16 Awesome Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, November 30, 2021

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Dec 11: SantaCon


Nothing says Christmas like being surrounded by dozens of drunk Santas. And the only way you will get to see this is at SantaCon, a yearly Santa Claus-themed pub crawl unlike any other. Seven venues, with a drink at each and an hour of free flow at the final destination. Get your outfit ready and your ticket now!

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Dec 11, 2pm; RMB258 presale, RMB298 at the door. Various locations including The Blarney Stone, La Baracca, The Smokehouse x Camel. Cantina Agave. Lucky Mart. The Hope Project. El Santo.

Dec 17-18: The Pearl’s Snow Ball


Come all ye faithful and seek refuge from the cold night in the warmth of the Pearl manger. A place adults can indulge in the steamier side of the occasion. The Pearl’s Red Stars will once again be hosting a British invasion, playing songs by British bands. There will also be immersive cabaret performed by the wonderful Silk Room’s Jingle Belles, and burlesque dancing to add to the playful nature of the holidays.

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Dec 24-25, 9.30pm; RMB180 presale, RMB220 at the door. The Pearl. 1F, 380 Weihai Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu. 威海路380号1层,近石门一路. 

Dec 24-25: Mrs Claus Christmas Dinner


Mrs Claus welcomes you to a hearty Christmas Feast, prepared none other than Chef Elf Baidas himself. Complete with a full buffet of fresh seafood, succulent hams, juicy turkey, tender brisket and bit of mulled wine for a hint of debauchery. And what is a Christmas evening without some festive entertainment? Mrs Claus will be inviting a delightful group of North Pole friends to entertain you all. Expect to be regaled by Christmas classics that will make you feel at home and all warm and fuzzy. Oh, and why not go the whole hog and stay on for Mrs Claus Naughty Xmas Party (event below).

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Dec 24-25, 6pm; Scan QR code for reservation. The Pearl. 1F, 380 Weihai Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu. 威海路380号1层,近石门一路.

Dec 24-25: Mrs Claus Naughty Xmas Party


Follow on from the Mrs Claus Christmas Dinner (event above), The Pearl is hosting a Mrs Claus Naughty Xmas Party, featuring The Silk Room's Single Belles. Expect a jolly night of entertainment featuring cabaret, burlesque, aerial and music by the Red Stars Band.

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Dec 24-25, 9.30pm; Scan QR code for reservation. The Pearl. 1F, 380 Weihai Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu. 威海路380号1层,近石门一路.

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Dec 1 & 15: Ed Sheeran & Adele Tribute Night 


Prepare yourself for a full night of all things Adele and Ed Sheeran, performed live by Ksenia and Dave Stone with backups by the Red Stars at the The Pearl. 
Dec 1 & 15 6pm; RMB 120 presale, RMB180 at the door, Scan QR code for reservation. The Pearl. 1F, 380 Weihai Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu. 威海路380号1层,近石门一路.

Dec 3-5: Christmas Time in the City


Doing some last-minute shopping? Look no further, Commune Market has got designer gifts, accessories, food, wine and good music for you.       
Dec 3-5 & 10-12, 11am; Free entry. Commune market. 199 Hengshan Lu, Line 1 Hengshan Lu Exit 4. 上海市徐汇区衡山路199号,1号线衡山路站4号口.

Dec 4: An Evening Like No Other – Aura Soiree

Partnered with Shanghai’s celebrated chefs and bartenders, this evening will be filled with distinctive cuisine and incredible performances.   
Dec 4, 6pm; RMB588. Aura Lounge & Jazz Bar. 52F, 8 Shiji Dadao, by Lujiazui Huan Lu. 世纪大道8号国金中心52层,近陆家嘴环路. 
See event listing.

Dec 3: Winter Wonderland

Welcome December and the festive season with open arms. As the temperature outside creeps lower, come enjoy some mulled wine and fiery cocktails.
Dec 3, 8pm; RMB150 includes one drink. Bar Rouge. 7F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu. 中山东一路18号7楼,近南京东路.
See event listing.

Dec 3: Brit Pop Party

Dada Shanghai’s Brit Pop Party, presented by DJs Koxon, Reckless Soda, Placid Acid and Ozone.       
Dec 3, 9pm; Free entry.
Dada Bar Shanghai. 1303 Yanan Xi Lu. 延安西路1303号. See event listing.

Dec 3: Avril Lavigne & Pink Tribute Show

The Pearl is excited to bring you an evening dedicated to ladies that rock and those that love their music, with a tribute rendition of Avril Lavigne and Pink.
Dec 3, 9.30pm; RMB150 presale, RMB180 at the door.
The Pearl. 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路. See event listing.

Dec 4: Christmas Breads – Baking Class for Charity

Join a bakery class, and learn how to bake Christmas breads like Panettone and Kouglof.      
Dec 4, 9.45am; RMB580, all profits go towards SYB charity program.
Shanghai Young Bakers. 889 Suide Lu, by Waihuan Gaosu. 绥德889号,近外环高速. See event listing.

Dec 4: Jiashan Lane Christmas Market

An array of scrumptious street food and beverages will prepare you for a season filled with holiday cheer!     
Dec 4 & 18, 11am; Free entry.
Jiashan Market. Lane 550, Shaanxi Nan Lu, by Shaoxing Lu. 陕西南路550号,近绍兴路. See event listing.

Dec 4: Shanghai Sunrise 25th Anniversary Fundraiser

Shanghai Sunrise, a volunteer-led non-profit organization is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a huge winter gala and fundraiser. Tickets include a three-course dinner, live entertainment, free flow wine, beer, cocktails and a silent auction.
Dec 4, 6pm; RMB988. Hyatt on the Bund. 199 Huangpu Lu, by Wuchang Lu. 黄浦路199号上海外滩茂悦大酒店,近武昌路. See event listing.

Dec 4: Late Night Shaokao


Street Kings will be dishing out some Late Night Shaokao, like cumin lamb skewers and Sichuan honey chili flake wings, paired with a new Crimson Pangolin winter cocktail menu. A unique foodie experience!
Dec 4, 7pm; Free entry. The Smokehouse x The Camel. 1F, Xiangyang Center, 97 Xiangyang Bei Lu, by Xinle Lu. 襄阳大楼,襄阳北路97号,近新乐路.

Dec 4: Zmack Improv Tournament – Game on

Zmack’s newest short-form team will square off with the veteran improvisers of Meet the Zmackers (MTZ) in a Comedy Olympics battle royale.
Dec 4, 8pm; RMB88 includes one drink.
HUNT. 41-2 Xingfu Lu, by Fahuazhen Lu. 幸福路42号,近法华镇路. See event listing.

Dec 4: Queen Tribute Concert 2021 Final Show

Without doubt one of the best night's entertainment this city has to offer, be sure to buy your tickets to the final show for the Queen Tribute Concert 2021. Hurry up before they run out!
Dec 4, 10pm; The Pearl. 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路. See event listing.

Dec 4: Techno is a Woman Vol. 12

YOLO x UNOMONOVUS will be bringing you an absolutely new live visual experience with multiple cameras set around the club to project live movements on the dance floor.   
Dec 4, 11pm; RMB80 presale, RMB120 at the door. Celia. 709 Jiazhou Lu. 胶州路709号.
See event listing.

Dec 5: Bull & Claw Mark Lloyd Festive Cocktail Brunch


To get you all in the Christmassy mood, the Bull & Claw have asked Mark Lloyd of J.Boroski fame to get behind the stick for a festive Sunday Brunch, complete with all the trimmings. You can expect seasonal gin cocktails, along with Bull & Claw's award-winning brunch menu.
Dec 5, 11am-3pm. The Bull & Claw, 110 Fenyang Lu, by Fuxing Zhong Lu 汾阳路110号, 近复兴中路.

Dec 5: Formula 1 Grand Prix Viewing Party

Planet One is ready for the next Formula 1 Grand Prix. Immerse yourself in the Formula 1 experience with an E-F1 tournament with special prizes for the winner.
Dec 5, 4.30pm; RMB6-98. 
Planet One. L1-0, Sinar Mas Plaza, 588 Dongchangzhi Lu, Hongkou District. 上海虹口区东长治路588号白玉兰广场L1-09. See event listing.

Dec 5: Action for Animals Charity Gala


A night dedicated to celebrating and showing gratitude to Shanghai’s animal rescue community. Dress to impress!
Dec 5, 5.30pm; Scan QR code for tickets. The Pearl. 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu. 乍浦路471号,近武进路.

Looking Ahead...

Dec 9: Taipei All Day Vol. 3


Taipei All Day is back for round three of your favorite Taiwanese night market street eats. Swing by The Blarney Stone for the tastiest Taiwanese beef noodles and braised pork rice brought to you by the Street Kings, plus a winter cocktail menu by Crimson Pangolin. 
Dec 9, 8pm-late; Free entry. 
The Blarney Stone. 77 Yongkang Lu, by Xiangyang Nan Lu 永康路77号, 近襄阳南路. 

Dec 11: Ambassy Holiday Market


Looking to do some last-minute Christmas gift shopping? The Ambassy Holiday Market will be selling artisan food, exquisite crafts and local products.
Dec 11, 11am; Free entry. Ambassy Club. 1500 Huai Hai Zhong Lu. 上海淮海中路1500号,近乌鲁木齐路. See event listing.

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