5 ways to celebrate Hanukkah 2018 in Boston – Metro US

5 ways to celebrate Hanukkah 2018 in Boston

Hanukkah 2018

Hanukkah 2018 is in full swing, and Boston is going all out to honor the Jewish Festival of Lights. From pop-up bars to latke specials, here are five ways to celebrate the holiday in the Hub this week.

5 ways to celebrate Hanukkah 2018 in Boston

Hanukkah 2018 Boston

Lulu’s Allston

The delicious fried potato pancakes are a staple of Hanukkah, and chef Sarah Wade is putting her own spin on the treat with eight days of specials. Stop by Lulu’s Allston this Hanukkah 2018 season to try all sorts of latkes, including a red beet version with spiced sour cream and apple chutney, a carrot and parsnip latke with harissa cream and toasted pistachios or the apple and potato latkes with cumin lime yogurt. Lulu’s Allston, 421 Cambridge St., Allston, lulusallston.com

Maccabee Bar

Better Sorts Social Club is getting into the Hanukkah spirit with an awesome pop-up bar. In celebration of the Festival of Lights, a Maccabee Bar will set up shop at the venue all week long. Stop in to try special treats and drinks by head bartender Naomi Levy and executive chef Steve Hamilton, including cocktails like The Hebrew Hammer, made with vodka, raspberry, “leavend” sugar and lemon or The Manishevitz Martinez, featuring a mix of gin, housemade manishevitz vermouth and maraschino. Dec. 4-8, Better Sorts Social Club, 90 Tremont St., Boston, bettersortsboston.com


The Kendall Square deli is getting in on the Hanukkah fun with an epic fry party, featuring potato latkes, Reuben egg rolls, matzah fried chicken sandwiches, sufganiyot and Brussels sprouts. Dec. 8, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Mamaleh’s, 1 Kendall Sq., Cambridge, mamalehs.com

Museum of Fine Arts

As the Festival of Lights kicks into full gear, the MFA is hosting a Hanukkah 2018 celebration on Wednesday night. Take a trip to the museum and enjoy a night of art, live music and family-friendly activities. A special menorah created by local artists Silvina Mizrahi and Sean Clarke will also be on display. Dec. 5, 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, free, mfa.org

Super Chanukah on Ice

The Cambridge Preschool of the Arts and Jewish Center of the Arts are celebrating the holiday with a family-friendly skating event on Sunday. Head to Charlestown for a day of skating with superheroes and Judah the Maccabee, plus enjoy DIY crafts, refreshments and more. Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-noon, Charlestown DCR O’Neil Rink, 150 Rutherford Ave., Charlestown, $20, jewishcambridge.org