Fête Chinoise engages the audience in exploring modern Chinese celebrations through an artistic experience. This exhibition explores the way we approach tradition in weddings, birthdays, social gatherings, and events, which all play significant roles in our personal lives. Invited artists and designers will imagine, without bounds, what modern Chinese celebrations can look like when we infuse century-old traditions into a fashion-forward and sophisticated society. In a compelling series of 9 spaces, guests will enjoy curated food and beverage pairings, delicately seasoned with nostalgic music, as they walk through an enchanting gallery-styled and interactive experience.

The symbolic meaning of tradition is simultaneously personal and public, allowing us to feel connected and to make connections. Tradition has the power to weave together thousands of years. This experience allows for an audience interested in the Chinese culture to experience and learn about Asian-inspired hospitality, beauty, fashion, and art. Fête Chinoise will inspire souls in search of meaning with a refreshing and relevant opportunity to engage their cultural roots. 

100% of the ticket sales will be donated to two important foundations: the MON SHEONG FOUNDATION, a Chinese-Canadian charity supporting community wellness and cultural heritage, and ORBIS CANADA, enabling eye surgeries for children who desperately need the support.

Fête Chinoise是次活動將透過文化更新的角度來展示現在活動設計中最優秀的人才。參與本項目的藝術家和設計師經過深入的了解,發揮其無界限的想像,在今天時尚那麼先進、成熟的社會裏,古老傳統會有什麼突破。


門票收益將全數用作慈善,捐贈於孟嘗會(加國註冊的華人慈善機構)和 奧比斯



S H O W C A S E  D A T E  &  T I M E S

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The second annual Fête Chinoise will once again be hosted at the prestigious Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto on Saturday, November 19th, 2016. 
 Enjoy your choice from one of two curated experiences, each exhibition limited to 350 guests so you can intimately experience the sights and sounds in luxury and comfort. 


Afternoon Experience | 下午茶

an afternoon tradition

1 - 5 p.m. | 下午一時至五時

The afternoon experience is paired with dim sum made in-house by the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto. Experience the exhibition in the lightness of daytime and sentiments of tea service and delicacies. 



Evening Cocktail | 宵夜

the night life culture

6 - 10 p.m. | 下午六時至晚上十時

The evening experience captures the energy of an Asian night marketplace. You will enjoy a pairing of beverages and late-night snacks, while walking the exhibition until 10 p.m.




C O C K T A I L  A T T I R E

We encourage all guests to enjoy a day or night out at the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto! Professional photography will be capturing the festivities. Please dress to mingle with others who love art, culture, fashion, and beauty. 




Valet parking is available but limited. We encourage guests to also use the public parking lots located on Adelaide, west of Simcoe Street.



The Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto is conveniently located between Richmond Street and King Street, on University Avenue. Valet Parking will be available at the hotel entrance on Simcoe Street. Before or after the event, we encourage you to stay a while and experience our Lobby Lounge — Toronto's Urban Living Room. 


By joining us as a guest for Fête Chinoise, you are eligible for a preferred room rate on the evening of the event (Saturday, November 19th). We would love for you to stay and experience a night in one of our luxurious rooms. 

Please contact fetechinoise@palettera.ca for more information.




1. What type of event is Fête Chinoise

Fête Chinoise is an events and wedding exhibition, presented in a gallery-style. The event elevates and inspires guests for their modern celebrations through curated art installations, inspired food and beverage pairings, and live performing arts. Industry leaders in event design, decor, floral design, music, food, and stationery were carefully selected to deliver modern interpretations of cultural traditions and ceremonies in a way that stimulates all senses. Attendees are encouraged to slow their pace, and intimately experience how the best of the industry modernize and elevate thousand year old traditions.


2. Why should I go to Fête Chinoise

We all have questions inside that have to do with identity. 

Many of us have witnessed traditions that we sometimes know little about, or never stop to question. And yet, culture and tradition is at the core of our identity, and we should be curious, we should engage deeply. For many Canadians, the idea of a cross-cultural upbringing is something familiar and full of opportunities for discovery. 

Have you ever attended a wedding and wondered what the tea ceremony was for? Why is red such a significant colour in the culture? What is a "double happiness" and how is it relevant to you? What does modern Chinese design look like in Toronto in 2016? What does Chinese-Canadian culture tell us about our lives as Canadians at large? Culture is a living and constantly evolving space, something we need to nurture and engage in. 


3. Is there a dress code?

Cocktail attire with a touch of Chinoise. Fête Chinoise will have professional photographers at the event, as well, you can take personal photos and stylized portraits in both photo salons (Ikonica and Wedding Editorials), and on the step & repeat (Mango Studios).


4. Is the event open to the public?

Yes, the event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased here.  For media inquiries and a preview, please email fetechinoise@palettera.ca


5. What is the difference between Afternoon Experience and the Evening Cocktail experience?

Fête Chinoise will have 2 experiences that have been inspired by two familiar traditions: afternoon tea and late night snacks. Afternoon Experience attendees can expect delicate dim sum paired with beverages fitting of a lighter palette. Evening Cocktail attendees will experience food inspired by the night market with a distinctly salty, spicy, and savoury palette. The musical experience will also be tailored the lightness of afternoon tea and the energy of the late night market place.


6. How much are tickets and what is included?

Tickets are $90 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity. Both exhibitions will come with access to all installations and art spaces, musical performances, cinema showings, and professional photographs. 

Food from the Hotel, and desserts and sweets from contributing exhibitors will be served generously,  as well as beverages courtesy of Charton Hobbs — featuring Hennessy and Veuve Clicquot Rich.

100% of ticket sales will be donated to the MON SHEONG FOUNDATION, a Chinese-Canadian charity supporting community wellness and cultural heritage, as well as ORBIS CANADA an organization that provides eye surgeries for children who desperately need the support.



See a recap of last year's show here presented by Origami Heart