I am going out tonight sneaking a bit through haredi neighbourhoods and trying to catch the pre-Chanukkah atmosphere. Hopefully I will overcome my Yetzer HaRah (evil inclination) and not stuff myself with Sufganiot (traditional Chanukkah donuts) and Latkes. 🙂
I think that the pre-Chanukkah and Chanukkah atmosphere in Mea Shearim, Ge’ulah, Sanhedria or Bar Ilan Street is the best. Not to forget Kiryat Belz. 🙂 Nachlaot, on the other hand, is far too commercial and here, all the secular visitors are gathering and stepping on each others feet.