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Children's Activities

December 1 Friday | 16:00

Christmas celebrations

Bethlehem (02)

Christmas celebrations for children with cancer and their families. Edward Said Conservatory of Music, Beit Sahour.

 

December 3 Sunday | 17:00

Christmas show performance

Bethlehem (02)

Christmas show performance for children. The Walled Off Hotel.

 

December 14 Thursday | 16:00

Fann o Salam

Bethlehem (02)

Fann o Salam Christmas workshop for children from five to eleven years old. Edward Said Conservatory of Music, Beit Sahour.

 

December 16 Saturday | 16:00

Fann o Salam

Bethlehem (02)

Fann o Salam artistic and educational workshop for children from one-and-a-half to four years old. Edward Said Conservatory of Music, Beit Sahour.

 

December 21 Thursday | 16:30

Children’s celebrations

Bethlehem (02)

Children’s celebrations on the occasion of Christmas and New Year’s Eve, organized by the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Bethlehem, the Russian Women’s Association, Al-Manar Center. The Russian Center for Science and Culture in Bethlehem.

 

Concerts

December 2 Saturday | 19:30

Advent concert

East Jerusalem (02)

Advent concert organized by the German Representative Office in Ramallah, Markus Bugnyar, and the Austrian Hospice; led by the two artists Annette Lubosch, mezzo soprano, and Ingmar Beck, piano, featuring recital pieces by Berlioz, Bizet, Humperdinck, and Schubert, as well as popular Christmas carols and melodies of classical musicals. Austrian Hospice.

 

December 3 Sunday | 18:00

Concert for the Young Musicians European Orchestra

Bethlehem (02)

Concert for the Young Musicians European Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Paolo Olmi, organized by Bethlehem Municipality and the Italian Consulate General. Saint Catherine Church.

 

December 15 Friday | 18:00

Christmas concert

Bethlehem (02)

Christmas concert with teachers and students of the Edward Said Conservatory of Music, including the Strings Band conducted by Aidan Pendleton, Brass Band conducted by Haydar Nasrallah, and Choir conducted by Wassim Qassis. Edward Said Conservatory of Music, Beit Sahour.

 

December 22 Friday

Classical Christmas concert

Bethlehem (02)

Classical Christmas concert with the Brass Band, conducted by Haydar Nasrallah, and the Bible College Choir, conducted by Akram Nassar. The Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church.

Rock’n Carols, organized by Diyar and Suwwan Band, will take the audience on a Christmas journey with the greatest songs of the Christmas season. Dar Annadwa.

 

Special Events

December 1 Friday | 10:00

Christmake II

Bethlehem (02)

Date: Friday 1 – Saturday 2
Christmake II, organized by ReSign for Recycling Design, is a workshop to learn how to make Christmas decorations using recycled materials. ReSign for Recycling Design, Beit Sahour.

 

December 1 Friday | 10:30

Cribs

Bethlehem (02)

Cribs from All Over the World, organized by Bethlehem Peace Centre and Bethlehem Municipality, displays cribs from various cities and cultures worldwide. Bethlehem Peace Center.

 

December 1 Friday | 16:00

Christmas Bazaar

Bethlehem (02)

Christmas Bazaar. Orthodox Scout Troop Hall, Beit Jala.

 

December 2 Saturday | 11:30

Entry of Fr. Francesco Patton

Bethlehem (02)

Entry of Fr. Francesco Patton, the Custos of the Holy Land, into Bethlehem on the occasion of the Feast of St. Catherine. Manger Square.

 

December 2 Saturday | 18:00

Bethlehem’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony

Bethlehem (02)

Bethlehem’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, organized by Bethlehem Municipality, under the Patronage of H.E. Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah. Manger Square.

 

December 3 Sunday

17th Annual Christmas Market

Bethlehem (02)

12:00–15:00 17th Annual Christmas Market, organized by Bethlehem Peace Centre and Bethlehem Municipality, with the participation of numerous diplomatic missions, selling Christmas food and products from around the world. Manger Square.

18:00 A performance with clowns and a workshop for children and families, organized by the Red Noses International Organization. Benevolent Charity Society, Beit Jala.

 

December 5 Tuesday | 11:00

The Annual Christmas Press Conference

Bethlehem (02)

The Annual Christmas Press Conference, organized by Bethlehem Municipality, spreads the Christmas message from Bethlehem to the world. Vienna Hall, Bethlehem Municipality.

 

December 14 Thursday | 18:00

Christmas Tree Lighting

East Jerusalem (02)

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony of Jerusalem, organized by Seeds of Better Life. Jaffa Gate

 

December 16 Saturday | 16:30

Advent service

Bethlehem (02)

Advent service with live simulcast. Christmas Lutheran Church.

 

December 24 Sunday

Christmas Eve

Bethlehem (02)

17:00-21:00 Christmas Eve International Service is an evening organized by the Christmas Lutheran Church. Dar Annadwa.

23:00 The Midnight Christmas Vigil, presided by the Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Apostolic Administrator, followed by a procession to the Grotto of the Nativity. Manger Square.

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