The Jerusalem Light Festival 2017 brings some sparkle to summer nights in Jerusalem!

Jerusalem Light Festival 2016

One of the best and most popular festivals in Israel is back – the Jerusalem Light Festival returns in June-July 2017!

Now lighting up Jerusalem for the 8th year, this is a must-see for locals and tourists, with the Old City of Jerusalem transformed into something truly magical for just a few nights every year.

The festival will run from June 28 – July 6, and once again you can expect to see some incredible lighting installations, exhibits and tours.

Expect this festival to be extremely busy – estimates of over 250,000 visitors to the Old City over the week-long festival – as visitors get to enjoy all the sites and exhibits FOR FREE!

In this year’s festival, light artists from Israel and from abroad will present spectacular 3-D light exhibits, artistic sculptures and structures, massive light stars and impressive video mapping projections on the Old City’s buildings and walls. These features, combined with outdoors and onstage performances, light and sound, will be displayed at the picturesque alleyways, unique sites and central trails around the Old City of Jerusalem.

Enjoy different “trails of light” that will be spread across the quarters of the Old City, tracing a path between the light installations. In addition, watch out for a unique fair of light-body designers and colorful outdoor performances.

This festival is truly one for everyone – and it’s FREE for all!

For further information, see the official site.


  1. Esther Blashka

    June 13, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Is the light show a walking tour inside the old city or around the walls?

    • Ashley

      June 13, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      A bit of everything! Inside the Old City it can be very atmospheric, well worth a visit!

  2. Jay A.

    June 14, 2017 at 3:23 am

    Hi. The link to the official website is broken. It should be

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