20+ New Year’s Celebrations Happening in Lebanon this Year

New Year’s Eve is a night people choose to celebrate all throughout the midnight hour to start their new year with happiness.

It is believed that if you do so, your year will be a happy one. From a belief (or superstition) to an exciting celebration, New Year’s Eve has become the most celebrated night in the world, and also the first day of the year.

This is the time of the year when people decide to start fresh. Resolutions fly east and west, as everyone aims to be better and do better, and make some positive changes in his or her life.

Not that we can’t decide that any time during the year but, somehow, people wait for the very end of the year to make their list.

In Lebanon, New Year is celebrated in different ways; from wild parties and fancy celebrations to social gatherings at home and cozy friendly nights by the chimney in the snowy mountains.

The first day of the year is also a day we make it a point to celebrate happily. Families and friends come together over lunch.  Here are some we picked up for you:

#1 Arabian Night

  • When: December 31, 8:30 to 11:30 pm
  • Where: Parliament Square, Beirut
  • For more information and reservation:  71203283

#2 Lebanon New Year’s Revolution Event

  • When: December 31,  07:00 pm to 03:00 am
  • Where: Martyrs’ Square and Riad El Solh streets
  • Free for all

The people of the Revolution are inviting all wishing to join them that night to bid farewell to corruption, sectarianism, oppression, and submission, and welcome together the new Lebanon they have been fighting for.  For more, visit: Lebanon’s New Year Revolution.

#3 Mexican Night

  • When: December 31, 09:00 pm to 04:00 am
  • Where: Maracas Tequila Bar, Jounieh
  • Call to Reserve:  Limited seats-Reservation is a must: 76/877188

#4 Oriental Night

  • When: December 31, 10:30 pm
  • Where: Cafe Em Nazih, Gemayzeh
  • Call to Reserve:  76/711466

#5 Lily’s Gatsby

  • When: December 31, 10:00 pm to 3:00 am
  • Where: Blueberry Square, Dbayeh
  • Call to Reserve: 71/ 747488

#6 90’s New Year’s Eve

  • When: December 31, 9:00 pm to 9:00 am
  • Where: Mar Mikhael, Beirut
  • Call to Reserve: 70/976 628

#7 Traditional Lebanese New year

  • When: December 31, 9:00 pm to 5:00 am
  • Where: Zahle
  • Call to Reserve: 78/999954

#8 Good vibes

  • When: December 31, 9:00 pm to 5:00 am
  • Where: Villa Badaro, Beirut
  • Call to Reserve: 03/771844

#9 New Year’s Day Lunch at Le Royal

  • When: January 1st, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Le Royal Hotel, Beirut
  • For more info or to reserve: 04 555 000
  • Open buffet and Kids’ animation

#10 Hamra Open Party

  • When: December 31, 8:00 pm to 3:00 am
  • Where: No. 31, Hamra, Beirut
  • Call to Reserve: 78/813131

#11 Kan Zaman New Year Event

  • When: December 31
  • Where: Restaurant Kan Zaman, Falougha
  • For more info, call: 03 611 064

#12 Open Food & Bar Night

  • When: December 31
  • Where: Restaurant Jneinet Belbol, Jounieh
  • For more info or to reserve: 71/631871

#13 Ahwet El-Sit Event

  • When: December 31
  • Where: Cafe-restaurant Ahwet El-Sit, Antelias
  • For more info or to reserve: 76940202 or 04520820

#14 Pacifico Mexican New Year’s Event

  • When: December 31
  • Where: Pacifico Restaurant, Monot Street, Ashrafieh, Beirut
  • For more info or to book: 01 204 446 | 76 977 373

#15 Hawana New Year’s Event

  • When: December 31
  • Where: Cafe-restaurant Hawana, El Takaddom, Antelias
  • For more info or to reserve: 04/414140

#16 A Seafood New Year’s Event by the sea

  • When: December 31
  • Where: Samket Chehwan Seafood Restaurant, Bouar (Jounieh)
  • For more info or to reserve: 76 355 537

#17 Oumsiya Lebanese New Year’s Event

  • When: December 31
  • Where: Oumsiya Restaurant, Bhersaf, Al-Matn
  • For more info or to reserve: 76 449 303

#18 Open Royal Dinner Celebration

  • When: December 31
  • Where: Rabiya Marine Hotel, Tabarja
  • For more info or to reserve: 76 421 421

#19 Open Lebanese Food and Drink

  • When: December 31
  • Where: Sakr Resto Cafe, Dbayeh, Mont-Liban.
  • For more info or to reserve: 71 998 555

#20 Al-Baylassan Open Premium Bar’s Event

  • When: December 31
  • Where: Al Baylassan Restaurant, Byblos/Jbeil
  • For more info or to reserve: 09 949 849 – 71 472 472 – 70 004 452

#21 A cozy and chill New Year’s Eve

  • When: December 31
  • Where: Cafe-restaurant Jalsat (with panoramic view), Mayrouba, Kessrwan.
  • For more info or to reserve: 76940202 or 04520820
  • A la carte menu with chill music

#22 A Premium Oriental Celebration with Parade

  • When: December 31
  • Where: Blanc De Chene -Bikfaya Delb
  • For more info or to reserve: 71 741 115

#23 New Year’s Day Lebanese Buffet Lunch

  • When: January 1st, 2020
  • Where: Restaurant Karket El Haj, Dhour Choueir
  • For more info or to reserve: 04 390 692 – 71 940 128
  • Family Buffet Lunch, with music and live entertainment.

#24 New Year’s Lunch Buffet at The Grill

  • When: January 1st, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: Four Seasons Hotel, Minet el-Hosn, Beirut
  • For more info or to reserve: 01 761600
  • Lunch buffet at The Grill: From seafood and oriental station to a festive international lunch menu.

#25 New Year’s Day Lunch at Indigo on the Roof

  • When: January 1st, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: Indigo on the Roof, Le Grey, Beirut
  • For more info or to reserve:  01971111
  • Lunch buffet and live stations; Live DJ and kids’ entertainment

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20+ New Year's Celebrations Happening in Lebanon this Year

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