The opening ceremony of the Jerusalem at 50 celebrations was probably one of the most uplifting events I have ever been to but luckily some of the magic from that night continues with the “Jerusalem in Our Hearts – Sound and Light Show” that is taking place to celebrate 50 years of United Jerusalem – ending July 25.
Click here for a full post about the Jerusalem at 50 opening show, including my first vlog.
The beautifully choreographed show is projected onto the outside walls of the Old City, between Jaffa Gate and Kikar Tsahal (towards New Gate) and includes spectacular graphics depicting the story of the Old City of Jerusalem over the centuries, interspersed with video clips of some of the music performances from the opening ceremony, including Sarit Hadad, Avraham Tal, Ben Snof, Idan Amedi and Amir Benayoun (the links are to songs by each artist, some from the opening ceremony)
The show starts at 8.15, 9 and 10 pm every weeknight (not Friday or Shabbat) and lasts for about 35 minutes. It is free of charge and does not require tickets, but make sure you get there on time as the beginning is the most impressive part. Very limited information in Hebrew can be found here, www.unitedjerusalem50.com (ignore the times on the website – the first show is at 8.15 not 8 pm) but you have all the information here and I am happy to answer questions if you comment below.
I highly recommend going to see it sooner rather than later, it was so good, I want to go again!
Here is a video montage of the opening celebrations from the production company.
Thanks for the info- – where is the best place to stand to watch the show – – at jaffa gale- – from behind the king David hotel ????
The show is between Jaffa Gate and New Gate so the King David is the wrong direction. Coming from Mamilla to Jaffa Gate, turn left at the top of the stairs and you can stand anywhere along there. Or outside Kedma restaurant if you know where that is.