26 Awesome Events This Weekend & Beyond in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, December 2, 2022

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Shanghai SantaCon


Nothing says Christmas like being surrounded by dozens of drunk Santas. And the only time you’ll get to see this happen is at SantaCon, a yearly Santa Claus themed pub crawl unlike any other.

The concept is simple: Grab a Santa (or Elf or Reindeer) costume, gather your friends and join a fun bunch of people for a Christmas-themed bar crawl on a sunny Saturday afternoon featuring six stops including a big free-flow after party!

It's all going down on Saturday, December 17 from 2pm, and just RMB258 includes five drinks during the afternoon pub crawl, and an hour of free flow at the SantaCon After Party at El Santo:

Tickets will be RMB298 on the day, so don't be a Grinch, get yours for RMB258 right now by scanning the QR code on the flyer below:


Sat Dec 17, from 2pm; RMB258.

Various locations.

Every Day

Petit Chateau


Petit Chateau is offering three different packages with Peroni Beer, Wine and Cocktail selections, along with Petit Chateau special dishes.

Scan the QR code to find out more:


Petit Chateau, 888 Wanhangdu Lu 万航渡路888号.



Cotton's is now offering the Trophy Set over the World Cup period, with Vegetarian Spring Rolls, Chicken Wings, Onion Rings, Homemade French Fries, a 3-Liters Asahi Draft Trophy and 6 Penalty Shots for just RMB498.

Cotton's Xinhua Lu, 294 Xinhua Lu, by Panyu Lu 新华路294 号, 近番禺路.

Cotton's Anting Lu, 132 Anting Lu, by Jianguo Xi Lu 安亭路132 号, 近建国西路.

Free Flow Coffee @ Cotton's


To take the edge off the chilly weather, both Cotton's are offering free flow coffee from 11am-5pm for RMB58 with any meal priced at RMB80 or above. The perfect place to set up your office for the day.

Daily, 11am-5pm.

Cotton's Xinhua Lu, 294 Xinhua Lu, by Panyu Lu 新华路294 号, 近番禺路.

Cotton's Anting Lu, 132 Anting Lu, by Jianguo Xi Lu 安亭路132 号, 近建国西路.


The Greatest Showman @ The Pearl


This one was so popular last week that they added and extra show this weekend. Inspired by the 2017 film, and the Barnum & Bailey Circus, The Greatest Showmen is a a spectacular evening of dinner theater.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:


Fri Dec 2, 6pm doors, 7pm show; RMB200 presale, RMB250 at the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Quiz Night @ Yugo Grill


Friday night is Quiz Night at Yugo Grill. Head on down for delicious food, well-priced drinks and a testing of the ol' gray matter.

Every Fri, 8pm.

Yugo Grill, 365 Kangding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu 康定路365号,近陕西北路.

Friday & Saturday

Christmas Market @ The Place


A Christmas Market at The Place featuring traditional snacks, Christmas beverages and games, Snow (of the artificial variety), live music and gifts.

Fri & Sat Dec 2 & 3, 10am-10pm.

The Place, 100 Zunyi Lu, by Ziyun Lu 遵义路100号, 近紫云路.


Rocky Horror Drag Show @ The Pearl


Thought Halloween was over? Think again!

At the The Pearl the gender-bending fun continues into the Yuletide period, with a Rocky Horror Drag Show that is as scary as it is seductive as it is outrageous. Don't miss it!

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:


Sat Dec 3, 6pm doors, 9pm show; RMB200 pre-sale, RMB250 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

USA Qatar World Cup 2022 Official Watch Party @ Bubba's / Big Bamboo


Rally to support, to cheer, to taunt, and out-sing your opponents. Share stories and team lore with Grandad Sven, veteran of 1998 and 2002 World Cups and a Qualifier in Stadion Azteca versus the Mexicans.

Sat Dec 3, from 10pm; Free.

PUXI: Bubba's Food Co., 808 Shaanxi Bei Lu, Bld 18, #103 陕西北路808号陕康里18幢103室.

PUDONG: Big Bamboo, 381 Hongfeng Lu, by Biyun Lu 地址  红枫路381号, 近碧云路.

MET Anniversary 周年庆 @ SYSTEM


Two years of dancing from sunset to sunrise, over 20 events, nine venues, MET's journey has been surreal thanks to you. This is MET's invitation to Shanghai to celebrate their two-year anniversary. With a dress code of Burning Man, expect the unexpected but nothing less. MET aims to inspire.

Burn baby Burn.

Sat Dec 3, from 10pm; RMB160 RMB pre-sale, RMB200 on the door, includes one drink.

SYSTEM, 3/F, Yunhai Mansion, 1329 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Baoqing Lu 云海大厦3层, 淮海中路1329号, 近宝庆路.

Midnight Sunset Rituals @ Club Roza


For the first time and after many requests, FaBLus is bringing the sunset vibes from Sanya to Shanghai! Wear your sexiest 'Sunset Chic' dress and shirt to discover a New Dimension between the Sun ️and the Moon from 10pm till dawn! Radiate the heat together in this not-so-cold Shanghai Winter! 

Sat Dec 3, from 10pm.

Club Roza, 298 Xingfu Lu, by Pingwu Lu 地址  幸福路298号, 近平武路.

Saturday & Sunday

MYbarre @ Online


Every Saturday and Sunday, MYbarre are live online via Tencent with a 50 minute workout with you and your mat – Squat, Lunge and Plié your way into the weekend!

Scan the QRs on the poster above to join the class WeChat groups. Class is RMB35. Meeting ID and payment request all sent in the WeChat group. Add Ann (WeChat ID: AnnMacPT) from MYbarre with any questions.

Sat 10am & Sun 11am; RMB35.


Home Cooked Meals @ Yugo Grill


Yugo Grill is where all our Balkan comfort food dreams come true, and they certainly don't let us down on the weekend. Each Saturday and Sunday, Chef Rax serves a different home cooked dish for lunch.

This weekend there are actually two dishes - Muckalica and Musaka. Double the deliciousness.

Service starts at 11.30am and goes until they run out, so we'd strongly suggest booking ahead via WeChat or phone on 130 2322 7256.

Sat & Sun, 11.30am until sold out.

Yugo Grill, 365 Kangding Lu, near Shanxi North Lu 康定路365号,近陕西北路.


2-for-1 Pizza Deal @ D.O.C. Gastronomia Italiana


Sundays sees and unbeatable 2-for-1 pizza deal at D.O.C. Gastronomia Italiana all day, evening and night long.

Every Sun, 11am-Late.

D.O.C. Gastronomia Italiana, 392 Dagu Lu, by Chengdu Bei Lu 大沽路392号, 近成都北路.

JS Christmas Market @ ANKEN Air


Christmas is a movable feast. We bring our traditions and memories and hopes to new dwelling places and the spirit takes root in our new homes.

This year, JS Markets invites you to celebrate the season in their new home at ANKEN Air.

Traditions will be transported. Buy your fresh green Christmas wreaths and table pieces from the Boy Scouts. Join in the Christmas caroling to brighten your spirits. Take a photo with Father Christmas to remember the day.

Gay apparel will be the dress code; mulled wine the official drink. Artisan crafters will stir your soul with their very best work, and an international assortment of street foods will nourish your body.

We're going to make this the best Christmas market ever!

Sun Dec 4, 11am-5pm.

Anken Air, No. 181, Lane 465 Zhenning Lu, by Xinzha Lu 地址  镇宁路465弄181号, 近新闸路

Xun Charity Bazaar @ WeWork China Overseas


Come support and shop in an eco and responsible way to raise funds for girls in the Miao Tribe, with 25% of proceeds donated.

Sun Dec 4, 12-6pm.

WeWork China Overseas, Tower B, 838 Huangpi Nan Lu, by Jianguo Dong Lu 黄陂南路838号B座, 近建国东路

Proper Sunday Roast @ The Bull & Claw


The Bull & Claw has a traditional roast from 5pm every Sunday for just RMB138, with the option of free-flow drinks for RMB188.

Every Sun, from 5pm.

The Bull & Claw110 Fenyang Lu, by Fuxing Zhong 地址 汾阳路110号, 近复兴中路.


Experience LBA: Experience Care, Love & Fun @ Early Learners Center


LBA is a center that puts a high value on character training. They aim to provide holistic character building through their caring and loving learning environment.

They offer game and play-based centers that allow children to explore concepts and skills they can use to interact with adults and peers appropriately. The core character traits LBA help our children understand and practice are respect, responsibility, gratitude, caring, wisdom, obedience, service, leadership, honesty, forgiveness, and perseverance.

LBA offer a one-week trial package for only RMB2,000. The package includes free LBA shirts, activity materials and hot lunch for five days. 

Scan the QR code to register!

For more info, please click here.

Mon-Fri, 8am-3pm.

Early Learners Center, 2F, 289 Jujin Lu, Pudong 上海市浦东新区俱进路 289号学前教学中心.


We Love Movies Quiz @ The Camel x Smokehouse


This week's themed trivia at The Camel is a We Love Movies Quiz. Entry is absolutely free and – as always – there will be great prizes on offer. If all that excitement is not enough for you, draft Carlsberg and house wine are just RMB25!

The quiz starts at 7pm and is done by about 9.30pm so we can all be fresh for work the next day. These fill up fast though, so scan the QR on the poster above to reserve a spot.

Tue Dec 6, 7pm; Free Entry.

The Camel x Smokehouse, 97 Xiangyang Bei Lu, by Xinle Lu 襄阳北路97号襄阳大楼1楼, 近新乐路.

Comedy Open Mic @ Cotton's


It is Comedy Open Mic night at Cotton's every Tuesday from 8pm, hosted by the Herlarious Club. Head along for laughs, and get up for a routine if you dare! 

Every Tue, 8-10pm; Free.

Cotton's Xinhua Lu, 294 Xinhua Lu, by Panyu Lu 新华路294 号, 近番禺路.


Designers’ Christmas Market


Three designers’ studios on Anfu lu (Attic228, CAPSULE by JULIETTE & MUMU and The Marketplace) are organizing a Christmas market along with 20 other brands. Apparels, bags, cosmetic, home and living, jewels, photos, toys. There will be a large choice of gifts ideas for every member of the family, plus 20 vouchers of RMB500 to be won.

During the weekend, crepes and mulled wine will be available in the pure Christmas tradition. 

Tue-Sun Dec 6-11, 11am-6pm

228 Anfu lu, 安福路228弄.


Tributes @ The Pearl


The Pearl’s Tribute series just keeps getting bigger! After sold-out series for Queen, Adele & Ed Sheeran and Linkin Park, The Pearl’s Red Stars band will be getting into the biggest stars of the 2000s: Maroon 5, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga. 

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:


Wed Dec 7, 9pm doors, 9.30pm show; RMB100 pre-sale, RMB120 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Quiz Night @ El Santo


Shanghai's longest running, the Wednesday Quiz Night at El Santo is absolutely free to enter and features 10 rounds covering everything from current events, geography, history, pop culture, music, film and more, with great prizes up for grabs.

This one gets fully booked each week, so scan the QR on the poster above to sign up now.

Every Wed, 7pm; 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.

The Master Showcase @ Hakkasan


That’s right, Hakkasan is still open and Wednesday we will have their finale Masters Showcase with Jiao Yi Whisky with a welcome drink from 7:30pm, tasting and masterclass 8-9pm, followed by an evening of specially created cocktails 9pm-late.

Wed Dec 7, 7.30pm-Late; Free, RSVP required.

Hakkasan, 5/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu  中山东一路18号5楼, 近南京东路.


Imagine Dragons vs C***p*** @ The Pearl


An imaginary battle of the bands at The Pearl sees American pop rockers Imagine Dragons take on post-Britpop alternative rockers C***p***.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:


Sat Dec 3, 6pm doors, 9pm show; RMB200 pre-sale, RMB250 on the door.

The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471号, 近武进路.

Matthew Hall Guest Bartender @ Revolving Door


At the secret cocktail speakeasy Revolving Door, located on Hefei Lu. Matthew Hall from Hakkasan Bund 18 will be showcasing a selection of Chilean Pisco cocktails from 8pm until late.

Wednesday Dec 8; RMB90 per cocktail.

Revolving Door, 588 Hefei Lu合肥路588号.

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