"Hallelujah" 2017- The City of David’s Nighttime Show | City Of David

"Hallelujah” 2017 - The City of David’s Nighttime Show

A first in Israel: The City of David unveils the story of the rebirth of Ancient Jerusalem in an exciting show projected onto the antiquities in the City of David using state-of-the-art technology. 
Over 2,000 years ago, Jerusalem was destroyed, and the Babylonian exile began. 
Seventy years later and against all odds, Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah convinces the largest empire in the world to let him lead a small delegation on a dangerous journey to Jerusalem- to rebuild Jerusalem.
Nehemiah faces challenges from home and from enemies on the outside. 
The incredible story of the rebuilding of Jerusalem comes to light through a show that uses advanced technology which is being used for the first time in Israel- on the backdrop of the antiquities in the City of David.
Watch a captivating clip from the show
Tour Track 
Essential Information 
  •  Advance registration is requierd.  
  • A free shuttle with the Hallelujah logo with leave from the First Station at 6:00pm, 6:30pm and 7:00pm, 7:30 PM.
  • Please make sure to take the shuttle that leaves you with enough time to reach the nighttime show on time.We recommend arriving at the First Station 45 minutes before show time.
  • The free shuttle service will be available to take you back to the First Station at the conclusion of the show.
  • Waze: First Station.
  • Other ways to reach the City of David: Park in the Mamilla Parking Lot and walk twenty minutes to the City of David, or take public transportation. 
  • The show takes place within ancient ruins and includes many steps and uneven flooring. Unfortunately, due to the limitation of the archeological site, it is not wheelchair accessible.
  • There will be a coffee stand in the Kings Garden where visitors can wait until the show begins. 
  • At the conclusion of the show, free shuttles to the First Station will leave at 9:00 PM, 9:40pm, 10:20pm and 11:00pm.
  • We would be happy to help direct you to the site. Please call us at:



Price List Adult
Child (3-11)/ Senior Citizen*/ Soldier/ Student 
Hallelujah Nighttime Show  65 NIS  54 NIS

** Senior citizen- Women from the age of 60, men from the age of 65.

** 5% discount will be given for online reservations



Opening Hours 


Shows in Hebrew will take place at 6:30 PM,7:15 PM, 8:00 PM.

Duration of the show: Approximately 1 hour

Languages: Hebrew

**English, French and Spanish narration is available via designated earphones



How to reach the City of David National Park – Safe, Convenient Directions

For those arriving by private vehicle, please note that it is difficult to find parking near the Western Wall and City of David. We recommend the following arrival options:

Arrival by shuttle from the First Railway Station (Free)

The “Free to the Old City” service allows you to park your car for an all-day fee (17.10 NIS per day or 13.60 NIS for “Yerushalmi” resident card holders) at the First Railway Station and enjoy the ease of free shuttles to and from the Old City!
The shuttle will depart from the First Railway Station parking lot to the Dung Gate – just a two minute walk from the City of David.
The shuttle operates from Sunday to Thursday from 8:00AM to 8:00PM, every 20 minutes. On Monday and Thursday, the shuttle begins to run at 7:00AM.
On Fridays, the shuttle runs until one hour before the Sabbath begins.

Ride the Old City Train to the City of David (not free)

Would you like to have fun getting to the City of David? Now you can!
Before you dive deep into the ancient city and get an inside view, learn about the City of David from the outside. 
The Old City Train takes guests on a fascinating and fun tour, from the Mamilla Parking Lot, through the Armenian and Jewish Quarters, to the City of David. Along the way, learn about heritage sites and the history of the general area.
Cost: 30 NIS. 


Parking lots in the area

From the direction of the Western Wall, turn left down the hill after you exit the Dung Gate and then make your first right. After a two minute walk, The City of David entrance will be on the left.

 Navigate to Mamila and Karta Parking lots (public parking lots – payment required)
Navigate to Mount Zion Parking Lot (public parking lot – payment required)

For groups arriving by organized bus which do not require parking: 


Public Transportation

Bus lines to Jaffa Gate: 20, 60 (From the Central Bus Station)
Bus lines to the City of David: 1, 2, 38 to the Western Wall




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