13 Festive F&B Events in Shanghai This Week (and Beyond)

By That's Shanghai, December 13, 2019

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That's Shanghai takes a look at some of the best upcoming F&B events: 

Dec 14: Deck the Halls with Gin

Flyer courtesy of Peddlers Gin Co. 

Deck the halls with gin because Peddlers pop-up bar is back at Suit Supply every Saturday in December. They've got hot drinks, cold drinks, Xmas gin cocktails and gift pack specials. If you are fast, you can even snap up some limited edition labels and mini-bottles. Listen to some festive carols and whet your whistle all while crossing names off your shopping list. We call that holiday efficiency at its best. 

Dec 14, 3-8pm. Suit Supply. See event listing

Dec 14: Little Creatures Christmas Party

Flyer courtesy of Little Creatures

The nice folks at Little Creatures want to thank you for your patronage with a Christmas Party. There will be live music by Casey from 8.30pm and free Little Creatures Bright Ale and XPA from 6-7pm and again from 11pm till midnight! 

Dec 14, 6pm-midnight. Little Creatures. See event listing


Image courtesy of MIXMARKET

Forget the cold and get warm at MIXMARKET. The market is made up of local and foreign vendors peddling food and design goods. Highlights include tom yam gong soup from Mister PawPaw, Jonas Emil Coffee Roasters, dairy-free treats from Mustardseed, cakes from Ben's Bakery and more.  

Dec 14, 11am-5pm. Mixspace. See event listing

Dec 14: Caribbean Association China Annual Christmas Party

Image courtesy of Caribbean Association China

The Shanghai-based Caribbean Association China is throwing its annual celebration on Saturday, December 14 at the luxurious Golden Tulip Shanghai Rainbow hotel. Party attendees gain access to a grand buffet rife with your beloved Caribbean dishes from 501 Eats and a plethora of Western and Chinese delicacies sure to satisfy all palates! Keep your energy high with games, limbo and raffle prize giveaways all night. The afterparty at CAZA will have you dancing the night away to the hottest reggae and dancehall beats from 10pm on. 

Dec 14, 6-10pm. Golden Tulip Shanghai Rainbow. See event listing

Dec 14: Shanghai SantaCon 2019

Image courtesy of promoter

Ho ho ho! It’s that time of year again! This year’s Shanghai SantaCon starts at The Rooster (455 Shaanxi Bei Lu), and everyone will be sipping on those holiday spirits all day long! Meet at The Rooster on Saturday, December 14 at noon in your best Santa suit, and we’ll be on our merry way! Scan the QR code to join the SantaCon WeChat group and stay up to date with all the details!

Dec 14, noon. The Rooster. See event listing

Dec 14-15: Green Escape Night Market

Flyer courtesy of Jing An Kerry Center

The Kerry Jing'an closes Anyi Lu to traffic every weekend for an outdoor market called Green Escape. Bundle up and get ready to enjoy wares from over 50 vendors including flowers, Argentinian barbecue, Dutch french fries, DODU rotisserie chicken and healthy meals from Hunter Gatherer. They even have The Odd Couple cocktails. 

Dec 14-15, 4.30pm-midnight (Sat), 2.30pm-10pm (Sun); free entry. Jing An Kerry Center. See event listing

Dec 14-15: AVOASIS Pop-up by Avanza

Image courtesy of TasteCollective

AVOASIS is an all-avocado pop-up store experience by New Zealand’s AVANZA Avocados. Featuring a special avocado menu from Jamie Pea and the Egg Café team, guests can taste and experience the versatility of this seasonal delicacy. Try to win some sweet merch or avocados at the general store or take part in a workshop by Jamie Pea herself.

Dec 14-15, 11am-8pm. Shanghai Oriental Sports Center. See event listing

Dec 14-15: Commune Market Xmas Edition

Image courtesy of promoter

Commune Market invites you to an exclusive boutique Christmas market at the luxury, stylish Sukhothai Shanghai designed by internationally acclaimed architectural/interior design practice Neri&Hu. There will be lots of mulled wine, craft gin cocktails, artisan foods, kids corner, Christmas cookie decorating workshop as well as an array of carefully curated independent designer jewelry, handmade toys, soaps, candles, fine art, home decor, children's gifts, ornaments and so much more. To spread as much joy as possible, they have some special treats for everyone who visits Sukhothai, including limited edition Christmas Commune Market mugs, a raffle for URBAN Cafe & Lounge afternoon tea set for two and La Scala weekend brunch for two. This exclusive event is very family-friendly and free entry. 

Dec 14-15, 11am-7pm; free entry. The Sukhothai Shanghai. See event listing

Dec 16: Christmas Walk & Raffle

Flyer courtesy of Walky Talky

You might be asking yourself why an active event is on the F&B list this week, and the answer is spumante and panettone party. Just get moving on this Christmas Walk to earn it. There's also a raffle with RMB15,000 in prizes. Entry fee includes a Santa hat, gift bag, glass of spumante, slice of panettone and one raffle ticket. 

Dec 16, 7.30pm; RMB168. Paulus Bar. See event listing

Dec 18: Vegan Christmas!

Flyer courtesy of Vegans of Shanghai

Join the Vegans of Shanghai for a festive plant-based Christmas feast. Expect goulash soup, canapes, vegan 'pork' chops with black vinegar sauce and zucchini plus spiced pears with red wine to finish. Alcoholic beverages and mocktails are also available. 

Dec 18, 7pm; RMB299. Bohemia Original Beer Restaurant. See event listing

Dec 19: Bingo Night Fever Christmas Edition

Flyer courtesy of Mr & Mrs Bund

Bingo at Mr & Mrs Bund is always a special event, but they're going all out for the Christmas edition. Feel the joy and warmth as you indulge in French comfort food and compete for an amazing lineup of gifts. There's Marshall headphones, Dom Perignon champagne, a Nespresso coffee machine, a Polaroid camera, iPhone 11, Niu scooter and more. Order two late-night menus from RMB240 each and receive two game boards. 

Dec 19, 11pm; from RMB240. Mr & Mrs Bund. See event listing

Until Dec 22: Pop-Up Christmas Cocktail Bar

Image courtesy of promoter

Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai, and Kerry On present a pop-up Christmas cocktail bar themed Miracle in 1515 from December 7-22. Step away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and enjoy home-made eggnog, hot chocolate, spiced mules and unique creations like 'Santa’s Stash' and the 'Tipsy Snowman.' If you get hungry, make sure to check out their delicious bar snacks. 

Until Dec 22, 5pm-1am. 1515 West Chophouse and Bar. See event listing

Until Dec 22: Jing'an Christkindlmarkt

Flyer courtesy of Zeitgeist Bavarian Eatery & Bar

If it weren't for mulled wine and Christmas markets, we'd never leave the house. Thankfully, the traditional German Christkindlmarkt is back in Shanghai for a full 17 days. Follow the scent of baked apples, chestnuts, gingerbread, mulled wine, rum punch and more. You'll find those festive treats along with handicrafts and gifts in beautifully decorated wooden stalls. For the small and big kids, Santa will come by on the weekends to grant wishes! Honestly, there's no better way to experience some good Old World wintertime charm. 

Until Dec 15, noon-9pm weekends, 4-9pm weekdays; RMB50 presale, RMB60 door both incl. mulled wine. Zeitgeist Bavarian Eatery & Bar. See event listing

[Cover image by Keith Lang from Pexels]

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