A roundup of Hanukkah festivities around the region.

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Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sundown tonight. Here is a roundup of some area festivities:

Hanukkah celebration, Bellevue: Music and singalongs with the Seattle Jewish Chorale & Shalom Ensemble, plus a menorah lighting ceremony. 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Crossroads Bellevue, N.E. Eighth and 156th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; free (425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com).

Hanukkah party: Games, singing, crafts, potluck, latkes. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Secular Jewish Circle of Puget Sound, 117 E. Louisa St., Seattle; free (206-528-1944 or www.secularjewishcircle.org).

Chanukkah party: Featuring the Seventh Annual Latke-Off. 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Congregation Kol Shalom, 9010 Miller Road N.E., Bainbridge Island; free (206-842-9010 or www.kolshalom.net).

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The Big Spin Hanukkah party: Carnival, proceeds benefit uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s. Noon-3 p. m. Sunday, Museum of History & Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E., Seattle; $18. Pre-sale tickets are sold out; a limited number of tickets will be available at the door (www.thebigspin.org).

Chanukka Party: Candle lighting, singing, potluck latke dinner, children’s activities. 5 p.m. Sunday, Temple Beth Am, 2632 N.E. 80th St. Seattle; $3-$5 (206-525-0915 or www.templebetham.org).

Menorah Lighting at University Village: Klezmer music and dreidels for children. 6 p.m. Monday, University Village, 25th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street, Seattle; free (206-523-0622 or uvillage.com).

Miracle of Light Hanukkah Party: Music by the Klez Katz, dinner, community candle lighting, talent show. 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Congregation Beth Shalom, 6800 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $5-$10 (206-524-0075 or www.bethshalomseattle.org/events.html).

Seattle Times staff

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