Christmas in Bethlehem is a truly spiritual experience. There are services in Jerusalem, Nazareth and Bethlehem as well as services held at the actual locations where Christmas events took place. Many tour buses leave Jerusalem on Christmas Eve to services in Shepherd’s Fields where an angel appeared to the shepherds on Christmas Eve. The tours visits Lutheran Church in Bethlehem and ends at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem for the Midnight Mass.
Of all the Christmas celebrations in Israel perhaps the largest and most moving is the one at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve, we gather in Manger Square to be a part of the celebration of Jesus’ birth.