Lighting up the Christmas tree is becoming a nice tradition at City Centre Beirut. Last year, I couldn’t make it but I made sure to attend yesterday and bring Baby Brian along. The event was scheduled at 7 but people started gathering on all City Centre levels around 6:30 PM, then Minister Alain Hakim and Anabella Helal showed up to push the countdown buzzer and light up the tree amid Christmas chants by a small choir.
Brian was too sleepy and grumpy unfortunately. He hates crowded places and didn’t even want to meet Santa but he did get a cool gift. He’s scared of Santas for some reason but I’m sure he’ll get over it soon haha!
Here are some pictures of the huge and beautiful Christmas tree and the decoration around it.