The Waterloo Region Jewish Community Council presents DREIDELFEST!

Essential Information:

Location: Kitchener Market's Marketplace Room (upper level)
Date: Sunday December 17, 2017
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 for an individual or couple or $15 per family (pay at the door)
RSVP: Please RSVP online
Parking: Free indoor parking available in the Kitchener Market garage (see map). Entrance located on Cedar St.



  • Dreidel games
  • Chanukah card making
  • Ugly Chanukah sweater (or t-shirt) contest! Make sure to bring yours! (see FAQ on where to get one)
  • Games for kids, such as 'Pin the Candle on the Menorah' and 'Latke Toss'
  • Storytime for babes and tots
  • Dreidel origami
  • #DREIDELFEST17 selfie-station
  • Latke bar
  • Doughnut bar
  • Gelt
  • The best Chanukah music
  • And more! 

Get YOUR DREIDELS dry and ready and COME to DREIDELFEST!



Do I have to RSVP in order to attend? No, but it does help us with our planning. We don't want to gelt you too much, but you should RSVP. It'll take a minute. Just click here.

What should I bring? Aside from admission cost, you don't have to bring anything. However, you can really get into the Dreidelfest spirit by bringing your homemade Chanukah decorations to add to our community decorations wall and/or your ugly Chanukah sweaters or t-shirts.

I don't have kids, or my kids are not around that day, may I still come? Of course. While the activities are for the kids, you will still have a great time schmoozing with Jews while having a nosh. What's not to love!

Is this a Kosher event? All food products used will have a hechsher (OU, MK, K, CRC, etc.) and will be dairy or parve. All plates, utensils, cups, serving items will either be disposable or new. We will not have a mashgiach monitoring food preparation or handling. The only food that will need to be cooked or heated are the latkes. Latkes are packaged with an OU hechsher and heated at the event in double foil wrapped foil trays in a non-kosher oven. Coffee and tea urns may not come from a kosher facility (TBD).

Will food be peanut or nut free? While we are making efforts to source as many peanut or nut free food items as possible, we do not anticipate that all food will be peanut or nut free. Packaging information for all food items will be available for review at the event.

The best Chanukah music? Really? Yes, this is not just hyperbole. Hear for yourself when DJ HANukkah SOLO melts the gelt with Chanukah music like you've never heard before.

Where can I buy an ugly Chanukah sweater? Online is your best bet. Retrofestive, a Canadian shop, has a DIY kit and sweaters for guys and gals. There are loads on Etsy and over here. Menorah and other Chanukah socks have been spotted in the men's department in The Bay at Conestoga Mall.

Where can I learn more about the Waterloo Region Jewish Community Council? Their website can be found here.


Let us know that you are coming to DREIDELFEST and RSVP. Admission fees for DREIDELFEST ($10 for an individual or couple or $15 per family) are to be paid at the door.



The following business/organizations are generous supporters of DREIDELFEST:



Want to be a sponsor? Please contact the DREIDELFEST planning group using the contact form below.



Interested in volunteering at DREIDELFEST or just have a question? Please let us know via the form below. If you are interested in volunteering, please let us know about any preferences for how you would like to help (e.g. helping with anything for an hour, running a craft table, helping with set up generally, helping with just food setup, etc.).

Name *