Have you been nurturing the idea of celebrating this Christmas in Israel? Well, if not – then perhaps you should! What place could possible fit better to celebrate the birth of Jesus, than the place that he was born in?
There are a lot of amazing places in Israel, no doubt. But Christmas is an extra special time of year here. You have many activities and celebration to visit and to experience, but – the main thing to experience is actually the diversity of celebration during this magical time. You can find and see how every different culture is celebrating the holidays – from celebrating the birth of our beloved Jesus, to celebrating the miracle of oil during Hanukkah and even Kwanzaa and much more. Every city is unique and celebrates in a different matter. Find out what to expect in this brief review.
There are lots of festive activities going on in Haifa during this Christmas period, especially because it is filled with a wide variety of beliefs. For example, the German colony is where you’d get to enjoy a pleasant and colorful festive season that gives you a sense of European belongings. In the colony itself, stands a large, illuminated fir tree, which rises to a height of 12 meters.
You can visit the Bahá’í Gardens which were inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, for their importance and beauty. These beautiful gardens are one of the most visited places in Israel, and during Christmas they are decorated with thousands of lights, beautiful decorated terraces and even more, creating a mesmerizing picture.
Also, there is an annual parade which will start from the Catholic Church and continues up to Allenby Street and the German Colony, while professional orchestras play different holiday hits.