If you’re sticking around the city for chunjie, many shops are still open! In fact, there are a slew of events happening across the city that will get you in that festive spirit.
Also, be sure to check out our list of bars and restaurants that will be open, or closed, during the Spring Festival.
Eat & Drink
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Whether you feel like a CNY afternoon tea with sweet and savory treats (RMB798/set) or a full dinner spread, Altitude has you covered. The eatery’s team has prepared culinary delights like suckling pig, Australian beef, abalone, Japanese ginseng, Alaskan crab, Russian caviar and more – all available on the 117th floor of Ping An Finance Center.
Until Feb 3 (closed Jan 25-28); various prices. Altitudes.
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Chinese restaurant Shang Garden has set menus for parties of all sizes. For 2-4 people, indulge in abalone with truffle sauce, and steam fish with dried radish and orange peel. For a mid-size party of 5-7 people, there will be cripsy chicken with chili and garlic flakes. If your party is poppin’ with 8-10 people, expect Shanghainese-style braised king prawn and more are on the menu.
Until Feb 8; RMB1,588-5,888. Shang Garden.
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Shenzhen Luohu Shangri-La Hotel is offering a delicious New Year’s Eve dinner menu which will include a suckling pig platter, poon choi, lobster and steamed fish along with other premium Chinese delicacies.
Jan 24; RMB3,988 net per table of 8-10. Shenzhen Luohu Shangri-La Hotel.
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Fan of buffets? Social at the St. Regis Shenzhen is doing it big with a traditional Chinese buffet dinner (RMB598). As well, The Drawing Room will be hosting a festive CNY-themed afternoon tea set (RMB220/person). Lastly, Malt is also getting in on the fun with a Spring Festival set meal (RMB838/person).
Jan 24-30, various prices. St. Regis Shenzhen.
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Come sample some of the best culinary delights in town. The Langham Shenzhen will be presenting multiple unique dinner menus and dim sum options for big, happy families looking to get into the festival spirit. Call 8828 9888 ext. 8923 for reservation.
Until Feb 8; various prices. The Langham Shenzhen.
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The Terrace Restaurant & Bar will be hosting its annual Spring Festival event, featuring nightly Red Packet lucky draws and a lantern riddle game on February 8. During the holiday season, receive 20% off Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial!
Jan 24-Feb 8, 11.30am till late. The Terrace Restaurant & Bar.
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Flower-watching is another tradition during Chinese New Year (in South China at least), and if you’re big on seeing flowers blossom, you won’t want to miss out on the Cherry Blossom Festival held at Mission Hills Sports & Eco Park. Between January 24 and February 23, you can enjoy this romantic scenery or take in the views with family as tens of thousands of pink flowers blossom at the same time.
Jan 24-Feb 23, 9am-5.30pm; RMB35-65. Mission Hills Sports & Eco Park.
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Right in the heart of the Shenzhen CBD at the newly opened One Avenue mall, there is a huge outdoor flower festival this year. There will be six different zones to wander around, so take a moment to stop and smell the flowers.
Jan 18-24, 10am-10pm (until midnight on Jan 24). One Avenue.
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If you want an authentic Chinese New Year experience, head over to Splendid China Folk Culture Village for a traditional Chinese temple fair. Experience a new ice show, family-friendly park, a lantern party, bonfire, a food festival and much more.
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Instead of going full-on traditional, Window of the World is holding a Street Art Festival, bringing together elements from around the globe. Enjoy a grand carnival featuring international street art, an international food festival, a lion dance, a parade, a Chinese New Year countdown and more exciting events.
Jan 18-31, various times; RMB110-210. Window of the World.
Click here to see what Shenzhen restaurants will be open during CNY holiday.
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