By Natalie Foxwell
By now the tree is up, the decorations are out and a feeling of Christmas is in the air. That means it's time to schedule an afternoon with family and friends to enjoy the seasonal treats around town. With so many options out there, here is our list to help you decide where to indulge!
Specially crafted festive afternoon tea set by pastry chef at RMB598 for two people, including two coffees or drinks. Upgraded French afternoon tea experience add RMB680 per person to enjoy a bottle of Champagne Barons de Rothschild Brut NV or RMB98 to enjoy one glass.
Dec 7-15, 2pm-5:30pm daily. RMB598 for two people plus RMB680 for bottle of Champagne or RMB98 for one glass of Champagne. AKME.
Enjoy a scrumptious selection of festive afternoon tea treats and sweets at Andaz Lounge with their seasonal limited afternoon tea set.
Dec 19-25, RMB398 for two people. Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai.
Enjoy a festive afternoon tea from Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund. Set includes sweet and savory delicacies, along with mulled wine, tea or coffee.
Until Jan 16, 2.30-5.30pm, RSVP at 2509 1188 ext. 7252 or 7221. Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund, see event listing.
The Fairmont Peace Hotel will have their beautifully crafted and festive afternoon tea delights with coffee, tea or their signature hot chocolate available in the beautiful and historic Jasmine Lounge.
Dec 1-Dec 31, RMB298 per person on weekdays, RMB328 per person on Saturdays. Fairmont Peace Hotel.
The seasonal afternoon tea is a highlight at Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai. Boasting an array of festive pastries and sweets along with a selection of hot chocolates and winter teas.
Dec 1-Dec 31, 2:30pm-5:30pm; RMB428 for two people or RMB528 for two people including two glasses of Mimosa. Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai.
During the month of December, Patio (Level 56) at Grand Hyatt Shanghai is celebrating the season with delightful Christmas delicacies including Yule log cake, English fruit cup cake, chocolate mousse, hazelnut crumble and raisin scones, along with savories such as cucumber and lemon brioche.
Dec 1-Dec 26, 2:30pm-5pm; RMB388 per set. Grand Hyatt Shanghai.
Cozy up with loved ones this winter with a steaming pot of tea at the Lobby Bar Winter Afternoon Tea. All your favourite afternoon tea classics are there with an added festive twist. Just don't forget to share the delicious treats!
Dec 1-31, Mon-Fri, 2pm-5:30pm; RMB268 per set for two people. Sat-Sun buffet, 2pm-5:30pm; RMB198 per person. Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai.
Those with a sweet tooth are in for a treat this festival season with Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao's Christmas-themed afternoon tea. Featuring a range of delectable delights from around the world, including chocolate Swiss roll, coffee puffs and cinnamon macaroons.
Until Dec 31, RMB258 for two people, including tea or coffee. Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao, see event listing.
This Christmas season, Hyatt Regency Shanghai Global Harbor will present magical and delectable set menus to make Christmas celebrations even more memorable. On December 24, enjoy a Christmas Eve Afternoon Tea at The Lounge.
Dec 24, RMB198 net for two people, RMB288 net for two persons (including two glasses of Moscato sparking dessert wine). Hyatt Regency Shanghai Global Harbor, see event listing.
Enjoy their Christmas High Tea at the Lobby Lounge.
Dec 24-25, RMB298 for one person, RMB498 for two people. Jing An Shangri La, West Shanghai.
Enjoy a festive afternoon tea at the 38th floor Lobby Lounge with a stunning panoramic view of the city. The space is furnished in a comfortable modern style, making it the ideal place to enjoy an exquisite afternoon tea with your loved one while taking in nestled views of the Shanghai skyline.
Dec 1-31, RMB238 plus 15 percent service change for a single set, RMB358 plus 15 per cent service change for a double set. JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square
Relish in the festive afternoon tea available at Cachet Lobby Lounge with seasonal delights including a tea gift, mulled wine, eggnog, coffee and tea and live performances to set the mood.
Dec 1-Dec 31, RMB618 plus 16.6 percent service charge for two people. The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi.
Relax after a long day of Christmas shopping with the indulgent and festive 'Taste of Okura' afternoon tea.
Nov 17-Dec 26, RMB328 for two people. Okura Garden Hotel.
Diners can share the legendary Peninsula Afternoon Tea at The Lobby, with a twist of festive flair enriched by elegant seasonal decorations and popular festive tunes performed by the hotel's resident musicians.
Dec 1-Jan 7, RMB360 per person or RMB520 person including a glass of Champagne, RMB680 for two people or RMB960 for two people including a glass of Champagne. All prices plus 16.6 percent surchage. The Peninsula Shanghai.
Take a break from the festive chaos with a Christmas-themed afternoon tea set from Aura Lounge & Jazz Bar at the Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Set includes two glasses of a very special Christmas Cocktail.
Dec 23-25, 2pm, RSVP at email@example.com. The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, see event listing.
Enjoy their Christmas afternoon tea with seasonal delights.
Dec 24, RMB98 for two people; Dec 25 RMB128 for two people. Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview.
The Lobby Lounge and RuiKu Restaurant and Champagne Lounge at Wanda Reign on the Bund are serving a seasonal afternoon tea buffet during the Christmas season. Set includes unlimited coffee and tea, Earl Grey tea swan puffs, chestnut cake, traditional Christmas cupcakes, black truffle quiche and more.
Until Jan 3, 2-5pm, RMB288 per person. Wanda Reign on the Bund, see event listing.
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This article was originally published by our sister magazine Urban Family Shanghai. For more articles like this, visit the Urban Family website, or follow the Urban Family WeChat account (ID: urbanfamilyshanghai).
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