If you just happen to be coming to Jerusalem in the winter, thinking that the city will be half way through its winter slumber, you are in for a treat. Hamshushalayim, Jerusalem's festival of winter events offers you an incredible opportunity to enjoy a vast collaboration between the city's cultural, tourism and culinary institutions, over four exciting and full weekends in December.
An amazing attraction for Israelis and tourists alike, the Hamshushalayim winter festival offer you an amazing opportunity to become intimately acquainted with Jerusalem's night life, culture and art. During four consecutive weekends in December Jerusalem will light up at night for the Hamshushalyim festivities: street theatre shows, exciting night tours, musical performances are what's on the menu each weekend, starting from early dusk until the wee hours of the night.
In addition, various cultural institutions, museums, theatres and art galleries will be open to the public every Thursday night free of charge. Also, to help you keep up with the Jerusalem groove, restaurants around town will offer special low priced menus, and of course various hotels offer special deals and hosting packages.
From the Events of Hamshushalayim 2011