If Yule Be Dancing ... Here's Where to Party This Christmas

It’s that time of year again, when Santa Claus comes to town magically breaking into all of our homes despite his cookie fueled obesity and showers all the good little boys and girls with gifts. If you are planning on getting out on the town this Christmas here is a definitive guide to all of the holiday-related happenings coming up so you can get your fix of holiday cheer. 

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve at Ink
Ink presents an evening of Champagne, live jazz, and a special dinner set. Come with your family and friends to eat, drink and be merry. RMB 785 (three course dinner and bottle of Moet), RMB 545 (three course dinner and glass of Moet) 6pm. Ink

Christmas Symphony
Get to the China World Hotel in Guomao for a festive evening of yuletide cheer. Feast on a lavish buffet of international Christmas cuisine, while listening to the famous Chinese Opera perform classic Christmas songs to really put you in the holiday spirit. Unlimited flow of wines, sparkling wine, beers and soft drinks. RMB 2,888. 6pm. China World Hotel

Funky Christmas Party with DJ CAD73
Deck the halls tonight at Modernista with a very special party featuring CAD73. It will be a groovy Christmas with Beijing’s best classic soul DJ. Free. 10pm. Modernista

Maybe Mars Christmas Eve
A fantastic line up of some of Beijing’s best bands to help guide your sleigh this Christmas Eve. Featuring Carsick Cars, AV Okubo, Duck Fight Goose, and Birdstriking. RMB 100. 9.30pm. Yugong Yishan

Migas' Christmas Party
DJs, Nassdak and Cad 73 throw down some seriously festive jams to get you swinging your yule logs, so get to The Bar at Migas for a very fun and funky Christmas Eve! Free.10pm. The Bar at Migas

PB33, Twinkle Star and Final Message at School Bar
For all the bad boys and girls expecting a little coal in the stocking this Christmas, embrace your delinquent status with a night of rock n roll at School Bar. Featuring PB33, Twinkle Star, Final Message, Finger Family, and Voxgun. RMB 60. 8.30pm. School Bar

X'mas Eve with Computer Love
DJ Pei and the Computer Love gang return to deck the halls in disco sleaze. If you dress like Santa expect free hugs, and complimentary milk and cookies. Free. 9pm. Dada

X'mas Party at Lantern
A festive celebration with all the techno bells and whistles you expect from the Lantern crew. The best place to add a little naughty to your nice this Christmas eve. DJ lineup: Funn, Diva Li, Naxx Noise, Jackson Lee and WengWeng. RMB 50. 10pm. Lantern

Christmas Day

ANIF Christmas Party
The All Nations International Fellowship Annual Christmas Lovefeast is on again. Go there with your friends and family for a fun evening of theater and music. Free. 6.30pm. All Nations International Fellowship

Christmas Catholic Masses
There is nothing like going to a Catholic mass to put you in the holiday spirit. The hymns and the pageantry are perfect ways to remind us all of the reason for the season. English masses are on December 24, 6pm at Art Center in Shunyi (foreign passport required) and December 25, 11am and 4pm at St. Joseph’s Church in Wangfujing. 

Christmas Day at the Great Wall
Come enjoy a delightful Christmas supper with live jazz at The Schoolhouse. Supervised cookie baking for the kids, while the adults sit back by the fire in the peaceful surroundings of the Great Wall. A Country Christmas supper will be served to complete the experience. RMB 248 (adults), RMB 120 (children 4-12), Under four Free. 11am. The School House at Mutianyu

Christmas in Xinjiang with Ismat
Enjoy a cross cultural Christmas celebration, with a unique combination of flamenco and traditional Xinjiang tunes to keep things folky and jovial this holiday. Free. 9.30pm. Salud

Electroclash Christmas Party
Kick it up a notch this holiday with French electro duo, We Are Not Invited. The folks at Modernista are pleased to invite you and your crew to celebrate a very special Christmas and dance the night away. Free. 8pm. Modernista

Richard Clayderman: Christmas 2013 Concert
World renowned concert pianist and Guinness Book of World Records holder “for most successful pianist in the world,” will be showcasing a selection of holiday tunes at the Great Hall on Christmas Day. RMB 180-1,680. 7.30pm. The Great Hall of the People


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