5 Free places to go on Channukah

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5 Free places to go on Channukah

Channukah - Menorah

Channukah is around the corner which means that I need to find what to do with the children.

I love bringing my kids around, but I hate spending money. Sound familiar? Here is a list of places you can go for free on Channukah.

Channukah – Israel Museum

Dad in Israel - Israel Museum

Kids get in Free! I know right? That’s all I need to hear too! Enjoy the museum with the kids. In addition to the free entrance, there are workshops for the kids that cost 15₪ each. They also have a large show called “Kulu Or” for 75₪  per kid.

Finally, there is an animated film about the Dead Sea Scrolls called “The Time Tunnel” which is included in the free entry.

A great way to spend a day of Channukah that your kids will enjoy.

Read more about the Israel Museum here


Channukah – Israel Police Heritage Center

Dad in Israel - Police Museum in front of police car

What kid doesn’t like the police? I know as parents we may have prejudices towards the boys in blue, but put them aside and let your kids enjoy!

This free museum, that’s right it’s also free, Will teach your kids about he history of the police in Israel.

Located outside of Beit Shemesh, this museum is both fun and educational. For Channukah it will be having guided tours at 11:00 and 13:00. In addition they will have puzzle magazines for everyone.

When it’s over the kids get to dress up in uniforms, don’t forget to take some pictures!

Read more about it on their Facebook Page

Channukah – The First station

Channukah - First Station in Jerusalem

This is one of my favorite places to take the kids. Since it’s outdoors it does depend on the weather, but they always have a good time.

While the place itself is free, there are plenty of activities that cost money there as well.

For Channukah, they will be having myriad of activities for kids. From Candle lighting to a Pirate event, to board games, and even dog adoption day.

Check out their full schedule here

Just remember that the parking costs money! #Endparkingtickets

Check out the Pirate party on Sunday December 02 from 16:00 – 20:00


Channukah – Old City Jerusalem

Channukah - Kotel in the Old City

In the Old City on Channukah between December 3rd to the 6th the Jerusalem Municipality is inviting everyone to celebrate. Starting at 17:30 they will have candle lighting and music. Additionally, there will be a fire show and a number of stations throughout the Old City with different fun activities for kids. Including, spinning tops, video art, actors from the times of Channukah and more!

And again it’s free, the only issue is finding parking.

I suggest parking far and taking the train, my kids love the train!

Learn more about it on their Facebook page!


Channukah – Deer Valley Park

Channukah - Deers in Jerusalem

On December 4th to the 6th from 11:00 – 14:00 in Deer Valley Park (עמק הצבאים) there will be guided tours. Doon’t forget to bring coats and boots so that you can enjoy a magical walk. They will have activities, stories, and movies in a fun and relaxed environment.


Read more on their Facebook page here


Want more fun things to do on Channukah? Then read more ideas here

Still not enough? Read about playgrounds in Jerusalem because they’re free too!






Dad of four living in Israel. Being a dad is an insane roller coaster that never ends, plus a lot of people throw up. I like finding things to laugh at in the day to day and usually that means laughing at myself.

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