Artists are preparing for New Year's Eve parties after a successful Christmas holiday of charity concerts and events.
In Lebanon, renowned singer Fairouz performed on December 9th before an audience of 3,700 people at the Platea complex in Sahel Alma, Jounieh. Fairouz sang selected pieces from plays such as "Baya'a al-Khawatem" and "Fakhr el-Din", as well as other songs. She repeated her performance on December 23rd.
Majida al-Roumi welcomed her first grandchild Joey on December 18th. She also performed at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal of the Vincentian Fathers in Achrafieh on December 15th and 16th. Proceeds went to the Mission de Vie and to support the Basilica's needy. Al-Roumi finished off her Christmas performances with a concert at the presidential palace in Baabda, which was attended by government officials and broadcast live on television.
Myriam Fares gave away presents to passers-by as she toured Beirut in an entourage of cars decorated with balloons. She also took the opportunity to pose for photos with her fans as she wished them happy holidays.
Moussa joined more than 200 children on the "Day of Happiness" organised by the Lebanese Welfare Association for the Handicapped in Sarafande on December 9th. Moussa also toured a drawing and handicrafts exhibitions of the children's work and received a certificate of appreciation from the association.
As for New Year's parties, Kadhem al-Saher, Yara and Marwan Khoury will be performing at the Casino du Liban. Najwa Karam, Assi El-Hellani and Fares Karam will ring in the new year at the Phoenicia Hotel.
A star-studded evening is scheduled at the Habtoor Hotel in Sin El Fil as Fadel Shaker, Elissa and Wael Kfoury entertain their fans on New Year's Eve. Ragheb Alama and Haifa Wehbe will be performing at Biel in downtown Beirut. The Mövenpick Hotel will host Melhem Zein, Myriam Fares and Ayman Zbib. Rami Ayash will perform at the Forum de Beyrouth alongside a number of other stars.
Carole Samaha, who performed at a Christmas party for children with the Frontiers Ruwad Association, will come face-to-face with her fans on New Year's Eve alongside Ayman Zbib at the Edde Sands Resort in Jbeil. She will also be performing at Hotel Le Royal in Dbayeh.
Nancy Ajram will be celebrating New Year's at la Cigale Hotel in Doha, Qatar. Ajram also performed her first concert in Iraq in the city of Erbil on December 22nd. She will be collaborating for the sixth time with Layla Kanaan to film her song, "Imta ha shoofak" from her latest album.