The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating New Year's Eve 2019 in Shanghai

By Urban Family, December 21, 2018

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This article originally appeared on our sister website, Urban Family Shanghai.

By Urban Family & That's Editors

Where will you and the homies be chanting 'Auld Lang Syne' this December 31? If you haven't yet made up your mind, here's a list of all the NYE actions happening in town. Sparklers and crackers at the ready now!

Big Bamboo

Come party it up at Big Bamboo with special guest DJ in da house. Tattinger Champagne specials are offered all night long at RMB888 per bottle or RMB2,019 for three bottles in the wake of New Year, as well as a raffle prize waiting to be claimed. 

Dec 31, 9pm-late. RMB120 Hongqiao; free entry Jinqiao. Big Bamboo. See event listings.

Bistro Burger

Bistro Burger has a delectable range of surf and turf prepared for New Year's Eve. The indulgent four-course menu has everything between fresh oysters, seafood risotto and beef Wellington. Add RMB198 for 1.5hrs of free-flow drinks (including alcoholic and soft options).

Dec 31, 5pm-late. RMB528 for two. Bistro Burger. See event listing

The Blind Pig

The five-course chef’s special at The Blind Pig includes deviled eggs with pickled beetroot, duck rillette with black currant, frisée and pear salad, wild mushroom chowder, seared Icelandic cod or smoked prime beef ribs, as well as pumpkin cheesecake with cinnamon Chantilly cream. Specially priced Tattinger Champagne will be on offer all night long. 

Dec 31, 7pm-late. RMB328 for two. The Blind Pig. See event listing


Let's welcome the year of 2019 together in CAZA with a hint of sexy and mysterious at CAZA's masquerade party. Activities include DIY mask workshop, photo booth, magician, dancers, live DJ set, NYE count down and a fully fledged afterparty.

Dec 31, 10pm-late. CAZA. See event listing

Cobra Lily

Riding the jet streams of cinema sensation Crazy Rich Asians, Cobra Lily will be hosting its NYE party in the same theme. Entry gives you party admission and includes a bottle of Duval-Leroy Brut Reserve Champagne and some mouth-watering nibbles.

Dec 31, 9pm. RMB198 per person (RMB888 per couple). Cobra Lily. See event listing.

D.O.C Gastronomia Italiana

This beloved Italian restaurant is one of the victims of street renovations happening in the Dongping Lu area. So to celebrate a good run and make note its new location over delectable home-style Italian food at 20 percent off all night! Two free flow options will be made available for over two and a half hours, making that final “ciao” a little easier.

Dec 31. RMB250-300. D.O.C Gastronomia Italiana. See event listing.


Wave goodbye to 2018 in real style, the Minimalist crew step up to bring the biggest international lineup Shanghai will surely see for this New Year's Eve party agenda. Proudly presenting three heavy hitting UK based DJ’s and producers: Posthuman (I love Acid, Chiwax), Jozef K (Acid Test, Last Night On Earth) and Jigsaw (Gottwood, Burning Man, Rinse FM) plus Will A and his Minimalist DJ cohorts. 

Dec 31, 8pm-late. RMB100. Dada. See event listing.  

Found 158

Little Creatures, Hooked and El Santo have joined forces to come up with an offer that will get your party started. Entry gives you four different drink vouchers and access to venue specials.

Dec 31, 8pm-late. RMB100 pre-sale, RMB150 door. Found 158. See event listing.


Head up to Hollywood for a Gran Caribe NYE Party sponsored by Redbull energy drink. Decorations, shows, photos booths, high-tech gadgets and a Champagne shower are all in line for an unforgettable party.  DJ Jobo and special guest Kadwell will be light up the dancefloor with a mix of Latin, hip hop and reggaeton music.

Dec 31, 11pm-late. RMB200 pre-sale, RMB250 door. Hollywood. See event listing.

Grand Hyatt Shanghai

Grand Hyatt's New Year's Eve celebration is bound to be extravagant. Studio 188 will keep things going all night long with their lively international tunes. As the clock strikes midnight, 10,000 balloons will be released inside the gorgeous 33-story atrium. Entry also includes free-flow Champagne and canapes!

Dec 31, RMB558. Grand Hyatt Shanghai. See event listing.  

Hyatt on the Bund

Restaurants at Hyatt on the Bund have readied the Champagne bottles for New Year's Eve. At VUE Restaurant, taste a festive menu encompassing a plethora of seafood, cold cuts and seasonal desserts using the freshest ingredients from Australia and beyond. At Aroma, dinner will be served buffet-style: not your usual bain-maries experience, but with everything cooked live at buffet stations. Think wok-fried dishes, freshly prepared noodles, steamed dumplings and plenty more! If a sit-down Chinese meal captures your fancy, check out Xindalu's set menu featuring classics like Peking duck and pan-fried beef.

Dec 31, 6pm-late. Hyatt on the Bund

Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai

The restaurants and bars at Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai has prepared a festive program for New Year's Eve. From buffet dinner at Elements, set menu prepared by Albero and Acqua Restaurants, to a countdown party at the Red Passion Bar, the Grand Kempinski won't leave you bored stepping into 2019!

Dec 31, 6pm-late. Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai.

Logan's Punch

Toast New Year in your most comfortable clothing at Logan's Pajama Party! Entry includes free flow special drinks.

Dec 31, 9pm-late. RMB250. Logan's Punch. See event listing.  

Liquid Laundry

Round up, round up, and ring in 2019 at Liquid Laundry’s New Year Eve’s Lightyear Party! First, enjoy a specially prepared four-course dinner and free-flow drinks, before the futuristic night kicks in. 

Dec 31, 6pm-late. RMB888 dinner, RMB398-458 party. Liquid Laundry. See event listing

Morton's Steakhouse

It’s finally that time of the year again where you can catch up with friends and enjoy a stress-free dinner with family. To make these moments that extra bit special, Morton’s Steakhouse has selected several signature dishes for its festive set menu, giving you the perfect opportunity to celebrate the past year and welcome in the new with family and friends.

Dec 31, 5pm-midnight. RMB1,088. All prices subject to 10 percent surcharge. Morton's Steakhouse. See event listings.

Park Hyatt Shanghai

MVP Events is proud to announce another outstanding party to say goodbye to 2018. On Dec 31, Park Hyatt Shanghai will welcome guests to the 100 Century Avenue Restaurant on the 91st floor of the Pudong hotel to enjoy a night of food, drinks, and music in one of the highest towers in the world. With a stunning view of Pudong and Puxi, the chefs and bartenders of Park Hyatt will prepare a tantalizing free flow of tapas, finger food, canapés, champagne Veuve Clicquot and every kind of spirits for a night to remember. 

Dec 31-Jan 1, 8pm-4am. RMB900-1,300 pre-sale, RMB1,500 door. Park Hyatt Shanghai. See event listing.

The Peninsula Shanghai

The Peninsula Shanghai and MVP Events are glad to invite you to Samba De New Year’s Eve party. Celebrate the last moments of 2018 and the first ones of 2019 in a luxurious and tropical atmosphere. For this special occasion, Michelin Starred Sir Elly’s Restaurant & Bar willl be dishing up unlimited canapés, cocktails, and selected Champagne and spirits. Dress up in your most elegant attire and dance to the fanciest house music and Latin beats played by our guest DJs and accompanied by spectacular performances all night long.

Dec 31, 9pm-late. RMB888 early bird, RMB1,288 door. The Peninsula Shanghai. See event listing


Start 2019 with a bang at Pistolera! Special Guest DJ Zulu will be spinning on the decks to guarantee you have a mucho grande good time. RMB100 entry includes a glass of Moet Champagne, while bottles of Tattinger will be on offer all night, too.

Dec 31, 9pm-late. RMB100. Pistolera (Hengshan & Jinqiao). See event listings.  

Pullman Shanghai Jing An

Shove the team to Pullman hotel for a pre-countdown party over delectable food and drinks! Price includes five snacks, a glass of wine and two-hour free flow of selected drinks. 

Dec 31, 7-11pm. RMB250. Pullman Shanghai Jing An. See event listing.

The Shanghai EDITION

For the very last day of the glorious year, the Shanghai EDITION is ready to celebrate with you with four open bars across the property: Electric Circus, Club Room, HIYA and Punch Room and indulge you with Grammy nominated DJ and producer, Dimitri from Paris and local darling Charp. As the French Ambassador of stylish club sounds and Knight of the Arts and Letters by French government, Dimitri from Paris is everything his nation could be proud of: a DJ, producer, and remixer of the highest standard, and a stylish snake-hipped pin-up with French reserve. Prices include free flow Champagne, house red and white wine, beer, and signature cocktails.

Dec 31, 9pm. RMB1,088-1,588. Electric Circus, The Shanghai EDITION. See event listing.


Glide into the New Year with Shake's full band, guest singers, horns, drums, cocktails, and dancefloor madness. Fix up, look sharp, and get down. Dinner from 6pm, live music from 10.30pm.

Dec 31, 6pm-late. RMB180 standing; RMB800-5,000 tables. Shake. See event listing

Shanghai Slims

Celebrate New Year's Eve with live Dave Stone music at Shanghai Slims! A complimentary Bloody Mary will be served alongside scrumptious seasonal menu.

Dec 31, 8pm-midnight. RMB988. Shanghai Slims. See event listing.

Stone Brewing Tap Room

Ring in 2019 with Stone Brewing Craft Beer New Year! Head to their spacious warehouse-converted restaurant for a night of hops, malt, and barley bubbles with free flow on selected Stone beer and house wine. Dance away the final minutes of 2018 to DJ Heatwolves while drinking up the last sips of their Stone Enjoy By 01.01.19 special release beer! Prices include nibbles.

Dec 31, 9.30pm-late. RMB358 early bird, RMB388 door. Stone Brewing Tap Room. See event listing

[Cover image via Pexels]

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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