The eight-day Jewish celebration of Hanukkah begins on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 2 this year.

Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem when Jews rose up against their Greek-Syrian rulers in the Maccabean Revolt.

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There are several events throughout Colorado to help commemorate the holiday:

Light Up Your Chanukah! A Celebration for Young Families

Sunday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center Social Hall, Denver

This event will include a concert, Hanukkah-themed arts and crafts, a Menorah lighting, dreidel games, a tumbling area for kids and kosher food. It is $12 for adults and $10 for children.

Family Chanukah Service Project

Sunday, Dec. 2, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

JOI house, Denver

Participants will meet at the JOI house to make Hanukkah cards and decorations for senior citizens living at Shalom Park. Then, at 3 p.m., the group will head over to the senior care facility to host a Hanukkah party and hand out the cards and decorations.

Chanukah Festival and Chanuka on Ice

Sunday, Dec. 2, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Family Sports Center & Lollipop Indoor Amusement Park, Centennial

The centerpiece of this family-friendly celebration will be a massive 600-pound ice Menorah that will be lit at sundown. There will also be an indoor amusement park, ice skating and Jewish treats. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Chanukah Disney on Ice

Sunday, Dec. 2, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Big Bear Ice Arena, Denver

Kids and adults can go ice skating with Minnie and Mickey Mouse at this unique event. There will also be opportunities for pictures with other Disney characters, snack, music and a Menorah lighting.

Latke Taste-Off and Hanukkah Party

Sunday, Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Temple Micah, Denver

This annual competition pits some of the best chefs against one another to create the best traditional and creative latkes. After the competition, there will be a concert and Menorah lighting.

Grand Menorah Lighting at CSU

Monday, Dec. 3, 5 p.m.

Lory Student Center Plaza, Fort Collins

This celebration will include a giant Menorah lighting along with music, latkes, donuts, dreidels and more. There will also be a special appearance by CSU President Tony Frank.

Chanukah at Kavod Senior Life

Monday, Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

Kavod Senior Life, Denver

The Colorado Hebrew Chorale will be performing a program of holiday music at Kavod Senior Life. The event is free and open to the public.

Stapleton Menorah Car Parade and Grand Menorah Lighting

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Shops at Northfield Stapleton/29th Ave Town Center, Denver

The Grand Car Menorah Parade will begin at the Shops at Northfield at 4:30 p.m. and end at the 29th Ave Town Center. Then, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Town Center there will be snacks, hot cocoa, a fire performance and the community Menorah lighting.

Grand Menorah Lighting in Estes Park

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m.

Bond Park, Estes Park

This celebration will include a giant Menorah lighting along with music, latkes, donuts, dreidels and more. There will also be a special appearance by Mayor Todd Jirsa.

Chanukah at the Capitol

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Colorado State Capitol, Denver

For the fifth year, Jewish in the City is hosting this community event and Menorah lighting. Those who attend can expect a fire show, BBQ, a live DJ, donuts, chocolate coins, cotton candy and more. Mayor Michael B. Hancock and other government officials will also be in attendance.

Grand Menorah Lighting in Greeley

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m.

9th St. Plaza, Greeley

This celebration will include a giant Menorah lighting along with music, latkes, donuts, dreidels and more. There will also be a special appearance by Mayor John Gates.

Light Up the Night: A Chanukah Celebration

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Rodef Shalom, Denver

For the fourth day of Hanukkah, this Denver synagogue is celebrating with a candle lighting, vegetarian chili bar, latke bar, cookie decorating, crafts for children and live music. Tickets are $10 per person or $25 per family.

Grand Menorah Lighting in Loveland

Thursday, Dec. 6, 5 p.m.

Loveland Museum, Loveland

This celebration will include a giant Menorah lighting along with music, latkes, donuts, dreidels and more. There will also be a special appearance by Mayor Jacki Marsh.

Family Chanukah Celebration

Thursday, Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Spider Monkey Extreme Airsports, Aurora

The Jewish Outreach Initiative is hosting a high-flying Hanukkah celebration at a massive Aurora Trampoline Park. There will be trampolines, dodgeball, dunk hoops, slack lines, zip-lines, parkour, foam pits and an aerial Ninja Warrior-style obstacle course. Tickets are $10 per person.

Drinks & Dreidels

Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Ramada by Wyndham Denver Downtown, Denver

Young adults in Denver are invited to attend this Hanukkah celebration with a twist. There will be unlimited latkes and donuts along with other appetizers, upscale cocktails and a live DJ. Plus, attendees can participate in a Texas Dreidel tournament with a $100 grand prices. Tickets are currently $25 but may go up.

Cirque de HEA

Saturday, Dec. 8, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Hebrew Educational Alliance, Denver

This "magic and mystical" night begins with a happy hour and music. Then, attendees can enjoy a full dinner that includes a latke bar while enjoying circus-style entertainment. Tickets are $8-15 per person or $36-40 per family.

Denver Israeli Hanukkah Festival

Saturday, Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Denver Jewish Day School, Denver

Kids who attend this festival can learn how to make chocolate coins with a professional chocolatier. There will also be music, Israeli games, candle lighting a pot-luck style dinner. Tickets are $20 per family.

Dreidels & Donuts

Sunday, Dec. 9, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

BMH-BJ Preschool, Denver

The BHM-BJ preschool in Denver will be hosting their Dreidels and Donuts Hanukkah party featuring a recital, classroom art auction and brunch. Tickets are $5 - $20. All funds raised at the event go toward helping the preschool build a new playground.

Grand Menorah Lighting in Fort Collins

Sunday, Dec. 9, 5 p.m.

Old Town Square, Fort Collins

This celebration will include a giant Menorah lighting along with music, latkes, donuts, dreidels and more. There will also be a special appearance by Mayor Wade Troxell.

Chanukah Wonderland at Stanley

Sunday, Dec. 9, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Stanley Marketplace, Denver

The Jewish Life Center in Stapleton is hosting a very hip Hanukkah celebration to mark the end of the holiday at the Stanley Marketplace. There will hot latkes, a gelt toss, crafts, make-your-own donuts, a canned food drive, an olive oil press and a giant "Can-orah".

Community Chanukah Concert

Sunday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

BMH-BJ, Denver

This community concert features Cantor Martin Goldstein and his daughter Shilo Gold, who appeared on The Voice, as well as other local musicians. The concert will also be preceded by a candle lighting.