What's On in Beijing: Christmas Edition

By That's Beijing, December 19, 2016

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Dec 24: Great Wall Christmas Eve

There’s really no more memorable way to celebrate Christmas Eve than by hiking the Great Wall. This holiday trek will take you from tiny Hemp Village into the scenic hills and then on the Gubeikou section of the Great Wall where you’ll hike 6-kilometers of unrestored wall. There will be a dumpling-making contest for lunch, prizes and, of course, out-this-world views. 

Sat Dec 24; RMB450 (RMB405 for members); Beijing Hikers, see event listing. For more information click here. To make reservations, click here.

Dec 24: All-You-Can-Eat Christmas Eve @ Mr. Shi’s Dumplings 

If you love dumplings then this event is for you. Have a dumpling-filled Christmas Eve at Mr Shi’s Dumplings. Their Gulou branch is hosting not one but two all-you-can-eat-and-drink events on Saturday. RMB99 will get you as many (select) boiled and fried dumplings as you can stomach. There will be free-flow draft Tshingtao too. The first event goes from 5-8.30pm and the second goes from 8.30pm-midnight. There are only 30 spots available, so reserve now! You can call 8405 0399 or 131 6100 3826, add WeChat laoshisj or email laoshisj@qq.com to make a reservation. Eat well.

Dec 24-25: Special Christmas Meals in Beijing


Christmas weekend is finally here and there are a ton of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day buffets, set menus and brunches being served around town. Trust us, these meals come with all the trimmings, and they're great for the whole family. Click here for our full guide on Christmas meals in Beijing

Until Dec 24: Vintage China Movie Posters

A Beijing-based movie art collector is selling off some of his vintage poster collection in the build up to Christmas. The sale, which started on November 19, features over 2,000 items, from lobby cards to full-sized posters. All are theater-used originals from around the world, and all have (some sort of) China connection. Prices range from RMB80 to RMB30,000, so there should be something for casual Christmas shoppers and movie aficionados alike. Frames are also available at the sale, which will be open on Tuesdays and Saturdays until Christmas Eve.

Every Tue, (1-9pm) and Sat (10am-6pm), until Dec 24; 10-2-31, Sanlitun Diplomatic Residence Compound, 12 Sanlitun Dongsanjie, Chaoyang朝阳区三里屯东三街12号三里屯外交公寓10-2-31 (for more information email Julian Fisher on info@movieartchina.co.uk)

Dec 24-25: Farm to Neighbors Christmas Market

As always, Farm to Neighbors’ Christmas Market will be held Christmas weekend – just in time for some very last-minute holiday shopping. Expect 50 great vendors as well as all the regular local producers you've come to know and love from the Farm to Neighbors farmers’ market. Not only can you shop till you drop but you can even make your own gifts. Special workshops include paint-your-own Christmas cards and make-your-own stuffed teddy bear.

Dec 24-25, 12-6pm. The Grand Summit, For more information, please contact: 18600116714.

Dec 26: Diada de Sant Esteve 

The day after Christmas can often feel a little blue – the guests are gone, the gifts are open, the impending workweek looms. But you can get one extra day out of the holiday season with Migas’ Diada de Sant Esteve traditional Catalan lunch. Mark the post-Christmas Catalan festival with all-you-can-eat ‘Christmas leftover’ cannelloni, Escudella soup, Catalan cream and sparkling wine, all for just RMB150. Squeeze the last few drops of indulgence out of the holiday season.

Mon Dec 26; RMB150; Migas (for reservations call 5208 6061).

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