Tu Bishvat in Jerusalem 2025

Tu Bishvat in Jerusalem 2025

autor iconBy iTravelJerusalem staff , January 8, 2024

Tu Bishvat is the Jewish New Year for the trees. As one of the few two countries in the world that entered the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees, Israel has much to celebrate, especially considering that the Land of Israel does not have natural forests, which means that all its forests are hand-planted.

In 2024 Tu Bishvat falls on January 24-25, but there are numerous Tu Bishvat-themed events in the weeks leading up to the holiday. Take this opportunity to breathe in the beautiful, fresh wintry air of Jerusalem, see the almond trees in full blossom, and make your green mark by planting a tree in the Land of Israel.

Note that outdoor activities are subject to change due to weather conditions, so make sure you check in advance. 

Tu Bishvat 2024 Attractions and Outdoor Events

Family fun at the Gazelle Valley Park

photo of Gazelle Valley Parkphoto by: Gazelle Valley Park

As every year, this time too you can enjoy the Gazelle Valley Park in southern Jerusalem and take a stroll through a hidden urban natural gem in the spirit of the holiday.

In the park, you can observe deer that live in their natural environment, and therefore also behave in the most natural way possible. All this alongside comfortable paths for walking, an artificial lake, observation points, spectacular views, and shady corners for sitting.

Entry is free!

When? Every day between 6:30 AM - 6 PM
Where? Gazelle Valley Park, Jerusalem

Celebrating Tu Bishvat with Star Car

photo of STAR CAR, Electric Car for an exceptional experiencephoto by: STAR CAR, Electric Car for an exceptional experience

Star Car is an attraction that combines driving a unique electric vehicle through the beautiful alleys of Jerusalem with a professional guide. These two elements make the trip an unforgettable experience. Every car is equipped with a digital screen that identifies the location of the car and tells us stories and plays exciting songs about Jerusalem and Tu Bishvat throughout the journey. It does so at exactly the right place and moment. 

For example, when you enter the Old City you hear the song of the Israeli paratroopers, and next to the Western Wall the classic Israeli song “Jerusalem of Gold” will be played. The combination of the digital guide responsible for the exciting content presented during the tour at exactly the right place and moment and the physical guide responsible for navigation, explanations, and the chance to take spectacular photos – all of this ensures you a unique Jerusalem experience and plenty of memorable photos to show your friends. 

The activity takes about 90 minutes. 

Where? By the exit from the First Station Complex, David Remez 4, Jerusalem 
Cost? 160 NIS (instead of 175 NIS) by inserting the coupon code ITRAVEL when submitting the order.

Tu Bishvat At the Farm in the Valley by the City of David

photo of National Park Farm In The Valley by City Of Davidphoto by: National Park Farm In The Valley by City Of David

The Farm in the Valley is a national park located around the walls of Jerusalem, and it's the perfect place to visit in preparation for Tu Bishvat! 

The farm in the Valley offers visitors to experience a special and experiential early farming experience. Throughout the year, the farm team works diligently to preserve the ancient agricultural crafts following the seasons of nature, just as they were in ancient times.

Entry is free!

When? Sundays to Thursdays: between 8:30 AM and 3 PM
Where? Sobb National Park Jerusalem Walls, Dror Eliel, Jerusalem

The Night Spectacular at the Tower of David

photo of Night Spectacular Sound & Light Showphoto by: Night Spectacular Sound & Light Show

The Night Spectacular at the Tower of David is a recommended show for Tu Bishvat evening – an extravagant spectacle projected on the brownstones and ancient buildings of the area. This is the first attraction of its kind in the world, enveloping the viewer in a multi-sensory experience and designed for tourists from Israel and abroad, families, and groups speaking all languages. 

Where? Tower of David, Old City, Jerusalem

Walking the paths of the biblical zoo

photo of Jerusalem Biblical Zoophoto by: Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

What is more appropriate than a trip to the Biblical Zoo to connect with nature and growth?

The zoo is located in a pastoral valley in the southwest of Jerusalem (near the Malha neighborhood), and provides the animals there with living conditions of international standards. In the zoo, you will find a variety of activities for children and adults along with rich information about each of the animals in the garden. 

When? Every day between 9 AM - 4:30 PM (except Fridays when the aquarium closes at 3 PM). The last entry is two hours before closing.
Where? Darech Aharon Sholov, Jerusalem

Visitors to the Israel Aquarium

photo of Israel Aquariumphoto by: Israel Aquarium

The Israel Aquarium is also waiting for you right near the zoo - a unique attraction that presents the marine habitats in Israel.

On your visit, you will encounter approximately 200 species of creatures that live in the sea at the various spectacular exhibits. You will be able to see up close the famous clownfish, boxfish, groupers, eels, seahorses, soft corals, various jellyfish, sharks, and many others.

When? Every day between 9 AM - 4:30 PM (except Fridays when the aquarium closes at 3 PM). The last entry is two hours before closing.
Where? Darech Aharon Sholov, Jerusalem