November - February
Wintertime in China brings cold, damp weather with temperatures dropping into the 50`s and below, and snowfalls. In the mountain areas, such Yunnan and even Beijing. This time of year can be very pleasant, typically the days are filled with blue skies and the central and northern areas are decorated in stunning foliage, especially in November. The northern destinations will start to see their first snowfall in late November with colder temperatures moving into the 30`s and 40`s. The Western area of the country is extremely cold during the winter time and the areas that receive snow can be exceptionally beautiful and enchanting this time of year. Harbin is a fabulous destination in the wintertime with the spectacular annual Harbin Ice Festival which takes place over a week in January.
This time of year is low peak season meaning a lot of the attractions in the cities are less crowded and accommodations are cheaper. Although the Chinese New Year, which falls in late January to early February, is a national holiday and brings back high season prices and large crowds.
Events and Festivals
- Lusheng Festival – (Nov) Guizhou Province.
- Chinese New Year – (late Jan – early Feb) – Celebrated Nationwide.
- Harbin Ice Festival – (January) – A Weeklong Celebration in Harbin.