Largest Menorah Lighting (Tel Aviv):
The largest menorah will be lit on the last night of Hanukkah (Wednesday, 4/12) at the Tel Aviv port. The Israel Electric Company created the menorah and will be presented at the Reading Power Station. The menorah measures more than 28 meters high and has been submitted to the Guiness Book of Records.
Galilee Food Festival (Sea of Galilee):
Between November 11th and December 7th, restaurants, cafes, and kibbutzim throughout the Galilee region will be hosting its annual Food Festival. There will be food-related workshops aiming to raise awareness of the rich culture of the northern area, as well as live performances and arts and crafts.
In its seventh year, Hamshushalayim offers special events each weekend in Jerusalem throughout December. From culinary tours to street performances across the city, this event series is sure to please the whole family. Many of these shows are free of charge or offered at an affordable rate.
Desert Challenge Marathon (Dead Sea):
For the more adventurous, the Veolia Desert Challenge offers a wide range of courses to choose from. Some are geared towards families, while others are for the experienced marathoner. Surrounded by some of the most unique scenery in the world, this challenge is truly one of a kind.
Holiday Festival (Haifa):
The Holiday of Holidays Festival in Haifa combines three of the most prominent religions into one cultural fusion. This year marks the 19th festival put on by the city’s municipality and various religious organizations; promoting unity and tolerance through guided tours, concerts, and art exhibitions.