This calendar is provided as a public service by The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu Great Wall. Listings may not be comprehensive in spite of our best efforts; thanks for your understanding. Please note that most Mutianyu venues close seasonally so be sure to check directly to find out about opening dates and hours.

Contact [email protected] for more information or to request adding an event.

The calendar is divided into three sections as indicated below and you can jump to the section of interest by clicking on the appropriate heading link:

Mutianyu Weekly EventsActivities You Can Enjoy Every Week

Mutianyu Annual EventsPlan for Special Events Through the Year

Monthly CalendarFind Out What's Happening While You Will Visit

 

Mutianyu Weekly Events

Saturday Evening Fine Dining Every Saturday Evening at The Schoolhouse

Each dish is prepared a la minute by the professional team. The menu varies weekly and seasonally according to the best produce fresh from our own gardens and other local suppliers personally selected by the executive chef, our very own "Country Gourmet," Randhir Singh. Serving from 18:00-21:00. May be pre-empted by special events so please check with [email protected] for latest information.

Sunday Morning Great Wall Yoga Spring to Fall at the Brickyard Spa

The Brickyard Spa offers Yoga classes on the Great Wall Yoga Platform on Sunday mornings at 08:30 from Spring to Fall. Open to the public with special rates for Brickyard and Schoolhouse Home guests. Get full details from [email protected].

Mutianyu Annual Events

New Year's Day Supper 1 January at The Schoolhouse

How better to start the year than in the fresh air and under the blue sky at Mutianyu Great Wall. Something for the whole family to remember. See listing and info for this year below.

Bohai or Bust First Weekend in April

This is an annual biking festival sponsored by The Schoolhouse with all proceeds donated to local charities. Visit www.bohaiorbust.org to learn more.

Easter Brunch Easter Sunday at The Schoolhouse

Spring has sprung! Come out to the fresh air at Mutianyu and enjoy the flower filled-campus of The Schoolhouse. Easter egg hunts for the kids. Lavish country buffet with home-baked goodies and a la linute cooking stations. Live Jazz by our favorite trio. Why not come out the night before and stay in one of our custom guest homes or the Brickyard Inn and wake up to Easter sunrise at the Great Wall? See listing and info for this year below.

Mother's Day Champagne Brunch May at The Schoolhouse

We know how to treat mothers at The Schoolhouse. Champagne, roses, live jazz, elegant buffet, activities for the kids. Choice tables on the Upper Terrace and courtyard are very popular so book early! See listing and info for this year below.

Father's Day June at The Schoolhouse

Dads deserve something special, too. Go for a family hike or climb the Great Wall at Mutianyu and then treat the Dad in your family to a lip-smacking free meal. Fresh air, blue sky, wonderful views of the Great Wall. See listing and info for this year below.

The Schoolhouse Community Service Day July at The Schoolhouse

Once a year we say our thank you to the village of Mutianyu by donating a day of labor by our entire staff. We also donate the gross proceeds of our lunch service to local charity. Come out and make a difference! See listing and info for this year below.

Slow Food Saturday First Saturday in September

The Schoolhouse team supports the Slow Food movement and we co-host the annual Slow Food Saturday festival at Mutianyu Great Wall. Four villages and the local businesses come together to offer a day of fresh air and local foods to visitors from around the world. Performances, demonstrations, tastings, sales of newly harvested fruits and vegetables, biking, and hiking. Help us preserve traditional foodways and create new traditions with local and organic foods grown and created with love. Learn more at www.slowfoodsaturday.org.

Moon Festival - Authentic Mid-Autumn Feast Every Fall at Xiaolumian

Every year people the world over mark harvest time. In Yingbeigou we are close to nature and, along with our village neighbors, we celebrate the Moon Festival with a feast at Xiaolumian. Red lanterns, moon viewing, crisp fall evening, honest food, live folk music. One year it rained and we all crowded into our little peasant's hut and somehow the food and company were even better. Share a traditional Chinese holiday with your family and friends -- an adventure they're sure to remember. See listing and info for this year below.

Pumpkin Carving Contest at The Schoolhouse Saturday Nearest to Halloween

See listing and info for this year below.

American Thanksgiving Fourth Thursday in November at The Schoolhouse

Our favorite holiday. Come and share a feast and give thanks under the Great Wall of China.. Roast turkey and all the trimmings served family style and with a dessert buffet. Live jazz. See listing and info for this year below.

Thanksgiving Reprise Saturday Following Thanksgiving Day

For those who can't get away for Thursday there is still a chance to come together for a real family Thanksgiving at The Schoolhouse. Roast turkey and all the trimmings served family style and with a dessert buffet. Great live music and entertainment on hand. See listing and info for this year below.

Christmas Eve Dinner & Caroling 24 December at The Schoolhouse

Come out to the Great Wall at Mutianyu for (hopefully) a White Christmas and stay at one of our guest homes or book a cozy room in our inn. Cook your own dinner or join us for our annual Christmas Eve Dinner. Later in the evening everyone is welcome to join for caroling. Free hot chocolate and Christmas goodies for all carolers. Christmas at the Wall is very popular so we suggest you book early. See listing and info for this year below.
 
Christmas Day Supper 25 December at The Schoolhouse

Spend a lazy Christmas afternoon. The kids make cookies while you relax with something hot by the fire in The Smithy. Sit down to a family supper served just to you whenever you're ready. See listing and info for this year below.

New Year's Eve Dinner & Dance 31 December at The Schoolhouse

Imagine ringing in the New Year at the Great Wall of China. Stay in a luxurious guest home from China Countryside Hotels or a lush room at the Brickyard Inn. Make your own party with friends and family or join the fun at our Dinner Dance with fine dining and live jazz. See listing and info for this year below.

 

Monthly Calendar 

January

Sunday 1 January 2012

New Year's Day Supper at The Schoolhouse


How better to start the year than in the fresh air and under the blue sky at Mutianyu Great Wall. Something for the whole family to remember.

Saturday 22 January 2012

Annual Spring Festival Feast at the Schoolhouse

Join The Schoolhouse family to make dumplings and then enjoy an authentic village hotpot feast. Download the program and menu.

 

April

Thursday 5 April 2012

Qing Ming Festival at The Schoolhouse

Qing Ming means bright and clear in Chinese. But the Qing Ming festival is also a day of remembrance. Come find out more about the day's significance and celebrate the coming of Spring with us as we make our own kites and fly them up into the clear skies. 

Sunday 08 April 2012

Easter Brunch at The Schoolhouse

Spring has sprung! Come out to the fresh air at Mutianyu and enjoy the flower filled-campus of The Schoolhouse. Easter egg hunts for the kids. Lavish country buffet with home-baked goodies and eggs to order. Live Jazz. Download the menu here. Why not come out the night before and stay in one of our custom guest homes or a room at our inn and wake up to Easter sunrise at the Great Wall? 

Saturday 14 April 2012

Bohai or Bust

The Schoolhouse is excited to present the event in its third year by hosting, facilitating, and providing a wonderful location to bike on self-guided paths throughout the beautiful and breathtaking countryside of Bohai Township, a county nestled against the Mutianyu Great Wall. The purpose of this charity event is to raise money for the Elderly of Bohai Township, who have helped this area to grow. In return, we want to show them our appreciation as they become less able to get out and about! Presentation of proceeds will occur in October 2012 on Chong Yang Jie (Elder's Day), a traditional Chinese holiday which celebrates the elderly.

For more information please visit us at www.bohaiorbust.org or contact us at [email protected]

 

May

Saturday 1 May 2012

Meet the Artist Reception in The Schoolhouse Art Room

Come and meet artist Emily Tang Spear and see her works. Complimentary drinks, snacks, and live jazz from 16:30. 
Please reserve your attendance via 6162-6506.

Sunday 13 May 2012

Mother's Day Champagne Brunch at The Schoolhouse

We know how to treat mothers at The Schoolhouse. Champagne, roses, live jazz, elegant buffet, activities for the kids. Download the menu here. Choice tables on the Upper Terrace and courtyard are very popular so book early!

 

June

Sunday 17 June 2012 at The Schoolhouse

Father's Day – Dad's Eat Free!

Dad's deserve something special, too. Go for a family hike or climb the Great Wall at Mutianyu and then treat the Dad in your family to a lip-smacking free meal.

Dad's accompanied by at least one of their children may choose any sandwich or main course plus a dessert and one soft drink or beer on the house. One free meal per Dad, 12:00-21:00.

Sunday 23 June 2012

Dragon Boat Festival

 

July

Saturday 14 July 2012

Annual Community Service Day at The Schoolhouse

Once a year we say our thank you to the village of Mutianyu by donating a day of labor by our entire staff. We also donate the gross proceeds of our lunch service to local charity. Come out and make a difference! 

Participation by companies and organizations is welcome; please contact [email protected] to learn how your team can help.

 

August

 

September

Saturday 1 September 2012

Happy Birthday Schoolhouse!

The Schoolhouse turns six! To thank our wonderful friends and supporters we'll offer a free serving of our home-made ice cream to all visitors. Have it in a cone or a cup and choose your flavor – while quantities last 11:00-18:00.


Saturday 22 September 2012

Slow Food Saturday All Around Mutianyu

The Slow Food movement is all about preserving cultural cuisine, and in doing so preserving local foods, farming and ways of life. Slow Food is the antithesis to large-scale commercial food production and today's fast-food culture. Slow Food brings back the joy in eating, and encourages us to connect over food. That is what we plan to do all day Saturday, as we tour the Great Wall International Cultural Villages of Mutianyu, Beigou, Xinying and Tianxianyu and taste a variety of dishes made from the freshest local ingredients - check event website for details.


Saturday 29 September 2012

Meet the Artist Reception in The Schoolhouse Art Room

Come and meet Schoolhouse Fellow and artist in residence and see the show. Complimentary drinks, snacks, and live jazz from 16:30. 
Please reserve your attendance via 6162-6506.


Sunday 30 September 2012

Moon Festival – Authentic Mid-Autumn Harvest Feast at Xiaolumian

Every year people the world over mark harvest time. In Yingbeigou we are close to nature and, along with our village neighbors, we celebrate the Moon Festival with a feast at Xiaolumian. Red lanterns, moon viewing, crisp fall evening, honest food, live folk music. One year it rained and we all crowded into our little peasant's hut and somehow the food and company were even better. Share a traditional Chinese holiday with your family and friends -- an adventure they're sure to remember. Download the program.


 

October


Saturday 27 October 2012 at The Schoolhouse

Fourth Annual Halloween Jack-o-Lantern Carving Contest at The Schoolhouse

From 14:00-16:00 -- Select a pumpkin and decorate or carve it (while quantities last). The creations will be displayed and lit up as jack-o-lanterns for our Saturday evening fine dining and judged by our team (their decisions being final).

Prizes will be awarded in three categories: Children aged up to 12, Teenagers up to 17, and Adults. The winning Child will receive a certificate for a free Birthday Party at The Schoolhouse for up to 12 kids with hamburger and fries lunch and birthday cake (adult supervision required). The winning Teenager will receive a certificate for a free Sleep Over in a Schoolhouse Home with a night's stay for up to 8 people, popcorn & sodas on us, and breakfast the next morning (adult supervision required). The winning Adult will receive a certificate for a Getaway Weekend at the Brickyard Inn for two people including Saturday Dinner at The Schoolhouse.

Note: The Schoolhouse will keep the pumpkins for display. Only registered entrants will be eligible for prizes and registration means The Schoolhouse may announce winners' names and show their creations in our marketing materials. If you would like to join us for Saturday Fine Dining, please call 6162-6506 or email us at [email protected].

Saturday 27 October 2012

Halloween Costumes at The Schoolhouse

Our staff will be dressed for the occasion – why not join the fun?

Any guest who wears a Halloween costume while dining from 11:00-18:00 will receive a free dessert from the a la carte menu. One per guest.

Any adult guest who wears a Halloween costume while enjoying our Saturday Fine Dining 18:00-21:00 will receive a free bottle of house red wine or an equivalent credit toward another wine selection to be served with dinner. One per guest.

 

November

Thursday 22 November 2012

American Thanksgiving Dinner with Live Jazz at The Schoolhouse Art Room

Our favorite holiday. Come and share a feast and give thanks under the Great Wall of China. Roast turkey and all the trimmings served family style and with a dessert buffet. Live jazz. Kid's playroom with activities hosted by a professional teacher. Download Thanksgiving 2012 Program & Menu.

In order to help people without private cars to take part in the Thanksgiving feast, The Schoolhouse is offering a special school bus service for Rmb 80 per person same day round trip. Download Thanksgiving 2012 Specials & School Bus Service Information.

Saturday 24 November 2012

Thanksgiving Reprise with Live Jazz at The Schoolhouse Art Room

For those who can't get away for Thursday there is still a chance to come together for a real family Thanksgiving at The Schoolhouse. Roast turkey and all the trimmings served family style and with a dessert buffet. Great live music and entertainment on hand. Kid's playroom with activities hosted by a professional teacher. Every year this event has been sold out so make your reservation early!  Download Thanksgiving 2012 Program & Menu.

In order to help people without private cars to take part in the Thanksgiving feast, The Schoolhouse is offering a special school bus service for Rmb 80 per person same day round trip. Download Thanksgiving 2012 Specials & School Bus Service Information.


December

Monday 24 December 2012

Christmas Eve Dinner & Caroling – Live Jazz – at The Schoolhouse Art Room

Come out to the Great Wall at Mutianyu for (hopefully) a White Christmas and stay in one of our guest homes. Cook your own dinner or join us for our annual Christmas Eve Dinner. Later in the evening everyone is welcome to join for caroling.. Free hot chocolate and Christmas goodies for all carolers. Christmas at the Wall is very popular so we suggest you book early.
Download the menu & program.

The Brickyard is offering a special Christmas package which includes The Schoolhouse's holiday meals. Get the details here.


Tuesday 25 December 2012

Christmas Supper – Live Jazz – at The Schoolhouse

Let the kid's make cookies under supervision in the Canteen while the grown ups sit back with something hot by the fire in the Smithy. Whenever you're ready, sit down to a Country Christmas supper served just to you.
Download the menu & program.


Monday 31 December 2012

New Year's Eve Dinner and Dance at The Schoolhouse

Download the menu & program.
Brickyard Eco-Retreat is offering a special New Year's Package that includes the Schoolhouse holiday meals. Get the details here.

 

January 2013

Tuesday 1 January 2013

New Year's Day Supper at The Schoolhouse

How better to start the year than in the fresh air and under the blue sky at Mutianyu Great Wall. Something for the whole family to remember. The kids can watch videos and you can enjoy live jazz by the fireside followed by a Country Supper whenever you're ready.
Download the menu & program.

Saturday 9 February 2013

Chinese New Year's Eve Party

The  Brickyard will be the scene for a Chinese New Year's Eve Party featuring live folk music, jiaozi-making, and 188,000 firecrackers at midnight. Download the program. The Brickyard is also offering a special Spring Festival lodging package.

 

March 01 2012