Every year, a sleigh full of people in Beijing dress as Santa and do a day-long tour of bars, restaurants and cafes to get into the spirit of the season. This year’s SantaCon was on December 2, started at The Local before heading off for 10-plus more hours of fun, and raised money for Maovember. It was one of three “hair of the dog” events held in December. Some rmb1,800 was raised in Santa suit sales, with a further rmb600 from Paddy O’Shea’s and rmb250 from Orchard Pig. Well-done, Santas!
Maovember teams restaurants, bars, vendors and customers for good causes. Our 2019 partner is Library Project, which has furnished more than 2000 libraries in rural schools. Learn more about Maovember here. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.