Several inches of snow fell in Jerusalem from midday Wednesday into Thursday, blanketing the city in white. The event, which only happens once every few years, brought the capital to a halt, and turned the city into a massive playground for lovers of snow. From the white-capped Dome of the Rock to slush covered light train tracks, Jerusalem of gold has become a photogenic Jerusalem of white.

A couple in Independence Park share a frozen smooch. (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

A couple in Independence Park share a frozen smooch. (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Father Christmas came a little late this year (photo credit: Kayla Horovitz)

Father Christmas came a little late this year (photo credit: Kayla Horovitz)

A dog enjoys the snow in Jerusalem, Thursday, January 10, 2013 (photo credit: Amy Kalman)

A dog enjoys the snow in Jerusalem, Thursday, January 10, 2013 (photo credit: Amy Kalman)

The Old City walls, viewed from southern Jerusalem (photo credit: Yishai Cohen)

The Old City walls, viewed from southern Jerusalem (photo credit: Yishai Cohen)

A man sleds down the normally crowded Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall. (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

A man sleds down the normally crowded Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall. (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

A light rail arrives at the slush-covered Mahane Yehuda stop. (photo credit: Greg Tepper/Times of Israel staff)

A light rail arrives at the slush-covered Mahane Yehuda stop. (photo credit: Greg Tepper/Times of Israel staff)

 

A palm tree tries on some white in the Gilo neighborhood. (photo credit: Gabe Fisher/Times of Israel staff)

A palm tree tries on some white in the Gilo neighborhood. (photo credit: Gabe Fisher/Times of Israel staff)

Playing in Independence Park (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Playing in Independence Park (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

A dog is nonplussed by the white stuff in Har Adar in the hills west of Jerusalem. (photo credit: Linda Amar/ Times of Israel staff)

A dog is nonplussed by the white stuff in Har Adar in the hills west of Jerusalem. (photo credit: Linda Amar/ Times of Israel staff)

People trudging through the capital. (photo credit: Courtesy/David Katz)

People trudging through the capital. (photo credit: Courtesy/David Katz)

Jerusalem looking more like Oslo. (photo credit: Uri Lenz/Flash90)

Jerusalem looking more like Oslo. (photo credit: Uri Lenz/Flash90)

The Western Wall plaza clad in vestments of white. (photo credit: Courtesy/Mike Horton)

The Western Wall plaza clad in vestments of white. (photo credit: Courtesy/Mike Horton)

A snowman doing his best Fred Astaire. (photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90)

A snowman doing his best Fred Astaire. (photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90)

A plow plying Jerusalem's streets early Thursday morning. (photo credit: Raphael Ahren/TimesofIsrael staff)

A plow plying Jerusalem’s streets early Thursday morning. (photo credit: Raphael Ahren/TimesofIsrael staff)

A man at the Western Wall, perhaps praying for rain of the non-freezing variety. (photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90)

A man at the Western Wall, perhaps praying for rain of the non-freezing variety. (photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90)

A girl hugging a snowman (photo credit: Mitch Ginsburg/Times of Israel staff)

A girl hugging a snowman (photo credit: Mitch Ginsburg/Times of Israel staff)