Where to Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in Beijing

By That's Beijing, September 9, 2019

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Staying in the city for the long weekend? Don’t worry. There is so much going on during this year's Mid-Autumn Festival. We’ve got you covered with a special guide highlighting all the awesome themed events taking place in Beijing over the holiday. 

Sep 12 & 13: Constellation Party & Mid-Autumn Celebration @ Kerry Hotel, Beijing

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Spend the holiday at Kerry Hotel, Beijing with a family-friendly meal at Kerry’s Kitchen, complete with mooncakes, a lantern-making workshop and playtime for kids at Adventure Zone. Start the celebration early with friends at Centro’s Constellation Party. Dance under the moonlight with fantastic drink deals, a live DJ, dancers and a lucky draw.

Constellation Party: Thu Sep 12; Centro @ Kerry Hotel, Beijing & Mid-Autumn Celebration: Fri Sep 13, RMB488/adult, RMB244/child; Kerry’s Kitchen @ Kerry Hotel, Beijing, see event listing.

Sep 13-15: Mid-Autumn Festival Feasts @ New World Beijing Hotel

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New World Beijing Hotel’s signature Chinese restaurant 8 Qi Nian will offer family-style menus for RMB488, RMB688 and RMB888 for two, four and six people respectively (special offers are only available on the hotel's official WeChat shop). Indulge in age-old Chinese recipes with modern twists, courtesy of Chef Tony Guo, featuring dishes like Hei Suan Fen Si Zheng Dalian Bao with steamed abalone, bean vermicelli and black garlic sauce, and Xian Hu Jiao E Gan Niu Zai Liu, stir-fried beef and goose liver with fresh Sichuan pepper. Tian Tan Kitchen is dishing out a sizzling variety of classic Asian delicacies, European gourmet delights and sinfully delicious sweets at its lunch and dinner buffet, including a complimentary DIY mooncake workshop for kids.

Fri Sep 13 & Sat Sep 14, noon-3pm (lunch), 5.30-9.30pm (dinner); RMB158/person (lunch buffet), RMB168/person (dinner buffet), Tian Tan Kitchen @ New World Beijing Hotel. Fri Sep 13-Sun Sep 15, 11.30am-2.30pm (lunch), 5.30-10.30pm (dinner); RMB488-888 (2-6 people); 8 Qi NianSee event listing.

Sep 13-15: Camping on the Great Wall

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Enjoy the long weekend with an unforgettable camping experience on China’s historic landmark: The Great Wall. Fun Trips has organized two overnight trips, which include camping equipment, transportation to and from the Wall, a scenic hike, hot pot dinner at sunset and lunch at a nearby farmyard the next day. 

Trip 1: Fri Sep 13-Sat Sep 14 & Trip 2: Sat Sep 14-Sun Sep 15, 9.20-10.20am (various meeting points); RMB370 (group discounts available); Fun Trips, see event listing.

Sep 13-15: UnTour Food Tours

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Good news, staycationers! UnTour Food Tours is open the entire holiday weekend. Spend your days off going on food tours like the Old Beijing Dinner, featuring a classic dinnertime tour through the hutongs with authentic dishes that Chinese chefs have been perfecting for thousands of years. More of a morning person? Journey through the hutongs once again for some delicious breakfast staples that are hiding in plain sight on the Beijing Hutong Breakfast tour.

Old Beijing Dinner: Fri Sep 13-Sat Sep 14, 7pm; RMB530 & Beijing Hutong Breakfast: Sun Sep 15, 8am; RMB460; UnTour Food Tours. Buy tickets for breakfast tour here.

Sep 14: Mooncake Making and Tea Tasting Course 

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Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with a special mooncake making course and tea tasting at The Hutong. Learn all about the history of the festival and how to choose the perfect tea to pair with mooncakes of various fillings. There will even be a chance for you to make your own handcrafted tea. 

Sat Sep 14, 2.30-5pm; RMB200, RMB180 (members), RMB150 (children under 13); The Hutong, see event listing.

Sep 14: Mid-Autumn Festival Tribute Night @ DDC

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Beijing’s best local cover bands join forces for the ultimate tribute night at DDC. Catch Peking Floyd (Pink Floyd), Beijing Doors (The Doors) and Led Barons (Led Zeppelin) performing all the legendary hits this Saturday night.

Sat Sep 14, 8.30pm; RMB60 (advance), RMB80 (door); DDC, see event listing.

Sep 14: Full Moon Hike Over the Silver Pagodas 

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It’s a full moon on Saturday night and Beijing Hikers have organized an exciting outdoor trek under the moonlight. The relatively basic hike features a climb to the peak of Silver Mountain and down through the pagodas. Don’t forget to bring your own dinner and a flashlight. 

Sat Sep 14, 2.45pm-late; RMB360, RMB325 (members); Beijing Hikers, see event listing. For more info and booking, visit beijinghikers.com or email info@ beijinghikers.com.

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