I am seeking advice on celebrating Cristmas in the city of Bethlehem (Palestine). I am particularly interested in the activities that take place for the occasion. Can somebody recommend masses to be attended? What can be done ouside masses? Furthermore, I suppose that there will be plenty pf pilgrims coming there for the occasion. How difficult will it be to find an accomodation?
When talking about Christmas I have the "Western" flavour in mind. However, I would also be interested in reading tips on the "Eastern" flavour.
Also note that I would prefer to travel independently. Hooking up with a group or joining an organised ride is something I am not really fond of.
I am aware of the fact that there can be safety issues when traveling to Israel and the West Bank. Note that right know I do not seek advice on these topics.