Atelier Christmas Factory
Every year, Atelier opens its doors to the public for an afternoon of arty-crafty activities, homemade glühwine, Christmas snacks, and a lucky draw. The event is free and promises three hours of fun and creativity. Discover Atelier students’ works and meet the teachers on Sunday December 6, from 3-6pm.
Atelier is also organizing a large range of different winter workshops. If you are interested in joining the adventure, why not take part in Atelier’s art contest, to win a Christmas Workshop! Express your creativity by filling in the comic seen here inspired by Félix Vallotton, a famous French painter and engraver of the beginning of the 20th century. The contest is open to children aged 5-15 years.
How to participate
1. Complete the comic inspired by Vallotton’s paintings by printing it out (you can redraw it if you want), coloring it, and adding the dialogues (the language can be English, Chinese or French.
2. Scan or take a high quality photo of your completed work and send it to Atelier’s official WeChat account before December 4.
3. Send the name, age, school and contact along with the comic to: email@example.com. The winner will be announced during Atelier’s Christmas Factory.
ISSCC Organizational Meeting
Come join the first organizational meeting before the annual International Schools Snowsports Championships China (ISSCC) competition takes place. ISSCC is a fun race competition for families, and the 2016 event will take place on March 4-6. It is organized by Imagine, with over 100 people attending. An organizational meeting is being held on Saturday December 5 at 5.30pm. At the meeting you can get more information about ISSCC, ask questions about the event, and if you sign up for ISSCC at the meeting you get an RMB 500 discount. You will also get the chance to try out race skiing on the G-force training simulator. Optional buffet will be available, includes soft drinks, RMB 150 per person. For more information, call 5739 4933 or visit the website www.imagine-china.com/ISSCC
Tea with Santa
The English Tearoom is hosting a tea with Santa on Sunday December 6, from 12 noon-5pm. Meet with Santa, tell him your wishes and have your photo taken at Dave’s Studio photo-booth. Take part in a gingerbread workshop and listen to some Christmas tales. At 5pm watch the lighting of the tree, and enjoy some festive carol singing. Roundabout will be selling Christmas decorations, children’s books and toys. RMB 198 per child, free for adults. All proceeds to support ongoing medical treatment for You Ruoke. For more information, call 8459 4407. The English Tearoom (behind Beidong Flower Market) on Shunhuang Road.
HoK Christmas Camp
Fun filled, action packed English, German, and Chinese-speaking camp for children aged 3-6 years old. House of Knowledge (HoK) will be organizing a range of activities, including Christmas arts and crafts, music and dance, letters to Santa, festive stories, making, baking and decorating Christmas cookies. The camp runs from December 14-18, 9am-3.30pm. For more information and pricing, call 6538 1389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DCP Winter Camps
Keeping kids active and having fun this winter break, Dulwich Community Programme (DCP) is running a number of winter camps. All camps will run at Dulwich College Beijing (DCB) Legend Garden Campus. Registration deadline is December 10. For more details, click here.
Dec 14-18, from 9am-12pm. RMB 1,500.
Suitable for ages 5-12
Dec 14-18, from 9-10.45am. RMB 1,200.
Suitable for age 9+
Dec 14-18, from 9.30-10.30am. RMB 900.
Dec 19, from 9.30-10.30am. RMB 180.
Dec 28-31, from 9.30-10.30am. RMB 720.
Suitable for age 4+
Speed Skating Group Lessons
Dec 14-18, from 11am-12.30pm. RMB 1,200.
Dec 19, from 9.30-11am. RMB 240.
Dec 28-31, from 11am-12.30pm. RMB 960.
Suitable for ages 5-7
Dec 14-18, from 1.30-3pm. RMB 1,200.
Dec 19, from 11am-12.30pm. RMB 240.
Dec 28-31, from 1.30-3pm. RMB 960.
Suitable for age 7+
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.