This week's essential things to do in Beijing

Feastivities, Christmas markets, gigs and more

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Happy Thanksgiving, Beijing! Whether you celebrate with a turkey or not, it's never a bad thing to think about the things for which you're thankful. Why not show your thanks to your loved (and tolerated) ones this weekend by doing one of these excellent things with them? Thank us later.

As well as these highlights, there are many more things to do in Beijing this weekend: explore, enjoy and don't forget to Instagram us your snaps with #timeoutbeijing.

Loosen your belt for these feastivities

Where to get your food fix this Thanksgiving

'Tis the season for turkey, pies and all the trimmings. Don't miss the whole mess of turkey dinners out there in Beijing. Check out our picks, and book now before reservations close. Be prepared to dig out some special stretchy trousers. Your stomach will thank you.

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Work your wok skills at these cooking classes

The best Chinese cooking classes in Beijing

Too much eating out than you can handle for one week? We don't blame you. It’s all well and good cavorting around the city's restaurants every day of the week, but sometimes the dish of the day just has to be home-cooked. If you don't know your skillet from your millet, brush up on your kitchen skills at one of the Chinese cooking classes in the capital with our picks here.

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By: Amy Hawkins
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