Text and Photo by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Beijing Chapter organized the Christmas Party on 4 December at Radisson Blu Hotel.
The evening started off with a Swedish “Lucia tåg”, Lucia came singing with her maids dressed in long white shirts with glitter in their hair. While the boys were wearing a traditional pointed caps and carrying a star on a stick. Later on we all got fascinated by the secret world of magic, with a healthy dose of humor, excitement and astonishing entertainment, Claes Danell and Riku Koponen took us on a trip that made us all question our free will. With mind reading, predictions, mind control and “psychological illusions they made the impossible possible.
In addition to this Ms. Tracy, a lyric coloratura soprano and senior student of Central Conservatory of Music, swept us all off the floor with her beautiful voice singing “O mio babbino caro”-from opera Gianni Schicchi by Puccini, “With one look-from Sunset Boulevard” by Andrew Lloyd Webber and “All I want for Christmas is you”.
Afterward, our good friend by now, DJ OK, Sam Pearson made sure the dance floor was packed.
To please the stomach and our longing for home a traditional “Svenskt Julbord” was served, complete with traditional Swedish Christmas delicacies, including Sill and Julskinka. Of course the traditional Christmas snaps flowed generously.
We would like to extend a Big Thank you to our Gold sponsors, Ericsson, Radisson Blu, SAS, SEB and Volvo and our Bronze sponsor Scandinavian furniture for your generous support to the Swedish Chamber’s magical Christmas Party 2010.
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