December 2018
All Cities

Little Khawarizmi

Bethlehem (02)

Little Khawarizmi is an education program for children from age 6 to 15 years which aims to foster the mental skills and techniques that help solve mathematics problems. ‎Beit Ashams for Self-Development.

During Dandana music night

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Date: Wednesday 5, 19

During Dandana music night, participants can sing to the rhythms played by musical groups. Hosh Jalsa.

Christmas carols

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Christmas carols performed by Sabreen Daibes. Organized by Ramallah Municipality. Ramallah Park.

Christmas carols

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Christmas carols performed by Mari Mansi. Organized by Ramallah Municipality. Ramallah Municipal Theatre.

Musical performance

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Musical performance by El Container. Organized by Ramallah Municipality. Ramallah Municipal Theatre.

Christmas carols

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Christmas carols performed by Suwwan. Organized by Ramallah Municipality. Ramallah Municipal Theatre.

Jilan Band

Bethlehem (02)

Jilan Band conducted by Tamer Sahouri. Organized by the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music as part of the 7th annual Christmas Nights Festival. Tchaikovsky Music School, President Putin Palestinian Organization for Culture and Economy.

Young Musicians European Orchestra

Bethlehem (02)

Young Musicians European Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Paolo Olmi and organized by Bethlehem Municipality and the Italian Consulate General. Saint Catherine Church.

Christmas concert

Bethlehem (02)

Christmas concert with the Wind Band and the Italian guitarist Giovanni Cazzin. Organized by the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music as part of the 7th annual Christmas Nights Festival. The Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, Beit Sahour.

Christmas carols

Bethlehem (02)

Christmas carols performed by the Bethlehem Children’s Band, conducted by Sister Fayza, as part of Santa’s Village. Organized by Bethlehem Municipality. Manger Square.

Christmas concert

Bethlehem (02)

Christmas concert with the Cherubim Choir from Tarshiha. Organized by Bethlehem Municipality. Bethlehem Peace Center.

18:00–19:00 Christmas concert with Trio Saba (Wassim Kassis, Tamer Sahouri, and Jaber Jubran) and Wassim Choir, organized by the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music.  ESNCM Hall, Beit Sahour.

Christmas concert

Bethlehem (02)

Christmas concert with the pianist Ramzi Shomali. Organized by the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music. Tchaikovsky Music School, President Putin Palestinian Organization for Culture and Economy.

Traditional Christmas Eve concert

East Jerusalem (02)

Traditional Christmas Eve concert with the Jerusalem Youth Choir, conducted by Micah Hendler, Bel Canto Jerusalem Oratorio Choir, conducted by Salome Rebello, and Gaby Shefler on carillon bells. Organized by Jerusalem International YMCA. YMCA auditorium.

Printed in Jerusalem

East Jerusalem (02)

Printed in Jerusalem is the fifth installment in a series of changing exhibitions organized by the Palestinian Heritage Museum at Dar Al-Tifel Al-Arabi. It displays letters and other printed material that reflect progress, development, and use of cliché in today’s Jerusalem. The exhibition runs daily except Fridays and Sundays. Palestinian Heritage Museum, Sheikh Jarrah.

Christmas Family Movie

East Jerusalem (02)

Christmas Family Movie, organized by Yabous Cultural Centre as part of Layali Al-Quds − Shafaq. Cinema Al-Quds, Yabous Cultural Centre.

The 3rd Christmas Bazaar

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Date: Tuesday 4 – Thursday 6

The 3rd Christmas Bazaar offers a variety of traditional handicrafts and Christmas products. Organized by the Child Welfare Association, the bazaar will be open on Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30–19:00. The Child Welfare Association

Christmas Bazaar

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Date: Wednesday 5 – Saturday 8

Christmas Bazaar offers a variety of traditional Christmas products, sweets, and food, as well as special performances for children and the entire family. Organized by the Orthodox Ramallah Club. Orthodox Ramallah Club.

Church of the Redeemer bazaar

East Jerusalem (02)

Church of the Redeemer bazaar. Organized by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land. All proceeds go to kids4peace and Rose of Palestine. Church of the Redeemer.

Entry of Fr. Francesco Patton

Bethlehem (02)

Entry of Fr. Francesco Patton, the Custos of the Holy Land, into Bethlehem on the occasion of the Feast of St. Catherine. Manger Square.

Couch Talk and Showcase

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Couch Talk and Showcase with artist Nabil Anani about his artistic work. The Danish House in Palestine.

The 18th Annual Christmas Market

Bethlehem (02)

The 18th Annual Christmas Market offers Christmas foods and products from around the world. Organized by Bethlehem Peace Centre and Bethlehem Municipality with the participation of numerous diplomatic missions. Manger Square.

Christmas Market

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Christmas Market offers a variety of Christmas and traditional products. Organized by Ramallah Municipality. Ramallah Municipal Theatre.

Collective Thinking Design Program

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Collective Thinking Design Program continues with the final 2 (of 4) workshops on how to create collective knowledge through various design approaches. Organized by Hosh Jalsa. Hosh Jalsa. For more information, please contact mirelle@disarmingdesign.com.

Storytelling

East Jerusalem (02)

Storytelling contest presents stories by high school students who participated in a three-month workshop. Organized by Yabous Cultural Centre as part of Al-Quds Storytelling Festival. Marakech Hall, Yabous Cultural Centre.

Stories

East Jerusalem (02)

Stories from the Homeland by Hanin Tarabay is a collection of popular tales and legends from Palestine, Greece, India, and other countries and cultures around the world. Organized by Yabous Cultural Centre as part of Al-Quds Storytelling Festival. Faisal Husseini Hall, Yabous Cultural Centre.

Zatara Coffee Shop

East Jerusalem (02)

Zatara Coffee Shop, Husam Abu Eisheh, presents the last 40 years of the city history of Al-Quds through café patrons that include doctors, merchants, politicians, tribal elders, school teachers, and others, covering political, economic, social, and educational aspects. Organized by Yabous Cultural Centre as part of Al-Quds Storytelling Festival. Faisal Husseini Hall, Yabous Cultural Centre.

Beit Jala Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Bethlehem (02)

Beit Jala Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is followed by Santa’s Town Christmas Market and a variety of events daily from 16:00–23:00. Organized by Beit Jala Municipality. Municipality Square.

18:00 Ramallah Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Ramallah Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Organized by Ramallah Municipality. Yasser Arafat Square.

YMCA

East Jerusalem (02)

YMCA Christmas Market offers a large variety of Christmas merchandise and workshops for children. Organized by Jerusalem International YMCA. YMCA Lawn and Terrace.

The 2nd Annual Wool Bazaar

Bethlehem (02)

The 2nd Annual Wool Bazaar offers handmade wool blankets, garments, toys, and performances of the clown group “Band of Smile.” Organized by Caritas Baby Hospital. The proceeds of this event will be used to treat children at the hospital. Caritas Baby Hospital.

15:00–18:00 Santa Run Beit Jala 2018 starts at Cremisan Monastery and ends at the Christmas Market at Al-Manshiyeh Square. Organized by Beit Jala Municipality. For registration, please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfiW8OUio-gJsPAkcwMY–PuxOrIHda37NnN_4rcUUSqyZ-Bg/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2w-ySF7OV61XzNwpHL0KnPJciKZzsMrp2y-NcOuK8NhTvbryPWqCwAChQ.

Winter Fair

East Jerusalem (02)

Winter Fair offers traditional handicrafts and products and presents activities for children and families. Organized by Art Market Jerusalem and the Palestinian Heritage Museum. Palestinian Heritage Museum, Sheikh Jarrah.

Beit Sahour Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Bethlehem (02)

Beit Sahour Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Organized by Beit Sahour Municipality. Souq Al-Shaab.

Christmas bazaar

Bethlehem (02)

Christmas bazaar offers a variety of traditional Christmas products, gifts, food, and sweets. Organized by the Christmas Lutheran Church. Dar Annadwa.

Opening of the conference themed “Karl Marx

Opening of the conference themed “Karl Marx: The Untimely Contemporary.” This public conference is organized in partnership among Goethe-Institut, Ramallah; Birzeit University; Sakakini Cultural Center; Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung; und Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany. The opening session takes place at Sakakini Cultural Center, and the conference continues at the venues of the organizing institutions. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/goetheinstitut.ramallah/.

Santa’s Village

Bethlehem (02)

Santa’s Village offers a variety of Christmas performances and activities for children and families. Organized by Bethlehem Municipality. Manger Square.

Sunset Mondays

Bethlehem (02)

Sunset Mondays offer an entertaining atmosphere with special food and drinks to support local food-forest gardens and environmental projects. Organized by Purple Rain PS. Hosh Jasmin, Beit Jala.

Al-Quds Christmas Market

East Jerusalem (02)

Al-Quds Christmas Market offers a Christmas celebration for the entire family. Among the scents of roasted almonds, cinnamon, hot chestnuts, and a variety of chocolates, visitors can purchase Christmas gifts for friends and children and Palestinian handmade products. Organized by Yabous Cultural Centre as part of Layali Al-Quds − Shafaq. Yabous Cultural Centre.

Seminar

East Jerusalem (02)

Seminar on the threat facing the Christian presence in Jerusalem and how it influences local Christian youth. Organized by Yabous Cultural Centre as part of Layali Al-Quds − Shafaq. Marakech Hall, Yabous Cultural Centre.

Christmas in the Valley

East Jerusalem (02)

Christmas in the Valley is a Christmas play for children inspired by the cartoon series Comfort Valley. It revolves around the adventures of the Moomins, characters created by the Finnish author Tove Jansson. Performed by Al-Hara Theatre, organized by Yabous Cultural Centre as part of Layali Al-Quds – Shafaq. Faisal Husseini Hall, Yabous Cultural Centre.

Al-Burbara

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Tasting of the traditional dessert al-burbara in celebration of Saint Barbara’s Day. Dar Zahran Heritage Building.

Reception

Bethlehem (02)

Reception of His Beatitude the Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Apostolic Administrator. Manger Square.

17:00−21:00 Christmas Eve International Service, organized by the Christmas Lutheran Church. Dar Annadwa.

23:00 The Midnight Christmas Vigil, presided by the Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Apostolic Administrator, followed by a procession to the Grotto of the Nativity. Manger Square.

Scout parades

Bethlehem (02)

Scout parades celebrate Christmas prior to the entrance into Bethlehem of the Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator. Star Street to Manger Square.

18:00–22:00 Christmas Eve with choirs and Christmas carols celebrates the birth of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ. Organized by Bethlehem Municipality. Manger Square.

Christmas Mass

Bethlehem (02)

10:00 Christmas Mass presided by the Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Apostolic Administrator. Saint Catherine Church.

10:30 Christmas Mass. Christmas Lutheran Church.

Zareif

East Jerusalem (02)

Zareif is a puppet show by Al-Sireh Theatre and Radi Shehadeh that deals with the theme of greed at the expense of ethics in a heritage parody about courtship. Organized by Yabous Cultural Centre as part of Al-Quds Storytelling Festival. Faisal Husseini Hall, Yabous Cultural Centre.

Wondrous and Astonishing Hotel

Bethlehem (02)

Wondrous and Astonishing Hotel is a Christmas dance performance organized by Diyar Dance Theatre and Diyar Academy for Children and Youth. Diyar Theatre.

Wondrous and Astonishing Hotel

Bethlehem (02)

Wondrous and Astonishing Hotel is a Christmas dance performance organized by Diyar Dance Theatre and Diyar Academy for Children and Youth in cooperation with Bethlehem Municipality as part of Santa’s Village. Manger Square.

Morjan

Bethlehem (02)

Morjan is a Christmas play performed by Inad Theatre. Organized by Bethlehem Municipality as part of Santa’s Village. Manger Square.

Wondrous and Astonishing Hotel

Bethlehem (02)

Wondrous and Astonishing Hotel is a Christmas dance performance organized by Diyar Dance Theatre and Diyar Academy for Children and Youth in cooperation with Ribbons. Russian Center for Science and Culture.

Christmas in the Valley

Bethlehem (02)

Christmas in the Valley, performed by Al-Hara Theatre, is a Christmas play for children inspired by the cartoon series Comfort Valley. It revolves around the adventures of the Moomins, characters created by the Finnish author Tove Jansson. Organized by Bethlehem Municipality as part of Santa’s Village. Manger Square.