16 Awesome Festive and NYE Events in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, December 21, 2021

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NYE Parties...

Dec 31: New Year's Eve Masquerade Countdown Party


With groovy music, festive cuisine, beautiful decor, a countdown on a huge LED screens, sizzling dance performances and a dazzling light show on the Bund, Nova Events x Wanda Reign on the Bund invite you to wave goodbye to 2021 and raise a toast to a bright New Year. 

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Dec 31, 8pm; RMB258 (free flow options start at RMB688). Ruiku. Top Floor, 538 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Longtan Lu. 中山东二路538号,金龙潭路. See event listing.

POP NYE Countdown Party


What better way to ring in the New Year than a countdown party against the backdrop of Shanghai's majestic Bund and stunning Lujiazui skyline at Three on The Bund's POP Rooftop Brasserie! A limited number of early bird tickets are on sale for just RMB299, which includes a glass of Perrier Jouët champagne, free flow drinks and a live photo service. Kicking off at 9pm, expect live DJ music and spectacular performances as you celebrate and welcome in 2022 on POP's glamorous terrace.

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Dec 31, 8pm; RMB299 Early Bird, RMB499 before December 31, RMB599 at the door. POP Rooftop Brasserie, 7/F, Three on the Bund, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu 地址  中山东一路3号7楼, 近广东路.

New Year's Eve at Qi Bar, Mandarin Oriental Pudong


Celebrate New Year’s Eve by embracing the China chic vibe at Qi Bar in the Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai with the city’s most acclaimed DJs (DJ Calvin Z, DJ HALO and DJ Woody Jac) and mixologists taking the party up a notch. Free flow OneGin cocktails, Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne and selected red and white will be on offer. Expect lucky draw prizes all night, with chances to win a two-night stay in a Mandarin Room at the mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing with breakfast for two, a one-night stay in a Mandarin Room at Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou with breakfast for two, a Champagne Sunday Brunch at Fifty 8° Grill for two and Afternoon Tea at Riviera Lounge for two.

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Dec 31, 8pm; RMB588 Early Bird, RMB688 Standard Price. Qi Bar, Mandarin Oriental Pudong, 111 Pudong Nan Lu, by Yincheng Lu 浦东南路111号, 近银城路.

Midnight in Paris NYE Party


Party across three floors at Cachet Boutique Hotel this New Year's Eve, like the Parisians do, glass of champagne in hand. Brought to you by Lolypop, this is the way to say au revoire to 2021.

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Dec 31, 9pm; RMB88 Early Bird, RMB158 Pre sale, RMB198 at the door. Cachet Boutique Hotel. 3/F, Cachet Boutique Shanghai, 931 Nanjing Xi Lu, 上海市静安区南京西路931号3楼.

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Featured Events...

Dec 22: Christmas Quiz


As well as 10 rounds covering everything from current events, history, music, film and more, there will be shots for teams in ugly sweaters, turkey dinners available for just RMB88 and an Xmas round finale with special prizes. Selected drinks are half price until 8pm, while food is half price until 10pm. So head on down early, secure a table and get your festive fill. Quiz starts 7.30pm and it is all wrapped up by around 10pm so everyone can be fresh at work the next day. Scan the QR to reserve a table now.
Dec 22, 7.30pm; Free Entry. El Santo, B/1, Found 158, 158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu 巨鹿路158号B1层, 近瑞金一路.

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.

Best of the Rest...

Dec 22: Beer University: Craft Beer & Cookie Pairing


This month’s Beer University at Commune Reserve is all about the sugar, with a pairing of Strictly Cookies and craft brews. Ditch the milk this December and opt for beer instead! Sample six beers (150ml each) plus enjoy cookie pairings and more snacks with other craft beer nerds and noobs.   
Dec 22, 7pm; RMB168. Commune Reserve. 1107 Yuyuan Lu, by Fenggang Lu. 愚园路1107号,近凤岗路. See event listing. 

Dec 23: Christmas Giveaway: Free Pancake at Papito for Kids

Stop by Papito Xingfuli Lane Shop; they are sharing free Nutella pancakes for all kiddos, in true holiday spirit!        
Dec 23, 10am; Free entry. Papito Pancakes. Number 103, 67 Xingfu Lu, by Fahuazhen Lu. 幸福路67号,近法华镇路.
See event listing.

Dec 24: Specters Alive: SUBS vs. Round Eye 4-Year Anniversary Weekend

‘Specters Alive’ is pairing up their local band with a rad band from out of town, especially here to perform for you this holiday season.            
Dec 24, 10pm. Specters II. 753 Yuyuan Lu, by Zhenning Lu. 
愚园路753号,近镇宁路. See event listing.

Dec 25: Shanghai 400 Years: Yuyuan Garden & Miniature World

Shanghai Pathways is hosting a three-hour tour of Shanghai’s 400 years of history. This is an exclusive guide by the Miniature World Exhibition design team.           
Dec 25, 1pm; RMB350. Yu Garden. 218 Anren Jie, by Fuyou Lu.
仁街218号,近福. See event listing.

Dec 25: Bad Romance: The Lady Gaga Tribute

One of Shake’s biggest shows of 2021 returns for one night only: Lady Gaga has owned every lane she has stepped into.          
Dec 25, 9.30pm; RMB100. Shake. 3F, 46 Maoming Nan Lu, by Jinxian Lu.
茂名南路46号3楼,近进贤路. See event listing.

Dec 26: One-day Hot Spring Retreat: Stay Warm and Chillax

A one-day getaway to outdoor hot springs in Shanghai. Just grab your swimsuit and join MUTE Garage.
Dec 26, 9.40am; RMB359 non-members, RMB339 members. MUTE Garage. Room 101, Building 2, 425 Yanping Lu, by Changping Lu.
上海市静安区延平路425号2号楼101室. See event listing.


Until Dec 31: Festive Pop Up


Shanghailander and Pinyin Press are coming together to organize an ongoing festive pop-up that you don’t want to miss.
Dec 1-31, 9am; Shanghailander, 92 Wuyuan Lu. 五原路92号.

Until Dec 31: Miracle in 1515


Come and pick up your exclusive holiday cocktails at the Miracle Bar in 1515.        
Dec 12, 5pm. The 1515 West Bar. Level 4, 1219 Middle Yan’an Lu, Jingan Kerry Center, West Nanjing Lu. 延安中路1218号,南京西路金柑嘉里中心4楼.

Until Feb 27: Rink on the Bund


BFC will open its Rink on the Bund, a 200-square meter ice rink in BFC’s north district. Come skate into the winter Christmas season and beyond into the New Year! 
Dec 11, 2021- Feb 27, 2022. BFC. 600 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Fengjing Lu. 中山东二路600号,近枫泾路.

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