Events in Beijing
Some of the regular Beijing events to catch during your trip include:
Chinese New Year or Chunjie
When the Chinese people let their hair down and celebrate with style and panache throughout the city at a variety of events and parties.
International Long Distance Running Festival (April)
When you get the opportunity, during April, to watch the biggest of the Chinese marathon running festivals take place in the city.
The Mid Autumn Festival (September)
Here, you get to rejoice as the locals do and join in the festivities of this popular festival.
798 Art Festival (September)
This festival is held in the arts district and celebrates everything that is great about Chinese contemporary and historic art.
Christmas is celebrated throughout the city with restaurants, bistros and cinemas open at all times to host revellers as they take advantage of one of the biggest holidays in the Western world and spend time with family and friends.
Some other popular events in the city are the Chrysanthemum Festival held annually in October and the Yuyuantan Park Ice and Snow Festival held in January each year within the Yuyuantan Park complex. Furthermore, the local Chinese opera is not to be missed, highlighting the best of contemporary Chinese dance, singing and musicat a variety of venues within the city.
Event guides and newspaper guides are freely available online and in hotels so visitors can make the most of any visit to the lovely city of Beijing no matter what the time of year. Whether you enjoy shopping, history, culture or touring local attractions, take the time to make the most of your stay in this vibrant Chinese capital city.