Top 5: Upcoming winter events in Jerusalem
By ITRAVELJERUSALEM.COM TEAM
As winter sets in, things are simultaneously heating up in Jerusalem with some memorable world-class events.
Lord of the Dance
The award-winning international dance phenomenon Lord of the
Dance is coming to Jerusalem. Created and directed by the legendary Michael
Flatley, Lord of the Dance is a classic Irish tale that deals with the eternal
struggle between good and bad and includes precision dancing by 40 dancers,
superb lighting, pyrotechnics, magnificent music and more.
The show takes place
for two nights only at Jerusalem’s International Convention Center. It's
recommended to book tickets soon to avoid disappointment.
Address: 1 Shazar Boulevard, Jerusalem
When: January 23, 24
Jerusalem International Ice festival
For those who missed out on the Ice
festival in Jerusalem a few months ago, the magical ice kingdom is back again -
just bigger and better. Jerusalem's Old Train Station is set to turn into a
giant (around 1,500 square meter) ice city, with iced adaptations of the Old
City walls, the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo and other famous Jerusalem landmarks.
Dozens of experts – including 35 individuals from abroad – have come together to
create something memorable and spectacular.
Next to the complex, an ice-skating
rink will be builtwith a performance center and coffee shops. With an indoor
temperature of minus 10 degrees Celsius, you'll want to layer up and warm up
regularly at your nearest ice bar.
Phone: (02) 623-7000; *6226
11 Hebron Road, Jerusalem
When: February20– April 30
Jerusalem International Marathon
The annual Jerusalem International Marathon
provides runners with the opportunity to truly become acquainted with the new
and Old City of Jerusalem one step at a time. Although Jerusalem is notoriously
hilly, the city is blessed with favorable weather and humidity conditions for
extreme sports activities, and of course offers some breathtaking sights.
Participants in the marathon and half marathon will enjoy an informative expo in
sports and health in the days preceding the marathon, and spectators and
non-runners can enjoy the build-up as well as festivities on the day. The
Jerusalem International Marathon is accessible to all fitness levels with a
marathon, half-marathon, 10 km, 4.2 km and 800 meter option.
Price (Entry fees):Marathon – NIS 200; Half Marathon: NIS
150 ILS; 10 km – NIS 100
Wine Seven Two Exhibition
Wine lovers don't need to wait until summer for the
annual Wine Festival at the Israel Museum, as they can get their wine fix at
this impressive three-day kosher wine exhibition at the Jerusalem International
Convention Center (ICC).
Last year's event drew a crowd of 3,000 - wine
professionals as well as the general public – and this year promises to attract
even more. The entrance fee includes a souvenir wine glass and tasting at each
of the winery's kiosks, gourmet cooking workshops and discounted prices on
wines. The exhibition will include around 40 leading wineries such as Barkan,
Golan Heights and Teperberg.
Phone: (02) 655-8558
Address: 1 Shazar
When: January 28 – January 30
Price: NIS 80
Sounds of the
The Old City’s passages, alleys and open spaces will come alive with
the diverse and authentic sounds and music of Jerusalem’s diverse population:
Armenian, Arabic, Christian and Jewish.
Those intrigued by the varying music and
culturesof the four quarters of Jerusalem’s Old City won't want to miss out on
this unique festival, which promises a jam-packed line-up of solo and group
performances as well as special multimedia screenings.
When: March 19 –
March 22; 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Address: Old City
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