December 2018
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Little Khawarizmi

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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.

Jilan Band

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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

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

Christmas concert

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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.

Wondrous and Astonishing Hotel

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.