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WAB Dance Winter Showcase, Dec 8
All ages. Western Academy of Beijing will be hosting its annual Dance Winter Showcase featuring the Middle School and High School dance teams. The performance will be aired LIVE online at livestream.wab.edu. Free. 7-10pm. Western Academy of Beijing.
Christmas Market Workshops at Zeit Berlin Bazaar, Dec 10
All ages. Shop around the market for the holidays, participate in workshops, eat food, win prizes, and make crafts! Free. 11am-6pm. Zeit Berlin. (to be a vendor add the WeChat: berlin-bazaar or email email@example.com).
OASIS Prenatal Yoga, Dec 10
Adults. Prenatal yoga is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering and focused breathing, making it a great way to prepare for childbirth. Oasis Hospital’s prenatal yoga class incorporates concepts from traditional Chinese medicine with soothing Chinese classical music to relax and prepare your body and mind for the miracle of birth. Free. 1.30pm-3pm. OASIS International Hospital. (Ashley.Gaul@oasishealth.cn).
Marche de Noel: French Christmas Market, Dec 10 to Dec 11
All ages. This French Christmas market will have goodies ranging from retail, to food, to trinkets. Come join in the Christmas festivities! Free. 10am-11pm. Phoenix Mall Center.
CISB Charity Bazaar, Dec 11
All ages. Come out for a fun-filled student-led event with food, drinks, live entertainment, holiday goods and carols. Most importantly, support local charities together with the CISB community! This student-led activity is CISB Community’s own holiday inspired fair, that’s designed to support local and national charities and is open to the entire Beijing community. Free. 11am-4pm. CISB.
Christmas Tree and Gingerbread Decorating, Dec 11
All ages. Moka Bros is inviting the whole family to help decorate their Christmas tree. There will be gingerbread men to decorate, hot chocolate and mulled wine to drink, plus Christmas treats to eat – a truly relaxed and cozy family day. Free. 11am-4pm. Moka Bros (Solana location).
Fun Christmas at R3, Dec 5 to Dec 10
All ages. Join R3 Discovery to celebrate five fun Christmas days. Come and remember that fun of Christmas and the meaning outside of the presents and retail. RMB 380-1,080. 4.30-7pm. R3 Discovery.
Gingerbread Candy House Family Workshop, Dec 7
All ages. Come join R3 Discovery in Funworks to learn how to make adorable, cozy gingerbread houses this holiday season. RMB 390. 10am-Noon. R3 Discovery.
Hope International School Christmas Concert, Dec 9
All ages. Come enjoy the Christmas show at Hope International School’s Christmas Concert. This show is a great opportunity for students to perform and for the community to come together and have a good time. All proceeds will go to the expansion of the music department. RMB 50 to 120. 7-8.30pm. Hope International School. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Christmas Cookie Ornaments Family Workshop, Dec 9 and 10
All ages. Come join R3 Discovery in Funworks and make beautiful and quirky cookies for this year’s holiday season. RMB 360. 4-5.30pm. Funworks.
Morning Tears at the 2016 Winter Ball, Dec 10
Adults. Morning Tears China strives to ensure that the rights of the child are available to all children of convicts, and to enable these children to grow up in dignity and develop their full potential. RMB 650. 6.30-10.30pm. Hilton Beijing Infinity Ballroom.
M&C Nutrition Workshop, Dec 10
All ages. Together with Leora Martin, RD, learn the importance and more importantly the “how to” to transform your home into a nutritional oasis as well as discuss practical tips and tricks on how to get the whole family involved in the health food movement. RMB 50 (non-patients) Free (patients). 11am-Noon. OASIS International Hospital. (Ashley.Gaul@oasishealth.cn).
First Aid Training for your Ayi, Dec 10
Adults. First Aid Training for your Ayi is a one day certified first aid training class for Chinese Nannies. Families can sign up an Ayi to get trained in first aid protocols as well as house hold safety awareness, so when you leave the home, you rest assured your child is safe. RMB 300. 10am-Noon. OASIS International Hospital. (Ashley.Gaul@oasishealth.cn).
Alice in Wonderland by On Pointe Ballet/Dance School, Dec 10 to 11
All ages. The five Year Anniversary production of Alice in Wonderland is upon us! It’s a great introduction for young kids to see ballet, tap and Jazz dance productions with a great introduction to dance school. RMB 75. 5pm on Dec 10, 1.30-5pm Dec 11. On Pointe Dance Studio.
Fangjia Hutong Christmas Market, Dec 11
All ages. This year’s market will offer a wide range of craft goods and food, with 30+ stalls in six venues – Cartoccio, El Nido, Fang, Mimi e Coco, Ramo and Hot Cat Club. Once you’re full, you can shop for your holiday presents, browsing such goods as Italian artist Cosmosaurus’s Christmas cards, hand-made jewelry, silk scarves, home accessories, vintage clothes, pottery, and a whole room dedicated to LoReLi artists! RMB 120. 2-9pm. Ramo Restaurant & Bar. (13718163726, WeChat: antoinepicot).
Movie Art China Christmas Sale, Tuesdays and Saturdays
All ages. Following recent exhibitions on Cult Chinese Movies and Japanese Posters, the Movie Art China Christmas Sale will offer original, theatre-used vintage movie posters from around the world from the past 90 years. A perfect holiday gift for the cinema lovers and decorators alike. Free. Tuesdays 10am to 9pm, Saturdays 10am-6pm. So Far So Good Gallery.
Hidden Surface, Tuesday – Sunday
All ages. Renowned Korean artist Kiwon Park takes over Galleria Continua Beijing with a range of installations focusing on light and color. Park is inspired by space and the interaction between artwork, the space it is presented in, and the audience. Free. 11am-6pm. Galleria Continua.
Christmas Tree of Knowledge at EAST, Beijing Hotel, Dec 1 – Dec 25
All ages. This year EAST, Beijing Hotel has teamed up with Roundabout, MOBO Design, and Penguin Books China to create a Christmas tree made up of books donated by the local community. The Christmas Tree Of Knowledge will be on display in the EAST, Beijing hotel lobby from December 1st with a donation drop off box available in the lobby. Free. All day. EAST, Beijing Hotel.
Best of Next Week
A Dulwich Christmas, Dec 13
All ages. Join in DCB’s annual Christmas time festivities that features Christmas themed gifts and trinkets on sale, Christmas foods including carved turkey, smoked ham, minced pied, fruit cake, apple cider, mulled wine, and more. This year’s celebrations will also include traditional Christmas carols by candlelight for all to join in. Free. 3-8pm. Dulwich College Beijing. (6454 9068, Flora.Zhang@dulwich-beijing.cn)
TLC Winter Weekend School, Register by Dec 15
Ages 8 to 18. The Learning Center (TLC) is running a three Saturday-only Winter Weekend School for various ages from January 7th to January 21st. All classes are designed with the primary focus of helping improve your child’s overall English reading, writing, and vocabulary, in a fun and engaging way. RMB 3,150. 9.30am-4.30pm. The Learning Center. (8046 3886, email@example.com).
TLC Chinese New Year Programs, Register by Dec 15
Kids from Grades 3 to 6. From February 6-10, The Learning Center (TLC) will have classes for a variety of topics for students from grades 3 to 6. Subjects include test taking and reading strategies, oral communication, English, social studies, science, and history. RMB 6,000. 9.30am-4.30pm. The Learning Center. (8046 3886, firstname.lastname@example.org).