17 Awesome Things to Do This Week in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, December 14, 2022

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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.


MUTE Christmas Virtual Market @ Online


Funky vendors, unique products, cool vibes and it’s all 100% virtual! Go online with MUTE Christmas Virtual Market, find that one of a kind, last minute Christmas gift and support some amazing vendors along the way!

Joining is absolutely FREE! And gives you the chance to earn a secret Christmas gift delivered straight to your door!

Wed-Fri, Dec 14-16, from 8pm.



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.

Queen Tribute Concert @ The Pearl


Freddie has been brought back to life! Without doubt one of the best nights of entertainment this city has to offer, and your chance to sing along with all of Queen’s biggest hits. This show is always packed, so be sure to buy your tickets before they sell out!

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:


Sat Dec 17, 6pm doors, 8.30pm pre-show, 9.30pm show; RMB180 presale, RMB220 on the door.

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

YUGOSSR @ Yugo Grill


Saturday night sees a YUGOSSR DJ party at Yugo Grill with DJs Lina K and Leo Lang solely playing music from the former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia in genres such rock, pop, disco, rap and more.

Expect to hear all the classics from the Balkan to the Urals, singing, dancing, lot’s of rakija and occasional table climbing.

If you're looking for a quiet night... this might not be your thing! 

Sat Dec 17, 8pm-Late; Free Entry.

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

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 it is cabbage stew with beef or slarki kupus and salad, and Chef Rax's mighty beef goulash with potatoes and salad!

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 Shaanxi Bei Lu 康定路365号,近陕西北路.

Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea @ Cages Huangpu


For all those with a sweet tooth out there, Cages have a spread for you! From noon until 4pm each Saturday and Sunday, Cages Huangpu welcomes you to indulge in their Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea Dessert Spread.

Curate your own dessert journey by selecting your favorite holiday cakes, cookies, pastries, ice creams and – of course – hot cocoa with your own topping bar. Whether you prefer a classic yule log cake, a snowman pâté à choux, or your favorite Christmas cookies, they will all be available for you to get your holiday dessert fix.  

Don’t miss these delicious desserts, yummy drinks and bottomless ice creams in this all you can enjoy spread for just RMB168.

For those looking to celebrate a bit more, adding a bottomless mulled wine or prosecco is only RMB88.

Every Sat & Sun,  Midday–4pm; Adults: RMB168, Kids: 50% off between 1.1m and 1.4m tall; free below 1.1m.

Cages Huangpu, B1, 788 Zhongshan Nan Yi Lu, by Nanbei Gaojia 中山南一路788号B1楼,近南北高架路.

World Cup Game by BottlesXO @ Fun Bar & BnC


Play online and win prizes with BottlesXO. Watch the Third Place Playoff and Final this Saturday and Sunday at bar partners of BottlesXO. This week, they have selected two of them: Fun Bar and BnC with special offers available while watching the World Cup!

For more information on BottlesXO World Cup game click here

Fun Bar, 1/F, 659 Fengyang Lu 凤阳路659号1楼.

BnC, 685 Xikang Lu, by Changping Lu 西康路685号, 近昌平路.


Brunch with Santa @ Geneva


Enjoy brunch at Geneva and meet the Lapland's most famous resident! There will be a chance for a photo with the man himself, surprise gifts, gingerbread cookie decorating and Christmas card making.

Sun Dec 18, 12-2pm.

Geneva, 112 Jinbang Lu, by Fuquan Lu 金浜路112号, 近福泉路.

Roast Turkey @ 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. And for the Yuletide season they have added roast turkey - get your first Christmas dinner in this weekend!

Every Sun, from 5pm.

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

World Cup Final @ El Bodegon


With Argentina having already booked their place in the final, El Bodegon will be a mecca for Messi fans. Head along for what has all the makings of a classic final and enjoy Choripan and Patagonia IPA for just RMB86.

el Bodegon,  2/F, 326 Panyu Lu, by Fahuazhen Lu 番禺路326号2楼, 近法华镇路.

el Bodegon, 4/F, 83 Changshu Lu, by Julu Lu 常熟路83号4楼, 近巨鹿路.

World Cup Final @ Yugo Grill


Yugo Grill will be screening the World Cup Final, head along to see who the Yugo boys will be cheering for.

Sun Dec 18, from 11pm.

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

World Cup Final @ Tacolicious


Over at Tacolicious enjoy the game with RMB198 free flow Tacolicious Pilsner from 9.30pm until late.

Sun Dec 18, from 9.30pm-Late.

Tacolicious, Room 104-105, 34 Yuyao Lu, by Xikang Lu 余姚路34号1幢104-105室, 近西康路.

Sunday & Monday

8th Anniversary @ The Nest


The Nest is celebrating their eighth anniversary with their ridiculously good oyster deal; it is just RMB1 per oyster (up to a dozen per person) this Sunday and Monday.

Sat & Sun Dec 18 & 19, from 7pm.

The Nest, 6/F, 130 Beijing Dong Lu, by Huqiu Lu 北京东路130号6楼, 近虎丘路.

The Cotton Club Band @ Shake


Every Tuesday evening, the legendary Cotton Club Band host a night of blues and stories at Shake.

Every Tue, from 7pm; Free.

Shake, 3/F, 46 Maoming Nan Lu, by Jinxian Lu 茂名南路46号3楼, 近进贤路.

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.

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