LAST WEEK OF DECEMBER – HANUKKAH AND CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SEASON AT THE TOWER OF DAVID MUSEUM!
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE WEEK IN ENGLISH
December 23-30, 2019 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm | 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Credit: Amit Geron
December Holiday Activities – Something for Everyone
Escaping the Tower ~ Children’s Play Room ~ Lantern Tour ~ Christmas-Hanukkah Tour. Hanukkah Activities at the Tower of David.
Escaping the Tower | Escape Game around the Citadel
As he was patrolling the Tower of David one night, the security guard, Azriel, walked up to the tower viewpoint to marvel at the nighttime beauty of the city. He stopped and leaned against the ancient stones and one of then moved ever so slightly, which actually caused a disruption in the space-time continuum! Coming back down, Azriel noticed that one of the figures from the history of the city had gone missing from the exhibition timeline! The cosmic disturbance had caused an important person from Jerusalem’s past to move out of the timeline and into ours. That person is now trapped in one of the towers!
If we cannot help them get back into their timeline – our present and future may change forever!
An escape game around the Citadel to discover the missing person and send them back to their own time.
After a short briefing, groups of 2-6 players will set out on a mission, to solving riddles along the way.
*The game is in Hebrew
Game duration: 1.5 H Dates: December 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 Groups set out on the mission once every hour: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm When purchasing tickets, make sure to choose the date and time in order to reserve your spot. Prices: Single Player: 40 ₪ Family Price: 200 ₪ (6 players) available by phone order only – *2884
The game is suitable for children from 9 years and teens.
Every child over the age of three requires a ticket.
Children under the age of 13 require adult supervision.
Groups must include a minimum of two players and up to a max. of 6 players.
Toddler Play Area | every day during Hanukkah, including Friday
Something to do with the younger kids while the older are busy saving history. Arts and crafts, painting, and Hanukkah games – open when the Escape Game is active. Suitable for families with young children. Included in the admission price to the museum.
Dates: December – 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30 (including Friday) Times: 10:00 am -16:00 pm Friday times: 10:00 am – 14:00 pm
Suitable for children ages 5-8
Suitable for English speakers.
Evening Activity: Lantern Tour of the Citadel (English) | December 24
An enchanting nighttime tour of the Citadel and Museum. Learning about the story of Jerusalem, lantern lit tour on the Citadel wall, Hanukkah songs singalong, concluding with a candle lighting and feasting on Sufganiyot (donuts).
Start Time: 16:30 pm A family activity for kids 5-10 Price: 35 ₪
*Number of participants is limited.
*In case of rain the tour may be canceled.
Credit: Ricky Rachman
Hanukkah Menorahs and Christmas Trees (English) | 24.12 | 08:30 pm
A tour of the Old City on Christmas Eve and the third night of Hannukah. A walk through dazzling lights of Menorahs and Christmas decorations, focusing on the meaning of the two holidays, their similarities and differences. Learn the Yiddish names for Christmas, what Santa rides in the Middle East instead of a North Pole sleigh and where the ancient remains from the times of the Macabees are located in today’s Jewish Quarter.
Estimated Duration: Three hours Tour Guide: Akiva Segal Prices: Regular Price – 90 ₪ | Israeli Senior Citizen/Student/IDF – 80 ₪
IN ADDITION – THREE DIFFERENT GUIDED TOURS OF THE PERMANENT EXHIBITION, THE PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION THE MOUNT AND THE KISHLE EXCAVATIONS … ALL IN ENGLISH!:
Guided tour of the temporary exhibition THE MOUNT (English) | 23.12 – 09:30 24.12 – 10:00 26.12- 13:30
Trace the development of Temple Mount in the photographic exhibition The Mount as it captures snapshots of the Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif’s story over the last 180 years from a wide variety of historical, religious and political viewpoints.
From Herod’s Palace to British Prison: The Kishle (English) | 22.12 – 10:00 25.12 – 10:00 27.12- 10:00
Explore the Citadel Moat and old prison and discover 2800 years of Jerusalem’s history through archaeological excavations
Guided tour of the temporary exhibition THE MOUNT (English) | 23.12 – 26.12 at 11:00 everyday
Discover the history of Jerusalem as you explore the ancient citadel and the permanent exhibition.
And of course .. finish the day with the best nighttime experience in the city with one of the two sound and light shows at the Tower of David Museum – The Night Spectacular or KING DAVID.
For more information and tickets: www.tod.org.il/en
Credit: Naftali Hilger