This Lebanese Festival Will Revive Downtown Beirut This Christmas | Reuters

Beirutetna, a cultural, social, and entertainment platform created to promote Beirut, is launching a festival starting December 4th to bring back life to the city ahead of the holiday season after a year of tremendous difficulties and consecutive crises.

Beirutetna Festival will last until December 30th, hosting multiple events and activities that will take place in Beirut Souks, Saifi Village, and Uruguay Street, places that used to be full of life and laughter.

The festival will hold a Christmas market and four free concerts. Keep in mind that entry tickets are on a first-come-first-served basis!

The festival will host well-known and loved Lebanese artists, including world-renowned musician and composer Ibrahim Maalouf, film composer Tarek Yamani, and musician Guy Manoukian.

Beirutetna festival will open the first day from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

However, on regular days, the festival will start at 4 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. While on Christmas eve, the event will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 6 p.m.

A statement from the organizers emphasized that all activities will take place in open-air venues, as well as keeping up with strict coronavirus prevention measures in place.

“Your safety is our main concern. We are following strict hygiene and sanitization measures. You and your kids will find sanitizer dispensers, gloves, and masks at every station,” the organizers said in a statement. “We will also be sanitizing the area regularly.”

“We are looking forward to spreading some joy and bringing back hope to our fellow Lebanese. Come live Beirut,” the event statement added.

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