Christmas in Israel is unlike any other place in the world. Israel is home to the holiest sites in Christianity, which means at Christmas time in Israel, you can celebrate by walking Jesus’ steps! Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square in Bethlehem, the town of Nazareth, and many more important landmarks. Special Christmas services are held throughout the Holy Land in Christian Churches along with Christmas concerts, markets, bazaars, parades, services and events. Nazareth lights up with Christmas lights and outdoor markets celebrating both Christmas and Hanukkah.
Celebrating Christmas in Israel is an unforgettable experience that will leave visitors with lasting memories for years to come. Here are events happening during the Christmas season and helpful tips and tour itineraries to make the most out of Christmas in Israel.