Beirut switches on its Christmas lights

Festive cheer as Beirut Christmas tree lights up

The countdown for Christmas has started in Beirut and Lebanon celebrated with a lot of sparkles. 

The fireworks display is a giant Christmas tree in Martyrs' Square in the city center. 

Christmas is one of the most celebrated events in Lebanon where there is a large number of Christians. 

Many Muslims in Beirut also consider Christmas to be part of their culture.