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Jingle bells in Jaffa: a nightly public Christmas tree lighting in the Old City

Christmas tree jaffa
© Gadi Azoulay
Though not the three-month long Hallmark holiday that European and North American countries make it out to be, Christmas time in Jaffa is a magical place. The alleys of the Old City transform into a network of adorned Christmas trees and fairy lights, with a plethora of performances in its Flea Market, theatres and beyond.
 
christmas tree

© Gadi Azoulay

Why wait until December 25th to enjoy the magic? As of yesterday, an impressive Christmas tree was installed to tower over Kikar HaSharon, guarding the gateway to Jaffa at a height of 15 meters. The mayor of Tel Aviv graced the excited crowd at last night's event, which marked the first lighting of the tree. From now until January 20th, the Jaffa Christmas tree will be lit every night, once the sun goes down. Don't miss this mesmerizing experience – a collaboration between the city administration and the Arabic Christian community in Jaffa.

 

Another christmas tree

© Gadi Azoulay

 

 

 

Every night from Dec 18-Jan 20. Kikar HaSharon, Jaffa. 
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