Celebrating Christmas in Bethlehem is an unforgettable experience as the city is believed to be where Jesus was born 2000 years ago. A Christmas tree rises in the Manger Square next to the Church of the Nativity.
Dates for Christmas Events:
December 4: Lighting of the Christmas tree
December 2-5, 9-12, 16-19: Christkindlmarkt Christmas Market at Lehigh Valley
The Church of the Nativity will be holding numerous services leading up to the Christmas Mass that will be held on Christmas eve.
For more information about Christmas in Israel, read our blog: Christmas in Israel: Decking the Halls of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jaffa, and Nazareth.