Tourist Tip #125 A post-Xmas Visit to Bethlehem

Start your tour at Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity, and then, time permitting, continue to other nearby sites.

The Christmas rush to Bethlehem may have passed, but with the Catholic world marking Epiphany on Sunday January 6, and Orthodox Christmas falling on Monday January 7 (thanks to differing calendars for Eastern and Western churches), the season is still in swing. In fact, any time is a good time to visit the town of the first Noel.