Welcome to Jerusalem for Sukkot 2012 and for those of you who live here, enjoy your school vacation. The holiday will be from September 30- October 9, 2012 and it is a beautiful holiday in Jerusalem. The city comes alive with activities and concerts especially on Chol Hamoed which will be Tuesday Oct 2 - Sunday Oct 7. Let Fun In Jerusalem be your Jerusalem family travel guide. Make sure to check out our special offers and Jerusalem Restaurant Coupons . You can now buy advance tickets at our box office. To see a full listing of events visit our Calendar and for a detailed list of Jerusalem attractions see our FUN List. The following events are recommended by Fun In Jerusalem.
Special Sukkot Activities:
Old City Scavenger Hunt: Explore the Old City through this interactive game that is fun for the whole family. On Chol Hamoed there will be a special opportunity to join a pay per person hunt. There will also be a special new Nachlaot Art Lovers Hunt where you get the chance to meet artists and visit some local studios. For a private group email
- Tuesday Oct 2: Old City Hunt at 10:30am Reserve today
- Wednesday Oct 3: Old City at 2:00pm Reserve Today
- Thursday Oct 4: Old City Hunt at 10:30am Reserve Today
- Friday Oct 5: Old City at 10:30am Reserve Today (JUST ADDED!)
Jeeping: Explore the Jerusalem Hills as you see the beauty and learn the history. Take an hour ride near Telz Stone or reserve your own jeep with Jerusalem pickup for an additional charge.
Water Department Tour: Lean about desalinization, recycling and Israel's water system on this free tour in English. Reservations are required in advance and the factory is located on the road between Ein Kerem and Tzur Hadassah.
Botanical Gardens Chocolate, Vanilla, Orchid Festival: Learn about the cocoa plant, the vanilla bean and the beautiful orchid plant. Enjoy workshops and guided tours as wes a live children's performance everyday.
Ein Yael: Take a walk down an ancient Roman street and meet people who can teach you to create mosaics, bake pita, weave baskets and more. There will be an archery competition and Psik Theater for kids. This is a wonderful living museum that is only open during the week on holidays and in the summer. It is situated in the beautiful hills across the road from the zoo and has plenty of shady areas.
Israel Museum: Visit the new Hassidism exhibit at the Israel Museum. The Youth Wing has a special schedule of events for kids including a recycling workshop, an interactive gallery tour and a model sukka exhibit and workshop . Take a taxi because the parking is impossible and make sure to order tickets from us in advance. Children are free on Sukkot.
Bible Lands Museum: Theatrical tours with Biblical characters, art workshops with sukkot theme and a children's play "Noah's Ark"
Museum of the Underground Prisoner: Fun In Jerusalem and the Museum present an English scavenger hunt that takes you through the museum. Perfect for kids ages 7+. There will also be art workshops and an interactive game and tour of the museum.Tower of David: Pilgrims, Travelers and dreamers. Theatrical tour of the museum, storytime and creative art workshops.
Night Spectacular: See the Tower of David in a new light through this amazing sound and light show that takes you through the ages in Jerusalem. Ages 10+. Check our calendar for showtimes each day of Sukkot and after.
Museum of Islamic Art: Daily art workshops (the best in town) and a live children's show each day at 12pm. Check the calendar for details.
Har Herzl Museum Family Activity: Take a guided tour with costumed actors, enjoy a comic workshop and a searching through history game.
Jerusalem March: Join the annual march through Jerusalem. Choose a path from Ammunition Hill or the Tayelet and march through the center of town. Kids activities will be going on all day at Gan Sacher.
Birkat Cohanim: Join thousands of people at the Western Wall for the special blessing from the Cohanim. Plan to walk there because the Old City will be closed to cars. Wednesday of Chol Hamoed.
Park Jerusalem Event: This event will celebrate the opening of bike paths in Park Jerusalem. There are a few paths to choose from. Bike workshops, omega, archery and kids art workshops.
Family Photos: Take this time to bring your family together for some beautiful family photos in Jerusalem. If you are here on vacation with family from around the world then this is a great opportunity to hire a photographer to take you into the Old City or Yemin Moshe for some memorable family portraits. Fun In Jerusalem highly recommends Eugene who is not only a photographer but a magician who finds ways to entertain the kids and get them to smile at just the right moment.
Arba Minim Delivered to your Hotel: Are you looking for a place to buy your lulav or etrog? Cut the hassle out of the purchase and arrange to have them delivered to your hotel or apartment. Ask for Sruli and let him know you heard about him on Fun In Jerusalem.
Rock Ami: Annual Jewish Rock Concert at the ICCY Beit Yehudit on Emek Refaim. Moshav Band, Chaim Dovid and Soul Farm.
Neot Kedumim: See an exhibit of Sukkot from the time of the Mishna. There will also be children's theater and activities.
Eretz Breishit (Genesis Land): Sukkot is a perfect time to visit the land of our forefathers and be greeted with Biblical hospitality. Visit Abraham in his tent, bake pita with Eliezer and have tea with Sarah after taking a camel ride through the desert. These are only some of the great family activities at Genesis Land. Reservations are required in advance and tours are available in English. Ask us about arranging a jeep ride for you from Jerusalem to Genesis Land.
For a full listing of activities with details please visit our calendar.