Everything You Need to Celebrate Hanukkah With Kids

Welcome to PJ Library’s “Hanukkah Hub” where you’ll find everything you need to get ready for the Festival of Lights, including child-friendly versions of the Hanukkah story. 

Hanukkah celebrates the rededication of the Jewish temple after it was taken back from the Greeks in the 2nd century BCE.

Are you the designated "Hanukkah parent" at your child's school? Be sure to check out our guide, Sharing Hanukkah at School.

For more information about Hanukkah, including recipes, book lists, gift ideas, activities, and much more, check out the sections below.

Hanukkah begins the evening of Wednesday December 25, 2024 with the lighting of the first candle. The last candle is lit in the evening on Wednesday, January 1, 2025, and Hanukkah ends in the evening on Thursday, January 2, 2025.