27 Awesome Things to Do This October Holiday in Beijing

By That's Beijing, September 28, 2023

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Food & Drink

The Peninsula Classic Afternoon Tea


Experience the time-honored tradition of British afternoon tea at our hotels, a legacy initiated at The Peninsula Hong Kong. Your senses will delight in an array of five delectable desserts gracing the tea tray. To add to this opulent experience, our porcelain plates are custom-designed by Villeroy & Boch, a renowned German luxury table porcelain brand with a 270-year history. Each plate proudly features the "The Peninsula Beijing" monogram on the reverse side, a true testament to our commitment to luxury and tradition.

The 30th of every month until November 5, 2023

The Peninsula Beijing, 8 Goldfish Lane, Wangfujing

Kerry Karnival


Make your upcoming National Holiday memorable at Kerry Hotel, Beijing. Enjoy a delightful breakfast buffet while your little ones are entertained with a Clown Show and English Story Telling. Explore educational activities like The Palace Museum, Beijing Planetarium, and Blue Zoo Beijing. Engage in craft activities, experience the Adventure Zone, and try Go-Kart Racing. Our family-friendly events and live entertainment ensure a fantastic holiday experience. Don't miss the opportunity to create lasting memories in the heart of the CBD.

September 28 to October 6, 2023

Kerry Hotel, Beijing, 1 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang

Golden Holiday Joy


Celebrate this Mid-Autumn and National Holiday season at Hotel Éclat Beijing with our exclusive "Golden Holiday Joy" staycation package. Nestled in the heart of Beijing, indulge in a luxurious artistic journey with our Deluxe Lagoon Suite for RMB7,688 per night. Enjoy a sparkling wine welcome, a delectable 6-course family dinner, and a cinematic experience at Lumiere Beijing Parkview Green Cinema with two complimentary tickets. Start your day with a unique floating breakfast in your private lagoon pool, and explore our renowned art collection with an exclusive hotel art tour. Plus, gain complimentary access to The Parkview Museum, stay active at The Art of Fitness- Philosophy Gym, and create unforgettable memories.

Until October 7, 2023

Hotel Éclat Beijing, No.9 Dongdaqiao Road, Chaoyang

TEA: R&B Party


Looking for a 'wake up' when September ends? Old friend of Modernista, Tea, comes back with her band for a night of sensuous music. Tea has an angelic voice, and will offer her interpretations of smooth R&B and pop songs. At midnight, Beijing's hunkiest DJ, Vincent Von Rock, will take over and turn the party out like only he knows how. As the National Week holiday kicks up, this is a great way to cruise into some good times!

September 30, 9pm - late

Modernista, 44 Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng

Golden Week Brunch at Zarah


On Sunday, October 1, 10am – 2pm, we are hosting a glorious “Golden Week Brunch” at Zarah to commemorate China’s National Day with a range of Lao Beijing specials, including zhajiang mian noodles, sauteed shredded pork in sweet bean sauce, shaobing breakfast buns, our famous DIY-breakfast jianbing, and sweet cooked hawthorns.

The all-you-can-eat package is priced at RMB228 per person.

October 1, 10am - 2pm

Zarah, 46 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng

Grill 79 Sunday Brunch


At an altitude surpassing 300 meters, Grill 79's Sunday brunch elevates dining into the realm of the clouds. Succulent lobster delights the palate, while the multifaceted flavors of beef Wellington steak enchant diners. Rich barbecue creations sizzle with autumnal warmth. The curated selection of cheeses from diverse farms leaves a lingering, indulgent milk aroma on the taste buds. Grill 79 has earned a spot in the Beijing Michelin Guide for four consecutive years, offering not only exquisite cuisine but also breathtaking vistas, as it overlooks the Forbidden City's resplendent golden roofs. Whether for business, leisure, or a romantic rendezvous, it promises an unforgettable dining experience.

Sunday Brunch, RMB788/person 

Every Sunday & September 30 - October 2 

Grill 79, Level 79, China World Summit Wing, Beijing

Wine Down Tuesday at Zarah


Come to Zarah's beautiful rooftop to sip wine & dine with our new Tuesday all-day, max and relax, happy hour special! Enjoy a great selection of reds, whites, and sparkling wine in a charming alfresco environment overlooking Old Beijing. Wine Down Tuesdays offer glasses of wine for RMB45 each, and bottles for 20 % off, along with a free appetizer of your choice for any bottled vino purchase.

Every Tuesday, from 10am

Zarah, 46 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng


Secret Garden


On Friday, September 29, starting at 8pm and extending into the late hours, WildKats cordially invite you to embark on a captivating journey within the enchanting ambiance of our Secret Garden concept. Immerse yourself in the alluring blend of indoor and outdoor spaces, where you'll be treated to breathtaking vistas, invigorating cocktails, and a dance floor pulsating to the melodic and groovy rhythms of our premier DJs in the House and Techno genres. Join us for a night of magic and music that transcends the ordinary.

Presale: RMB80

At Door: RMB100

September 29, 8pm - late

A+A, Building 27, Yard 4, Gongti North Road 04/05/06

Cosmic Echo Music Festival


Forty years ago, humans sent the first music record into space. And since then, imagination never stopped dreaming about what the echoes would be like...

September 29 - 30, 2023

Beijing Garden Expo Park, Yuanbo Blvd, Fengtai

Panda Friends Music Festival


Get ready for the Beijing Panda Friends Music Festival! This exciting event promises a fantastic lineup of music artists and a fun-filled atmosphere. Whether you're a music enthusiast or just looking for a great time, this festival is set to deliver an unforgettable experience. Enjoy the music, the vibes, and the company of fellow music lovers at the Beijing Panda Friends Music Festival!

October 2 - 6, 2023

Changyang Music Theme Park, Changyang Stadium, Fengtai

Grand Canal Music Festival


The Beijing Grand Canal Music Festival is here to treat you to a series of incredible concerts! Get ready for a musical journey that will take you through various genres and performances. From classical to contemporary, this festival has it all. Join us for an unforgettable celebration of music along the iconic Grand Canal in Beijing. Don't miss out on this extraordinary experience!

October 6 - 8, 2023

Tongzhou Canal Park, No.9 Furongxi Road, Tongzhou


Belt and Road: The Bridge of Civilization


Explore the "Belt and Road: The Bridge of Civilization" exhibition series featuring books and creative cultural products. This series offers a fascinating journey into the cultural exchange facilitated by the Belt and Road Initiative. Discover a wealth of knowledge and creativity through these exhibitions.

September 28 to October 28, 2023

Beijing Books Building, No.17 Xichanganjiebing, Xicheng

X Museum Triennial 2023: Home Is Where the Haunt Is


As a highly anticipated, recurring exhibition programme introduced to coincide with the opening of the institution, X Museum Triennial is a three-year recurring review of Chinese contemporary art and its development. With a continuous focus on emerging artists, the second edition, "Home Is Where the Haunt Is," will bring together eight newly commissioned works and more than 30 recent works from 19 artists. 

Until November 26, 2023

X Museum, No.53 Banjianta Road, Chaoyang

JIA Illustration Award 2023


The second JIA Japan Illustration Award Winning Works Exhibition, the first stop in Beijing, will open on August 26, 2023. The latest winning works in 2023 will be exhibited, and the winning works in 2023 will be selected from nearly 1,000 works from more than 30 countries, including gold, silver and bronze awards.

Until October 29, 2023

Art Bridge Gallery, D09-1 798 Art District, No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang

Object Making and the Return of Things


This exhibition is the most complete review and summary of artist Bai Ming's 30-year artistic career, and it is also the largest and most important large-scale solo exhibition covering the time range of his works in the past five years.

Until October 15, 2023

One Art Museum, D4, No.1 Zhongguancun, Beijing Road, Haidian

Stilled Melody


The exhibition provides a viewing angle. As an important part of modern art in the world, modern ceramics is often misunderstood in China, or solidified or even obscured by the aesthetic norms of brilliant traditional ceramic art. All new art cannot exist apart from tradition, no matter what achievements all new art has, it cannot replace tradition, and the rapid change of new art precisely constitutes the vitality of traditional art and the history of human civilization today. 

Until October 15, 2023

Tsinghua University Art Museum, No.1 Tsinghua University Campus, 30 Shuangqing Lu, Haidian

Heidi Bucher Beyond The Skins


Heidi Bucher, the most important avant-garde artist of the 20th century and overlooked by mainstream art historical narratives, will be presented at the Red Brick Museum on August 5 as the artist's first solo exhibition in China.

Until October 8, 2023

Red Brick Art Museum, Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang Township

The World of Tea


This exhibition brings together the representative collections of 30 archaeological and cultural institutions at home and abroad, with a total of 555 exhibits (groups), with a distinct theme and grand scale, three-dimensional display of Chinese tea civilization through history, connecting regions and integrating nationalities.

Until November 30, 2023

The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng

Blanc De Chine Dehua White Porcelain


The exhibition carefully selects more than 400 Dehua white porcelain exhibits from ancient times to the present, divided into two units: "One White Unique Show" and "One Hundred Skills Compete for Beauty", in addition to covering the "He Chaozong" Guanyin statue, "Jiangshan Ren" Guanyin and other heirloom masterpieces, the ruins of Weilin kiln, Huaguangjiao No. 1 shipwreck and other ancient treasures of Dehua kiln, and concentrate on the masterpieces of modern and contemporary Dehua artists, reflecting the exquisite porcelain making skills of Dehua porcelain and the inheritance and innovation of the same lineage.

Until December 31, 2023

National Museum of China, No.16 Dongchangan Road, Dongcheng

Ancient Chinese Jade


The exhibition content design adheres to the concept of "people-oriented" to meet the diverse viewing needs of the audience. In addition to the concise explanatory text, many auxiliary exhibits such as background reference maps of cultural relics, line drawings of key cultural relics, and multimedia have been added to the exhibition, which interpret the connotation of cultural relics from different angles, which is both academic and popular, so as to facilitate the audience to better understand and grasp the theme of the exhibition. 

Until December 31, 2023

National Museum of China, No.16 Dongchangan Road, Dongcheng

Faces of Time


From the artistic marvels of the Renaissance, to the artistic trends of Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Modernism, the history of Western art is home to countless amazing masters. They use classic figure paintings as a medium to outline the stories behind those faces and record the development and changes of the times and society. These works of art not only exude fascinating brilliance, but also a window to the depths of history, introducing us to the glory and vicissitudes of the past...

Until November 12, 2023

National Centre for the Performing Arts, No.2 Xichangan Road, Xicheng

Living Leisurely


As the 60th exhibition project of the "20th Century Chinese Art Masters Series", this exhibition will take Dai Ze as the research object and display 80 fine art works, covering watercolor, oil painting, drawing and other art categories, focusing on Dai Ze's creation around Beijing, and arousing the emotional resonance of the audience with regional history and culture.

Until October 29, 2023

Art Museum of Beijing Fine Art Academy, No. 12 Chaoyang Park South Road, Chaoyang

Sha King Oil Painting Exhibition


The art of Sha King is presented on two levels, one is the strong artistic personality highlighted in his works, and the other is his repeated scrutiny and personal formal construction in the ontological language of oil painting. Whether from the perspective of the Inner Mongolian oil painting community or from the huge team of Chinese oil painting, it is not difficult for his works to present his unique artistic personality.

Until October 7, 2023

Above The Clouds Art Gallery, 1704 Cultural and Art New Street, Gaobeidian, Chaoyang

Where to Find a Trail


In ancient Chinese paintings, in addition to the magnificent landscapes with huge smoke, it is common to dot the scene and occasionally scatter the paintings. They either travel far away, or watch mountains and waterfalls, or graze under trees, or play games among the clouds, or take a break in making tea, as if the painter picks the dots at will, and has the finishing touch, so that the static picture seems to flow with the movement and gaze of the characters. 

Until October 20, 2023

CAFA Art Museum, No. 8 Huajiadi Nan Road


Yoga | Fun & Connection


Join our special workshop led by Master Shubham, "Fun & Connection," where no previous yoga experience is required. Yoga Spirit is excited to host this event, inviting you to connect with yourself and others, learn, and have a great time along the way. Don't miss out on this opportunity for personal growth and enjoyable experiences.

Saturday, September 30, 1:30 pm

Yoga Spirit Beijing Studio, 709 WanBang E-Trade Commercial Center

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