Eight nights of lighting the menorah (or hanukia), spinning the sevivion (spinning top) for a game of dreidl, and eating latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiot (doughnuts). Of course there are presents or Hanuka gelt (money) given and every night we light is an excuse for a party.
Haneirot Halalu Anu Madlikin
We light the candles of praise in honour of the deliverances, the miracles, and the wonders which You worked for our fathers through Your holy priests. For all eight days of Hanuka these lights are sacred and we must make no other use of them except to look at them and give thanks.