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Christmas Services 2014-2015
12-16-14

There are many Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem. Below is a listing of services offered throughout the city during the three week holiday.

 

Christmas Celebrations in Bethlehem - 2014 / 2015

 

 

December 18th

 

15:00 - 21:00 - Fun and Games at Orthodox Scout Hall (BJ)

17:00 - Christmas Tree Solemn Illumination in Beit Jala

17:30 - Al Hara Theater presents the family Christmas Play: “The Magical Bell” - Dar Annadwa, Madbaseh Square (BL) - Ticket 10 NIS

 

December 19th - St. Nicolas Feast in Beit Jala

 

07:30 - Holy Mass in the St. Nicholas Church

09:00 - 21:00 - Fun and Games at Orthodox Scout Hall

12:00 - Scouts Parade

17:00 - Wajd Musical Group Performance - Orthodox Scout Hall

18:00 - Baladi Folklore Center Performance - Orthodox Scout Hall

15:00 - 18:00 - French carols from Notre Dame de Paris - Workshop in Academy of Music in Beit Jala and concert at 18:00 (BJ)

18:30 - Edward Said National Conservatory presents: Jadayel Music Group (from France&Palestine&Sweden) - Dar Annadwa, Madbaseh Square (BL)

 

December 20th

 

13:00 - Children without Borders 7th Annual Christmas March - Catholic Action Roundabout (BL)

16:00 - New Year Party of the “Manar” Centre for Children - Russian Cultural Center (BL)

16:00 - Christmas Star Street Market Opening Ceremony With Salesian Scout Troop - Star Street (BL)

16:30 - Children Clowns & face Painiting - Star Street (BL)

17:00 - Simulcast Service for Christmas - Bethlehem Christmas Lutheran Church

17:00 - History of Bethlehem in Pictures by the historian Khalil Shokeh - Star Street / Hosh Abu Jarour (BL)

17:30 - Stand Up Comedy Show - Show Fat Team - Catholic Action Roundabout (BL)

18:00 - Musical Performance of Mafar Band - Catholic Action Roundabout (BL)

18:00 - Palestine Sacred Music Festival - Andantino Choir - in St. Francis Church (a chapel in the Nativity Church) - Bethlehem

19:00 - Musical Performance of Apo & the Apostles - Catholic Action Roundabout (BL)

20:00 - Musical Performance of Zaman Band - Catholic Action Roundabout (BL)

20:00 - French Night - Organized by the French Consulate - Star Street / Hosh Abu Jarour (BL)

 

December 21st

 

12:00 - Santa for Families and Kids - Organized by Bank of Palestine - Manger Square (BL)

16:00 - Star Street Christmas Market (BL)

16:30 - Children Clowns & face Painting - Star Street (BL)

17:30 - Show for Kids / Inad Theatre - Star Street (BL)

18:30 - Musical Performance of Dalal Abu Amneh - Manger Square (BL)

19:00 - French carols from Notre Dame de Paris - Concert in Lutheran Christmas Church in Beit Jala

20:00 - Musical Performance of Omar Kamal - Manger Square (BL)

 

December 22nd

 

16:00 - Star Street Christmas Market (BL)

16:30 - Holy Family Journey from Star Street to Nativity Church - Star Street (BL)

17:00 - Children Clowns & face Painting - Star Street (BL)

17:30 - Family Comic Show / Inad Theatre - Star Street (BL)

17:45 - Syrian Orthodox Scout Troop - Catholic Action Roundabout (BL)

18:15 - SpeedPaint by Tony Sabat - Catholic Action Roundabout (BL)

18:30 - Vocalist Lina Sleibi - Catholic Action Roundabout (BL)

19:00 - Lamma Musical Band - Catholic Action Roundabout (BL)

19:30 - Musical Performance of Fouad Mubasalah, Yacoub Shaheen and George Teljieh with Jana Band

 

 

December 23rd

 

16:00 - Star Street Christmas Market (BL)

16:30 - Holy Family Journey from Star Street to Nativity Church - Star Street (BL)

17:00 - The Spirit of Christmas “Bethlehem the Model for Peace” - Holy Land Trust (Star Street)

17:00 - Children Clowns & face Painting - Star Street (BL)

17:30 - Clown Jackie from Jenin - Star Street

17:30 - 19:30 Shepherds Nights Festival - Musical Performances - in Beit Sahour

18:00 - Dabkeh and Dance by Russian Cultural Centre - Star Street (BL)

18:00 - French carols from Notre Dame de Paris - Concert in the Lutheran Church in bethlehem

 

December 24th

 

9:00 - 14:00 - Star Street Christmas Market

10:00 - Rou’a Choir - Charlie Abu Sa’ada - Star Street (BL)

11:30 - Reception of his Beatitude the Latin Patriarch - Manger Square

16:30 - Theatre Performance for Children as a part of Shepherds Nights Festival in Beit Sahour (Greek Catholic School)

17:00 - Christmas Eve Service - at Bethlehem Lutheran Christmas Church (Madbaseh Square)

 

Christmas Eve Events

 

17:00 - Traditional Show by Palestinian Heritage Centre or Mrs. Maha Saca - Manger Square

17:30 - Christmas Carol - First Baptist Church Choir - Manger Square

18:00 - Christmas Carol - St. Catherine Church Choir - Manger Square

19:00 - French Opera organised by the Bethlehem Music Academy - Manger Square

19:00 - Christmas Concert with Brass for Peace - Bethlehem Christmas Lutheran Church

20:00 - Vocalist Fares Abraham - Manger Square

21:00 - Korean Student Choir - Manger Square

23:45 - The Latin Patriarch High Mass (Midnight Mass) - St. Catherine Church

 

December 25th - Shepherds Nights Festival at the Greek Catholic School

 

16:30 - Candle march “Light a candle for solidarity with the Palestinian people" from Shepherd Fields to the site of the festival (BS)

17:30 - Dabkeh Performance

18:30 - Performance of Dam Musical Band

 

December 27th

 

16:00 - New Year Party - Russian Cultural Center (BL)

16:30 - Kids Show - Mr. OK - Peace Centre Bethlehem

17:30 - Carmelite School and Orchestra - Manger Square

18:00 - Marian Ecumenical Choir - Manger Square

19:00 - Christmas Carols - Bethlehem Music Academy - Manger Square

20:00 - Christmas Carols - Jesus the Light Choir - Manger Square

21:00 - Vocalist Luna Amen - Manger Square

 

December 28th

 

16:00 - New Year Party - Russian Cultural Center (BL)

17:00 - Show for Kids - Inad Theatre (Seats are limited, for reservations call 0592911535) - Mary Dotty Park (PL)

 

December 30th

 

19:00 - Christmas Carols - Harmony International from the USA - Manger Square

 

January 1st

 

18:00 - Musical Performance of Pianist Carmen Najjar - Peace Center Bethlehem

 

January 5th

 

11:30 - Reception of the Custodian of the Holy Land - Manger Square

 

January 6th

 

9:00 - Reception of the Syrian Orthodox Bishop - Manger Square

09:35 - Reception of the Coptic Bishop - Manger Square

10:00 - Pontifical High Mass by his Paternity the Custodian of the Holy Land - St. Catherine Church

11:00 - Reception of His Beatitude the Greek Orthodox Patriarch - Manger Square

15:00 - Reception of the Ethiopian Archbishop - Manger Square

15:30 - Religious Procession - St. Catherine Church

18:00 - Vocalist Razan Khoury - Manger Square

19:00 - Christmas Carols - Al Baath - Arab Voices of Galilee - Manger Square

23:45 - Christmas Mass for the Greek Orthodox - Church of the Nativity

 

BL - Bethlehem

BJ - Beit Jala

 

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