Do you have an upcoming family-friendly event that you want to be included in our listings? Maximize the reach of your event and promote it on beijingkids!
Let us know by leaving your message in the comments section below or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on WeChat (ID: beijing-kids) or join our family events WeChat group by sending us your WeChat QR code. Please note that readers should confirm with each organizer if events are canceled or scheduled as planned. For more events that may not be included in this list, please check our Events page.
Couleurs de Chine Bazaar, Nov 20
The Couleurs de Chine Bazaar puts a French twist on Christmas shopping. Join them at the Institut Francais de Pekin on November 20th and help support Couleurs de Chine’s charitable mission. All ages. Free admission. 9am-3pm. Institut Francais.
BSB Shunyi Christmas Fayre & German Market, Nov 24
Enjoy the sights and flavors of a traditional German Christmas market at The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi. Watch out for the highlights of their annual Christmas Fayre: a concert from BSB choirs and orchestras, the lighting of the tree that will definitely have you singing along to the holiday music, and a meet-and-greet with Santa Claus. All ages. Free admission. 4-8pm. The British School of Beijing, Shunyi.
MCF Christmas Bazaar, Nov 24
The Migrant Children’s Foundation (MCF) once again holds their annual Christmas Bazaar at Beijing City International School. Feel extra good when you stock up your bags with holiday goods, because the bazaar is also a fundraiser, aiming to help MCF send migrant children for a much-needed medical checkup. Last year’s event raised money for the checkup of as many as 60 kids! All ages. Free admission. 10am-2.30pm. Beijing City International School Main Campus.
WAB Winter Charity Bazaar, Nov 24
Considering a winter fiesta? Then head to Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) for their Winter Charity Bazaar, which ushers everyone into the festive winter season, complete with a fair full of handcrafted goods and gifts from dozens of local vendors and non-profit organizations, holiday food and drinks from around the world, and entertainment throughout the day. All ages. 11am-3pm. Western Academy of Beijing.
Riviera Christmas Market, Nov 25
Come out to Beijing Riviera Country Club in Shunyi exactly a month before Christmas for a market where you can have a sip of hot mulled wine, get authentic holiday food, and enjoy special offers on Christmas gifts sales from many vendors from Beijing. All ages. Free admission. 10am-6pm. Beijing Riviera Country Club.
Cafe Zarah’s “My Christmas Cookie for You” Cooking Baking Party, Nov 25
Grab your cookie cutters and come to Cafe Zarah to craft cookies for you and the kids supported by the Migrant Children’s Foundation (MCF) as a Christmas gift. Part of the participation fee (RMB 250 per person, RMB 150 for kids 6-11, free for kids below 6), goes to MCF for their initiatives for migrant kids. All ages. The fee includes ingredients for cookie baking, Christmas dinner buffet, one drink, and an MCF apron. 5pm. Cafe Zarah. (RSVP: 8403 9807, email@example.com)
Introduction to Chinese Dinosaurs, Nov 20
This event for school teachers will help them teach their class about Chinese dinosaurs. Taught by Dr. Corwin Sullivan, an associate professor at the University of Alberta, this exhibition includes a guided English-language tour of the museum exhibits and information on new museum programs for K-12 students. School teachers. RSVP by Nov 19. 6-8pm. Paleozoological Museum. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
INN Sanlitun Coffee Morning, Nov 20
Join the International Newcomer’s Network (INN) for their last Sanlitun Coffee Morning this year at The Bookworm. Wind down for the upcoming holidays while relaxing and spending a great time with new friends. Adults. 10am-noon. The Bookworm.
Sustainable Talk: “Saving the Planet is an Art”, Nov 20
In this talk, artist Catherine Sarah Young speculates on alternative futures and human behavior through her ongoing works that explore climate change and sustainability, and science and society. Catherine will also speak about her participation in Plan International Residency, supported by the International Climate Initiative; Institute for Future in Palo Alto; ETH Zurich Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore and many more. Adults. RMB 50 (buy tickets here). 7.30pm. Crossboundaries Office Sanlitun.
MSB Open House, Nov 22
The International Montessori School of Beijing (MSB) will be hosting its first Open House of the year next week. Parents will have the opportunity to know more about the school curriculum and their English and Dual Language Programmes. There will be a brief information session on the extensive academic curriculum and programs as well as the expansion plans. All ages. RSVP required. 9-11am or 1-3pm. The International Montessori School of Beijing. (email@example.com)
Painting Beijing Opera Masks (Hua Lian Pu), Nov 24
The International Language & Culture Center (LCC) offers a Chinese course on painting Beijing opera masks, which is a national art in China. Learn how to paint a Beijing opera mask while delving into its rich history. All ages. RMB 168 (includes all materials). 2.30-4.30pm. Beijing Guangming Building. (WeChat ID: LCS13031077791)
Environmental Week Artwork Show at Ivy Bilingual School, Nov 23
Ivy Bilingual School Ocean Express Campus holds an artwork show on November 23, which showcases students’ creativity in turning waste materials into something valuable. All ages. Free but registration needed. 2-4pm. Ivy Bilingual School Ocean Express Campus. (8446 7286, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Craft for Charity, every Wed and Fri until Dec 7
Join The SLab crew at the Palette Bakery for this free craft session where volunteers are invited to drop-in crafting sessions twice a week as they prepare items to sell at holiday markets around Beijing. Materials and instruction are provided by The SLab. All proceeds benefit the Migrant Children’s Foundation. All ages. 10am-noon. Palette Bakery. (WeChat ID: Elizaj)
Photos: Courtesy of BSB Shunyi (featured photo) and event organizers.