Hanukkah in Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter

We’ll hear stories about the miracle of Hanukkah and the Maccabees, we’ll learn how the Menorah in the Hurva Square is related to the Maccabean revolt, we’ll see the Western Wall celebrations of the holiday, we’ll sing Hanukkah songs, and soak in the festive atmosphere of the festival of lights.

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  • Tour of the Jewish Quarter
  • Learn about Hanukkah and traditions celebrated by Jews around the world
  • See the sparkling menorahs as we wander through the Jewish Quarter


Tour Itinerary

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    Evening Tour

    17:00 – Meeting Point – Jaffa Gate
    17:00-19:00 – Walk through the Jewish Quarter via the Old Yishuv Museum, the Cardo, Hurva Square, Four Sepharadi Synagogues, Western Wall Viewpoint, and the Western Wall Plaza
    19:00 – Tour Ends

Good to Know

  • The tour follows the guidelines of the Israel Ministry of Health
  • Wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing




  • Guided Tour


  • Sufganiyot
  • Menorah Lighting Ceremony
  • Snacks/Drinks


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Will there be sufganiyot on the tour?

We do not provide sufganiyot to our guests, though we will pass some bakeries in the Old City that may sell them

Is there a dress code on the tour?

No, but it is recommended to dress warm as Jerusalem’s evenings can be quite chilly


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