In an attempt to convey to all of you my readers around the globe how Christmas in Lebanon looks like, here are a few photographs…
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Every year, this grand mall located in a suburb of Beirut, Achrafieh, makes fascinating dreams of enchanted Holidays come true! By creating state-of-the art decorations, circus shows, diverse charades, chorales with their costumes. Everything is perfected down to every detail. It’s the place where every year, everybody comes to see their unique giant Christmas tree, and the daily family entertainment shows… It’s Christmas in ABC Achrafieh, Beirut.
I’ve tried to select the pictures that would convey to you how magical the decoration, the music and the shows were… It was a lovely day, with the most spectacular Christmas shows in the whole region! Enjoy…
I would love to see how Christmas is like where you live Send me links, photos or videos…
It is common knowledge now that the Lebanese are famous for inventing a reason to party even when there’s none! So how about when it’s Christmas in Beirut?! Enchanting Decorations were starting to appear around Lebanon since mid November… People couldn’t just wait to celebrate! Most families had their Christmas trees set over a month ago, and some will still have them around till the end of January! All shops started displaying their latest trends of Christmas ornaments and gifts.
My stop today is about the Christmas exhibition that took place in trendiest spot in Beirut, Zaitunay Bay. It was named ‘Christmas at Zaitunay Bay,’ with daily charades, chanting chorals, musicians, crafts, plays and face paint for kids, and a lot more! Lebanese designers, painters, local shops, chefs from five-star hotels and pastry gourmet owners were also exhibiting their best, in specially built wooden cabins to combat December’s stormy weather.
I’ll let the photos speak for themselves…
Christmas is by far is the happiest season of the year, almost everywhere around the globe… It is a time where joy is automatically transcended between each other, young & old… & even between people and things!
I would love to know… What are your special moments, items and traditions during this holy season?
– All photos are courtesy of Zaitunay Bay.