The holiday season is upon us. That’s Beijing offers you a guide to the city’s most heart-warming and festive events so you can make it a Christmas to remember.
Join in the Christmas fun at Beersmith with their secret Santa Christmas eve party. Bring a gift (budget RMB50-100) and you’ll receive one yourself at midnight. Beersmith will also give away 20 mystery prizes. Live music from Soul Shake, a lucky draw and more will be sure to make it a Christmas eve to remember.
Thu December 24, 5pm-2am, RMB100 per person (after 9pm including one free welcome drink), Beersmith.
Enjoy a Christmas eve dinner elaborately created by Chef Vincent which includes all kinds of selected mouthwatering ingredients. In the quiet and warm space of 29 Grill, you can be sure to have a memorable Christmas (RMB988 per person subject to 15% service charge and VAT).
Thu December 24, RMB988 per person subject to 15% service charge and VAT, Conrad Beijing.
The C6 Cafe Kitchen presents an impeccable east-meets-west spread for the perfect Christmas eve dinner. Choose traditional turkey with all the trimmings, go Asian with Peking duck, or savor both! Stollen cake, minced pies and a gingerbread house for dessert will be sure to please your Christmas sweet tooth (RMB1288 per person).
Thu December 24, RMB1288 per person, Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town.
For Christmas eve dinner or a Christmas day all-day buffet, EAST Beijing offers you an extensive menu including roasted turkey, roasted lamb leg, baked salmon, oysters, lobster, as well as an extensive selection of other festive delights and Christmas-themed sweet treats. Unlimited soft drinks, coffee, tea, beer, wine and sparkling wine are included. And, of course, Santa himself will be there to meet the kids!
Christmas Eve dinner: Thu December 24, 5:30pm – 10pm, RMB488* per person (half price for children aged 7-11 and free for children aged 6 and under), EAST Beijing.
Christmas Day all-day buffet: Fri December 25, 11:30am – 9pm, RMB428* per person (half price for children aged 7-11 and free for children aged six and under, dining time-limited to 3 hours or less), EAST Beijing.
Head to the Grand Cafe for a sumptuous Christmas Eve buffet dinner featuring traditional festive dishes and homemade Christmas desserts. Enjoy a free-flow of juices, soft drinks, beers, house wine and sparkling wine. Exciting lucky draw prizes including stays at other Hyatt hotels await.
Thu December 24, 5:30pm – 10pm, RMB988 per adult, RMB488 for children aged six to 12 years, complimentary for children aged five years and below, Grand Cafe, Grand Hyatt Beijing.
Great Leap Brewing is offering beer lovers the ‘12 Beers of Christmas.’ For 12 days, there will be a different beer to try each day. Every RMB10 raised from beers sales will be donated to the Beijing Rainbow Foundation charity.
December 14 – 25, Great Leap Brewing.
Celebrate a traditional Christmas journey at Hyatt Regency’s dining hub Market Café, the perfect place to share the Christmas spirit with your family and friends.
The Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet will be served from 5.30-9.30pm on December 24. RMB888 per person gets you Alaskan king crab, Baeri sturgeon caviar, Robbins Island Wagyu Beef, pan-fried foie gras and Christmas turkey, as well as a special seafood menu with Canadian lobster and oysters. You will also be treated to free-flow Moet Chandon and Veuve Clicquot Champagne as well as Jing-A draft beer, house wine, Christmas Gluhwein and Christmas-themed cocktails. Kids cooking class, kids choir and lucky draw are all included.
Thu December 24th, 5.30-9.30pm, RMB888 per person, Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing.
The Christmas Day Dinner Buffet will be served 5.30-9.30pm on December 25. RMB688 per person gets you Robbins Island Wagyu Beef, pan-fried foie gras and Christmas turkey, as well as a special seafood menu with Canadian lobster and oysters. You will also be treated to free-flow of Chandon sparkling wine, house wine, Jing-A draft beer, Christmas Gluhwein and Christmas themed cocktails. Kids cooking class, kids choir and lucky draw are all included. With an additional RMB298 per person, you may upgrade to free-flow Moet Chandon and Veuve Clicquot Champagne package.
Fri December 25, 5.30-9.30pm, RMB688 per person (additional RMB298 per person to upgrade to free flow drinks), Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing.
Enjoy a Michelin Christmas eve dinner or Christmas day lunch at CHAR bar & grill. Feast on Christmas classics with a modern twist, the perfect way to get you and your family in the festive mood.
Thu December 24 – Sun December 27, 5.30-11pm, RMB1,988 (set dinner for two) or RMB998 per person (Christmas Eve & Christmas Dinner), CHAR bar & grill, InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun.
Fri December 25 – Sun December 27, 11.30am-2.30pm, RMB588 per person (5-course Christmas lunch), CHAR bar and grill, InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun.
Make it a memorable holiday with a Christmas eve dinner or Christmas day brunch buffet at Kempinski Hotel. Tuck into delicious glazed ham, whole roasted seasoned turkey, angus beef medallions, foie gras, lobster, caviar and more. For dessert, enjoy Christmas stollen and cookies. Live jazz, a lucky draw and a children’s play area will keep the whole family entertained this holiday.
December 24, 6-10.30pm, RMB698 per person (includes free-flow beer, wine and soft drinks), Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center.
December 25, 12-3pm, RMB538 per person, (includes free-flow beer, wine and soft drinks), Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center
Enjoy a 7-course Mediterranean menu at Migas Mercado. The menu will be available for Christmas eve dinner and Christmas day lunch. Reservations in advance are recommended. Christmas day lunch is ONLY available through reservation (RMB648 per person with service charge included).
Christmas day lunch: Fri December 25, 11.30am-2.30pm, RMB648 per person. Migas Mercado.
Christmas eve dinner: Thu December 24, 5.30-10pm, RMB648 per person. Migas Mercado.
Tian Tan Kitchen will cook up a festive feast on Christmas eve. On the menu is roast turkey with all the trimmings, ham, tomahawk steak as well as other culinary delights from around the world. Traditional European desserts like Chocolate Yule Log and Rum Baba with whiskey cream and panettone are also included. Diners can toast the season with free-flow gluhwein, house wine, beer, juice and soft drinks. The kids will have the chance to meet Santa, while the adults can win luxury lucky draw prizes like a one-night stay at the New World Hotel Presidential Suite, a Trip.com gift card valued at RMB3,000 and more.
Thu December 24, 5:30pm – 9:30pm, RMB788 per adult and RMB468 per child, New World Beijing Hotel.
Enjoy Christmas afternoon tea and classic opera at the Christmas Opera Salon, featuring artists from the National Center for the Performing Arts. Mingle and jingle in the legendary Writers Bar, which has welcomed famous writers like Bernard Shaw and Tagore.
Sat December 19, 2pm, RMB238 per person, Beijing Hotel NUO.
‘Christmas at Our House’ allows you to enjoy a luxurious one-night Christmas staycation in one of The Opposite House’s spacious and sleek rooms. The staycation includes Christmas dinner for two at Frasca Italian restaurant (valued at RMB1,766), a bottle of Charles Heidsieck Champagne, breakfast for two at Frasca, a Christmas goodie bag and complimentary parking during the stay (Studio 70 RMB2,888 net/Suite 95 RMB4,888 net/Suite 115 RMB6,888 net).
The December 24-26 (check-in for a one night stay on any of these days)，Studio 70 - RMB2,888 net per night / Suite 95 - RMB4,888 net per night / Suite 115 - RMB6,888 net per night, The Opposite House.
Enjoy festive afternoon tea at The Peninsula Beijing, including delicious sandwiches served on the trademark silver-tiered stand as well as complemented strawberry and cream cheese mousse, chestnut, rum and chocolate truffle cake and a matcha macaron Christmas tree. The Valrhona Guanaja Yule Log with white chocolate brownie is a sweet treat you won’t want to miss (for one person - RMB358 or RMB458 including one glass of champagne/for two persons - RMB588 or RMB788 including two glasses of champagne, plus 15% surcharge).
Tue November 17 – Thu December 31, RMB358 per person or RMB458 per person including one glass of champagne, RMB588 for two people or RMB788 for two people including two glasses of champagne, The Lobby, The Peninsula Beijing.
Enjoy a festive set-lunch at Rive Gauche. Each dish is crafted by Executive Chef Ivan, using various seasonal ingredients. Choose from the 3-course set lunch (RMB248 per person) or 4-course set lunch (RMB268 per person).
Mon December 7 – Thu December 31, 3-course set lunch (RMB248 per person) or 4-course set lunch (RMB268 per person), The PuXuan Hotel and Spa.
Enjoy Christmas afternoon tea for two at Regent Beijing. Savory delights include smoked Christmas ham, succulent slices of turkey and glazed chestnuts with apple and cranberry sauce. The pastry team have prepared French macarons, traditional German Christmas stollen, Christmas log, cookies and more.
Fri December 18 – Sun January 3, 2pm – 6pm, RMB578 for two persons, Regent Beijing.
Enjoy a romantic Christmas dinner for two at the Ritz-Carlton Beijing. A delectable 8-course signature set menu awaits you at the Michelin Plate winning Yu restaurant, helping you celebrate the festive season in style (RMB1,520 per person).
Thu December 24 - Fri December 25, RMB1,520 per person, The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing.
Enjoy lunch or dinner on Christmas eve or Christmas day at the award-winning Cépe restaurant. The culinary team has specially prepared new four- and five-course Christmas menus with a traditional Italian taste. Special gifts will be given to guests who enjoy one of the set menus!
Thu December 24 – Fri December 25, 11:30am-2:30pm (lunch) OR 5:30pm-10pm (dinner), RMB988 per person (4-course set menu) OR RMB1,388 per person (5-course set menu), Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street.
Enjoy a luxury Christmas eve dinner or Christmas day dinner at Rosewood Beijing.
Thu December 24, RMB880 per person (Christmas eve set dinner), Bistrot B, Rosewood Beijing.
Fri December 25, RMB880 per person (Christmas day set dinner), Bistrot B, Rosewood Beijing.
Join Starry for their Nutcracker-themed Christmas party. Make sure to dress Christmassy!
Thu 24 December, 9pm-late; Fri 25 December, 9pm-late, STARRY.
Get on your Christmas dancing shoes at Beijing’s hottest RNB and hip-hop party. DJ 4TAEL and Dirty Dishes will be rocking the festive dance floor (limited number of advanced tickets available, location to be revealed 24 hours before the event starts).
Fri December 25, 9pm – 2am, (secret location somewhere in Sanlitun, scan the poster QR code to learn more).
Enjoy Christmas day lunch with a menu of eastern and western specialties. The Elements restaurant in Sunrise Kempinski Hotel Beijing will be sure to put festive spirit into your Christmas day (RMB358 per person).
Fri December 25, 5:30pm – 9:30pm, RMB358 per person, Elements, Sunrise Kempinski Hotel Beijing.
Don’t miss out on a delicious Christmas dinner at TRIBE. Succulent lamb chops, mouth-watering roast chicken, sweet raspberry pie and more are all on the menu. All alcoholic drinks are buy-one-get-one-free! A visit from Santa and live music will be sure to keep you entertained.
Sat December 19, RMB218 per person, RMB396 per couple, TRIBE Solana.
Enjoy an authentic Cantonese cuisine on Christmas eve with Waldorf Astoria Beijing. Zijin Mansion, a One Michelin Star restaurant in the Michelin Guide 2021, has prepared a set menu featuring a series of seasonal dishes including barbecued (char siu) pork in honey, roasted turkey, deep-fried prawn in sweet and sour sauce and many other delicacies. Guests will be treated to a glass of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut (RMB888 per person).
Thu December 24 – Fri 25, 5.30-9.30pm, RMB888* per person, Zijin Mansion Restaurant, Waldorf Astoria Beijing.
Zarah is offering a festive Christmas brunch. Enjoy a festive-themed all-you-can-eat buffet. RMB198 gets you a buffet and one drink, while RMB298 gets you free-flow for three hours. Kids aged 6-12 can eat for RMB98.
Sun December 20, 10am-3pm, RMB198 (buffet and one drink), RMB298 (buffet and free-flow drinks), RMB98 (for kids aged 6-12 years old), Zarah.
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