Beijing, 27 November 2020 – Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center partnered with Deutscher Charity Weihnachtsbasar to host the “German Christmas Charity Market” from 27 to 29 November 2020. The three-day Christmas Charity Bazaar took place in the open-air, recently renovated garden, featuring German-style booths, with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony and choir performances. The specially designed stalls commonly found in the traditional European Christmas bazaar, known in German as a Weihnachtsbasar, featured over 20 well-known European brands, including BMW and Ernst & Young, alongside the partnering NUO Hotel and Sunrise Kempinski. Guests could find a variety of charity booths selling German gourmet and Glühwein, as well as lifestyle brands, alongside hands-on and relaxed family-friendly activities, including cookie baking and crafts.
Continuing the Christmas Traditions
As the first European five-star hotel in Beijing, Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center holds an annual Christmas Tree Lighting Event, which is recognised as the commencement of Christmas in Beijing. While indulging in warm Glühwein and cookies, with the melody of angelic voices in the air, adults and families can find a moment to reminisce while creating fond Christmas memories for years to come. Children are overjoyed to find exciting family activities, such as cookie-decorating classes with a five-star pastry chef, a playroom and a holiday-themed film room to relax in.
The 20-year-running “German Christmas Charity Bazaar” commonly held at the German Embassy successfully found a home this year at Kempinski, welcoming locals and visitors of all ages to indulge in the crafts, eats and activities available in traditional German-style wooden houses, marking the first time the newly renovated hotel garden had welcomed the public in winter.
The Season of Giving with Hefeng Art Foundation
The China Philharmonic Youth, brought by Hefeng Art Foundation, shared the holiday spirit with songs and an orchestra performance, including Christmas classics such as “Edelweiss” and “Jingle Bells”.
Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center pledged 1,200 art courses out of the market revenue to Hefeng Art Foundation’s charitable projects “Art Class on the Rand”. A donation ceremony was held at the Christmas market and was presented by the hotel’s Deputy General Manager Li Bo, Hotel Manager Raimond Weultjes and Li Feng, Hefeng Art Foundation’s Chairman of the Board.
Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center and Hefeng Art Foundation both believe art to be a universal language. Whether through song, dance or an instrument, this language can be understood, no matter a person’s background, connecting people’s hearts through moving performances. The hotel openly welcomes artisans of all varieties throughout the year, whether through select artisan sellers, beautiful exhibitions or charity performances of all varieties.
Since 2019, the Hefeng Art Foundation has been the chosen charity partner of Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center, having brought a variety of musicians and talent to multiple events within Kempinski – from the Concertini, the periodic artisanal event within the lobby’s intimate Rendezvous bar, to the annual Christmas Tree Lighting performances, which have varied from ballet to choirs. The astounding cooperation has enabled performers and musicians to be welcomed from around China, giving them the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience. Budding and up-and-coming performers are welcomed to share the spotlight among Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center’s beautiful facilities at any time of the year. This year’s Kempinski Christmas Charity Market’s donation has continued to light a way for children to follow their passions.