The Christmas tree near the Jaffa Clock Tower
The Christmas tree near the Jaffa Clock Tower
Photo: Peter Vit
The German Colony in Haifa

Israel's best Christmas trees

The Christmas tree is one of the holiday's most beloved traditions and many put great efforts into decorating their firs; We've rounded up some of the biggest, brightest and special trees from all over the country

Iris Lifshitz Kliger |
Published: 12.24.19 , 19:18
Christmas season is here and the holiday spirit is felt around the country, mainly thanks to the countless brilliant evergreens decorating our streets, churches, restaurants and balconies.
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  • The German Colony neighborhood in Haifa is all decorated in colorful lights and opposite to city's church towers a rather impressive Christmas tree alongside a Hanukkah menorah adorned with a Star of David and a Minaret - a kind of spire and a prominent architectural feature of a Muslim mosque.
    The German Colony in HaifaThe German Colony in Haifa
    The German Colony in Haifa
    (Photo: Haifa municipality)
    Haifa's Wadi Nisnas has a particularly glamorous and festive look at this time of year as well thanks to its many cafes and bakeries operating in it.
    The capital, Jerusalem, also sports this combination of a menorah and a yule tree. A beautiful Hanukkah menorah shines at the historical Tower of David and not far from it sprouts an ornate fir tree glaring with a variety of shades and colors.
    There are also other impressive trees in Jaffa and Nazareth, home to the Middle East's biggest Christmas tree, as well as in the Arab villages in the northern region - which are decorated for the holiday with lots of shiny lights, colorful lamps, Santa dolls of various sizes and a particularly fun and joyful atmosphere.

    Jaffa

    In honor of Chrismas, Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipality and the Orthodox Scouts of Jaffa placed a colossal 15-meter high tree in Jaffa's main square near the Jaffa Clock Tower
    The Christmas tree near the Jaffa Clock TowerThe Christmas tree near the Jaffa Clock Tower
    The Christmas tree near the Jaffa Clock Tower
    (Photo: Peter Vit)
    The enormous tree will be lit with colorful lights every day from early evening hours and throughout the night until January 21.

    Jerusalem

    The capital celebrates the most beautiful holiday of the year according to the European tradition. The Old City and the streets of the Christian Quarter are decorated for the holiday with brightly lit fir trees, statues and huge Santa dolls.
    Tour the churches and monasteries scattered all over the Old City to truly enjoy all this beauty and festiveness.
    A Christmas tree towering at the Notre Dame of Jerusalem CenterA Christmas tree towering at the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center
    A Christmas tree towering at the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center
    (Photo: Iris Lifshitz Kliger)

    The Christian Quarter in JerusalemThe Christian Quarter in Jerusalem
    The Christian Quarter in Jerusalem
    (Photo: Eli Mandelbaum)

    Haifa

    Every year, during the Christmas season, Haifa combines its Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations in a festival of beautiful lights.
    The German Colony in HaifaThe German Colony in Haifa
    The German Colony in Haifa
    (Photo: Reuven Cohen)
    At the entrance to the German Colony neighborhood, a beautiful Christmas tree stands at a height of 12 meters and is lit by a variety of colorful lights.
    The tree is a very popular location for taking pictures.

    Nazareth

    The Galilee city boasts a host of colorful Christmas decorations, as well as the largest and brightest Christmas tree in the Middle East. The tree arouses great curiosity among visitors from all over the country, who flock to take pictures with it.
    The great Christmas tree in NazarethThe great Christmas tree in Nazareth
    The great Christmas tree in Nazareth
    (Photo: PR)

    Ramada Hotel in NazarethRamada Hotel in Nazareth
    Ramada Hotel in Nazareth
    (Photo: PR)
    The city's Ramada Hotel put a beautifully decorated fir tree in the lobby.
    Mi'ilyaMi'ilya
    Mi'ilya
    (Photo: PR)
    Other fir trees can also be found in Arab villages in the north, including Kafr Yasif, Mi'iliya and more.
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