Tantalize your tastebuds for American Thanksgiving on November 28 by gobbling up traditional dishes like roast turkey and pumpkin pie at dining venues including Aroma’s, Grand Millenium, The Filling Station, and The Grand Hyatt.
Shop ‘Til You Drop
Get a head start on your Christmas shopping at the annual Rotary Club of Beijing Charity Bazaar, CISB’s The Gift, WAB’s Parent Link Charity Bazaar, and many more. These events feature a variety of vendors, food, and entertainment, so bring the entire family and make a day out of it. Best of all? Proceeds go to charity.
Eat Your Heart Out, Tom Selleck!
Movember is back! Throughout November, men all over the world will grow out their moustaches for prostate cancer awareness, including male faculty members from international schools such as Dulwich College Beijing. To donate or to find out more, visit www.movember.com.
The Reel McCoy
Pass up Megabox in favor of more educational film-related outings. Get to know the history of Chinese cinema or explore the latest film technology at Daguanlou Cinema and China Science and Technology Museum.
See your child experience the magic of taking a lump of nothing and turning it into something beautiful – and useful. JOP Pottery offers pottery classes for all ages out of their large, airy studio in rural Shunyi.
Back to School
Xiangshan may be one of the most popular places to admire fall foliage – but it’s also one of the most crowded. This year, head to some of China’s most storied universities instead. Both Tsinghua University and Peking University have sprawling campuses full of golden gingko trees and red maples.
As the Phoenix Flies
No travel plans for the holidays? Explore scenic destinations that aren’t too far away from Beijing, but just far enough to feel like you’re on vacation. See Weekend Warrior (p38) for our review of Fenghuang (Phoenix County) in Hunan, a 300-year-old ancient preserved town and UNESCO World Heritage candidate.
Caution: Icy Conditions
Winter is coming – and that means winter sports. You might have tried skiing, ice skating, and snowboarding before, but what about ice hockey? As it turns out, the premier sport of many northern countries is alive and well in Beijing.
I’m Ready for My Close-Up, Mom
If your child loves to perform, bring them to auditions for the next Beijing Playhouse Christmas Kids’ Theatre Camp at Beijing Rego British School on Sunday, November 10 at 10am.
The Early (Snow) Bird Gets the Worm
Can’t wait to hit the slopes? You don’t have to. This month, O’le Ski leads two overnight ski trips to Wanlong Ski Resort just three hours from Beijing. Prices include accommodation, all equipment, and admission to the resort. See Events (p14) for details.
Photos: STAGEONE PRODUCTIONS, KEN AND FLICKR USERS RENES AND KARUA JAUI
This article originally appeared on p12-13 of the beijingkids November 2013 issue.
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