The Galilee is once again wintery and bright: at the 2022 West Galilee Time Winter Festival

In preparation for Christmas, tours of the Christian villages and special holiday meals are offered, intriguing collaborations of coffee and wine, a winter cauldron and chocolate and a donut with ouzo and mozo from the village of Kakaruzou, artisan meetings, guided tours, craft workshops and much more

Aviva Khouri at the Western Galilee Winter Festival. Photography by Adi Ronan

One weekend and dozens of special events in the Western Galilee, at the Western Galilee Time Winter Festival December 11, 15-17. Western Galilee time winter festival returns, just before Hanukkah, just before Christmas, when the whole area is festive, colorful, wintry and especially happy. In the 11th year of the festival, the Western Galilee Time Association initiated dozens of events that will span 3 days, and include fascinating tours of the Christian villages lit up for Christmas, special meals, intriguing collaborations between tourist sites in the Galilee and much more.

Christmas, which is celebrated just about a week after the festival, will provide a perfect setting. The two Christian villages of Mailia and Pasuta will be painted in the colors of the holiday, and will be decorated with a huge and illuminated fir tree. During the festival there will also be guided tours in each of the villages. the guide Omri Avidar, He will take a tour to Mailia, which includes a visit to the village church and a meeting with one of the heads of the community and the fortress of the Crusader king. also Ofek Ron Carmel, will lead a tour to the village, where they will visit an impressive church, the glittering alleys and even discover surprising archeological finds hidden underground. A Christmas celebration at the Julia Winery will also await in Meilia, with a tasting of the winery’s wines, a holiday cake and other treats, and those who are hungry will be able to come to a rich Christmas dinner at the Chateau de Roa restaurant located inside a magical Crusader fortress in the village.

not far from there, Carmit Arbel Rumbek, will be accompanied by a trip full of delicacies in the streets of the village of Pasuta. also Rima Khoury, an artist, educator and social activist who lives in the village and will give a fascinating tour of the place, with the customs, the delicacies, and the local people. the iron potter And next to my holewill open his studio for demonstrations in ironwork, alongside sweet tastings for Christmas, and you won’t go hungry in Pasuta either, and you can stay at the cook’s house Aviva Khouryfor a winter meal in the holiday atmosphere.

Psuta at the Western Galilee Winter Festival. Photo by Anatoly Michaelou

As every year, during the days of the festival there will also be special collaborations between different tourism entrepreneurs in the Galilee. Zikit Theater will come to be entertained at a Yodfat cafe, and along with a hot and sweet donut, the visitors will enjoy a theatrical story time, with an adaptation of the wonderful story “Ozo and Mozo from Kfar Kakaruzo” by Ephraim Sidon. to the open kitchen In the dairy, shepherds sang A chef will arrive Uri Tzur andAmit Amirwhich will turn the dairy into a romantic Mediterranean restaurant for one evening.

the chocolatier Shlomit Zamircome to Ruthie Gilly – Hospitality from the heart, and along with a comforting winter pot and fine pralines, you will also tell the inspiring story of her life. The perfect combination between cheese and wine will be presented this year by the goat cheeses of Rum Farms, who will come to be hosted at the Kishor Winery for a meeting that will include 6 types of cheese, which will be matched to 6 types of wine, along with an explanation of each combination. Gennady Maisho coffee andJohnny Stern Winery, will hold a particularly delicious collaboration. An Italian meal of 5 courses and 5 wines, and at the end a fascinating lecture about the world of coffee, with tastings that will send you home alert.

Dozens more events will await during the days of the festival. Special meals, artisan meetings, guided tours, creative workshops and more.

Winter Festival West Galilee Time, Thursday through Saturday, December 15-17. Pre-registration!

For details and registration for events: and at the Western Galilee Information Center, Tel: 072-3941110

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