Weather: January is the coldest month in Beijing, it's freezing and windy. However, heating is supplied 24 hours a day, so it is warm inside the houses. It may snow a little this month, but otherwise it is very dry.
Clothing: A thin sweater is enough for indoors, but you need to bring warm clothes, such as thick sweaters, a down jacket, gloves and hat to keep warm outside.
Low season: Travel to Beijing in China's Winter Low Season for less crowding and lower prices on accommodation and flights.
Chinese New Year may fall at the end of January or in early or mid- February. There are many cultural activities in the streets, such as lion dances, temple fairs, and displays of lanterns. The most popular temple fairs are held at Ditan Temple, Longtan Temple, and Dongyue Temple. This is the best time of the year to experienceauthentic Chinese culture.
Beware: The Spring Festival period is the busiest travel time all over the country, when trains and flights are fully booked days before departure.
Skiing: January is the best month to hit the slopes, as the skiing season is in full swing and there is usually most snow at the best skiresorts near the city: Nanshan Ski Resort, Badaling Ski Resort, Yuyang Ski Resort, etc.
Snow scenery: Some of the 10 best places to see snow in Beijing are the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, and Jingshan Park. The snow actually augments, rather than detracting from, many tourist attractions.
It may be snow during your time in Beijing. Please wear warm and waterproof shoes when you are travelling inBeijing. As travel agency inBeijing, we glad to arrange tour inBeijingor other cities inChina. Please feel free contact me if you nee any tour arrangement.
NancyNancy Deng replied on 2013-12-04
It will be cold during your time in Beijing. Please bring warm jacket and sweater with you. If your tour dates flexible, it is suggested that you consider to visit Beijing after May.
NancyNancy Deng replied on 2013-11-19
It is about -5 ℃ to -16℃ in January in Beijing, it might be too cold for your 21 month old baby to travel outside.Lily Guo replied on 2013-10-07