Christmas is most wonderful time of the year, during which we feel immense unity with our family, ancestry and overall culture. But those who like to get to the bottom of things and take their devotions seriously will find that the best place to spend Christmas and greet the new year is in Jerusalem – the place where many biblical events took place. Moreover, the city kept its cryptic and ancient vibe, so any devoted Christian person, or even the one with sense of spirituality will enjoy this special time of the year in one of the most special cities in the world.
Why Jerusalem is the best place to spend Christmas?
Being in Jerusalem during Christmas time will offer countless opportunities to experience the holiday spirit through the perspective of different Christian denominations, thanks to the vast representation most of them has in the different quarters of the Old City. Plus, the festive decorations are filling the streets of the city starting from mid-December an up to January, lifting the spirits up.
The main attractions in Jerusalem during Christmas time
There are many places that are worth visiting in Jerusalem specifically during Christmas time, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where you can attend services prior, during and after Christmas night. Spending time in Jerusalem during Christmas is marvelous experience and although it’s the middle east, the weather is usually pretty chilly, so one can truly all the layers of Christmas spirit. It is also a wonderful opportunity to connect with other pilgrims, since they are plenty of visitors in Jerusalem this time of year, so the sense of unity and devotion is inspiring and overwhelming.
Special events during Christmas
Among others, the ministry of tourism usually organizes special tours from Jerusalem and other central cities in Israel to visit Bethlehem and experience Christmas time up and close in the place where it all began. This is a remarkable experience for each and every believer. The route from Jerusalem to Bethlehem and back will present the perfect opportunity to walk the steps of Jesus and see the world from a whole new, divine angle.