Whether you plan to escape the chilly winter season or just want to join the Jewish festivities during December, there are plenty of unique Israel destinations that are only available during this time of the year. It is also winter in Israel during December but the weather is different from winter in the United States or Canada. Winter in Israel starts around late October to mid-March of the following year. Snowfall is limited to elevated locations only such as Galil and Golan but only very minimal snowfall. Temperatures in Israel drop during December averaging between 40°F and 60°F. The cool weather opens some of the best Israel destinations during December, check them out below.

Mount Hermon

During the Israeli winter, the peaks of Mount Hermon are white and covered with snow. Ski resorts located at Mount Hermon are also open for skiing. There are plenty of resorts at the Golan Heights where the largest ski resorts offer up to 45 kilometers of slopes.

Red Sea Resort Towns

For those that prefer warmer Israel destinations, the Red Sea resort towns south of Israel is the best place to go during December. Cities like Eilat offer scenic beaches with beautiful snorkeling and scuba diving spots.

Celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas in Israel

Hanukkah, a well-celebrated Jewish holiday, is on December and it offers tourists numerous opportunities for cultural and religious immersion. Being a well-celebrated holiday, businesses are closed completely during Hanukkah as Jewish families gather together at home and celebrate it traditionally with family and friends. Christmas Day in Israel, on the other hand, is a unique experience particularly if you visit Bethlehem where Jesus of Nazareth was born. Beautiful large Christmas trees are erected during the celebration which can be found in Jaffa, Tel Aviv.

Remember that Israeli winter during December tends to be wet as well where it rains wherein hiking at the Israel National Trail can be difficult. You can learn more about the best Israel destinations you can visit during December when you contact to us.