Where to Celebrate Christmas 2019 in Shenzhen

By That's Shenzhen, December 17, 2019

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Unchained Christmas with Makoto

Have a drum and bass Christmas by rockin’ out to one of Hospital Records’ finest. Attendees can also score a free Unchained Christmas hat! 

Sat Dec 21,10pm; RMB80-100. Oil Club. Tickets

Merry Christmas, Mr. Roots

Enjoy a jazzy Christmas Eve with a special Christmas quartet consisting of Louis Zhao on sax, License on guitar, Ryn on bass and Ray Zhong on drums. 

Tue Dec 24, 10pm-midnight; RMB128 advance, RMB148 at door. Roots House. Tickets

Shenzhen Forest Concert

Visit official WeChat account ‘mlszgzh’ to win free tickets to Shenzhen Forest Concert, which will be held from December 24 to 26 at Fairylake Botanical Garden. The organizers will give out 1,000 concert tickets per day via their WeChat public account from December 18 to 23. Shenzhen Forest Concert touts itself as the first forest concert in Guangdong province, and has been successfully held for two years. This year’s concert will invite three top orchestras, namely Vienna Sound Symphony Orchestra, Hannover Symphony Orchestra and Milan Symphony Orchestra, to perform a selection of pieces. For more information, click here

Dec 24-26, various times. Fairylake Botanical Garden



Element Fresh

Start with an avocado mousse with tuna tartar and for your main, roasted spring chicken or grilled beef filet with parma ham. For dessert, there will be a delicious cherry and lychee cake, and for drinks choose between mulled wine, mocktails or fresh juice. 

Dec 20-Jan 2, RMB398 for two people. Element Fresh

McCawley’s Irish Bar & Restaurant
McCawley’s is offering a Christmas lunch special with a starter of roasted chestnut soup and green salad with bacon vinagrette. You can choose between turkey sausages with sweet potato mash and wilted leeks, juniper roasted duck breast on roasted vegetables or lamb rack with Bourbon sauce and baby potatoes. For dessert, choose between mince pie or Christmas pudding. Price is RMB98 for kids 12 years old and under. 
Dec 16-24; RMB138/person. McCawley’s Irish Bar & Restaurant.

The Lounge at InterContinental Shenzhen

Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate in the lobby bar, or a festive afternoon tea accompanied by wonderful leisurely music. On the menu is marinated salmon cream caviar, foie gras strawberry jam and stollen (German Christmas bread).

Until Dec 31, 2-6pm; RMB308/two. The Lounge.

Dec 24-25:

Baia Burger Concept

On December 24 to 26,  Baia will offer a Christmas Menu for RMB488 per person. Each guest will be welcomed with a warm spiced mulled wine and grilled chestnuts. The set menu includes an appetizer, main dish, and dessert. Main dish options includes a mouth-watering 12-hour braised Wagyu short rib or pan seared filet of black cod. For more information click here

Dec 24-26, RMB488/person. Baia Burger Concept


The Christmas menu will start with a welcome cocktail of spiced apple cider or mulled wine. The 12-course menu is curated from the best seasonal local ingredients and tailored to reflect this festive time of the year. From vegetables, seafood, to specialty meats, Ensue is using California farm-to-table techniques for an authentic Christmas experience. To finish your meal, enjoy a winter dessert with elegant white truffles. Each dish is thoughtfully crafted from the entire Ensue team. At the end of the feast, every guest can find a surprise under the Christmas tree! Check out the full menu here

Dec 24-25, 5.30pm; RMB2,388/person plus 10% service charge. Ensue

Feast at Sheraton Dameisha Resort
On December 24, enjoy a sumptuous seafood and barbecue buffet dinner with roasted turkey, tuna, Alaskan king crab, Australian baby lobster, oysters and a free flow of wine and soft drinks. During dinner, you can also receive a gift from Santa Claus, and don’t forget about the lucky draw. Some of the amazing prizes that will be up for grabs are vouchers for the Presidential suite, fitness center, exquisite champagne and more.

Dec 24, 5.30pm; various prices. Feast.

George & Dragon
Head down to George & Dragon this Christmas Day for a wonderfully traditional British feast that includes pumpkin soup, turkey, stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce. If that’s not enough, dig into honey roast ham, pigs in a blanket, sweet potato mash and green bean casserole. Get your fill of green vegetables with roast vegetables and brussel sprouts and top it all off with a gorgeous dessert consisting of apple pie, chocolate cake and ice cream. Yum!
Dec 25, 12-3pm, 7-9.30pm; RMB248. George & Dragon

Half Ton

Start your meal with caramelized foie gras or Norwegian salmon. Soup options include cream of green asparagus or cream of chestnut with bacon. For mains, pick between a 16-hour stewed lamb shank or Wagyu Australian roast beef. Patrons can choose between pumpkin pie with whipped cream and cranberry cake for dessert. Of course, for drinks you can select red wine, sparkling wine or beer. There’s also a six- to eight- person menu available for RMB1,088. Call 8860 5574 to reserve your spot! 

Dec 24, 6-11pm; RMB468/for two, RMB1,088 for 8. Half Ton

Market Cafe at Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Airport

Choose between two sittings to enjoy your Christmas buffet dinner. You’ll also be eligible to win two nights of accomodation and a round-trip air ticket credit of RMB2,000 to Kuala Lumpur, Osaka or Bali as part of the lucky draw prizes. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance, call 2345 1234 ext 6368. 

Dec 24-25, 5.30-7.30, 8-10pm, RMB348-498/adult, RMB200/child. Market Cafe

McCawley’s Irish Bar & Restaurant
Available at all branches of the Irish bar and restaurant, McCawley’s is putting on a Christmas feast which includes a welcome drink, starter, main dish and dessert. Snap up Christmas favorites like roast turkey with onion and sage stuffing, Christmas pudding with brandy sauce and baked ham to make your holiday meal one to remember. For early bird pricing, reserve before December 20.
Dec 24-25, RMB198 early bird, RMB240 normal price. McCawley’s Irish Bar & Restaurant.

Seasons at Kempinski Hotel Shenzhen

On the evening of December 24 and 25, come and enjoy an authentic Christmas buffet dinner featuring codfish, turkey, Iberian black pig ham, fried foie gras, Wellington beef, abalone lobster soup, Tree Cake, white hat cake and much more. Enjoy carols from the lovely Christmas choir and enter for a chance to win awesome lucky draw prizes.

Dec 24-25, RMB468-668/person. Seasons

Sky Café at Raffles Shenzhen

This Christmas Eve, join in on the festivities at Sky Café where Raffles’ signature buffet has been upgraded with sophisticated delicacies. Sip Moët Chandon while listening to a live harpist. You’ll also have a chance to win a romantic stay at the Raffles Paris Le Royal Monceau and other charming destinations. Children aged 6 to 11 years old can enjoy 50% off. 

Dec 24-35, 6pm; RMB988-1,888. Raffles Shenzhen.

Spirit of Christmas: Holiday Dinner

Lift Shenzhen and Lazy Laowai are teaming up again to bring you a Spirit of Christmas dinner on December 24 at Mix’d Café Bar in Shekou. This time they have partnered with a wonderful organization called Treasure of Hope out of Dongguan to do something extra special – an angel tree. Angel trees are a way to give the gift of Christmas to others through the kindness of sponsors.

Dec 24, 6pm; RMB60. Mix’d Cafe Bar

The Brew

Tis the season! Head on to The Brew for a traditional turkey dinner on December 24 and 25. Feast on a traditional turkey and trimmings plus a drink for an early bird price if you book by December 21. Call 2389 2669 to reserve. 

Dec 24-25, 7-9pm; RMB198 early bird, RMB228 regular. The Brew

The COLI Hotel 

In addition to a scrumptious buffet dinner, The COLI Hotel is offering raffle items like a Huawei Mate 30 Porsche, room vouchers and dining vouchers! Call 8989 9888 ext 8608 to reserve your spot. For more info click here

Dec 24-25, 6.30-9.30pm; RMB574.2/person, RMB298/child. The COLI Hotel

Wann Lounge

Want to indulge this Christmas in caviar and truffle? Check out Wann Lounge’s Christmas dinner set which includes amouse bouche, a soup, appetizers, mains and desserts. Make sure to reserve in advance by calling 181 2413 0186.

Dec 23-25, RMB1,288/person. Wann Lounge

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