end of the night.

Annual Chanukah Soirée – Chabad Young Professionals of Hoboken & Jersey City — Monday, December 23rd

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Connect with hundreds of local young Jewish adults in celebrating the joyous Festival of Lights at the best Chanukah party of the year. There will be a menorah lighting, open bar, sushi bar, latke + doughnut station, and more. This year’s event will take place at the W Hotel in Hoboken {225 River Street}. For more information and tickets, click here.

See More: Holiday Events in North Hudson County

Chanuka Monte Carlo – Mesorah NJ — Thursday, December 26th

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Get your Hanukkah blackjack game on with NJ Young Professionals. From 7:00PM–9:00PM, enjoy sushi and latkes alongside an open bar at the Barsky Gallery {49 Harrison Street} in Hoboken. Get your tickets on Eventbrite here.

8 Nights of Hanukkah – Yo La Tengo — Sunday, December 22nd through Sunday, December 29th

While no longer performing in their hometown of Hoboken, Yo La Tengo’s annual eight-show Hanukkah run will return to The Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan from December 22nd through December 29th. For more info about this Indie Rock band and tickets, visit their website.

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Local Hanukkah Treats

Sugarsucke {600 Newark Street, Hoboken}

 

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If you can’t make the events above, purchase Sugarsuckle’s Love and Lights gift box or other Hanukkah-decorated cookies by visiting them at 600 Newark Street and “taste the sweet style of life” for yourself.

Cocoa Bakery {275 Grand Street, Jersey City + 475 Central Avenue, Jersey City}

In Jersey City, Cocoa Bakery also offers Hanukkah-decorated cookies at both their 275 Grand Street and 475 Central Avenue locations. Owner Jessica Isaacs recommends calling and placing an order a week in advance {call 201-803-3430 and press 1 when prompted}.

Baked by Melissa {Online}

Baked by Melissa is selling its limited-edition Festival of Bites Cupcakes featuring four flavors {Hot Cocoa Vanilla + Sprinkles, Cookie Blizzard, and Holiday Swirl}. Listen to Hoboken’s own Melissa Ben-Ishay talk all about her cupcake empire in Tea on the Hudson’s Episode 15.

Chabad Young Professionals of Hoboken and Jersey City

Now an annual tradition, Chabad Young Professionals of Hoboken and Jersey City is offering Hanukkah menorah and candle kits {as seen above}, available for drop off in Hoboken + Jersey City or pick up from the Soho Lofts in Jersey City {273 16th Street}. If interested, please email director@chabadyounghjc.com

Whichever way you spell it, wishing you and yours a Happy Hanukkah from the entire HG Team!

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Born and raised in Madison, this authentic Jersey tomato has ripened in Hudson County for the last seven years. As a graduate of Northeastern University’s D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Chloe’s been nerding out over Excel spreadsheets {and stalking you on the internet} since she took her first internship at Efficient Frontier in NYC. Don’t let her college choice fool you, she is a diehard Met’s fan and has the weathered scorebook to prove it. When she’s not dodging armpits and elbows on the PATH, she can usually be found watching Jurassic Park {the original, obviously} for the billionth time, talking to every Jersey City dog she passes, or finishing the last slice of pizza.