December 2017
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Christmake II

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Date: Friday 1 – Saturday 2
Christmake II, organized by ReSign for Recycling Design, is a workshop to learn how to make Christmas decorations using recycled materials. ReSign for Recycling Design, Beit Sahour.

Cribs

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Cribs from All Over the World, organized by Bethlehem Peace Centre and Bethlehem Municipality, displays cribs from various cities and cultures worldwide. Bethlehem Peace Center.

Christmas Bazaar

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Christmas Bazaar. Orthodox Scout Troop Hall, Beit Jala.

Entry of Fr. Francesco Patton

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

Bethlehem’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony

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Bethlehem’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, organized by Bethlehem Municipality, under the Patronage of H.E. Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah. Manger Square.

17th Annual Christmas Market

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12:00–15:00 17th Annual Christmas Market, organized by Bethlehem Peace Centre and Bethlehem Municipality, with the participation of numerous diplomatic missions, selling Christmas food and products from around the world. Manger Square.

18:00 A performance with clowns and a workshop for children and families, organized by the Red Noses International Organization. Benevolent Charity Society, Beit Jala.

The Annual Christmas Press Conference

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The Annual Christmas Press Conference, organized by Bethlehem Municipality, spreads the Christmas message from Bethlehem to the world. Vienna Hall, Bethlehem Municipality.

Advent service

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Advent service with live simulcast. Christmas Lutheran Church.

Christmas Eve

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17:00-21:00 Christmas Eve International Service is an evening 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.