The 17 Best Things to Do in Shanghai for New Year's Eve

By That's Shanghai, December 30, 2020

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Dec 31: NYE Pub Crawl

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Still looking for something to do on New Year’s Eve but don’t want to spend a fortune? Well then we have the perfect NYE lined up for you. Gather friends and join a fun bunch of people for a bar crawl featuring five stops, seven drinks and a bubbly toast to New Year’s. Get your tickets by scanning the QR code on the flyer.
Dec 31, 4pm-late; RMB180 presale, RMB230 regular. Takes place at various locations: The Bull & Claw, The Blarney StoneThe CamelThe Hop Project and El Santo. See event listing.

Dec 31: 2021 Countdown Party Blue @The Brew

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Another exciting countdown event at The Brew in Kerry Hotel Pudong Shanghai. Two special packages for guests to enjoy a dinner buffet or unlimited snacks and craft beer. All guests can also enjoy one pint of special blue beer during countdown time.

Dec 31, 5.30pm-Late; RMB298 or RMB428. Kerry Hotel, Pudong Shanghai. 1388 Huamu Lu, by Fangdian Lu. 花木路1388号,近芳甸路.

Dec 31: The Old Shanghai Themed Party in the 1515 West Bar

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Inspired by the Golden Age of Shanghai, guests can enjoy reliving the lavishness and vibrancy of Shanghai's swanky era in the 1515 West Bar. The mystery, the excitement and historical meaning of this theme makes for an excellent setting to symbolise the allure of modernity and cosmopolitanism of Old Shanghai. At the same venue, there will be a live DJ show and Jazz performance to brighten up the night and guests will also have a chance to win the lucky draw on site.
Dec 31, 8pm; RMB300. The 1515 West Chophouse Bar. 4/F, Jing An, Shangri-La, West Shanghai.

Dec 31: Long Bar NYE Countdown Party

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This New Year’s Eve dress up in your finest evening wear and head along to one of the city’s most beautiful buildings, The Long Bar at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund for a celebration to ring in 2021 in historic style. Listen to the live band and enjoy one of these amazing Champagne packages:

  • RMB688 net per person including two glasses of Perrier-Jouët Champagne at the bar

  • RMB1,288 net per person including free flow Perrier-Jouët Champagne, with table reservation

  • RMB2,021 net per person including free flow Perrier-Jouët Champagne and oysters, with table reservation

To book now click here or scan the QR code:


Dec 31, 9pm; RMB688, RMB1288 or RMB2021. The Long Bar, Waldorf Astoria. No. 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu. 中山东一路2号,近广东路See event listing.

Dec 31: Glow into 2021

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Join the party spirit under stunning vistas of Shanghai's glittering urban skyline and iconic bund. Glowing cocktails, splashes of color illuminate the night at Havana Bar this New Year's Eve. Usher in 2021 with an evening of food and music as we celebrate the countdown with an exhilirating glow in the dark party.
Dec 31, 9.30pm; RMB588. Havana Bar. 30F, No.1288 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong. 上海浦东新区陆家嘴还1288号,三楼. 

Dec 31: Roaring 20s


Join an extravagant New Year's Eve Party to usher in 2021! The Holiday Season at The Sukhothai Shanghai will culminate in a 'Roaring 20s' themed event. The evening will get underway with welcome bubbles and canapés served at URBAN Lounge. Guests will then move on to La Scala for a sumptuous five-course set dinner.


Marinated Hokkaido scallops, citrus, black crown pearl caviar


Homemade cacio e pepe ravioli, black truffle


Roasted blue lobster, root vegetables, basil bisque jus


Seared Australian angus beef fillet, peppered potatoes, albufera sauce


Classic Mont Blanc, yuzu gel, citrus sauce

Dinner is followed by a midnight countdown party with – of course! – more bubbly! 

All that is RMB988 net per person, book through the hotel e-shop by scanning the QR:


Want to join the countdown party only? RMB150 net per person includes one glass of champagne, while you can enjoy 'buy-one-get-one' on bubbles all night.

Dec 31; RMB150-988. The Sukhothai Shanghai380 Weihai Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu 威海路380号, 近石门一路

Dec 31: La Boum


Thursday, December 31, 11.30pm-Late, Celebrate in style by joining the Bund’s glitzy house party to welcome a much-awaited new year. Dress Code is Disco Chic and music by John Avolio.

Click here to purchase your ticket or scan the below QR code. 


Dec 31, 11.30pm-Late; RMB150-300, with a glass of Champagne. Mr & Mrs Bund, 6/F, Bund 18, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu 中山东一路18号6楼, 近南京东路

Dec 31: Botanical Basket NYE


Get jazzed up for Botanical Basket’s 2021 New Year’s Eve party in and indulge yourself at the classiest shindig on the block. Enjoy the premium open bar from 10pm-3am that includes house wines, prosecco, beer, ‘New Year prosecco cocktail, ‘Botanical Spritz’, and flavored gin & tonics, while small bites will satisfy your appetite. You’ll be transported as the drinks keep flowing and you dance the night away. Scan QR code on the flyer for early bird tickets at RMB380, it'll be RMB480 on the door. Dress code is New Year’s Eve festive – cocktail or semi-formal attire. Let’s end the year in proper classy fashion! Scan QR code on the flyer for early bird tickets at RMB380, it'll be RMB480 on the door.

Dec 31, 10pm-Late; RMB380-480. Botanical Basket1/F, 1101 Wuding Lu, by Yanping Lu 武定路1101号1楼近延平路

Dec 31: SHAKE NYE 2021: “The Magic City”

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Thank you 2020 and to this magical city for getting through a tough year. On the last night of 2020, move through time on the dancefloor with four sets of live funk, soul and Latin music.
Dec 31, 9.30pm; RMB200. Shake. 3/F, 46 Maoming Nan Lu, by Jinxian Lu. 茂名南路463楼,近进贤路. See event listing.

Dec 31: NYE at the Edition


It's go big or go home at the The Shanghai Edition, with NYE dinner at Shanghai Tavern, Canton Disco and HIYA, and a countdown party on the upper floors. Scan the QR code on the flyer to find out more.

The Shanghai EDITION 199 Nanjing Dong Lu, by Jiangxi Zhong Lu 南京东路199号, 近江西中路

Dec 31: Colorful Countdown Skate Party

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Roll into 2021 at RIINK on New Year’s. Welcome this exciting new year with an energetic colorful countdown party with DJ NA on the deck. Eat, drink and skate all night long.
Dec 31, 7pm; RMB138 presale, RMB150 at the door. RIINK. Building 18, Room 102, 358 Kangding Lu. 静安区康定路358号陕康里18号楼102. See event listing.

Dec 31: BFC New Year’s Eve Bingo

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New Year’s Eve is approaching, and BFC will be hosting a bingo event to unlock good luck throughout 2021. Renowned DJ from 44KW will light up the atmosphere to a climax with an electronic rhythm that you don’t want to miss. The special bingo session will have high winning rates and a surprise prize announced at midnight.
Dec 31, 8pm. BFC South 5F Rooftop Garden. 600 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Fengjing Lu.中山东二路600号,近枫泾路. See event listing.

Dec 31: Pajama New Year Party

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Slip into something more comfortable to count down to 2021. Tacolicious will be transforming the venue into a full-on New Year's pajama party. Don your naughtiest negligee or riskiest robe and dance all night. Scan the QR on the flyer to prepay.
Dec 31, party starts 9pm; RMB250 presale, RMB300 at the door. Tacolicious. Room 104-105, 34 Yuyao Lu, by Xikang Lu. 余姚路341104-105室,近西康路. See event listing.

Dec 31: Mirage New Year’s Eve

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Space Panda is happy to present you the Mirage New Year’s Eve Party. This will be one of the biggest and loudest celebrations in Shanghai, taking place at the legendary West Nanjing Road’s brand new Cachet Boutique Hotel. Scan the QR on the flyer for tickets.
Dec 31, 9pm; RMB180 early bird, RMB250 presale, RMB280 at the door. Cachet Lounge. 3rd Floor, Cachet Boutique Shanghai, 931 Nanjing Xi Lu. 上海静安区南京西路9313. See event listing.

Dec 31: VOID NYE at Downtown Hall x 151

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China's longest-running techno night straddles the past 2020 to the future 2021. Heavyweight dancefloor firepower from residents Nmlss, Shanghai Ultra and Ben NRG with very special guests Mervv will be bringing a live performance - and old school electro trix in the mix from Theory of Noise (Ukraine). After 13 years - it's Void's first-ever NYE event; it's sure to be history in the making.

Dec 31, 10pm; RMB80 at the door. Downtown Hall x 151. B1/F, 151 Julu Lu, by Chengdu Nan Lu Huangpu District.  巨鹿路151号B1楼, 近成都南路See event listing.

Dec 31: Heat New Year Special Menu

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Keep it casual this NYE with the Chef’s Special Chicken “Pollo a la Brasa” (blackened chicken) at Heat. Available for one day only on December 31, order it single from RMB58 or as a combo from RMB78. Choice of sides include coleslaw, sweet potato mash, green beans, pomme noisette, asparagus and cauliflower. Can’t imagine a meal without proper drinks? Add RMB150 for 2 hours of free flow from 7pm that includes prosecco, house red and white wines. Spend above RMB200 and receive a gift.

Dec 31, 7pm;  Heat Rotisserie. 199 Maoming Bei Lu, by Weihai Lu. 茂名北路199号, 近威海路See event listing.

And for the morning after...

Jan 2: The Brunch Hangover Series

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After some good partying to celebrate the end of 2020, why not cure your hangover and start the new year right with a Caribbean and Texas style brunch. Bubba’s Food Co. joins culinary forces with Area 501 for a brunch collab you just can’t miss.
Jan 2, 12pm; Free entry. Bubba’s Food Co. 808 Shaanxi Bei Lu, Building 18. 中山东二路538号顶楼,陕西北路808号陕康里18103. See event listing.

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