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Hanukkah events for kids on Long Island

Get ready to spin dreidels and eat

Get ready to spin dreidels and eat latkes. Credit: Bruce Gilbert

With five nights of Hanukkah left, there are still plenty of opportunities for families to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Here are some events geared toward the littlest children:

The Hanukkah Experience

WHEN | WHERE 2:30 to 6 p.m. Dec. 9; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 10; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 11; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 12; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 13, 961 Broadway (formerly Southwest Fitness), Woodmere

COST $5 per person and $2 per craft ticket, or $10 per person including all activities

INFO 516-295-2478;

Participate in an interactive game show, see Hanukkah theater, visit the toddler corner, enjoy face painting, make latkes and more.

Hanukkah Song and Story Time

WHEN | WHERE 5:45 p.m. Dec. 9 at The Dolphin Bookshop, 299 Main St., Port Washington


INFO 516-767-2650;

Join the rabbis and cantor of the Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore for holiday songs and stories geared to pre-K and young elementary-age children and their families. Includes hot cider and latkes.

Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah

WHEN | WHERE 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview

COST $20 per family

INFO 516-822-3535;

Kids ages 2 to 5 and their parents will make and spin dreidels, sing songs, and cook and eat latkes. While there, check out the “Create Your Own Menorah” entries on display in the lobby.

Hanukkah Wonderland

WHEN | WHERE 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12 at The Chai Center, 501 Vanderbilt Pkwy., Dix Hills

COST $10 per person

INFO 631-351-8672;

Meet Judah the Maccabee and visit more than 13 Hanukkah stations including latke and doughnut making, menorah ring toss and photos with the dreidel mascot. Learn how olive oil is made at the olive press workshop at 11 a.m.

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