6 Ways To Get Into The Christmas Spirit in Tel Aviv-Jaffa

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Yonatan Engler, Citizen Cafè teacher
Yonatan Engler, Citizen Cafè teacher

‘Tis the season to be celebrating around Israel and enjoy the holiday spirit! With the combination of Chrismukkah in full force, lights are up all around the country and there are many jolly events you don’t want to miss. We’ve gathered a list of some of the places you should stop by while visiting Israel during Christmas of 2022:

1. Teder’s Annual Christmas Market

Teder’s Annual Christmas Market

Each year, Teder transforms their courtyard into a Christmas wonderland for their annual Christmas Market. Enjoy mulled wine, exclusive performances and a market full of local vendors!

Saturday, December 24th at 12:00
Derech Jaffa 9, Tel Aviv

2. Christmas Parade in Jaffa

Christmas Parade in Jaffa

Don’t miss Jaffa lit up in all of its glory! Expect a parade with music, costumes, balloons, and fireworks – Santa Claus will even make an appearance!

Tuesday, December 27th, 17:30-19:30 on Yefet street

3. Nazareth Annual Christmas Market

Nazareth Annual Christmas Market

Discover local produce, arts and crafts and plenty of entertainment, including local singers and bands. There will also be plenty of delicious food to taste and Santa Claus will also be stopping by on his annual route through the Middle East ?

December 17th- December 24th at Mary’s Well Square

4. Nazareth Christmas Parade

Nazareth Christmas Parade

Looking for a fun outing before Christmas Eve? Head over to Nazareth for a festive Christmas parade starting at Mary’s Well all the way down to Paul VI Street.

December 24th starting at 15:00.

5. Jaffa Christmas Tree

Christmas Eve Tour

The famous Christmas tree next to the iconic Clock Tower in Jaffa is lit every year and attracts many spectators. Don’t forget to stop by and take a picture!

Annual tree lighting ceremony: Monday, December 19th at 8:00 PM
The tree will be lit around the clock from Dec 14, 2022 until Jan 16, 2023

6. Haifa Pedestrian Mall

Haifa Pedestrian Mall

Head over to Haifa to see the beautiful light display in the Wadi Nisnas neighborhood at the bottom of the Bahai Gardens. During the “Holiday of Holidays,” you can find many great activities, including an arts and crafts fair, special authentic foods prepared by residents of Wadi Nisnas, music by artists of all ethnicities, a circus, and many more events for the whole family.

Use this location on Waze to arrive directly to the center of Haifa’s holiday celebrations:

https://waze.com/ul/hsvbfsnjzf

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