20 Festive Events Happening In Lebanon On Christmas Day

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Christmas is a good holiday to celebrate the long wintery days with your family, especially now since many Lebanese expats are coming home to celebrate in their home country.

Many events are taking place this season, including on December 25th.

For many in the country this year, celebrating Christmas is not about partying unmindfully but is driven by a stance of resilience, so known to the Lebanese, who are determined to defy the challenges of these hard times.

They know there will be hard times to come as the crises haven’t stopped. They want to grab that special annual day and celebrate it, whatever what, for “tomorrow the fight for survival will continue.”

And for those coming from abroad, it is good to remember Lebanon as they knew it growing up. These events can give them that with their loved ones.

#1 Jeita Grotto- Harissa- Byblos Tour

If you are coming to visit your family in Lebanon this holiday and want to teach your kids about the amazing Lebanese sites, enjoy a bus tour to Jeita Grotto, Our Lady of Lebanon (Harissa), and Byblos from 8 am until 4 pm. You can contact the organizers on +96181242977 for more information.

#2 Echoes from Lebanon

A Collective Virtual Art Exhibition that you can enjoy from home. Echoes from Lebanon is a virtual exhibition of arts and politics by more than 75 artists. It showcases the duality of the feelings Lebanese people express, from love to anger.

#3 Lost in the Right Direction

If you are a fan of exhibitions, there will be a Pop-up Exhibition at the ancient Beit Meri Archeological Site. Deir el Kalaa is an archeological site, originally a Roman temple dating from the first century AD.

#4 Artists of Beirut – Christmas Edition

This event will take place in ABC Achrafieh from 10 am until 9 pm, where you will be able to visit the artists of Beirut and support their businesses. This will be a great way to spend Christmas Day.

#5 Vero Museum

Want to spend Christmas day surrounded by art? Then visit the Vero museum in Byblos, Lebanon, and spend hours in fascination.

This is practically a new museum, launched in 2019, and not a usual one. It’s an interesting exhibition of locally created hyper-realistic sculptures of celebrities and controversial political figures.

#6 Christmas market at Snow Hills Hotel

This Christmas market will be taking place in Faqra on December 26th, from 11 am to 4 pm. You will surely enjoy the amazing Christmas vibes with your kids or friends.

#7 Arnoon Christmas Village 2021

Your kids will enjoy a full day playing, laughing, and eating, alongside activities in Santa’s workshop.
Reservations are a must due to their limited capacity. To RSVP: 06-642111 or 03-342502

#8 Batroun Capitale de Noel – Christmas Market 2021

Batroun is known for its outstanding Christmas market full of celebratory events. Many daily activities take place, including parades and concerts, for free.

#9 Christmas Factory

Join the Christmas Factory in Spring High, Baabda where there will be many exhibitions, food stations, and many more until December 30th. For more info call +96171941100.

#10 Christmas lunch at Gefinor Hotel

If you are planning to have a Christmas lunch out with your family, Gefinor Hotel is having a festive buffet with live stations, good wine, a pianist performance, and a kid’s animation from 12 pm till 5 pm. For table reservation or more information, contact 01-371888.

#11 Sverige A-Ö / Sweden A-Ö photo exhibition

If you are an avid fan of photography, go and check this exhibition in Beirut Souks, It consists of 29 images, one for each letter of the Swedish alphabet. The exhibition opens at 6:30 pm and until 12 am.

#12 Beirutetna- 2nd edition

Enjoy Christmas day in Beirut Souks where many entertainments and activities are taking place from 4 pm until 9 pm.

#13 Outdoor Escape Games by Treasure Hunt Lebanon

Want to spend Christmas Day with a twist? Check the treasure hunt that will be taking place in Byblos from 2 pm till 10 pm. You will be spending 90 minutes completing a mission with a team. This will be a very fun family activity. Online booking is required in advance on +961 81 048 014.

#14 Christmas Buffet at Country Lodge Club, Bsalim

Country Lodge Club in Bsalim is having a Christmas buffet packed with a variety of foods. There is a special kids animation planned with Santa Claus and his elves. Your kids will love that! For more information or booking, contact 71 499 233.

#15 Christmas Lunch at Orizon, Hboub – Byblos

The Christmas lunch at the beautiful Orizon resort consists of an Open International Buffet with kids’ entertainment and playground. The resort is located on the main road of Hboub, about 4 minutes from the heart of Byblos city. For more information or to RSVP, contact 71544441- 76544441.

#16 Christmas Brunch – Movenpick Hotel Beirut

The Movenpick hotel in Beirut is having a traditional and delightful Christmas brunch at its Madinati restaurant. The kids will also be entertained with surprises and Santa Claus. For more information or to RSV, contact +961 1 869 666.

#17 Christmas Buffet Lunch at BURJ on BAY Hotel – Tabarja, Kfaryassine

You can celebrate Christmas day in a cozy and festive atmosphere at BURJ on BAY Hotel from 1 pm to 4 pm. There will be an international buffet and live stations and a variety of entertainments, including Christmas songs to sing along.

For more information or to RSVP, contact +961 70 199 559.

#18 Christmas Buffet at Jnaynet Belbol – Fakra

You can have fun with your family this Christmas at Jnaynet Belbol restaurant from 1 until 6 pm with a Christmas buffet and live stations, including desserts, live market arak, Santa gifts for kids, and kids’ animation.

For more information, contact 71/926508 or 71/603130.

#19 Christmas Adult Party

If it is a Christmas dancing party you are looking for, you can meet with your friends at the Smallville Hotel in Badaro, Beirut, for a Christmas Adult Party. A live band will be performing, and there will be good food and wine, as well as a piano performance and, of course, Santa will be there.

For more information or to RSVP, contact 70 99 55 52.

#20 Christmas Ball – The Village Dbayeh

Another merry party event you can consider for December 25th is taking place at The Village Dbayeh, animated by non-other than DJ Rodge, from 9 pm till 2 am. The site requires that all guests present a Vaccine Card or Negative PCR QR.
The event includes 10 pubs on location but the capacity has been reduced as per MOH regulations. To RSVP, contact the pub of your choice:

Bistro Bar Live: 70 28 82 11
Faze Two Lounge: 70 33 11 36
Pub Mayor: 70 61 27 12
Escobar: 76 77 70 92
Rural Pub: 79 19 63 63
Pitchers Beirut: 81 80 80 65
Shirley Temple Beirut: 03 23 42 69
The Bar Dbayeh: 76 85 11 15
The Oak at The Village: 71 45 65 55
Trumpet Cocktails Food & Tunes: 71 93 93 98

20 Festive Events Happening In Lebanon On Christmas Day

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