If you still haven’t planned anything for New Year’s Eve and don’t mind crowded places, there’s a free party taking place on Nejmeh Square on December 31 starting 6PM. The event is organized by Beirut Municipality and is expected to be this year’s biggest party with Guy Manoukian, Said Mrad as well as a bunch of singers, dancers and DJs joining the celebrations.
Given how secure that area is already, the last thing you should worry about is safety. As far as food and drinks are concerned, there’s Souk el Akel and bars all over the place. So if you still haven’t made plan, don’t want to spend much on NYE and live around Beirut, walk down to Nejmeh Square, have few drinks and welcome the new year with fireworks and free entertainment.