Thursday 20 December, 2018      
Holiday Parties: Is your company or organization looking for a venue for a holiday party? We have special all-inclusive themed packages for Western New Year and Chinese Spring Festival for 24 to 120 guests at Mutianyu Great Wall. Just 60-90 minutes from downtown Beijing. There are many entertainment options including live music and a karaoke experience. Please contact our sales team on
Merry Christmas!
As is our custom we will stage a live jazz roast goose Christmas Eve Dinner with a spectacular dessert buffet including a holiday trifle (adults only!). On Christmas Day we’ll have cookie making for kids and fireside drinks for grown ups along with live jazz and a Supper. Learn more in the expat media sites or visit our website
Happy New Year!
The lavishly decorated Brickyard Great Wall Room will be the scene of a gala live jazz New year’s Eve Dinner & Dance. New Year’s Day we’ll have more drinks, more jazz, and a supper. Imagine, New year’s at the Great Wall! Check our website for menus, pricing, and lodging packages.
Shower Time
Just in case you wondered what it is like to have a winter shower in one of our bespoke Brickyard Homes designed by our partner Jim Spear… BTW that’s what the sky looks like out here at Mutianyu Great Wall most of the time.
Album Now on Sale
We commissioned this 74 minute composition to use in the Brickyard Spa. It’s now live on Apple Music and many online stores along with several singles also by Raymond. We have more albums from Ray and other artists in the hopper.
Architecture Touring
This maxim is displayed in Wagner’s Postal Office in Vienna visited by Jim & Liang this Fall. Check out the Spear Designs website or Facebook page to share his adventures seeking out the best architecture around the world.
China Countryside Heritage Hotel
Brickyard Retreat has been officially designated as the very first China Countryside Heritage Hotel. We are truly honored by this recognition. Please read the announcement in Chinese here.
Spring Festival: Chinese New Year’s is really the time to stay at home in China to avoid crazy airports, crowded flights, and hordes of tourists everywhere in the world. We have special lodging packages and a wonderful “daniansanshi” party with 200,000 firecrackers at the Brickyard. Get away to the Great Wall for a perfect holiday!
Happy Holidays Mystery House
Philip Mertens won last contest for identifying Lilac Cottage. If you are the first to identify the home pictured in this issue you will receive a free night in any of our Brickyard Homes. This will be our last mystery home contest so we thank everyone for their interest and good luck this time!
Cooking with Randhir
Something for the holidays… Persimmon Bread with Candied Haws created by Randhir and easy to make at home. Of course, for the season we are also offering whole loaves of all of our homemade fruit breads for sale in the Brickyard shop. This bread uses persimmons, hawthornes, and walnuts from our own trees . Yummy!
Sustainability in Action
Our partner Liang Tang spoke at the Grand Canal Cultural Heritage Forum last month. We are interested in and support historical and cultural preservation programs throughout China and are frequently asked to share our experience with village revitalization around Mutianyu Great Wall.

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