Christmas Eve in the Holy Land

Ahh, Christmas Eve in the Holy Land is here!

The chestnuts are roasting on the open fire (barbecue style with hummus on the side) and Jack Frost is nipping at my nether regions (OK, so it’s not that cold, it is Israel after all…). And Christmas being Christmas, we’re here to give! Oh yes, we’ve scoured the web and come across four nice little videos that’ll get you in the festive mood…

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Kicking things off, here’s a great little clip showing the Christmas lights in Bethlehem…

If you were wondering what Christmas Eve is like in Bethlehem’s Manger Square, the main focal point of Christmas activities in Bethlehem, here’s a nice little clip that gives a taste of the lighting of the tree and some celebratory fireworks!

OK, so not all of us can make it to Bethlehem. As an alternative, there’s always Nazareth – and here’s a nice little clip of Midnight Mass from Christmas Eve 2017, held at Nazareth’s Basilica of the Annunciation.

And the picture postcard beauty of a white Christmas Eve as Santa sets out with his reindeer is something we all want – but how about some snow in Bethlehem (OK, OK, not at Christmas, but still, it’s snow in Bethlehem!)? Here’s a nice little clip of the snowy streets of Bethlehem. And yep, not a burning Israeli flag in sight…

Happy Christmas to you and yours!

See also our latest Christmas posts: Christmas in Bethlehem | Christmas in Jerusalem | Christmas in Tel Aviv | Christmas in Nazareth | Christmas in the Galilee

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