Ultimate Guide to Christmas 2023 in Shanghai

By That's Shanghai, December 6, 2023

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All Month: Festive Season Set Menu & Christmas Buffet Brunch @ Lounge by Topgolf


At Lounge by Topgof, they have a Christmas Set Menu available until December 30, which includes 3-course set paring with a glass of mulled wine and is just RMB188 per person.

On December 23, their Christmas Buffet Brunch is RMB298 per adult, RMB148 per kid and kids under 6 are. Add RMB98 for free-flow drinks.

Lounge by Topgolf will also partner up with Coach 23 for kid-friendly activities during the Christmas Brunch Buffet.

Christmas Set Menu, Daily until Sat Dec 30, 5:30-10pm; RMB188.

Christmas Buffet Brunch, Sat Dec 23, 11.30am-3pm; RMB148-298.

Lounge by Topgolf, 2/F, Central Plaza, 227 Huangpi Bei Lu, by Nanjing Xi Lu 黄陂北路227号中区广场2楼,近南京西路.

Dec 10-30: Christmas Brunch & Dinner Menu @ Cotton's


Cotton's is offering two festive menus all the way from December 10th to 30th. The above Christmas brunch priced at RMB298 for adults and RMB98 for kids, and the below dinner menu priced at RMB799 for two.


Sun & Mon Dec 10-30.

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

Dec 23, 24 & 25: Christmas Set Menu @ La Brise 523


Enjoy the above festive menu for two at La Brise 523 for just RMB988.

Sat, Sun & Mon Dec 23, 24 & 25; RMB988 for two.

La Brise 523,  #4-6, 523 Fuxing Lu, by Sinan Lu 复兴路523弄4-6号, 近思南路.

Dec 23-Jan 2 @ Abbey Road


Head along to Abbey Road for the above holiday menu, available December 23rd through January 2nd.

Sat Dec 23-Tue Jan 2; RMB188.

Abbey Road, 3 Taojiang Lu, by Fenyang Lu 桃江路3号, 近汾阳路.

Dec 24: Christmas Eve Dinner @ Anokhi


Enjoy a 5-course semi-buffet menu on Christmas Eve. If you pre-book, you can take advantage of an early bird offer of RMB298 per person for a booking of eight or more. Alternatively, you can walk in and pay RMB348. You can also add on free flow, with three options to choose from.

Sun Dec 24, from 6pm.

Anokhi, 3/F, 277 Wuxing Lu, by Jianguo Lu,  徐家汇吴兴路277号 3楼, 近建国路.

Dec 24: Christmas Eve Beef Wellington & Brunch Buffet @ Cages


Celebrate the festive season and indulge in a special holiday treat – Cages' signature Beef Wellington, available on December 24, Christmas Eve!

Enjoy this holiday delight with loved ones, featuring beef fillet with foie gras cooked to perfection, paired with parma ham, truffle sauce and a delicious side dish.

And don’t forget their expanded holiday menu –head along for the ultimate feast!


Oh, and Cages Jing'an will also be serving the above Christmas Brunch Buffet feast from 11am-2pm.

Enjoy all the classic holiday flavors including our signature Smoked Angus Prime Rib to get you in a festive mood, and don't forget to bring the kids for the Cookie Decoration kicking off at 1pm, as well as their giant Bouncy Castle.

Just add RMB88 for beverage free flow, and enjoy a very Merry Christmas at Cages!

Sun Dec 24, Beef Wellington All Day, Christmas Brunch Buffet 11am-2pm (Jing'an Only).

Cages Jing'an, 3/F, Jing'an Sports Center, 428 Jiangning Lu, by Wuding Lu 江宁路428号静安体育中心3楼, 近武定路.

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.

Dec 24 & 25: Traditional 5-Course Christmas Menu @ The Bull & Claw


The Bull & Claw is offering a sumptuous traditional 5-course Christmas menu for RMB588 per person on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Note: You must book by December 21.

Check out the menus below...



Sun Dec 24, 5-9pm; RMB588.

Mon Dec 25, 11.30am-2.30pm & 5-9pm; RMB588.

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

Dec 24 & 25: Christmas Menu @ Azul Shankang Li & Azul Weave


Celebrate in style at Azul Shankang Li and Azul Weave, with the below Latin-style 5-course set menu just RMB288 per person.


Sun Dec 24, 5-9pm; RMB288.

Mon Dec 25, 12-3pm & 5-9pm; RMB288.

Azul Shankang Li, Building 6, Shangkang Li, 358 Kangding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu 康定路358号, 近陕西北路.

Azul Weave, The Weave, 2/F, 277 Wuxing Road 吴兴路277号, 2楼.

Dec 24 & 25: Peruvian Sharing Christmas Menu @ Colca


Over at Colca, the below 8-course Peruvian Sharing Christmas Menu is another bargain at RMB348 per person.


Sun Dec 24, 5-9pm; RMB348.

Mon Dec 25, 5-9pm; RMB348.

Colca, Room 2201, 2/F, 199 Hengshan Lu, by Yongjia Lu 地址  衡山路199号2楼2201, 近永嘉.

Dec 24 & 25: Christmas Menu @ Cuivre


At Cuivre the above 5-course set menu is RMB688 per guest, with a children's version priced at RMB358, with two sitting available 5.30pm & 8pm

Sun & Mon Dec 24 & 25, 5.30pm & 8pm.

Cuivre, 1502 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Wulumuqi Lu 淮海中路1502号,近乌鲁木齐路.

Dec 24 & 25: Xmas Set Dinner @ The Venue


The Venue debut their Christmas Set Menu for two, and it does not disappoint!

Limited slots only on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so call 6260 0098 to book now before it's full.

READ MORE: The Venue: An All-in-One Dining, Drinking & Dancing Destination

Sun & Mon Dec 24 & 25, 5.30pm & 8pm.

The Venue, 278 Shanxi Bei Lu, by Nanjing Xi Lu, 陕西北路278号,近南京西路.

Eat-In & To-Go

The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai


Why spend hours in the kitchen when you can savor every moment of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays without all of the added stress and work of preparing the meal yourself?

This year, entrust The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai's culinary team of professional chefs to do the heavy lifting for you so you can kick back and enjoy the festive season with family and friends. 

Portman's Restaurant is offering several takeaway and dine-in deals so you can choose what best fits your needs. Click the link below to find out more...

READ MORE: Unbeatable Thanksgiving & Xmas Dine-In & Takeaway Deals!

The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu 南京西路1376号, 近西康路 Region  Jing'an, Nanjing Xi Lu.


The Bull & Claw


Make your party or gathering special with Christmas takeaway specials delivered to you from The Bull & Claw.  

Scan the QR code on the poster above to book!

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

Lounge by Topgolf


Lounge by Topgolf are offering their festive cider-brined whole roasted turkey throughout the festive season. You can choose  RMB1,288 or RMB1,588 set menu and also order the turkey on its own.

The festive to-go set menus are available from now till December 30, with 24-hour order in advanced needed.

Lounge by Topgolf, 2/F, Central Plaza, 227 Huangpi Bei Lu, by Nanjing Xi Lu 黄陂北路227号中区广场2楼,近南京西路.

Festive Drink Specials

Christmas Cocktails, Mulled & Bubbly @ Anokhi


Anokhi has four new cocktails on offer for the festive period. Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Candy Cane Crush, made with Vanilla Vodka. If you prefer something with a bit of spice, the Glenfiddich Whisky-infused Santa’s Tipple is perfect for you.  You can also indulge in the Festive Cheer Mimosa, made with fresh pomegranate. Lastly, don't miss out on the GINgle Bell, made with Julu Gin.

They are offering a two-for-one promotion on all cocktails and mulled drinks. You can also add a mince pie for only RMB20.


Oh, and its 50% off on sparkling wines too...


All month.

Anokhi, 3/F, 277 Wuxing Lu, by Jianguo Lu,  徐家汇吴兴路277号 3楼, 近建国路.

EggNog @ Post No Bills


‘Tis the season for eggnog, and Ana from Post No Bills is back at it again, delivering that creamy goodness to the Shanghai masses.

Made fresh every Wednesday until the end of the year, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, all deliveries will go out every Thursday and Sunday. See the flyer for pricing, and take advantage of larger purchases for free delivery!

Delivered every Thu & Sun.

Post No Bills, 970 Wuding Lu, by Jiaozhou Lu 武定路970号,近胶州路.

Christmas Parties, Shows & Events

All Month: Sweet Decemeber @ RIINK


RIINK are so Christmassy, they've written a poem for you:

Ho ho ho, it's a December delight,

At RIINK, we'll make your spirits take flight,

Candies and love, we'll shower on you,

With cozy Xmas decor, and a hearty meal too!

Roll with us this holiday season,

For endless fun, it's the perfect reason,

Bring your team, friends and family, gather with glee,

At RIINK, the place to be!

DJ nights and parties, a festive affair,

Join us for laughter, music, and flair,

Package deals from 188rmb and more,

Includes food, drink, and skates galore!

Send message on RIINK WeChat with secret code 'That’s How I Roll' for the special RMB88 Skate & Shot deal for That’s Shanghai readers ONLY!

READ MORE: Exclusive ¥88 RIINK Deal for That's Shanghai Readers!

All DecFree Entry.

RIINK, Shankang Li, Building 18, Room 102, 358 Kangding Lu, by Shaanxi Bei Lu 静安区康定路358号陕康里18号楼102室.

The Shanghai Beatles @ Abbey Road


The Shanghai Beatles, four mop tops from Japan, have been rocking Abbey Road from as far back as anyone can remember. They are something of an institution; this city's very own Fab Four experience.

Head along for a very special festive concert, where everyone will be simply having a wonderful Christmas time...

READ MORE: We Spoke to Japanese Paul McCartney of the Shanghai Beatles

Fri Dec 8, from 8pm; Free Entry.

Abbey Road, 3 Taojiang Lu, by Fenyang Lu 桃江路3号, 近汾阳路.

Dec 9: Santahash @ BnC


Head along to BnC for a night of drinks, dancing, live music, raffles, and games to support the Heart to Heart charity.

Hai-Jinks will be performing all your favorite sing along songs live at BNC. And the best part? Entrance is free, and you’ll get to enjoy a complimentary homemade gingerbread man.

Don’t miss out on this amazing event!

Sat Dec 9, from 7pm; Free Entry.

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

Dec 9: Grinch Cirque & Cabaret Show @ The Pearl


Step into a world where the mischievous spirit of the Grinch takes center stage in a spellbinding adult circus and cabaret extravaganza.

This electrifying production weaves together the timeless tale of the Grinch with a captivating array of jaw-dropping acrobatics and sultry performances to bring Dr. Seuss’s story to life in ways you’ve never imagined.

With a dash of cheeky humor and a sprinkle of naughtiness, this unique and audacious show invites you to experience the magic of the season through the lens of the Grinch's misadventures.

Disclaimer: The Grinch’s Cirque & Cabaret is not responsible for any stockings full of coal arriving this holiday season. 

As Christmas bonus, The Pearl’s Red Stars band will be performing after the show to get you in the festive party spirit, dancing into the wee hours!

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:


Sat Dec 9, 9.30pm; RMB200.

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

Dec 10: Grinch’s Family Cirque Show @ The Pearl


All the above fun, but family-friendly; as the story of the Grinch unfolds through lively and colorful acts, children and adults alike will be transported to a world of wonder, laughter, and Christmas cheer.

Throughout the show, get ready to kick up your heels and groove as The Pearl’s Red Stars band plays tunes that will have families dancing merrily, ensuring everyone – young and old – can hit the dance floor and make cherished memories together at this magical Christmas celebration. 

Bring the whole family for an unforgettable afternoon of fun, laughter, and the timeless lessons of kindness and compassion. 

Chef Lung will also be serving his special Christmas menu and brunch throughout the day, so come early and enjoy a full afternoon of fun.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:


Sun Dec 10, 12pm doors, 1pm show; RMB200.

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

Dec 10: Christmas Carols Family Sing-A-Long @ Abbey Road


Head along to Abbey Road for a Christmas Carols Family Sing-A-Long with a performance by Cantores Martis.

Sun Dec 10, from 6pm; Free Entry.

Abbey Road, 3 Taojiang Lu, by Fenyang Lu 桃江路3号, 近汾阳路.

Dec 12: We Love Movies Quiz – Christmas Special @ El Santo


A We Love Movies Quiz – Christmas Special. Entry is absolutely free, and there will be great prizes on offer.

If all that excitement is not enough for you, it is Taco Tuesday, with tacos – and Corona, and house wine, and frozen margaritas – all just RMB20!

The quiz starts at 7pm and is done by about 9.30pm, so everyone can all be fresh for work the next day.

These ones fill up fast though, so scan the QR on the poster above to reserve a spot.

Tue Dec 12, 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.

Dec 14: Red Box – A Broadway Christmas @ The Pearl


The Redbox Cabaret Company will be filling the air with the spirit of Christmas, including classics including 'White Christmas,' 'Santa Baby' and 'All I Want for Christmas is You.'

In addition to the Cabaret Show, there will be a lucky draw, while audience members will also receive carefully prepared gifts, allowing the audience to feel the warmth and joy of Christmas.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:


Thu Dec 14, 7.30pm; RMB200.

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

Dec 15 & 16: Christmas in Vegas @ The Pearl


Get Ready to Rock Around the Christmas Tree at the Vegas Christmas Show. with Elvis, Showgirls, Marilyn Monroe and more!

Hosted by Marilyn Monroe (Ella VaThyme) and Featuring the Red Stars Band who know how to make spirits bright, the Vegas Christmas Show will showcase hit songs from legendary artists like Elvis, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Etta James and Little Richard.

Get ready to jingle and mingle with the magic of the season, as showgirls, guest singers, and dancers light up the stage in a dazzling display of talent and holiday spirit with tributes to Britney Spears, Madonna, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Prince and more

But the excitement doesn't stop there! Indulge in the holiday spirit with seasonal festive cocktail and food. Sip on specialty drinks and savor delectable bites that will add an extra dash of merriment to your Vegas Christmas experience.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:


Fri & Sat Dec 15 & 16, 9pm doors, 9.30pm show; RMB200.

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

Dec 16: Jingle Bell Miracle Bash @ The 1515 West Chophouse and Bar


Immerse yourself in a symphony of sounds curated by Shanghai’s best DJs, making the dance floor a dynamic fusion of festive beats that will keep you grooving all night long.

With dazzling lights, full on Xmas decor and festive vibes it promises to be a magical night. Connect, laugh and revel in the joy of the season at this festive wonderland.

For VIP Table booking contact 152 2147 2779.

Sat Dec 16, 9pm-3am; RMB118-188.

The 1515 West Chophouse and Bar, 4/F, Jing An Shangri-La, 1218 Yan'an Zhong Lu, by Tongren Lu 延安中路1218号, 上海静安香格里拉, 近铜仁路.

Dec 19: We Love Christmas Quiz @ El Santo


A We Love Christmas Quiz. Entry is absolutely free, and there will be great prizes on offer.

If all that excitement is not enough for you, it is Taco Tuesday, with tacos – and Corona, and house wine, and frozen margaritas – all just RMB20!

The quiz starts at 7pm and is done by about 9.30pm, so everyone can all be fresh for work the next day.

These ones fill up fast though, so scan the QR on the poster above to reserve a spot.

Tue Dec 19, 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.

Dec 22 & 23: Mrs Claus’ Naughty Xmas Party @ The Pearl


For only two nights a year in Shanghai, Mrs. Claus gets to let loose and party with the Red Stars band and a gaggle of her favourite Burlesque Dancers from The Silk Room.

Mrs Claus invites you to an evening of hot cocoa and sinful sweets, as the wise kings (and queens) have journeyed from afar to share with you Christmas stories of old and new. 

Cozy up and roast those chestnuts with the fire dancers or add some sparkle with sultry ladies of burlesque.

No matter your flavor, you are expected to you to show how you made the naughty list this year by dancing and rocking out to the Red Stars band.

There’s no better way to spread XXX-mas cheer, so pregame the holiday at the Jingle Ball.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:


Fri & Sat Dec 22 & 23, 9pm doors, 9.30pm show; RMB200.

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

Dec 22 & 23: Glam Christmas @ La Suite

Celebrate the joyous spirit of Christmas at La Suite’s Christmas Glam Party – an evening filled of elegance, glamour, and holiday cheer.

Embrace the festive spirit in a dazzling atmosphere filled with glamour and style and enjoy a great promo on mulled wine – RMB100 for two cups until 2am. 

Free entry, drinks and canapes before 11pm, so make sure you arrive on time. RMB100 after 11pm, which includes one drink.

Fri & Sat Dec 22 & 23, 9.30pm-Late; Free before 11pm, RMB100 after, includes one drink.

La Suite, 1111 Wuding Lu, by Yanping Lu 武定路1111号, 近延平路.

Dec 23: 5th Annual Ugly Sweater Party @ Tacolicious


Tacolicious is holding its 5th Annual Ugly Sweater Party contest. Think drinks and ugly minks, tacos and terrible tops. It’s gonna get ugly...

Sat Dec 23, 6-10pm; Free Entry.

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

Dec 23-25: Mrs Claus’ Christmas Dinner & Show @ The Pearl


Tis the night(s) before Christmas, and Santa’s out making rounds. So head to The Pearl, as they party on down!

Mrs Claus (Cocosanti) welcomes you to a hearty Christmas Feast, prepared none other than Chef Elf Lung himself, complete with a full buffet of big fresh roasted juicy turkey, 7-spiced salmon, full selection of fixings and bit of mulled wine for a hint of debauchery.


And what is a Christmas evening without some festive entertainment? Mrs Claus will be inviting a delightful group of North Pole friends to entertain you all. Expect to be regailed by Christmas classics that will make you feel at home and all warm and fuzzy.

Bring your friends and family. On this eve, don’t worry about any coal stuffed in your stocking, only worry about the delicious meal piled high on your plate.

After all, you know what they say: when the jolly man’s away, the naughty folk will play.

Scan the QR to get your tickets now:


Sat-Mon Dec 23-25, 9pm doors, 9.30pm show; RMB200.

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

Christmas Markets

Dec 8-24: Nordic Yuletide Village @ Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund


Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund transforms into a Nordic Festive Village from December 8th to the 24th, a magical haven reminiscent of Santa's hometown in Finland.

The transformation of the Festive Village brings guests an immersive Northern European winter experience through sights, sounds and taste.

Early Bird Price is RMB198 per ticket from December 8-10, and it will be RMB298 after that, or RMB398 on the door, so get your tickets now by calling 6322 9988 or emailing shawa.fb@waldorfastoria.com.

Every Wed-Sun Dec 8-24; RMB198-398.

Wed-Fri, 4-10pm.

Sat & Sun, 12-10pm.

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Yan'an Dong Lu 中山东一路2号,  近延安东路.

Dec 9: Christmas Market @ Ambassy Club


JS Markets will host a super-size Christmas market with tons of artisanal ways to make your days merry and bright. Great selections from fashion designers, home décor artists, and food and beverages for your holiday table.

Bring the kids and ring in the season.. Pick out your fresh-greens holiday wreath from the Boy Scouts Troop 969, sing favorite Christmas songs with the Accidental Carolers, meet Father Christmas and take a photo, and join the Ambassy Club craft activities and balloon clown fun (free for club members, RMB88 for non-members.)

With a host of international street foods and beverages, your meals for the day are sorted so you can linger a little longer in the festive atmosphere and enjoy live music by Madalitso.

Sat Dec 9, 11am-6pm; Free Entry.

Ambassy Club, 1500 Huaihai Lu, by Wulumuqi Zhong Lu 淮海中路1500号, 近乌鲁木齐中路.

Until Dec 24: Christkindlmarkt German Christmas Market @ Yuanmingyuan Lu & Square


The famous German Christmas Market returns to the Bund this year, bringing you the festive spirit of a traditional German-style market on the charming Yuanmingyuan Lu and Square, next to the Rockbund and the Peninsula Hotel.

This wonderful scenic spot tucked in between the historic Union Church and the Shanghai skyline is the perfect spot for a romantic Christmas market!

Expect festive food and drinks, and more than 40 wooden stalls where you can find a variety of gifts and treats.

A big Christmas tree, adorned with lights and ornaments, stands in the center of the market, adding to the magic.

You can also visit the Santa hut to take a picture with Santa Claus to share your Christmas joy with your loved ones!

READ MORE: Christkindlmarkt on the Bund is Back!

Every Wed-Sun until Dec 24; RMB30-40.

Wed-Fri, 3-10pm.

Sat & Sun, 12-10pm.

Yuanmingyuan Lu, between Beijing Dong Lu and Nan Suzhou Lu 圆明园路, 北京东路和苏州南路中间.

Until Dec 24: Christmas Market @ Zeitgeist


The little brother to the big one on the Bund (above), a cozy Christmas market hidden within the courtyard of Tonglefang in Jing'an.

Treat yourself to delicious food and drinks and shop for your perfect Christmas gifts, and meet Santa at the weekends!

Every Wed-Sun until Dec 24; RMB20-30.

Wed-Fri, 5-10pm.

Sat & Sun, 12-10pm.

Zeitgeist, 537 Haifang Lu, by Xikang Lu 海防路537号, 近西康路.

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