This year, Hanukkah begins on Saturday and goes through Dec. 15. Here are some local ways you can celebrate the holiday, and don't forget to pick up your Hanukkah needs at one of these eight places.
1. Celebrate Hanukkah with a zimriah (song festival) at Temple Isaiah in Stony Brook on Sunday at 10 a.m., followed by the Bernie Friend Latke Bash at 11 a.m.
2. On Dec. 10, head to Brookhaven Town Hall in Farmingville for a menorah lighting event at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
3. Every night between Dec. 8 and Dec. 15, you can attend a menorah lighting at 5:30 p.m. at the Stony Brook Student Activities Center hosted by the campus Hillel organization.
4. Chabad at Stony Brook will hold its children's Hanukkah "wonderland" on Monday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bates House in Setauket.
5. On Dec. 12, Chabad at Stony Brook will host a Hanukkah event for adults – a comedy night featuring comedian Joel Chasnoff – at the Holiday Inn Express at Stony Brook at 7:30 p.m.
6. On Dec. 14, Temple Isaiah will hold a family Hanukkah service at 7:30 p.m.