Baltimore Chanukah Festival. This festival, on the last night of Chanukah, kicks off at Cheder Chabad in Park Heights with a Menorah Car Parade and ends at the Inner Harbor's McKeldin Square, with the Grand Menorah Lighting and Chanukah Celebration. The night will include live music and refreshments. Open to all. Dec. 4, 6 p.m., Cheder Chabad, 5713 Park Heights Ave., (410) 585-1498, chabadofparkheights.com.
The Chanukah House. The Chanukah House reopens for a variety of upcoming holiday events, including a Menorah lighting and a discussion with Jewish war veterans. Through Dec. 4, the Chanukah House, 6721 Greenspring Ave., chanukahhouse.com/wordpress.
Matisyahu Chanukah Show. The Jewish rapper brings his fusion of reggae, hip-hop, and rock to a holiday show. Dec. 9, 8 p.m., 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW, Washington, (202) 265-0930, 930.com, $35.
World Holiday Traditions. Events will include live holiday music performed by Quintaero and Arioso, Kwanzaa and Chanukah displays, arts and crafts, a Nativity exhibit, interactive performances with Joe Duffey and the Irish Teelin Dance Company, holiday carols with Maryland Sings, and of course photo opportuities with Santa. Dec. 6, 5 p.m., National Aquarium in Baltimore, 501 E. Pratt St., (410) 576-3800, aqua.org.