Christmas in Jerusalem can be a special event in the hearts of many pilgrims and visitors to the Holy Land.

Thousands of pilgrims flood the city to celebrate Christmas in the place where the most major events of Christianity occurred.

The main stage of the Christmas celebrations is the Old City’s Christian and Armenian quarters.

Additionally, you can find across Jerusalem numerous landmarks, such as the YMCA along with the city’s churches, with services and carol concerts.

When traveling during the time of Christmas in Jerusalem, we recommend you to attend the following events are highly recommended:

Christmas in Jerusalem Events

Here are some of the highlights of Christmas in Jerusalem in 2018.

  • OLD CITY CHRISTMAS MARKET – An annual Christmas market featured in the old city. It is Taking place at Murtisan Square and Nablus Road. The whole complex is decorated with Christmas trees and bright lights decorations. Additionally, you will find light-up ornaments illuminating the Old City and its surrounding area. The market provides plenty of traditional food and gift stands.  Also, there are Shows for the whole family at Frir School main plaza
  • Decorated streets with holiday lights and special lighting (Dec 15-31)- New Gate, Frir School Courtyard, St. Franscis Street, Latin Patriarchate Street, Saida Street, Al Rosol Street, Espaniol Street, Al Hnaka Street, Murtisan Complex.


In addition to the celebrations in the old city, between Christmas Eve and the end of 2018 celebrations, you will find a series of special events in YMCA Jerusalem.

  • Christmas market at YMCA: arts & culture fair, dozens of stalls, workshops, YMCA Bells Show
  • children shows
  • night bar
  • Concerts and more!

Christmas in the Old City

Visit the Via Dolorosa and join pilgrims from around the world to follow the last path of the Messiah before his crucifixion.

A road that becomes a little more special with the Christmas air.


Finally, we recommend both Christian and non-Christian visitors to visit a Christmas mass\ceremony in one of the cities many churches:

  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located in the Christian Quarter in the Old City – one of the holiest sites in the Christian faith. It hosts services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Mary’s Dormition Church on Mount Zion
  • The Dormition Abbey.

Check our articles about Christmas in NazarethChristmas in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, and Christmas in the Holy Land.

Some photos of Christmas in Jerusalem(During Night)

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