Feel the Christmas spirit in Tel Aviv! Scroll down if you are looking for the best festive communal dinners, parties, markets and other events.

Christmas in Bethlehem – If you are looking for a unique experience, we recommend you attending Christmas Midnight Mass in Bethlehem – Abraham Tours offer a coach service from Tel Aviv, and the option to go a little earlier and take a tour of the city.


There are events at Tel Aviv’s largest Catholic and Protestant Churches, based in Jaffa in the South of the city.

Perched high on Jaffa Old City, St Peter’s Church is a Franciscan church built in 1654. There are services in English, Polish, Spanish, and Hebrew (address is 1 Mifratz Shlomo Street).

Further south on Yefet Street is St Anthony’s Church, a Catholic church built in 1934. Services are held in English, Arabic, and Philippino (address is 51 Yefet Street).

Immanuel Church in Jaffa is a Lutharian Church built in 1904. (address is Bar Hoffman Street 15).


Get into the Jewish Christmas spirit with a tasty Chinese on Christmas Eve… check out our Guide to the Best Chinese Restaurants in Tel Aviv!

Friday December 7th

11am – YMCA Christmas Market @ YMCA Jerusalem

You are invited to YMCA’s traditional Christmas Market. This time, as is the custom in Europe, we will be in colorful, heated tents illuminating the heart of the YMCA’s enchanting courtyard which features a giant Christmas tree. Read More.

Sunday December 9th

5:30pm – Christmas tree lighting @ Jaffa Clock Tower

In honor of the Christmas celebrations, the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality (in cooperation with the Orthodox Scouts Jaffa) will set up a fir tree at a height of 15 meters in Jaffa’s Clock Square. Read More.

Thursday December 20th

10:00 pm – 11:59 pm InstaXmas Party @ Duplex Club

Christmas anyone? »Roots of Art« is presenting an InstaXmas Party like we never had, we gonna celebrate & dance on a great beautiful music. Read More.

Saturday December 22nd

10am – Christmust- Elifelet Christmas Fair @ Bascula

We invite guests of all ages to celebrate with us at an event full of equal attractions: the sale of designer clothes, artist performances, creative workshops, artist workshops and a children’s show, pop-up chef restaurant and more – follow the surprises we will reveal. Read More.

Friday December 24th – Christmas Eve

2pm – Christmas PARTY 2018 @ Shem Tov

On Friday 21.12 at 14:00 noon parties of the good name are repeated !! Treats, friends and mama karmboos are waiting for you in your home bar, which is so enjoyable to bring you back love !!   Read More.

Tuesday December 25th – Christmas Day

9pm – Christmas Weekender / 25-29.12 / @ Kuli Alma

I wish Santa wouldn’t forget us this year, we were really good kids. Read More.

Saturday December 26th

10:30pm – Beyoncé Xmas Party @ Pasaz

An Xmas night dedicated to the queen of the world – Beyoncé. Read More.

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