5 beautiful villas for celebrating Hanukkah

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Celebrate Hanukkah in style with one of our award-winning vacation homes. Get the whole family together in a luxury villa in fabulous destinations around the world. Fancy spending Hanukkah in Rome? Or how about celebrating in the Orlando sunshine? Take a look at some of our incredible villas for an unforgettable Hanukkah.

A Traditional Italian vacation home near Rome 

Rome might seem like an unusual choice to celebrate Hanukkah. The capital of Italy is more famous as a place of pilgrimage for Catholics, but the city hosts a beautiful celebration of Hanukkah as well. On each night of Hanukkah, at 6 pm (or 4 pm on the Sabbath), a huge menorah is lit. When we say huge, we mean it – the menorah is 20 ft tall! The lighting draws large crowds, as does the party to celebrate the end of Hanukkah. If you prefer a more intimate celebration, there is a smaller gathering on Piazza Bologna.

Our collection of Italy villas all provide a welcoming retreat for celebrating with family and friends, so explore our incredible locations and make it a special vacation to remember.

Anzio 1

7 bedrooms | Sleeps 15

This stunning Italian country home is the perfect place to celebrate Hanukkah in Rome with your family. It sleeps up to 15 people, with gorgeous views of the countryside. This vacation home in Italy is just over an hour’s drive outside of Rome, so you can enjoy the vibrant excitement of the city, and have your own peaceful rural retreat to relax in. It’s the best of both worlds! There’s also a fast and scenic train route between Anzio and Rome.

The Italian villa offers the best in Mediterranean style. A bright, airy interior invites the winter light in, and there’s plenty of fantastic facilities to keep the whole family entertained. Although the weather in Italy is pretty chilly in winter, hardy guests can take a turn in the beautiful outdoor pool. If you prefer your exercise a bit warmer, you can work up a sweat in the home gym. Or simply relax and enjoy each other’s company in the many indoor and outdoor entertaining areas.

A beachfront Miami villa for Hanukkah celebrations in the sun

Miami is a fabulous winter destination for any occasion. Hot, sunny weather, beautiful beaches, and a plethora of attractions make it a perfect vacation place for families, groups, and couples. So it makes sense that it makes our list of fantastic places to stay for an unforgettable Hanukkah.

The city goes all out to celebrate Hanukkah, particularly around Miami Beach. The centerpiece of festivities is the lighting of the magnificent seashell Menorah. This takes place on Lincoln Road at Euclid Circle and is a spectacular occasion drawing plenty of onlookers. Get there early to snag the best views! The celebrations continue with dreidel games and activities for the kids, and a night of feasting and fun at the annual Hanukkah Under the Stars event. Our selection of Miami rentals provide a stylish base from which to host a memorable Hanukkah, with sizes to suit all groups.

Miami 85

8 bedrooms | Sleeps 14

This incredible Miami vacation rental is a glamorous place to celebrate Hanukkah. With ample space for up to 14 people, bright modern décor, and fantastic facilities, it is perfect for large family groups. The Florida villa also boasts a stunning private pool. Some of the best beaches in Miami are just moments away by car. This is a wonderful place for a Miami Beach vacation to celebrate Hanukkah.

A glamorous Los Angeles vacation rental in Hollywood

Los Angeles is one of the best California vacation destinations for round-the-clock festivities. It’s a big city, so it comes as no surprise that there are many ways to celebrate Hanukkah in Los Angeles. There are numerous Menorah lightings, including at Santa Monica Pier and L.A Farmer’s Market, as well as online and in-person events – all located within easy reach of your LA vacation home.

Los Angeles is also home to many fantastic Kosher restaurants. Ta eem Grill on Melrose Avenue offers delicious Mediterranean food, and everything on the menu is Kosher. For something fast, fun, and delicious, Jeff’s Sausage Factory is a local favorite, serving delicious sandwiches with Kosher ingredients. You can find Jeff’s on West Pico Boulevard and the Dodger Stadium.

Los Angeles 7

4 bedrooms | Sleeps 8

This wonderful Los Angeles vacation home oozes SoCal charm. It’s decorated in a bright and breezy style, with plenty of outdoor entertaining areas, made for enjoying the California winter sunshine. The villa is close to Sunset Strip, which is one of L.A’s most vibrant areas for nightlife and restaurants. Also nearby are the attractions in Hollywood. If you’ve ever fancied walking in the footsteps of the stars, this is the Los Angeles vacation home for you.

City center Nashville vacation homes for large groups

Nashville goes big for Hanukkah celebrations. The Menorah in Nashville is the tallest in Tennessee, and is the centerpiece to the city’s Festival of Lights, standing proud in front of City Hall. There are also public Menorah lightings at the Tennessee State Capitol Riverfront Park, which attract people from far and wide to join in the celebrations.

Nashville 9

8 bedrooms | Sleeps 20

Enjoy Hanukkah celebrations in style with our wonderful Nashville vacation homes. Many sleep up to 20 people in total luxury, so are ideal for large family gatherings. With many located just five minutes from the Gulch and Broadway, they’re in a great spot for exploring Nashville and for attending many of the city’s Hanukkah events.

A sleek, modern villa in Orlando

With countless Hanukkah events, Orlando is a great place to celebrate the Festival of Lights. The famous car parade is an Orlando institution during Hanukkah when 60 vehicles cruise the streets of the city with colorful Menorahs strapped to their roofs. There are also public menorah lightings, including large ones at Kissimmee and the Winter Garden and family celebrations taking place across Orlando.

Encore Resort 443

6 Bedrooms | Sleeps 12

This is one of our most popular Orlando vacation rentals for families and large groups. It sleeps up to 12 people and is perfectly located for enjoying the festivities of the city. Our Orlando villas are all about the fun factor, and this vacation home is no exception. Fantastic facilities include a private pool with slide, a state-of-the-art game room, and alfresco dining areas. Located in Encore Resort, you have a fantastic waterpark and resort facilities also available on tap.

Ready to book your Hanukkah vacation home?

Celebrate Hanukkah in style with our luxury villas. It’s easy to book. All you have to do is find your perfect vacation home, check the availability, and reserve it! You can also hold a rental home while you decide. If you have any questions about the booking process or the Top Villas experience in general, visit our Help Center. You can also contact our dedicated Top Villas team.