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2017 New Year
The Pick of Events for the New Year in Shanghai 2017
The New Year is around the corner. As the atmosphere closes in, it's time to get up and smell the New Year events that have never let us down. From art exhibitions to shows to more interactive activities – there's always something that will take your fancy. Hopefully, the New Year events we have selected for you can help you hit the ground running in the New Year. In addition, do not miss up on the chance to gorge yourself on the culinary treats in Shanghai's myriad posh hotels. It's never a bad idea to treat yourself and your family to a blowout while celebrating the New Year.
Longhua Temple
The "Chiming Longhua Bell for the New Year" ritual is touted as the "Number One New Year Tour of Shanghai". 108 distinguished guests trek onto the Bell Tower and chime the bell 108 times to mark the New Year. All monks converge to the main hall for a religious ritual and chant New Year greetings, with visitors around. New Year noodles means that your luck and happiness will extend into the coming year.
Location: Longhua Temple (2853 Longhua Road, Xuhui District)
Tickets: 200 - 318 RMB
Baohua Temple
The "2017 New Year Bell Tolling For Happiness" will include Lantern Riddles, Wishing Tree, Burning Incense Sticks and Dancing Dragon and Lion and other traditional activities.
Add: 1000 Gaoping Road, Jing'an District
Tickets: subject to on-site ticketing
Donglin Temple
Countdown, praying and bell tolling are essential elements of the New Year celebration at Donglin Temple. Whoop it up with the crowd to welcome 2017 as the bell is tolled 108 times.
Address: 150 Donglin Street, Jinshan District
Tickets: 30 - 188 RMB
Shanghai Happy Valley
The Chinese lantern gala will impress visitors with dozens of constellations of traditional Chinese lanterns produced by over 100 artisans who have been named "Heir of Intangible Cultural Heritage". From December 31, 2016 to January 1, 2017, Shanghai Happy Valley will also present a pyrotechnics show. Flavorful foods cooked based on the recipes of different culinary regions will be ready to please taste buds. Various rides and attractions are ready to put visitors on a high. The mammoth water show is worth a gander.
Venue: Shanghai Happy Valley  Tickets: 30-80 RMB
Shanghai Disneyland
Time flies! Shanghai Disneyland is going to celebrate its first birthday. What delightful surprises will the phantasmagorical wonderland have for us? Festive embellishments, yummy foods, wonderful gifts and cartoon figures – while we are welcoming the new year, Shanghai Disneyland's fireworks show will entertain all with its edgy aesthetics.
Tickets: 370 – 499 RMB
2017 Shanghai Grand Theater New Year Concert
December 30: Classic Opera Performances
Conductor: Daniel Oren
Music: Shanghai Opera House Symphony Orchestra
December 31: Beethoven's Symphony No.9
Conductor: Daniel Oren
Music: Shanghai Opera House Symphony Orchestra
Chorus: Shanghai Opera House Chorus
Numbers: "Recondita Armonia" by Puccini from "Tosca", The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 by Beethoven

Venue: Shanghai Grand Theatre
Tickets: 80 RMB – 1080 RMB
Romantic China –Richard Clayderman China Tour 2017 Shanghai New Year Concert
Richard Clayderman will play for us a dozen household name numbers at the 2017 Shanghai New Year Concert, with styles ranging from romance to jazz and rock, including the Chinese number "Butterfly Lovers". All the numbers, the compositional adaptations by Clayderman himself, will treat the audience to an authentic taste of the musician's virtuosity.

Venue: Shanghai Mercedes Benz Cultural Center
Tickets: 380 – 1280 RMB
Broadway Musical: "Lion King"
Disney's "Lion King" has been one of the world's most watched musicals since it premiered in New York's Broadway in 1997 and has garnered over 70 awards including Toni Awards' "Best Musical". The "Lion King" version will be staged at the Walt Disney Grand Theater in Disney Town, Shanghai Disney Resort and performed in Mandarin.

Venue: Walt Disney Theater
Tickets: 190 - 790 RMB
Vivienne Westwood: GET A LIFE & Taohuayuan Ji
It will be an exhibition with Vivienne Westwood on the spot for the first time in China. It will showcase the artist's life, artistic creations and relentless efforts in the field of environmental protection as a social activist through photos, videos and fashions.

Venue: Shanghai K11 Shopping Art Center
Tickets: 50 RMB
The Divine Michelangelo Exhibition
It is the first holistic display of the lifetime achievements of a powerhouse of the Renaissance period with panoply of timeless paintings, architecture, sculpture and literature. Among the exhibits are the bust by Michelangelo's close friend Richard Rayleigh and "The Last Judgment" by Raphael.

Venue: Yicang Fine Arts Gallery
Tickets: 66-178 RMB
Kumamon Exhibition Shanghai China
All the five core exhibition zones are quite photogenic. Be entertained by the myriad interactive games. Select form the wonderful gifts.

Venue: The Hub Shanghai
Tickets: 30 - 188 RMB
The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi
Whilst Cachet is serving festive afternoon tea, brunch and dinner menus enhanced with traditional delicacies, our three Michelin-star T'ang Court offers refined and authentic Cantonese flavours for your celebration. Another highlight is live performance by Akia, the internationally renowned vocalist, at the Lobby Lounge.
New Year Afternoon Tea
RMB 888* for two persons
• Live piano performance and tea gift
Place: Cachet Lobby Lounge
Time and Date: 2:00pm to 5:00pm, 31st December, 2016
Cachet Dinner Buffet
RMB 988* per person including a glass of Champagne, unlimited soft drinks and juice
Children at 12 years old or below are charged half-price
• Lucky Draw
• Akia's performance
Time and Date: 6:00pm to 10:30pm, 31st December, 2016
Cachet Sunday Brunch
RMB 588* per person including unlimited soft drinks and juice
RMB 788* per person including a glass of Champagne, unlimited Bloody Mary, soft drinks and juice
Children at 12 years old or below are charged half-price
Time and Date: 11:30am to 3:00pm, 1st January, 2017
* All prices are subject to 16.6% service charge.
For more information or reservations/orderings, please call (86 21) 2330 2420 or email tlshx.fnbinfo@langhamhotels.com
JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square
Celebrate a glamorous New Year with your loved ones at JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square to make unforgettable golden memories with us.
Marriott Café 38F
31 December, 2016 New Year's Eve Buffet Dinner
RMB 688*/person Including free-flow champagne & lucky draw
1 January, 2017 New Year's Brunch
RMB 588*/person Including free-flow champagne
JW's California Grill 40F
31 December, 2016 New Year's Eve Dinner
RMB 988*/person (5-course set dinner)
RMB 1,288*/person with wine pairing (5-course set dinner)
Including lucky draw, 48 hours prior reservation is required
JW's Lounge 40F
31 December, 2016 New Year's Eve Count Down Party
RMB 450*/person with free flow champagne & DJ performance
* Subject to 15% service charge   For reservations, please call (86 21) 5359 4969
Grand Hyatt Shanghai
With the holidays upon us, Grand Hyatt Shanghai is pulling out all the stops to create a memorable festive season. Be part of the city's grandest New Year's Eve countdown celebration in Patio. Watch Shanghai's largest balloon drop as thousands of balloons fall gracefully down 33 stories to the bottom of our atrium at the stroke of midnight.
Grand Café
Festive Buffet Dinner
CNY788+ per person
CNY328+ per child (0-5 years free, ages 6-12 as priced)
Seven-course Set Menu with Entry to Patio Champagne Countdown Party
CNY1588+ per person
CNY328+ per child (0-5 years free, ages 6-12 as priced)
CNY1388+ for CATH only
The Patio
Champagne Countdown Party
CNY518+ per person
CNY388+ for Canton and Club Jin Mao diners
Includes free flow of Champagne and canapés
*All buffets and set meals include free flow of selected sparkling wine or champagne, wine, beer, soft drinks and fresh juice unless otherwise noted.
* Prices are subject to service charge and tax
Date: 31st December, 2016   For inquiry or reservation, please call +86 21 5047 8838
Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai
What better way to spend the New Year than in the COOK with your family! With its spread of food from 13 live cooking stations from all over the world, you can spend the new year indulging in the food of your country! It's almost as if you never left home!
New Year's Eve Dinner @The COOK
Date: 31st December, 2016
The first seating for New Year's dinner is from 5:30pm to 8pm,
price at RMB 428 per adult and RMB 214 per child.
The second seating is form 8pm to 11pm,
price at RMB 328 and RMB 164 for adults and children respectively.
New Year's Eve Party @The BREW
The party begins from 7:30pm onwards.
New Year's Party at The BREW pricing at RMB 698 per person,
includes buffet dinner with unlimited BREW beer, house wine, soft drink.
RMB 358 for kids (with free flow of beer)
Unlimited beverage package is also available include unlimited BREW beer, house wine, and soft drink only is pricing at RMB 250 per person.
New Year's Day Brunch @The MEAT
The New Year's brunch in The MEAT start from 11:30am to 3pm includes hot and cold appetizer buffet, seasonal selection seafood of the day, soup, choice of one main course and one side dish, dessert buffet and includes juice, coffee, tea, house wine, and BREW beer.
Price of New Year's Brunch at The MEAT is at RMB 428 per adult and RMB 228 per child.
Price above exclude 10% service charge and 6% VAT.
For inquiry or reservation, please call +86 21 6169 8886 or send an email to reservations.khpu@thekerryhotels.com.
Hyatt on the Bund, Shanghai
VUE Bar New Year's Eve Champagne Countdown Party
Hyatt on the Bund invites all guests to join us in the New Year's Eve Champagne Countdown Party at VUE Bar on night of 31 December 2016 to celebrate the coming of year 2017. Enjoy the most breathtaking views from the top of the Huangpu River, and toast to this eventful year. Embrace 2017 with amazing city views with your friends.
Presale until 30 Dec 2016, CNY788 net per person; dine at Aroma, Xindalu - China Kitchen, VUE Restaurant or VUE Dining in Hyatt on the Bund and enjoy a special pre-sale price of CNY588 net per person; on the day of 31 Dec 2016, CNY988 net per person.
For more information or inquiries, please contact + 86 21 6393 1234 ext.6398.
VUE Dining consists of one main dining hall and five individually-designed private dining rooms. The cuisine features a selection of delicate dim sum and signature Cantonese dishes. Elegant with a distinctly residential ambience, VUE Dining is the ideal venue for family and friendly gatherings or for business dinners, with a vista of Shanghai's colourful skyline as your backdrop.

Hours: Lunch: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm Dinner: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Westin Bund Center Shanghai
The Westin Bund Center Shanghai continues to kick off the festive season with a series of signature grand New Year's events. With exquisite cuisines, exciting performances and live entertainment, your festive season at The Westin Bund Center Shanghai is bound to be a wonderful and magical one!
The Stage & Prego New Year's Eve Seafood Spectacular
• Enjoy a lavish selection of fresh imported and local seafood
• An exceptional buffet selection of hot and cold cuisine and desserts
• Free flow beverage package includes red & white wine, Taittinger Champagne, beer, juice and soft drinks
• Enjoy live entertainment
• Party favors and decorations for all guests
• An exciting lucky draw with 50 prizes to be won!
RMB 888 per person,
RMB368 children under 12,
Kids under 4 years old eat for free
Time and Date: 6pm-10pm, 31st December, 2016
Super Foods Recovery Brunch
Our chefs are excited to present a nutrient packed powerhouse Super Foods New Year's Day recovery feast! All ingredients have been specifically chosen and prepared for their health promoting, detoxifying and nutrient rich properties. Enjoy the sheer goodness of our super-sized selection of Super Foods detox juices, health shots, smoothies and cocktails along with free flow Taittinger Champagne.
RMB 798 per person
Kids RMB368 per person
Kids under 4 years old eat for free
Time and date: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 1st January, 2017
For Festive Dining Reservations, please call 6103 5048 or email: shanghai.restaurants@westin.com
Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai
A season of giving and sharing precious moments with loved ones, allow the chefs of Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai to heighten your celebrations with an exceptional culinary showcase as you celebrate the festive season.
Festive theatrics come alive at Yi Café, as we offer a warm and inviting ambience to celebrate the season with sumptuous lunch and dinner buffet delights.
12pm to 3pm, 31 Dec.
New Year's Eve Brunch Buffet
RMB368++ per adult
RMB184++ per child aged 6 to 12 years old
5:30pm to 10pm, 31 Dec.
New Year's Eve Dinner Buffet
RMB588++ includes free-flow cocktails, wine, beer and juices
RMB294++ per child aged 6 to 12 years old
31 Dec. Countdown party with live performance at Jade On 36 Bar 7:30pm to late.
Gui Hua Lou offers an elegant venue to impress business partners and family with a celebratory 8-course lunch and 10-course dinner comprising anthentic Huaiyangese and Shanghaiese delicacies meticulously prepared by Chef Gao Xiao Sheng.
11:30 am to 3:00pm, 1-31 Dec.
8-Course Celebration Lunch Menu
5pm to 10pm, 1-31 Dec.
10-Course Celebration Dinner Menu
RMB888++ includes free-flowing Chinese wing, beer and soft drinks
LOBBY LOUNGE 3 Dec. to 1 Jan. Christmas High Tea Sat. & Sun. | 2pm to 5pm RMB328++ includes a glass of champagne
All prices are in RMB and subject to 10% service charge and 6% value added tax.
For dining reservations and enquiries, please call (86 21) 6882 8888 ext 6888 or email fbreservation.slpu@shangri-la.com.
Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai
Kiss the old year goodbye and ring in the new one in style at the Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai. With a selection of western festive specials, Camelia will take you on a culinary tour of Italian fine dining, or savor highlights from Cantonese cuisine and Shanghainese delicacies at Shang-Xi.
New Year's Eve Set Dinner Menu
RMB 1,088+15% service charge for one person, with a bottle of champagne;
RMB 1,988+15% service charge for one person with a bottle of Belle Epoque.
New Year's Eve Set Menu
RMB 1,180+15% service charge for one person, with a glass of champagne
Date: 31st December, 2016
New Year's Day Sunday Brunch
RMB 588+15% service charge for one person
with free flow prosecco
Date: 1st January, 2017
For Festive Dining Reservations, please call +86 21 2036 1300 or email to camelia.pud@fourseasons.com (CAMELIA),
shangxi.pud@fourseasons.com (SHANG-XI).
The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai
The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai is thrilled to present Boom Boom Boom! A spectacular New Year's Eve Party on Saturday 31st December 2016 to welcome in 2017. Relive the soul of blues and swing before bringing the party to a new level as the clock strikes midnight, with an eclectic mix of house, R&B and classics from the hottest DJ in town.
The golden era of swing returns to the glorious days as the Ritz will be transformed into a striking 1940's blue themed celebration. The decadent and luxurious bar will be serving up a selection of the finest cocktails, champagne and oysters to keep the festive spirits flowing.
Tickets can be purchased directly from the Ritz Bar & Lounge and must be presented upon arrival. For inquiries or reservations, please email boomboomboom@rivieraevents.com.
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