WHEN: Thursday December 7, 2023 through Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 5:30PM each night

WHERE: Sanderson Lincoln Pavillion in the Carefree Desert Gardens – 101 Easy Street, Carefree AZ 85377

WEBSITE: ChanukahinCarefree.com


For the 7th year, Chanukah in Carefree will host its nightly holiday celebration including menorah lighting and Chanukah songs for all eight nights of Chanukah. The event will take place from Thursday 12/7 to Thursday 12/14, starting each night at 5:30 pm in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion in Carefree, AZ. Each evening there is a program hosted by a different organization and many nights will feature Chanukah delicacies like latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly donuts). Coffee and hot chocolate will be served every night. The celebration will feature raffles and silent auction items that have been generously donated by the local business community to help to raise money and awareness for the Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation (CCUEF), who is this year’s Spirit of Giving recipient. Nightly schedule is as follows:

Chanukah in Carefree Schedule

This year Chanukah in Carefree is generously supported by the Center for Jewish Philanthropy, Kiwanis, APS, Spirit in the Desert, and Temple Chai. Please see the below flyer or go to our website ChanukahinCarefree.com for more information on the event, our sponsors, our contributors, live streaming links and details on the complete schedule. This is an outdoor event, is free to attend and open to attendees of all denominations and faiths. Enhanced security measures will be in place.

Chanukah in Carefree Flyer


Carefree, AZ is a scenic community of over 3,700 residents nestled in the Sonoran Desert Foothills. Incorporated in 1984, the town is regarded as one of the most inspiring and livable places in Arizona and centers its culture on desert lifestyle, architecture, culinary arts, health, wellness, and community involvement. For more information, please visit www.carefree.org or call 480-488-3686

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