Hanukkah in Jerusalem is a magical time with decorative menorahs in many of the city’s windows and the smell of freshly baked sufganiyot coming from all of the city’s many bakeries. There are many Hanukkah events in Jerusalem – some especially for the holiday, and others part of larger cultural festivals. Check below for events for Hanukkah in Jerusalem in 2016.
Also check out our article about Hanukkah, Hanukkah events in Israel, and Hanukkah in the north of Israel.
Hanukkah in Jerusalem – Events in 2016
Hanukkah in Jerusalem at the Tower of David Museum
The Hamshushalayim event series which takes place throughout December runs over one and a half Hanukkah weekends, containing hundreds of free events for all ages, there will be something for everybody. Read more about Hamshushalayim
Special Hanukkah Tours of Jerusalem
Many special tours take place in Jerusalem during the Hanukkah period – perfect for families, bringing to life the stories that would otherwise be read only in books. More Hanukkah Tours
Walk in the Old City
Walk through the Jewish Quarter of the Old City and admire the beautiful menorahs which can be seen in the windows of homes. Either do this on your own, or take a Hanukkah tour.
Kotel Menorah Lighting in Jerusalem
The menorah at the Kotel (Western Wall) will be lit every night in an iconic public ceremony in the presence of leading rabbis and dignitaries It is a very interesting time to visit the Kotel. 16:30 every night.