Also named the festival of light, Hanukah is a magical time to be in the city with events all around. Is it your first time in Tel Aviv for Hanukah? Here are a few tips to fully experience the Jewish holiday like a local.
Attend lightning events
With a big Menorah on every iconic place of Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv port, Bialik Square, Rabin Square, etc.), you can discover Tel Aviv through all the lightning events happening during Hanukah week starting on Tuesday December 12 at the Independence Park at 5:30 pm. Crafts for kids, live music, dances and donuts will precede and follow the lightning.
Devour Sufganiot (Israeli fried donuts)
Hanukah without Sufganiot is not a real Hanukah. And each year, bakeries are getting more and more creative to attract new enthusiasts. For example, you can find this year at Roladin creations with a pineapple-mango cheesecake cream covered with white chocolate and meringue, or with berries and mascarpone, or pistachio-white chocolate. To taste them all, have a look at our list of the best Sufganiot in Tel Aviv!
Since the trend is about fried food, complete your Hanukah meal by savoring Latkes, delicious crispy “balls” of shredded potatoes, eggs, onions and salt. Find the ultimate recipe here!
Be happy all around the city thanks to special events for Hanukah. Dance at Quarter to Africa concert this Friday afternoon, don’t miss the lightning art performances at the Sputnik this Wednesday, and join the special hip-hop party at the Pasaz.
Live the magic of Hanukah with your kids
Take your kids to the magical and amazing shows at the museums of Tel Aviv and Holon Aladdin, Sherlock, or Doctor Molecule will take them to dreamlike worlds!