Arnaoon Village launched its “Arnaoon Christmas Village” on Saturday 7 December at 3:00pm under the patronage of the North Lebanon Region Governor Mr. Nassif Kaloush represented by sub governor Mr. Roger Toubia.
The Main objective of the “Arnaoon Christmas Village” was to take part of a Humanitarian and Social Act by offering gifts from sponsors and individuals to specialized associations such as SOS Village – Kfarhay for orphans, Akrem Abaka wa Ommak for elderly and Bonheur du Ciel for drug addicts in an event on the 22nd of December known as the “Boxing Day”.
Witnessed by a large number of guests, associations, VIP’s and regular clients, we kicked off with a Christmas Parade , then a ride in our Village Truck to the Big Manger made out of humans where live Christmas Carols were presented by the SOS children.
The guests had also a tour in the Christmas decorated Village and enjoyed a cocktail break. The Christmas themed decoration featured Santa’s house, Christmas authentic market and village workers such as smith, carpenter, potter, and cook preparing Kaak with cheese, Saj, copper polishing, hay chair making and wool gazing., workshops, ginger bread house making, Christingles, tree ornaments, Christmas karaoke songs and photo shooting with Santa Claus in a beautiful setting.
Words from the associations and from Mr. Roger Toubia were followed by a musical concert by the ISF classical orchestra led by Colonel Ziad Mrad accompanied by the Balamand University Chorus.
The Christmas gift tree illumination happened as a closure.
The Village will open its doors every day starting Sunday 8th of December 2013 till Monday 6th of January 2014 from 10:00am and 6:00pm and throughout the season, to welcome Students from schools, corporate events and individuals with special events every Sunday, Christmas Lunch and New Year’s Eve event in our new indoor venue “Draj el Ward”. Not to forget kids’ games.
“Arnaoon Christmas Village” is a full theme located in the whole village where activities, animation, games and Christmas Carols will be carried out, targeting all age brackets visitors coming to enjoy the spirit.
“After 5 years of success and popularity, we imagined turning Arnaoon into a winter destination as well. We therefore created an indoor space to be promoted through a large scale Christmas Village where visitors can enjoy the festivities and discover the new winter venues. ” says Mrs. Rita Aprat Faddoul, Arnaoon’s Director of Sales and Marketing, “our Christmas function here in the village also has a charity aspect where many associations would benefit from donations and helping hands from sponsors” added Rita.
ARNAOON is a 300-plus year old village that existed during the Ottoman days and its name stood strong throughout the years keeping its geography rising on a hill-top overlooking the historic Msaylha Fortress along the Batroun Highway, North of Lebanon. The villagers back then decided to defend the glory of Arnaoon and refused to give it away to the Ottomans. Team Arnaoon’s aim is to cherish this heritage by reviving the old ruins and beautifying the landscape rendering it a heart-pounding venue that fully caters to memorable weddings and all sorts of occasions ranging from private dinners to corporate events.