Hanukkah begins this year on the night of Dec. 12 and runs through the night of Dec. 20. Candles are lit at sunset, and as each new generation learns the old traditions, friends and families also find new ways to celebrate. There are so many menorahs to choose from, so it’s really just about finding one that best suits your style, whether it’s classic, surrealist, modernist or something else entirely. Here we’ve rounded up some of our favorite picks for making this year’s holiday the most beautiful yet.
This contemporary gold-colored Oak Street Menorah from Kate Spade is clean-lined yet full of glam. Made of silver-plate metal, it stands 11.8 inches high. $200. Available at katespade.com.
Modern and cool, the Canaan Menorah by Jonathan Adler is made from black and white marble and features brass accents. The mini monolith stands 6.25 inches high and is 11.25 inches wide. $198 at jonathanadler.com.
Made of stainless steel, this simple, classic Silver Mosaic Menorah by Ashland features a tiled mosaic decoration. It stands 7 inches high. $39.99. Available at select Michaels Stores and michaels.com.
For animal lovers, children and children at heart, this silvery Menoppopotamus Hippo Menorah by The Vanilla Studio is made from repurposed painted plastic toys with metal candle cups. It’s about 9 inches long, and 6 inches tall, and uses standard Hanukkah candles. $85 at etsy.com/shop/thevanillastudio.
In the pink
It’s not easy to find nontraditional Hanukkah candles, but these colorful creations by Creative Candles are standouts. Available in hot pink, pewter and aquamarine, these candles are hand-dipped, and almost completely smokeless and dripless. $40 for a box of 44, exclusively at the Jewish Museum Shop and online at shop.thejewishmuseum.org.
This menorah was created by Risa Borsykowsky of jewishgiftplace.com, who worked with Irving Roth and Gary Rosenthal to create a collection of menorot replicating Roth’s sculptural tribute to Janusz Korczak. Borsykowsky is donating the proceeds from the sale of these menorahs to the Holocaust Resource Center of Manhasset. $180 exclusively through JewishGiftPlace.com.
The Nosh Menorah, designed by Modern Mensch in collaboration with Lead Off Studio, is inspired by bagels and made of polished rose gold plated metal. Each menorah features a soft cork bottom and comes with matches and a prayer card. $200 at the Jewish Museum Shop and online at shop.thejewishmuseum.org.
Out of the blue
The Quasar Blue Menorah by Beames Designs brings a new look to the classic bench-style menorah. Made of fused glass with swirls of color, the menorah stands 6 inches high. $189. Available on Long Island at Yussel’s Place, 30A Merrick Ave., Merrick; and Zion Lion, with locations at 390 Willis Ave. in Roslyn Heights, and 444 W. Jericho Tpke. in Huntington. More info at beames.com.
Made of steel, with copper candle cups, the Festival of Lights Menorah by Lynne Ray Lowe is a cheerful and colorful way to celebrate the season. The seven dancing figures stand about 8 inches high. A larger size is also available. $299.99. Available on Long Island exclusively at Zion Lion, with locations at 390 Willis Ave. in Roslyn Heights, and 444 W. Jericho Tpke. in Huntington, and online at zionlion.com.