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Something new to do on Chanukah

It is almost warm enough to go to the beach, but your mind tells you you can’t- it is December.  If you haven’t figured out what you are doing yet this week, here are some ideas.

Niyar Hadera Paper Factory

At the visitor’s center you can learn about the history of paper, paper recycling, see part of the manufacturing process, work with paper in a creative project and more.  Activities are for families with children ages 6 and up (must show teudat zehut).  Reservations must be made in advance.

The tour is approximately 90 minutes.  Cost- 20 shekels per person (discounts for groups of 20+ people).  You will be asked to bring paper or carton for recycling.  Open 9am-5pm Sunday-Thursday.

To make a reservation, call 04-6349749/85 or email

Address: 14 Friedlander Street, North Azor Taasiah, Hadera



Not a place but a web site with lots of coupons for all sorts of attractions. Don’t go anywhere without checking them out first.


You don’t have to go to shop- go have a cheap tasty meal and enjoy the free kids activities listed below.

HaTachana (Tel Aviv)

Every day there is a free show and at 4:30 there is candle lighting and free sufganiot sponsored by Chabad.  There are other activities as well- mechanical horses for 10 shekels, makeup, crafts and more.  For more information click here for Hebrew (detailed) and here for English (abbreviated).

Bio Tour

If you are up near Beit Shean, stop at Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu for a tour of their organic agriculture and learn about their special techniques that make them world-renowned in the field.  Tours on Chanukah run from 10:30am-1:30pm.  There is a morning tour on Friday.  You can add a tasting workshop to the tour as well for 25 shekels.  For more information check out their web site.  To schedule a tour call 04-6096986.

Peace Festival

If you are looking to get in touch with your inner hippie, go to HaYarkon Park this week.  There will be lots of activities for kids and adults as well as places to put your tent if you wish to sleep over.  For more information go to their Facebook page.

Magic Festival

Kenyon Ir Yamim in Netanya will be hosting free magic shows and workshops in magic throughout the week (Dec 2-4) from 11am-2pm and 3pm-6pm.  The central magic show will be at 6:30pm.  There is no charge.  For more information click here.

Gaming Festival

Kenyon Azrielli in Tel Aviv together with Microsoft is turning the mall into a giant XBOX.  The games are out and free to use so have fun!  Activities are from 11am-2pm and 4pm-7pm.


BIG Festival

If you can’t decide between magic and gaming, go to the BIG FASHION mall in Beit Shemesh or the BIG FASHION DANILOF in Tiveria.  There you will find magic shows and all sorts of gaming- electronic (XBOX, Wii, etc) and not (air hockey, snooker, etc)- available and free to use.  At 5pm there will be candle lighting and distribution of free sufganiot.  For more information click here (Beit Shemesh) or here (Tiveria)


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