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Christmas in Beijing 2018

Where to shop, eat and party during the holiday season

With Christmas just around the corner, it's time to get into the holiday spirit with the best festive events going down around the capital. Whether you're wanting to browse for treasures at a Christmas market, dance the night away with other merry-makers or simply drink as much mulled wine as you can feasibly get your hands on, we've got you sorted.

This list will be updated as more events are confirmed so keep checking back!

Things to do

Give something back with these volunteering opportunities

Whether you have a cause you’re passionate about, are looking to make new friends or just want to join a puppy cuddle puddle, there are tonnes of reasons to get involved with a volunteer project in Beijing. Start with these worthy causes.

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By: Ellen Schaft

Christmas dinner

Christmas at Slow Boat

Slow Boat Brewery is donating a percentage of its sales throughout December. Simply purchase one of their most popular menu items (Captain's Pale Ale, SOS Belgian Wit, the Classic Burger and the Dongsi Dofu Burger) to help out kids in need of serious medical care.

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By: Leanne Wong


The best hot chocolates in Beijing

From whipped cream-topped to over-the-top creations, we've tasted our way through Beijing's richest cups of cocoa to help you through these frosty winter months. When you’re hunting for something to warm you up, wrap your icy fingers around these mugs of hot chocolate courtesy of some of the city's best cafés.

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By: Ellen Schaft

8 to try: hot cocktails

The cold weather is no reason to reign in the drinking – if anything, cocktails are the perfect tonic to the biting frost outside. If you’re after something even more warming than a beer jacket or don’t fancy a glass of crushed ice in your hand, try a hot cocktail from some of Beijing’s cosy drinking spots.

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By: Leanne Wong

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