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HANUKKAH

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SEASONAL CHORAL CONCERT Dec. 1 at 6 and 8. Reston Chorale performs traditional carols, folk music for Hanukkah. $20; seniors and students $15. Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston. 703-476-1111 or 703-476-4500.

CHANUKAH WONDERLAND Dec. 2-11 from 10 to 6. Meet Judah Maccabee, tour Chanukah House, build a Lego menorah and more. 8100 Oak St., Vienna. Free. 703-821-7770.

HANDS-ON CHANUKAH FESTIVAL Dec. 2 from 1 to 3:30. Olive oil press demonstration, sand art, Jerusalem stained glass, candle making and more. Deborah da Costa reads from her children's book, "Hanukkah Moon." Yesodot Israeli Dance Troupe performs at 3:30. $7, family $20. Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-348-3760.

CHANUKAH ON THE ELLIPSE Dec. 4 at 5. Lighting the menorah and a performance by the Three Cantors. Free; tickets required. The Ellipse, 1600 Constitution Ave. NW. 202-332-5600.

CHANUKAH AT THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Dec. 5 from 5:30 to 7. A Hanukkah family party with a chocolate menorah lighting, chocolate gelt, waffle and ice cream station, and hot chocolate cafe. $10, children $8. Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia, 3939 Prince William Dr., Fairfax. 703-426-1980.

MENORAH LIGHTING CEREMONY Dec. 5 from 6:30 to 8:30. Chabad of Bethesda-Chevy Chase lights the menorah. Jewish Day School choir performs Hanukkah songs. Free. 3 Bethesda Metro Center, Metro-level lobby, Old Georgetown Road and Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda. 301-652-4988.

CHANUKAH ON ICE Dec. 6 from 6 to 8:30. Chabad Lubavitch of Alexandria-Arlington sponsors a giant ice-menorah carving show, with the lighting of the menorah on ice, latkes, kosher hot dogs and ice skating. $9-$10, including skate rental. Pentagon Row ice rink, 1201 S. Joyce St., Arlington. 703-370-2774.

MENORAH LIGHTING CEREMONY Dec. 9 at 4. Chabad of Potomac and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington light a giant menorah. Live music and a bike stunt show. Free. Cabin John Shopping Center, Tuckerman Lane and Seven Locks Road, Potomac. 301-983-4200, Ext. 6.

CHANUKAH FESTIVAL Dec. 9 at 5. Chabad Lubavitch of Alexandria-Arlington sponsors the grand Chanukah Menorah Lighting in Old Town Alexandria. Chocolate gelt, dreidels, latkes and doughnuts. Free. J&J Oriental Rug Gallery, 1200 King St. 703-370-2774 or 703-548-5881.

CHANUKAH ON ICE Dec. 9 from 5:30 to 7:30. Skate to Jewish music, see a figure skating show by Tommy Steenberg, make Hanukkah crafts, eat latkes and doughnuts. $10. Fairfax Ice Arena, 3779 Pickett Rd., Fairfax. 703-426-1980 or 703-323-1131.

THE EIGHT Dec. 8 at 8. A concert by the LeeVees and DeLeon, part of a worldwide Hanukkah celebration. $12-$18. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100 or 202-397-7328.

COMMUNITY CHANUKAH CELEBRATION Dec. 9 from 11 to 1. Games, treats, crafts and more to celebrate Hanukkah. For ages 2-12. Free. D.C. Jewish Community Center, Goldman Theater, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-777-3270 or 202-518-9400.

THE NEW KLEZMER QUINTET WITH RAMON TASAT Dec. 16 at 3. Traditional Jewish music. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. 301-581-5100.


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