Staying in Shenzhen during the Chinese New Year holiday but your favorite bars and restaurants are closed for business? No worries! Below is a list of places and/or events for you pig out (pun intended) and get into the CNY spirit!
Also, be sure to check out our list of bars and restaurants that will be open, and closed, during the Spring Festival.
Eat & Drink
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Enjoy this reunion dinner in one of the five private fine Cantonese cuisine booths at Altitudes. The eatery's Chef de Cuisine, Mr. Zhou, together with his kitchen team, has created three ‘New Year Reunion Feast’ packages, featuring traditional Chinese New Year pig, Australian beef, Indonesian red grouper, Japanese ginseng, Alaskan crab, Russian caviar and more – all available on the 117th floor of Ping An Finance Center.
Feb 4-11; RMB1,980-3,880/person (a minimum of eight persons is required). Altitudes.
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Spend a warm and happy Chinese New Year's Eve at Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen and savor 12 delicious dishes featuring a combination of suckling pig, jelly fish and barbecue pork, along with other premium Chinese delicacies.
Feb 4; RMB3,988 net per table of 10. Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen.
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Need a break from family gatherings where you get bombarded by relentless aunties and uncles asking questions like “Where’s your boy/girlfriend?” Then head over to Life on Mars on February 8, when their laoban comes back one day ahead of schedule to provide you with an opportunity to catch your breath and enjoy a refreshing cocktail.
Feb 8, 6pm till late; free entry. Life on Mars.
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Celebrate Chinese New Year with delicious and traditional Hakka poon choi (RMB2,380/set, Feb 1-28), including fresh Dalian abalones, selected sea cucumbers and superior dried scallops. At Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Golden Bay’s Man Ho restaurant, you can tuck into a fresh blend of Cantonese and Teochew dim sum (Feb 5-11), and count down the arrival of the Year of the Pig with a splendid dining experience featuring traditional dishes such as steamed grouper, stewed pork trotter with seaweed and sautéed Angus beef with matsutake mushrooms.
Feb 1-11; RMB2,388-12,888. Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Golden Bay.
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Reward yourself after a year of hard work with featured room packages at Sheraton Dameisha Resort, Shenzhen. Choose from the family package for the whole gang, a romantic package for the lovebirds and a spa package or a two-night stay. Enjoy delectable food at Sheraton Dameisha’s Feast restaurant and savor exquisite seafood, barbeque and Chinese signature cuisine at their special buffet dinner (Feb 4-9), along with the must-have Spring Festival dish - poon choi and CNY afternoon tea (Feb 1-28).
Until Feb 28; RMB999 and up. Sheraton Dameisha Resort, Shenzhen.
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Come sample some of the best culinary delights in town. The Langham Shenzhen will be presenting a set of three unique dinner menus for big, happy families looking to get into the festival spirit.
Until Feb 28; RMB6,888-13,888. The Langham Shenzhen.
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If you haven’t been to this new pizza eatery yet, now is the perfect time to swing by. To celebrate the Chinese New Year, The Pizza Factory has rolled out two special deals for you to savor. Spend RMB198 and you can enjoy a meal for two, featuring a 10-inch DIY pizza, BBQ pork ribs, crispy calamari, a grapefruit soda and a passion fruit green tea. For those coming with friends/families, the RMB298 deal is for you. It features barbeque port ribs, a 12-inch DIY pizza, carbonara pasta, baked mac 'n' cheese, fragrant pumpkin soup and a passion fruit green tea.
Jan 21 - Feb 24, 10am-10pm weekdays, 10am-10.30pm weekends; RMB198-298. The Pizza Factory.
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The Terrace Restaurant & Bar will be hosting two major events during the festival, with a party featuring a Peking opera performance on February 4 and a lantern riddle game planned for Lantern Festival on February 19. Spend up to RMB500 and you’ll receive a Hongbao from the eatery. You can also get a buy-two-bottles-get-one-free bubbly deal during the holiday season.
Feb 4-19, 10am till late. The Terrace Restaurant & Bar.
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From now until Chinese New Year's Eve, every RMB100 you spend at X-Ta-Sea gets you a ticket to the lucky draw which will take place during their Chinese New Year party on February 4. The party will feature live music and drink specials, with 50 lucky draw winners to be announced. Each winner will be given a pig containing gifts, with prizes including RMB888 cash, sparkling white wine, beers and more!
Jan 21 – Feb 4. X-Ta-Sea.
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Going flower-watching is another tradition during the Chinese New Year, and if you’re big on seeing flowers blossom, you won’t want to miss out on the Cherry & Lupinus Micranthus Guss Flower Festival held at Mission Hills Sports & Eco Park. Between February 5 and March 10, you can enjoy a sea of flowers as tens of thousands of them blossom at the same time.
Feb 5 – Mar 10, 11am-6pm; RMB30-60. Mission Hills Sports & Eco Park.
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In celebration of the Chinese New Year, a lantern festival is now in full swing at OCT Harbour. Featuring ten themed areas with lanterns created using over 60 different elements, the festival is perfect for taking some insta-worthy shots, while also enjoying a myriad of other activities such as VR games and a food festival.
Daily until Feb 20, 5-10.30pm; RMB80. OCT Harbour.
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If you want an authentic Chinese New Year experience, head over to Splendid China Folk Culture Village for a traditional Chinese temple fair. Lasting until February 19, the grand fair will feature a variety of Chinese folk art events and performances, such as Beijing Opera, cross talk, acrobatics, Chinese paper cutting, folk dancing, a food festival and much more.
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Instead of going full-on traditional, the Chinese New Year celebration at Window of the World brings together elements from around the globe. Enjoy a grand carnival featuring international street art, an international food festival, a lion dance, fireworks, a New Year countdown and more exciting events.
Feb 2-10, 9am-12 midnight; RMB110-210. Window of the World.
Click here to see what Shenzhen Restaurants will be open during CNY holiday.
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