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November 24, 2013November 24, 2013  0 comments  Events

Visiting Jerusalem and looking for Christmas tidings? Or perhaps you are planning to tour Bethlehem and wish to find some authentic olivewood carvings or ornaments to take home.

Jerusalem offers two wonderful Christmas Bazaars which are open to the public on November 30th:


1. Jerusalem Expat Women's Charity Bazaar - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, American colony hotel Jerusalem Saturday November 30th. Proceeds benefit the UN Sabaya Programme aimed at empowering rural women. Many handmade tunics for women, children and other handmade textiles will be available for purchase. Entrance is free.


2.Church of the Redeemer - in the courtyardof the Church on Muristan Road from 1:00 - 4:00 pm with childrens activities, Santa Claus, gift items and more. Cost 5 shekel to enter.

Tel: 00972-(0)-2-6266800


Bethlehem is also hosting a number of Christmas bazaars which are wonderful for the whole family:



1. Join the Christmas Market (01-08/12/2013) that will take place on the Manger Square in Bethlehem, just in front of the Nativity Church as well as the Childrens Parade. The market will open on the 2nd of December at 11 am. The first part of the day is organized by the Bethlehem Peace Center and  features international Christmas spacialities. In the afternoon the Market remains openuntil 9 pm  under the patronage of the Bethlehem Municipality.



2. Children's Parade -December 1 - 3 pm -  - 1000 Palestinian children bearing messages of peace, love, and hope will march from the Catholic Action Center (Kind David Wells) through the Star Street towards the Manger Square. The ceremony of Lightning of the Christmas Tree will start at 6 pm and will be followed by fireworks and an artistic program.



3. Christmas Market -December 2 -  December 8, 2013  continues from 3 pm till 9 pm on the Manger Square and  features a great choice of food, toys and local products.



For more information contact: vicbethlehem@gmail.com



Happy holidays and happy shopping!


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