'Time of Joy' BFC Music Festival Lights Up the Holiday Season

By Sponsored, November 24, 2021

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To welcome in the winter season, and warm your souls, BFC – The Bund Finance Center – is all decked out and has launched a series of activities with the theme 'Time of Joy.' As night comes, the giant Christmas tree and BFC building light up, while the Weekend Market @ BFC comes to life, creating an enchanting festive atmosphere.



With the lighting of the Christmas tree, the three-week long BFC Music Festival officially kicked off. Carrying the momentum of the 2.0 music festival that took place over the summer, the magical event once again gathers the most talented domestic musicians and bands together to celebrate the holidays with BFC visitors.



The popular Weekend Market @ BFC has also become a Christmas-themed streetscape, providing much holiday cheer, leisure options and life inspiration, all of which perfectly compliment the live music performances in the neighborhood.

Before you can say Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, let's take a look at the BFC Music Festival lineup...

BFC Music Festival Performing Timetable

Over the coming three weekends, you can find a multitude of different music forms, from Chinese Pop to Rock, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Electronic, as well as DJs and street dance performances.

On the main stage, situated in the north square, there will be three themes over the three weekends:

  • Nov 20-21: Unlimited Beats

  • Nov 27-28: Music Planet Wandering

  • Dec 4-5: Floating Rhythm

The ensemble of local musicians and bands BFC is gathering together include YungK2, LOFT BEACH, Peace & Wave, FoolMoon, David Shu and more. 

Discover this new generation of musicians, get to know them better and enjoy their music vibe.



For those who are averse to the winter chill, there are also some awesome indoor performances to check out. 

The indoor music stage is situated on the second floor of BFC shopping mall, with fantastic Christmas decoration adding to the Christmas vibe and enhancing the premium shopping experience even further. 


In collaboration with top-notch fashion labels and brands, Bund Fashion Company provides a one-stop entertainment experience for citizens with live music, trendy spots and a fashion market.


BFC Christmas Town Festive Decor for a Magical Holiday Experience

With the Christmas period upon us, BFC has a new look to match this season. With a theme of 'Fantasy Circus City,' and a 13-meters tall Christmas tree, magic gift boxes have been arranged in the fountain square of the north district to create an immersive holiday scene. Meanwhile, the circus stage makes you feel like you have walked into a Christmas fairy tale.


There is no better place to do your Christmas gift shopping than at the Weekend Market @ BFC. Take the magical Christmas atmosphere you find there home with you!



From December, Angry Birds will return to BFC, bringing a new Christmas theme park to the market. Angry Bird elements will be found throughout the market, while Santa Claus has sent a special invite and will join the festivities all the way from Lapland, engaging with customers and giving them Santa hugs.

Rink on the Bund

Not enough holiday fun for you? Want to enjoy the ultimate winter season activity? Starting from December 11, BFC will be home to its first open air ice skating rink with the stunning bund skyline for background. Think Rink at Rockefeller right here in our fair city. Visitors can make the most of this traditional Christmas pastime, with the Christmas market all around them. 


Besides that, you can find even more activities in this coming December.

Landmark Location

A unique mix of city skyline, holiday atmosphere and experience

Holiday Decor

Among the best Christmas decorations in Shanghai

Christmas Market

One of the most popular weekend markets in town

Rink on the Bund

Crowning the holiday experience with an ice rink that's like no other


Holiday performance lineup by Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai

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Stay tuned and let’s see what other surprises BFC has in store for you this winter.

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