Must-Hit Happenings in Tel Aviv This January

January 8th 2016

It might be cold outside, but Israel is keeping things hot this January with some awesome events that everyone can enjoy. Head to Tel Aviv, Israel’s “second capital,” where something entertaining, exciting, and unexpected happens every day, and see what the locals do to keep the winter even more eventful!

The Sweater Festival

Sweater FestivalIt’s as cozy as it sounds and every bit as heartwarming, the Sweater Festival is a free concert whose proceeds go to helping Israel’s homeless. How can a free concert have proceeds? While admission is free, participants are asked to donate coats, sweaters, hats, and other items to help those in need keep warm this winter. The festival takes place this January at the Barby Bar in Tel Aviv, so don’t miss your chance to hear great music and do a good deed at the same time.

Performing Arts

What do you get when you play music from back home to an Israeli backdrop? Awesome. You get awesome. See popular artists from the west performing on Israeli soil for an eclectic experience that you just can’t get on the other side of the ocean. Hear some top hits from slammin’ DJ Lost Frequencies and Jamaican rapper Sean Paul as they rock the house in Tel Aviv this January 19th and 23rd at the Barby and Menora Mivtachim Arena.

If poetry and dance are more your speed, then the Brodsky/Baryshnikov show on January 19th will be right up your alley. And don’t skip seeing Pilobolus as they dance  their way across Tel Aviv this January. (

Crazy Monday (Every Monday)

Photo Taken by: Annie MacDougall

Photo Taken by: Annie MacDougall

This one’s not exclusive to January, but who could resist the title? Crazy Monday is an ongoing event that takes place in Tel Aviv’s old train station. The nearby shops give discounts, local talents come to perform, and there’s plenty of free touring and entertainment to go around.

If you’ve got more time while you’re here, check out performances like Adamawa and Balkan beat boxing for some unbelievable entertainment.

There’s never a dull moment in Tel Aviv, so book your ticket today!