14 Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas in Israel

The Fellowship  |  December 19, 2019

Donuts, dreidels, and a menorah sitting on a wooden table.

In the Holy Land, the land of the Bible, you can find ways to celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas! Our friends at Israel21c share with us 14 ways to make this holy season in Israel special for both Christians and Jews.

Enjoy a Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony

Jerusalem: Israel’s official public candle-lighting ceremony, attended by some of Israel’s most important rabbis and politicians, takes place each night of Hanukkah at the Western Wall Plaza. Just steps away outside the gates of the Old City, a lively candle-lighting happens at Mamilla Alrov mall, including music and dancing…

Go to a Christmas nighttime extravaganza

In December, Haifa’s Ben Gurion Boulevard (Moshava Germanit) is a winter wonderland of lighted streets and decked-out restaurants featuring decorations that celebrate all faiths, at the foot of the illuminated Baha’i Gardens.

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