Christmas in Tel Aviv-Jaffa.

December 15, 2015 in Vacations by cipcipTrip

Christmas in Tel Aviv is a unique experience. It won’t feel like a traditional Christmas with snow, but it is a great place to celebrate the holiday.  The magical alleys of Jaffa are adorned with Christmas trees and Hanukkah Menorahs and there are plenty of activities to help celebrate this special time of year.

Jaffa- credit Guy Yechiely

The streets of Jaffa, courtesy of Guy Yechiely

The Old City of Jaffa will be featuring these events throughout December 2015:

  • Opera performances in the Flea Market
  • Traditional Arab and Jewish food market: celebrating the tastes and smells of Jaffa’s boutique products and traditional handcrafts
  • The Greek Market will transform into a Greek Taverna with authentic Greek music and a vintage art fair
  • Jaffa Art Salon gallery will be exhibiting “Winter Salon 2016”, featuring works of 30 Israeli artists
  • Artists’ open houses: Intimate concerts and shows will take place in the artists’ homes in the magical houses of Old Jaffa
  • Concert at the Jaffa Port: a series of acoustic heartwarming shows, featuring Israel’s best singers, will take place at a port warehouse
  • A traditional Jewish ceremony welcoming the Sabbath at the Flea Market
  • Free walking tours of the Old City of Jaffa in English
  • Digital self-guided tours: Codes on lamp posts throughout Jaffa will allow tourists to navigate through historical sites on their own with GPS systems, visual aids and audio explanations.

For more information about Christmas events throughout Israel, read our other articles about Christmas in Israel, Christmas in Jerusalem and Christmas in Nazareth.