New Year’s Eve is 4 days away and I’m sure a lot of people didn’t decide on what to do yet, but it’s not too late unless you were planning to travel somewhere. Here are four ways to spend your NYE:
1- Book a chalet or a small apartment in the mountains:
Faraya, Kfardebian, Faqra, Zahle and the Cedars are still popular destinations to celebrate New Year’s Eve even if it barely snowed this year. The closer you are to Mzaar, the more expensive chalets are but you can find good deals if you go up and ask around. In fact, chances are you will find real cheap chalets if you have time to look around.
2- Book a chalet or a small apartment in Beirut/Mount Lebanon
If you can’t drive to the mountains to check out chalets, I recommend you look in areas like Broumana or Bikfaya. Three years ago, we found a huge apartment that could fit up to 25 people in Broumana for $400 and we are probably going there again this year.
PS: You can also opt for chalets in beach resorts as they are much cheaper now.
3- Spend the night at home or at a friend’s house:
If you have a mountain house or a spacious house with a small garden or outdoor area, you can always plan parties at your own place but it’s a hassle to organize everything and make sure no one messes up the house. If you have kids and can’t leave them anywhere, you can always plan a fun night (board games, cards, poker) with friends or other parents.
4- Party Out:
I’d rather spend the night in a chalet or at some friend’s place than go out and party on NYE but there are tons of events and parties taking place that you can check on the below links:
– [Lebtivity] has over 100 events listed with all the necessary details.
– [newyearinLebanon.tel] lets you search for parties inside and outside Beirut, as well as sort them by budget.
Enjoy and make sure to drive safe on that night!