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Top Picks for the Celebration of Chinese New Year 2016 in Shanghai

Why don't you jump onto the Chinese New Year bandwagon and bum around in a park with your family or friends during the Chinese New Year? It's fun.

Shanghai Film Park
Shanghai Film Park

Wanting to get the lowdown on how the Chinese New Year was celebrated back in the old days? Head to Shanghai Film Park from the 1st to the 6th of January of the lunar calendar. The site is a throwback to old Shanghai – treat your taste buds with traditional lil' eats like piping hot noodles or wonton on the Old Nanjing Road amidst hawkers' cries, scramble for embroidered Xiuqiu balls before a teahouse, dance in Shanghai The Paramount…

Add: 4915 Beisong Road, Chedun, Songjiang District

Snow World
Snow World

A real snow world has rolled into Shanghai! Amble in the amusement park where snowflakes swirl. The site, which adds extra luster to Shanghai's wintry days, contains a number of functional sections. Have a romantic rendezvous or make a snowman in a heavy snow. It's possible to sate your wild winter fantasies in Shanghai!

Add: Oriental Pearl Plaza (Gate 8), 1 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area
Admission: Single Person Experience Ticket: RMB 60 (30 minutes); Single Person Changwan Ticket: RMB 160 (10:00-18:00)

Happy New Year
Shanghai World Expo Park
Shanghai World Expo Park

The 2016 Shanghai International Magic Lantern Carnival will open in Shanghai World Expo Park next month. It will feature 99 groups of massive lantern structures arranged in a130,000sqm space of the park. The groups will have interesting names like "Year of the Monkey Park", "Shining Stars", "Colorful Magic Ball" and "Top Monkey". Fête des Lumières (Lyon Festival of Lights) will also be celebrated on the site to treat the locals.

Add: Shanghai Italy Central Plaza, 2095 Shibo Avenue, Pudong New Area
Admission: RMB 30 -120

Chongming Ruihua Orchard
Chongming Ruihua Orchard
Chongming Ruihua Orchard

As Shanghai's back garden, Chongming Island is an oasis of calm amidst urban hustle and bustle. Now, the strawberry harvest season is approaching. Try the red, tender, aromatic and juicy Milk Strawberries. You don't need to bend down to pluck your spoils thanks to the new cultivation technologies used. Just pop one into your mouth. Prices are generally RMB 30 per half a kilo. Individual visitors can receive a 20-yuan cash voucher.

Add: 3156 Beiyan Road, Xinhai, Chongming
Admission: RMB 30

An exhibition or show should be on your to-do list during the festival.

National Geographic Exhibition National Geographic Exhibition
National Geographic Exhibition
国家地理摄影展

One hundred amazing photographs of five different themes will be on display, including "Afghan Girl" and "Caged Bird and Afghan Woman" which represent the acme of photography in the world.

Add: Observation deck on the 94th floor, Shanghai World Financial Center, 100 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area
Admission: 94F National Geographic Classic Images Feast: RMB 180 (Main Exhibition Zone)
94F National Geographic Classic Images Feast +97F+100F: RMB 250

National Geographic Exhibition

The exhibition features the reproductions of 8 Dunhuang grottos of high artistic value as well as replicas of 125 groups of Dunhuang's art treasures, including 12 colored sculptures, 60 murals and 25 paintings and as well as 20 cultural relics. Of the 20 precious cultural relics, nine have been classified as State Class A ones. The exhibition provides a sneak preview of Dunhuang as a treasure trove.

Add: Shanghai Zendai Himalayas Art Museum, 869 Pudong New Area
Admission: RMB 50 - 220

Chen Peisi's Drama Chen Peisi's Drama

Written byYu Yue and directed by Chen Peisi, the show stars Chen Peisi himself and some of China's famous faces on screen. It is a farce set in the Republic of China era.

Add: Shanghai Poly Theater, 159 Baiyin Road, Jiading District
Admission: RMB 180 - 1080

Lai Shengchuan: Dream In A Dream Lai Shengchuan: Dream In A Dream

"Dream In A Dream" is one of the most celebrated stage dramas of the early 21st century. It represents the boldest breakthrough of Lai Shengchuan's Drama Studio in the director's career of over 20 years. Chinese drama heavyweights like Hu Ge, Xu Qing, Jin Shijie and Lu Yan make the audience even more worth your while.

Add: Oriental Art Center, 425 Dingxiang Road, Pudong District
Admission: RMB 280-1280

Shanghai is the epicenter of one of the most food-savvy cultures in the world and both locals and visitors alike are blessed with delicious and authentic representations of cuisine from all over the world. Now, the Chinese New Year is a great time to extend your culinary horizons with your family.

One of the World's Best Restaurants

Pudong Shangri-la Hotel's Gui Hua Lou now ranks prominently among the world's best 1000 eating establishments featured on LA LISTE released at the first LA LISTE award presenting ceremony held by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the morning on December 18, 2015. The restaurant ranks 122 in the world and 8 in China. The award-winning restaurant specializes in Haiyuan cuisine, Cantonese cuisine, Shanghai cuisine and Sichuan cuisine. Gorge yourself on the well cooked dishes in a East-meet-West pleasing ambience.

Address: Shanghai Pudong Shangri-la Hotel, 33 Fucheng Road, Pudong New Area
Tel: 021-6882 8888 ext. 220

One of the World's Best Restaurants
One of the World's Best Restaurants
Five-Star Farm Cuisine
Five-Star Farm Cuisine Five-Star Farm Cuisine

Chongming-branded steaming hot fish, spicy crabs, assorted seafood pot, noodles, organic beans – those are the five-star farm dishes that Chongming Grand Hyatt's Pin Yue can serve up. Baishanyang is a quite popular tonic edible plant cultivated in the local natural conditions. The local fleshy and delicious crabs are worth sampling. A wide range of organic vegetables bring you closer to nature.

Add: Pin Yue, Chongming Grand Hyatt Hotel, 799 Lanhai Rod, Chenjiazhen, Chongming
Tel: 021-67031234

Authentic Jiangnan Cuisine Authentic Jiangnan Cuisine

During the Chinese New Year, welcome to Yong Yi Ting, which specializes in regional Jiang Nan cuisine combined with traditional Cantonese cuisine. Using only the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients, celebrated Chef Tony Lu adds a touch of modernity to both his presentation and cooking techniques. Jiang Nan (literally meaning 'south of the Yangtze river') cuisine is known for its light, delicate flavors and aromatic scents. To complement your dining experience, our wine cellar features an eclectic list of wines in addition to a large selection of premium quality.

Add: Shanghai Pudong Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 111 Pudong South Road
Tel: 021-20829978

Buffet Buffet

The Stage at the Westin Bund Center, Shanghai offers an award-winning buffet serving the best local and international cuisines from its open kitchen and live cooking stations. With daily fresh seafood, carvery and a wide variety of cold starters and tempting desserts, The Stage is the perfect place for groups, families and friends. On the eve of the Chinese New Year, The Stage will serve up over dishes of over 100 varieties. Added incentives include fantastic Chinese traditional shows and lucky draw.

Add: Westin Bund Center, 88, Henan Middle Road
Tel: 021-63351888 ext. 7368

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