The 8 Best Non-Christmas Things to Do in Shanghai This Weekend

The 7 Best Non-Christmas Things to Do in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, December 24, 2020

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We know what you were expecting  a loooooong list of Christmas events. But no! You should already have your Christmas plans sorted and your stockings hung for Santa. If you really have left it late, you are on the naughty list, but can click here or scan the QR for plenty of options:

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Right, let's take a look at what else is on offer...

Dec 24: Celia 702 Soft Opening


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Just like everything magical in winter, Celia 702 is opening its charming doors for a soft opening to bring you an unforgettable dance experience. Scan the QR code for more information and booking.
Dec 24, 10pm; RMB150 includes one drink. Celia 702. 2/F, 702 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Shimen Er Lu 南京西路702号2楼, 近石门二路. See event listing.

Dec 25-26: 44KW 2 Years Anniversary


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Come join 44KW for their second-year anniversary this Friday and Saturday. They have a special DJ set lined up just for you to dance your weekend away. 
Dec 25-26, 10.30pm; Free entry. 44KW. B1/F, 158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu. 巨鹿路158B1楼,近瑞金一路. See event listing.

Dec 26: Jungle All the Way


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Come and dance the night away to the freshest Drum & Bass and jungle sounds with some classic Christmas mixes. The DJ set for this night will include Resinate, 1199 and Rous.
Dec 26, 10pm; RMB50 presale, RMB100 at the door. 3NTRY. 500 Yunjin Lu, by Longqi Lu. 云锦路500号,近龙启路 . See event listing.

Dec 27: Southern Connection feat. Subtropical Asia


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Southern Connection and Subtropical Asia will join hands to present a documentary and music party with an eye on Southeast Asia. A screening of six short documentaries will be playing to present musical treasures from all corners of the world.
Dec 27, 7pm-late; Free entry. Elevator. B1, No. 265 Nandan Dong Lu, near Caoxi Bei Lu. 南丹东路265号地下一层,近漕溪北路. See event listing.

Dec 27: Football Quiz

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The Football Quiz features seven rounds of football fun, entry is free and there is a real life cup for the winners to hold aloft, as well as plenty of booze prizes. There is also a league with each season's winners crowned and given a grand prize, the likes of which football fans can only dream.

Dec 27, 7.30pm; Free. The Hop Project. 372 Dagu Lu, by Chengdu Bei Lu 大沽路372号, 近成都北路. See event listing.


Dec 28: Casual Wine Dinner


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La Bodeguita Del Sur, in collaboration with Ray Fine Wines, is hosting a casual dinner paired with wines. The six-course menu is curated for two to share and includes five wines and one digestif per person. On the menu is a cheese board, boquerones, octopus salad and more.
Dec 28, 7pm; RMB700. La Bodeguita Del Sur. 897 Julu Lu, by Changle Lu.巨鹿路897号,近常熟路. See event listing.

Ongoing: Food as Art as Food


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There is an unspoken bond between people and food. It has the power to nourish not just the body, but the soul as well. Since the dawn of time, food has been the subject of art and a natural source of inspiration. Island 6’s winter exhibition Food as Art as Food aims to explore this unique and powerful relationship.  
Dec 19-Feb 19, 10am; Free entry. Island 6 Arts Center. 2F, 50 Moganshan Lu, by Changhua Lu. 莫干山路5062楼,近昌化路 . See event listing.

Ongoing: The Rooster’s Weekend Free Flow Brunch


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Swing by The Rooster every weekend for one of the best deals in town. Both deals will offer you a premium free flow deal of Stella Artois draft, refreshing mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and fruity sangria.
Ongoing, 11am; RMB180 or RMB280. The Rooster. 455 Shaanxi Bei Lu, by Beijing Xi Lu.陕西北路455号,近北京西路 . See event listing.

Looking Ahead...

Dec 30: 2020 Quiz of the Year

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It may have been a year to forget, but what do you remember ? The 2020 Quiz of the Year will test you on all things annus horribilis. But hey, at least in Shanghai we're allowed to have quizzes again!

Dec 30, 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 31: Crawl Till the Ball Falls

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Still looking for something to do on New Year's Eve, but don't want to spend a month's salary? Want to enjoy seven drinks over five venues alongside people with the same cheerful outlook on life? Well then, we have the perfect NYE lined up for you.

It's all going down on Thursday, December 31 from 4pm, and just RMB180 presale price includes seven drinks, including a bubbly toast at the NYE Party at El Santo:

Tickets will be RMB230 on the day, so get yours for RMB180 right now by clicking here or scanning the QR code on the flyer.


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