Purim in Jerusalem is a colorful and fun time to be in the ‘city of gold’ with events taking place across town to celebrate the Jewish holiday which is a favorite among the masses. A number of Purim events will take place around the city from carnivals to parties. There’s something for every age and every interest. Here are some of the highlights for Purim in Jerusalem in 2014.
Safra Square Purim Event
Purim in Jerusalem. Image Ron Almog
The official Jerusalem Purim event takes place at Safra Square. Designed for kids, it’ll feature activities and performances
March 17. 11:30-16:00
Purim Carnival at the First Station
Throughout the day, events for the whole family will take place in the First Station in Jerusalem with performers including dancers, fire jugglers, stilt walkers, and dressed up characters, there to entertain kids and adults alike.
March 16-17. 10:00-16:00
Purim at Jerusalem’s Museums
Many of Jerusalem’s museums will hold special events for Purim
- The Israel Museum will offer free entrance to children and special events and performances throughout the day on March 17
- At the Tower of David Museum, there will be a special Purim raffle, as well as performances throughout the museum on March 16 and 17 (entrance from 10:00-13:00)
Purim Parties in Jerusalem
Unlike Tel Aviv, you have to search a little harder for a great adult Purim party in Jerusalem. Nonetheless, they do exist, and here are some picks:
- Purim in Sacher Park – Two Parties – Sacher Park transforms into two huge Purim parties once again this year, one on the night of March 16, the other during the day on March 17. Both parties feature some of Jerusalem’s hottest DJ’s.
March 16 from 22:00, and March 17 from 14:00. Sacher Park, opposite bottom of Bezalel Street
- Abraham Hostels Purim Party – The awesome Abraham Hostel Bar in downtown Jerusalem will be hosting what promises to be a great event. Likely to draw a big and wide crowd of locals and internationals, it’ll be a colorful evening to remember.
Haneviim 67, March 15 at 20:00
Also check out Purim in Tel Aviv, and events for Purim across Israel.