December 2018
Bethlehem (02)

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.

The 18th Annual Christmas Market

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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.

Beit Jala Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

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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.

The 2nd Annual Wool Bazaar

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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.

Beit Sahour Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

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

Christmas bazaar

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

Santa’s Village

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

Sunset Mondays

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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.

Reception

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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

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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

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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.