Sukkot in Jerusalem is one of the most interesting times to visit the city. Events for Sukkot in Jerusalem take place throughout the intermediate days of the holiday – one of the busiest times in Jerusalem for events with kids off school and thousands of tourists heading to the city from around the world.
sukkot and covid-19
Sukkot 2020 takes place from October 2nd-9th and many events for this holiday season are cancelled or postponed without further notice. We offer you the previous year’s schedule to give you a better idea of what to expect at this time of the year, but dates have not been updated since they do not exist. Have a safe and happy holiday!
Sukkot in Jerusalem – Events from 2019
The Jerusalem March takes place every Sukkot in Jerusalem. By Avital Pinnick, via Flickr
Safra Square Sukkah: The main Sukkah for the city of Jerusalem (and the largest Sukkah in Israel) will be the Safra Square Sukkah in the center of the city. Read more about the events at the Safra Square Sukkah.
The Jerusalem March takes place every year on Sukkot a special march through the city takes place featuring visitors from around the world. This years march takes place on October 17. For more information, see Jerusalem March
The First King – Children’s Show for Sukkot will be held Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at 11:00 and 13:00 in the Jerusalem Theater. This is a family-friendly show but ideal for children ages 7-12. The creative show brings together both the past and present wonders of King Saul through songs and dances.
Sukkot Celebration in the Old City – families will enjoy a variety of holiday festivities including street performances, juggling, bubble shows and more. The celebration will be held Tuesdays-Thursdays, October 15-17, 2019, 15:00-22:00 in the Old City of Jerusalem – HaTsanhanim (found on the road from Tsahal Square to Damascus Gate in HaDkalim).
The Ushpizin Poetry Marathon will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 5:00 PM in the Confederate House in Jerusalem. This will be an engaging and memorable evening of music and poetry.
Chol HaMoed Sukkot on Ammunition Hill is a fun and engaging Sukkot for families with children and included warriors stories, a visit to the new museum on Ammunition Hill and much more. Tuesdays-Thursdays, October 15-17, 2019, 10:00-16:00 on Ammunition Hill.
Jerusalem Biennale 2019 for Contemporary Jewish Art will take place from October 10 until November 28, 2019 and will offer Hol Hamoed Sukkot English-language guided tours of the Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art.
Bike Tours of Jerusalem will run throughout Sukkot – a great way to explore this beautiful city. More about Jerusalem Bike Tours.
Take the opportunity to explore Jerusalem a little better. Get together family and friends, hire a private guide for the day, and see more of Jerusalem. More about private Jerusalem tours.