The Ultimate Guide for Celebrating Hanukkah in Las Vegas

A feast of challah with honey butter, latkes with lox, beef brisket with root vegetables awaits

A merry “mazel tov” is in order. Hanukkah starts on Sunday, December 18 and ends on Monday, December 26 in 2022. Vegas Valley has a selection of events and goodies to enjoy this holiday season.

Downtown Fremont Menorah Lighting

Kick off Hanukkah on Fremont with the Grand Menorah Lighting on December 18, led by Rabbis Shea and Levi Harlig from Chabad of Southern Nevada. The 20-foot-tall menorah will be on display all throughout the holiday weeks.

Siegel’s 1941 Chanukah Menu

Any out-of-town or local guests in the mood for a cozy downtown meal can head to El Cortez Hotel for comfort food classics after the menorah lighting. Sweet raisin kugel, chopped chicken livers and kasha are just a few of the authentic offerings.

Light Up the District at Green Valley Ranch

Chabad of Henderson is putting on a special menorah lighting ceremony—complete with donuts—at The District, made possible with contributions from Congregation Ner Tamid and the Midbar Kodesh Temple.

Jam with the Klezmatics at Water Street Plaza

The klezmer genre is traditional instrumental music that’s played at special events. Join The Klezmatics for a blend of sounds and cultures.

Hanukkah Doughnuts at Pinkbox

Pinkbox is cooking up special holiday doughnuts, including a Star of David frosted treat, Pee Weez doughnut bites, Hanukkah Jellies and Hanukkah Rings topped with blue and white sprinkles. Find these sweet treats at one of Las Vegas’s four locations.

Courtesy of Pinkbox

Hanukkah Menu at Honey Salt

From December 10 to 20, Honey Salt has the quintessential Hanukkah meal on deck. Enjoy roasted Jidori chicken alongside the classic dishes like matzo ball soup and latkes with all of the trimmings. For dessert, nosh on “Sufganiyot” doughnuts with berry preserves.

Traditional Dishes at Hearthstone Kitchen

A feast of challah with honey butter, latkes with lox, beef brisket with root vegetables awaits. Don’t miss out on the crowning glory, a chocolate babka bread pudding with French vanilla ice cream, drizzled with kosher chocolate caramel sauce and mint sprigs for an unreal level of decadence. Find Hearthstone at Red Rock Casino Resort. 

Courtesy of Hearthstone Kitchen and Cellar

IAC Miracle Experience Park

The Israeli American Council Hanukkah Miracle Experience brings a mega-movie night to the big screen just in time for the Festival of Lights. After the viewing, walk through a breathtaking light tunnel and witness the menorah lighting for a memorable family experience. Single and group tickets are available for purchase.

Hanukkah in Henderson at 138°

138° Restaurant is offering a special meal fit for families from December 18 to 24. Items include “Not Your Bubbies” matzoh ball soup, potato latkes, brisket with grilled root vegetables, egg noodles Kugel and fried donuts with berry preserves.

Courtesy of 138° Restaurant

Bagels To Your Heart’s Content

It wouldn’t be Hanukkah without a fresh bagel to start—or continue—the holiday festivities. If the days don’t involve much cooking, consider getting a take-out Hanukkah meal from Siegel’s Bagelmania or The Bagel Cafe—after grabbing a bagel with schmear, of course.

More Holiday Events in Las Vegas

Don’t miss out on the holiday fun. Now is the time to celebrate, no matter the denomination. Christmas in Las Vegas occurs right before the end of Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. 

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