Winter WonderlandVIEW EVENT DETAILS
A week of celebrating winter across Asia!
Monday, December 28, 2020 – Friday, January 1, 2021
Activities available on-demand
Asia Society at Home
Join Asia Society in celebrating winter across Asia! Travel from Korea to India to China, all from the comfort of your home. Learn about winter traditions and celebrations by making arts and crafts, listening to stories, conducting a science experiment, and cooking traditional New Year foods.
All Winter Wonderland activities are virtual, prerecorded, and available for participants starting on December 28. Registration is required for week-long virtual access. Even if you register later in the week, all virtual activities are available on-demand and will be sent to registrants as they register.
Purchase our fun Activity Bags for convenient access to all the supplies you'll need for the full week of crafts and activities! Bags include:
- Craft materials for all Winter Wonderland activities
- Ingredients and recipe card for soba noodles
- Supplies for the science experiment
- Various Asian snacks
Activity Bags are $15 each. They will be ready for pickup at Asia Society Texas Center December 18–20, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., and December 26–27, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bags not pre-ordered will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Monday, December 28: Korea
Learn about the art of Korean Bojagi, a traditional Korean wrapping cloth beloved for its many uses including gift-wrapping, special events, and Buddhist traditions and rites. Make your own colorful bojagi craft and look at wrapping holiday presents in a whole new way!
Tuesday, December 29: India
Come and join us on a colorful journey to India. Travel to Kolkata, a vibrant city of four million, and enjoy Christmas with the locals, who have made this their own gigantic social festival. Virtually experience the eating, drinking, singing, dancing , and panoramic merrymaking under canopies of shining lights. Yearning for some real-life experience? Learn to make unique gift bags according to Indian traditions.
Wednesday, December 30: Japan
Origami is the art of paper-folding, and has roots in China, Japan, and Europe. Its name derives from the Japanese words ori ("folding") and kami ("paper"). Traditional origami consists of folding a single sheet of square paper into shapes without cutting, gluing, or taping. Test your folding skills and learn how to make holiday-themed origami. Follow our demonstrations to create trees, presents, and stars.
Thursday, December 31: Japan
Bring luck to the new year by making Soba noodles! Learn the traditional way Soba noodles are made in Japan on New Year's Eve to bring good fortune. This simple noodle dish is meant to melt away the hardship and challenges of the past year and welcome the journey for the new year.
Friday, January 1: China
Put on your lab coat and learn how to make snow, using a few different science experiments! Then tap into your inner artist and mold your snow into the shapes of famous ice sculptures from the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China.
Optional Bonus Activity: Visit Asia Society Texas Center!
As an optional activity, visit Asia Society Texas Center. Observe working artists in our gallery, and leave with inspiration to make your own art based on their techniques!
Major support for Education & Outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as The Brown Foundation, Inc., and The Houston Endowment. Additional funding also provided by the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation, as well as through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center.
About Asia Society at Home
We are dedicated to continuing our mission of building cross-cultural understanding and uplifting human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, in order to spark curiosity about Asia and to foster empathy.
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.
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