Tis’ the season to indulge, so why not treat yourself and the family to a festive brunch. Enjoy a Christmas food buffet, champagne and wine for you, with activities and games for the kids. Encourage children’s interest in books and reading, with a winter program looking at comic books, graphic novels, and cityscapes. You don’t have to travel out of Shunyi for your kids to enjoy ski lessons. If you’re planning on a ski trip in the New Year, give the kids a head start with a five week after school ski club. If you want to learn how to create, make, and decorate traditional Chinese New Year decorations, sign up for some Chinese culture art activity lessons.
Hilton Beijing Capital Airport will be hosting a Christmas themed Brunch on Sunday December 21, from 11.30am-3pm. Indulge in a festive feast of a buffet, with Christmas food and champagne. There will be Christmas gifts from Santa and plenty of games for the kids to enjoy. RMB 368 per person, including juice and soft drinks. RMB 438 with free flow beer, wine, and champagne. Children aged five and under eat free, children aged 6-12 years are half price. All prices are subject to a 15% service charge. To reserve your table, contact (6450 4788, email@example.com) www.beijingairport.hilton.com
Comic Book Creation & Cityscapes
On Sunday January 11, The Learning Center is running a winter weekend program, suitable for Grades 4-5. The first session from 9.30am-12.30pm looks at comic book creation. Students will look at comics from traditional sources, including Marvel, and look at excerpts from graphic novels. Students will have the chance to put together their own short stories into comic book form. During the afternoon session, which runs from 1.30-4.30pm, students will look at cityscapes and plan their own city. To register contact (8046 3886, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.thelearningcenter.cn
After School Ski Club
Imagine Snowsports has launched a five week after school ski club, starting on Tuesday January 13. The club runs on Tuesdays from 4-8pm, club participants will be picked up from any school in Shunyi, and taken to Qiaobo Ice & Snow World for lessons with international ski instructors. Dinner at the ski center is included, and participants will then be dropped back home around 8pm. RMB 2,500 for the five week program, includes lessons, transport, and dinner. Open to all students in Shunyi aged 7-15 years. For more details contact (186 1045 3101, email@example.com) www.imagine-china.com/after-school-ski-club
Chinese Culture Art Activities
The International Montessori Teaching Institute (IMTI) is running a professional development teacher/parent workshop, about preparing for the Chinese spring festival. Participants will be introduced to a variety of New Year decorations, and learn to design and paint fans and lanterns, make paper flowers and cards, paint Peking opera masks, and paste a dragon. Participants will gain the knowledge and practical skills required to take back into the classroom. The workshop takes place on Saturday January 17 from 9.30am-3pm. For more details contact (8949 6877, 185 0061 7806, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.imti-china.com
beijingkids Shunyi Correspondent Sally Wilson moved to Beijing in 2010 from the UK with her husband and son. Her daughter was born here in 2011 and both her kids keep her happily busy. In her spare time, Sally loves to stroll through Beijing’s hutongs and parks. She is a (most of the time) keen runner and loves reading: books, magazines, news, and celeb websites – anything really. Sally is also a bit of a foodie and loves trying out new restaurants.