BeiJingle bells 2021 | Christmas-y stuff in the capital

Some friends are blue they won’t see family and friends again this holiday season due to the global virus situation. So, I am compiling a list–all nice, not naughty–of events, dinners, gifts and more loaded with holiday cheer that hopefully raises their spirits.

I’ll keep updating all the way to Christmas and am making this list of New Year’s Eve options, too. I know it’s tough to be away from family–for some people it’s two-plus years now–but hope they find joy in some of these suggestions.

The items organized into groups, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, events all though the holiday season, turkey dinner delivery and a mix of gift ideas, special deals, wine options and more. By the way, lots of places will be packed, thus it’s best to RSVP if you plan to join any meals or parties.

Christmas Eve

Meals up front, followed by live music and other events.

Christmas Day

Pre-Christmas Meals & Delivery

Turkey and ham delivery options plus some pre-Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meal options.

More Christmas-y Food and Gifts

Panettone, pies, cookies, wines, gift baskets and more.

Christmas-y Events

Christmas-themed markets, comedy nights, caroling sessions, tree lightings, live music and more. Basically, non-meal events, including on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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