WHAT’S ON FOR CHRISTMAS
Christmas definitely ranks right up there as one of the best times of the year. While some of us lucky ones are back home with friends and family, or on a vacation, for those of us who chose (willingly or not) to remain in Shanghai, we’ve got a guide with our favorite picks for this Christmas in Shanghai!
It is never too late to get into the swing of things and there are Christmas markets that run all the way up till Christmas Eve should you need some last minute shopping or festive inspiration. Christmas dinners are available at restaurants starting the 22nd of December. Gather the troops, go forth and spread good cheer!
CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN SHANGHAI
Here are two Christmas markets that are open this week till 24th December. Get your presents for your Shanghai expat neighbors and if you still haven’t decided what to buy, we’ve got some great Christmas gift ideas here!
1) Un Caffe Bar’s Christmas Market
Address: 7/F, 77 Jiangning Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
Date: Dec 17 until Dec 24, 2017
Time: 11am – 8pm
NO ENTRY FEE
Un Caffè Bar is having their own mini-market between December 17 and December 24, from 11am till 8pm. 20 vendors will offer gifts, food and drinks. Note that there will also be workshops as well.
2) Common Rare’s “Into the Woods Christmas Market”
Address: West Bund Art Center, 2555 Longteng Da Dao, near Fenggu Lu
Date: Dec 23 until Dec 24, 2017
Time: 11am – 8pm
ENTRY: 55RMB at the door,
VIP TICKETS: 129 RMB
In this market, you’ll find 40+ vendors selling their crafts, food and drinks. Expect a festive environment as Common Rare celebrates their one year anniversary with this special Christmas edition.
CHRISTMAS DINING THAT WOULDN’T BREAK THE BANK!
1-) CHRISTMAS BUFFET DINNER AT BREW
The BREW’s doing a beer-y Christmas buffet for the festive season, with live music from resident band Outgates. Starts at 5.30pm. It includes free flow juice, soft drinks and craft beer. All prices are subject to 10% service charge and taxes.
PRICE: 428rmb per person, or 214rmb per child.
DATE: on Dec 24 and Dec 25, 2017
CONTACT INFO: Call 6169 8886 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries or reservations.
2-) AMERICAN CLASSIS DINNER
Chef David’s filling the holiday season with joy by blending classic elements of holiday bites into POP’s Christmas special menu. All prices subject to 10% service charge.
PRICE: Price changes based on the number of course.
2-Course Christmas Brunch for 208rmb, or
3-Course Christmas Brunch for 288rmb per person, includes a glass of mulled wine.
3-Course Christmas Dinner 458rmb per person, or
4-Course Christmas Dinner for 588rmb per person (add 88rmb for a glass of champagne)
DATE: from Dec 23 until Dec 25, 2017
CONTACT INFO: Call ahead for sitting at 6321 0909.
3-) SHANGHAI SLIM’S 4 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DINNER
4 Days of Christmas at Shanghai Slim’s. With its’ popularity, you might want to call ahead for this one!
PRICE: Family-style Christmas dinner for 328rmb, with an additional 158rmb for free flow drinks.
DATE:from Dec 22 until Dec 25, 2017
CONTACT INFO: Call ahead at 021-6426-0171
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