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Christmas in the villages of Galilee:  Thousands of tourists from around the world will join Israelis for Christmas celebrations in the north Photo By: Zomorod Phars
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Christmas in the villages of Galilee: Thousands of tourists from around the world will join Israelis for Christmas celebrations in the north

18 December 2016

Led by the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry for social equality, the Galilee Development Authority, local councils and tourist centers in villages, Christmas winter celebrations will be held in various northern communities.

Tens of thousands of tourists from around the world will join Israelis in the up coming days to mark Christmas with celebrations in northern Israel.

Under the slogan " Christmas Celebrations are  coming to the north", many events will be held in the villages of Galilee: Christmas markets, Christmas tree lighting, the Christmas traditional race, Masses and concerts bands, food stands, guided tours in villages and joint activities for Hanukkah and Christmas.

The New Year is celebrated in Christian villages in the Galilee-Meilia, Eilabun and Fasuta.

Eilabun Christmas celebrations will be colorful. They will begin with a huge Christmas tree lighting in the village center and the opening of the biggest shopping center - "Christmas Market". Children's shows, shows for adults and a festive recital of Christmas songs. 8 bands will join the traditional parade, giant puppets of Santa Claus and Christmas stories and of course the Great Mass in the church. A Fireworks display will be held three times: during the lighting of the tree, at the end of the parade and on New Year's Eve.

Community activity days will be between 15-19 / 12/016, and guided tours will be held between 15-17 / 12.

Meilia picturesque village in the Western Galilee, will be wrapped in a festive atmosphere with a variety of Christmas market stands. A large parade will march in the alleys of the village, the Christmas tree will light up next to the church, there will be fireworks shows, singing in church and other artistic performances. On the Weekends there will be held every evening, guided tours around the village. You may want to join the "Christmas run", the traditional Christmas race, which will be attended this year will runners from across the country.

Activities will be between 21-24 / 12/016. Guided tours 22-24 / 12.

Christmas in Pasuta  will under "the festival of light" slogan. Christmas tree lit up, lighting up the whole village in a festive and colorful atmosphere. A variety of stands will be placed around the village, musical performances, dancing and singing of children's choirs and of the villages youth will take place in the streets and in the halls. During the festival visitors will enjoy the many art shows, concert performances, unique choirs,  a sculpture festival, face painting and more.

Activities  will be held between 25-27 / 12/016. Guided tours 22-24 / 12.