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Dining, dancing, doin' tons of wonderful stuff this December. Here's what were finishing off 2017 with in Shanghai. Get into it.
Dec
1
  • Red Ribbon Gala Dinner 2017

    The Red Ribbon Gala Dinner returns to Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai in collaboration with ShanghaiPRIDE and Q-Events to support Shanghai Qingai Health Center on their HIV/AIDS prevention and education campaign for youths. 6pm cocktail...
  • Paulaner 11th Annual Christkindlmarkt

    The Paulaner's Christkindlmarkt Market has been a valued Shanghai Christmas tradition for ten years. This year's Christkindlmarkt will once again be kicking off Christmas festivities with over 70 wooden huts selling food, drinks, and...
  • Disney On Ice 2017

    Disney on Ice skates into the Mercedes Benz-Arena for a night of magic on skates. The ice skating performance features scenes and moments from some of Disney's biggest and most beloved movies. Expect royal sisters Elsa and Anna from...
    • Arts | MB Arena | Daily until Dec 3 2017
    • 2017-12-01 Finished
  • Jing'an Christkindlmarkt

    This market's a bit smaller and a little less commercial than the others and real real cosy. There'll be euro-chic decorated wooden stalls offering handicrafts and gifts, festive baked treats, glühwein (mulled wine), and other drinks to...
    • Community | Tonglefang | Daily until Dec 17 2017
    • 2017-12-01 Finished
  • SHFT. pres. Graves D-Day Pre-Party

    Shanghai the city is getting colder but SHFT keep coming with the fire. Shanghai’s bass and trap massive host in Christian Mochizuki aka Graves. Graves’ diverse production from progressive house, dubstep, hip-hop and even reggae has...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Fri Dec 1, 2017
    • 2017-12-01 Finished
  • Children’s Theater: ‘Journey of a Cloud’

    La Baracca Testoni Ragazzi (Italy) presents their children’s piece, “Journey of a Cloud”. “The clouds in the sky are never still. They move swiftly and look down at us from high above. They have so many shapes and colors, and they...
Dec
2
  • Brawl on the Bund White Party

    Brawl on the Bund is back again this December. Partnering with the newly opened W Shanghai, China. Sports Promotions is presenting guests with a formal white collar boxing fight night with a ‘dress in white’ theme. The concept of white...
    • Nightlife, Sports & Recreation | W Shanghai | on Sat Dec 2, 2017
    • 2017-12-02 Finished
  • Tastebuds Food Festival

    In spirit of the holiday season, Sherpa’s Food Delivery will go offline for the first time in 18 years and pop up at 800 Show on December 2 to host the Tastebuds Food Festival. With the help of their partner restaurants and their dishes...
    • Community, Dining | 800 show | on Sat Dec 2, 2017
    • 2017-12-02 Finished
  • SHFT. presents Rich Chigga, HigherBrothers, Joji, and More

    Bouncing back from a five-city sold out Freakout tour, SHFT. hits the streets again alongside Asia's very own 88rising for an early Christmas present for the fam. Coming this December, get ready for a 3 city tour featuring...
  • Shanghai Baconfest 2017

    Shanghai Baconfest is a meat-lover’s get together like no other. Top chefs and selected amateurs will compete, entering their best bacon dishes for fame, glory, and the love of cured pork. Tickets are 150rmb pre-sale, 200rmb at the door....
  • Pyramid Impact Collective - Poverty Project Initative

    B人BEL & Upbeing are organizing Pyramid Impact Collective, a bilingual event focused on showcasing, discussing, and alleviating poverty in Shanghai. Poverty, as will become clear in this event, is the absence of choices, the inability to...
  • The NSFW Show: The 'Farewell Shanghai' Edition

    Shanghai's most shameless Drag King bids the city 'Zai jian!' with a final eclectic cabaret. This queer underground variety show features a diverse cast of homegrown talent presenting comedy, burlesque, drag, music, and poetry. Admission...
    • Nightlife | Daliah | on Sat Dec 2, 2017
    • 2017-12-02 Finished
  • Mansion 5 Years Anniversary

    Mansion turns five years old with a huge line-up of local DJs and a party that starts at 2pm, with a pool and BBQ party. The "Mansion Story" book release is the same day as well. 2pm-10pm, 150rmb including 5 drinks and BBQ. 8pm to 12pm,...
    • Nightlife | The Mansion | on Sat Dec 2, 2017
    • 2017-12-02 Finished
  • Dulwich Winter Fair 2017

    Dulwich's Winter Fair brings an array of fun activities for the whole family. Includes musical performances with caroling, dancing, and more. There'll also be games and vendors for holiday shopping. The Winter Fair is a major...
Dec
3
  • La La Land in Concert

    "La La Land makes musicals matter again.” - The New York Times. Winner of six Academy Awards including Best Original Score and Best Original Song, La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan...
  • ‘Private Lives’ Afternoon of Tea & Comedy

    The Fairmont Peace Hotel is hosting an afternoon tea evoking the 1930s with the production of Noel Coward's famous comedy, Private Lives, supported by the New York University Arts Council. The "Private Lives" Afternoon of Tea & Comedy is...
    • Arts, Dining | Jasmine Lounge | Sundays until Dec 10 2017
    • 2017-12-03 Finished
Dec
4
  • MTC: James Fallows on Trump's America

    What the hell has happened in America? Since leaving China in 2011, Shanghai’s own James Fallows has spent a lot of time reporting on this question for The Atlantic . He’ll discuss the political and international ramifications of the...
    • Arts | Glam | on Mon Dec 4, 2017
    • 2017-12-04 Finished
  • POP: A Pop-up Dance Installation

    Beyond the Bund presents an all-new dance installation “POP”, with four of the most popular dancers in Shanghai. POP the pop-up dance installation that pops the bubbles around us. "Are you ready to POP? ;P" Date: December 4 and 5. Time:...
Dec
6
  • Festivus feat. Deniro Farrar, Taragana Pyjarama and more

    Festivus, that magical musical extravaganza that brought you Shigeto, BRAIDS, Nonku Phiri and Faded Ghost is BACK!.....and keeping with the ethos of always bringing you something new they have curated a lineup of amazing hip-hop and rap...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Wed Dec 6, 2017
    • 2017-12-06 Finished
Dec
7
  • Johnjamsession - 10 Year Anniversary

    After a two year break, the legendary "Johnjamsession by John Shanghai" is back. Celebrate a decade in the books with the city's best open mic host. SH music scene heroes jamming it out like the old days and the man himself will be...
    • Nightlife | Shake | on Thu Dec 7, 2017
    • 2017-12-07 Finished
  • AFSC - New Blood Tour

    Hip hop label AFSC showcases their roster of local talent, tunes coming from the heart of the city. Up-and-coming Chinese hip hop and trap music from Shanghai native Pharaoh, Changsha up-and-comer Toy-Wong, Shenzhen's Lil Jet, Xinjiang's...
  • YETI pres. Nightwave (Fool's Gold / Heka Trax)

    HEKA TRAX label boss and DJ/producer Nightwave regularly hits the 140-150 bpm zone. As a figurehead and tastemaker in the Glasgow scene, her sets are full of signature grime with a whirlwind of unexpected cuts of in-house grooves and...
    • Nightlife | Le Baron | on Thu Dec 7, 2017
    • 2017-12-07 Finished
Dec
8
  • Eco Holiday Gifts Pop-Up Sale

    Eco Holiday Gifts Pop-Up Sale features eco-friendly and sustainably made gifts such as bamboo dining ware, gift paper, handmade soaps, artisanal porcelain, handcrafted soy-wax candles, handmade jewelry, and organic-cotton baby children's...
    • Community | SmSh Territory | Daily until Dec 9 2017
    • 2017-12-08 Finished
  • NAIS Pudong German Christmas Market

    This year Nord Anglia International School (Pudong Campus) will be hosting their annual German Christmas Market at the start of December. It's one of the biggest events of the year for the NAIS community, welcoming the family and...
Dec
9
  • Dance: ‘Hopera’ by E.sperimenti Dance Company

    A dream journey in the arias and great melodies of the Italian and European Bel Canto, which starts from the idea of an unconscious approach to the Opera heritage by a young person of today. The choreography is composed of a high energy...
  • S.T.D. pres. Machinedrum Solo Live Set

    North Carolina-born artist Travis Stewart, known as Machinedrum, occupies a unique place in US electronic music. His debut as Machinedrum, Now You Know , was released in 2001 on pioneering Miami-based Merck Records and gained worldwide...
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Sat Dec 9, 2017
    • 2017-12-09 Finished
  • PERVERT & SODOMA

    Shanghai's favorite S&M-theme party PERVERT & SODOMA is back at M1NT. Get ready for a night of naughty misadventures and plenty of skin. Bring your whips, chains and leather suits for a wild night out… This is the only place where...
    • Nightlife | M1NT | on Sat Dec 9, 2017
    • 2017-12-09 Finished
  • SHFT. presents A Lit Christmas Rooftop Party

    Ho, Ho, Ho, It's Christmas Season Fam! That means it's time for SHFT.’s holiday special " A LIT CHRISTMAS", and it's going to be a very lit Christmas indeed. Taking place on the only rooftop in the city still open, The Cut, get ready to...
Dec
10
  • Pushfest 2017

    Asia's first rad skate film festival is back for their second year, featuring special keynote speaker, Patrik Wallner. One curated film screening by PUSH, plus mini ramp skating and competition. Patrik Wallner photo exhibition of 10...
    • Community, Nightlife | Central Studios | on Sun Dec 10, 2017
    • 2017-12-10 Finished
  • SCA's Christmas Kids Chess Tournament 2017

    This year SCA’s Christmas Chess Tournament for kids will take place at Harrow International School Shanghai. They're hosting a Swiss-style "rapid tournament" with two age categories: Under age 6 from 1pm to 5pm; age 7-18 from 9am to 5pm....
  • Contemporale Series: Bombino

    Tuareg musician Bombino, coming from Niger, lays down a set of desert blues at the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall. Comparisons to famous Tuareg musician Ali Fraka Touré, for popularizing an African guitar sound that takes notes from...
  • Arepa & Cocktail Brunch Pop-Up

    Moka Bros welcomes their naughty little brother, La Social to venture down from the North, joining us in Shanghai for one day. La Social will be taking over our new Shanghai terrace for Sunday brunch. They are bringing with them their...
Dec
14
Dec
15
  • A Place To Bury Strangers China Tour 2017

    Setting tinnitus-inducing noise-pop against a tension-wracked JoyDivision-meets-Slowdive backdrop, this Brooklyn trio drenches lovesick indiepop in sheets of deafening static and distortion. They have been called the loudest band in New...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Fri Dec 15, 2017
    • 2017-12-15 Finished
Dec
16
  • SHQFF 2017 Queer Shorts Weekend

    "We are back. On the 16th and 17th of December, we will bring you SHQFF 2017 Queer Shorts Weekend. On the 16th of December, we will screen all 8 award-winning shorts from the first SHQFF, followed by an after-screening panel with...
    • Arts, Community, Nightlife | Roxie | Daily until Dec 17 2017
    • 2017-12-16 Finished
Dec
17
  • S.T.D. Presents Desiigner

    S.T.D. and the Chengdu 'up and coming' Club Nox are joining hands to bring the Panda rapper Desiigner to Arkham. Desiigner rose to prominence in 2016 after the release of his debut single "Panda", which reached number one on the U.S....
    • Nightlife | Arkham | on Sun Dec 17, 2017
    • 2017-12-17 Finished
Dec
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Dec
22
  • Popasuda pres. SAMI-T (Mighty Crown)

    Shanghai's biggest global bass movement comes with big things. For this round the crew has brought in Sami T from the one, Mighty Crown. Coming out of Japan, Mighty Crown remains one of the world's largest reggae soundsystems, winning...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Fri Dec 22, 2017
Dec
24
  • New York Harlem Singers

    Hailing from, of course, Harlem, New York, the ensemble is devoted to presenting the time-honored tradition of the African American spiritual to audiences throughout the United States and abroad. After their first appearance at the...
  • Christmas Eve Dinner Set Menu

    Five-course menu at Pelham! You can watch them make it in the windowed kitchen. Lobster Bisque, Roast Chicken with Foie Gras, and Wagyu Beef with Japanese Butter Rice and Sea Urchin. It's 1,488rmb per person. Price subject to 15% service...
    • Dining | Pelham's | on Sun Dec 24, 2017
Dec
25
  • Traditional European Christmas Day Dinner Buffet

    Traditional European Christmas Day Dinner Buffet at Cachet. Lucky draw, picture-taking with Santa Claus, live music performance, etc. It's 478rmb per person (plus service charge) including a giveaway, unlimited mulled wine, eggnog, house...
    • Dining | Cachet | on Mon Dec 25, 2017
Dec
29
  • Fujiya & Miyagi

    Brighton-based electronic band Fujiya & Miyagi are taking the stage at Bandai Namco Future House on December 29. A 4-man ensemble (none of them are named either Fujiya or Miyagi) with a fifteen year history in experimental...
Dec
30
  • Dahlia Rosea China Tour

    Local alternative rock band recently signed to Modern Sky finish off their 14-city tour in their hometown at Yuyintang. Support from Shanghai bands Milky Way Dive (indie, psych, surf) and Galēən (dark folk, prog rock) 9pm start. 80rmb at...
    • Nightlife | YYT | on Sat Dec 30, 2017
Dec
31
  • Orchestra: Vienna Johann Strauss

    World famous and renounced the Vienna Johann Strauss Capelle will be presenting renditions of pieces by Johann Strauss, having presented the remarkable figure in nearly 3000 performances in countries all over the world. Drawing a line...
  • Minimalist New Years with Jozef K (Acid Test, Uk) & Jigsaw (Gottwood, UK)

    Minimalist takes over Dada for New Years Eve again this year with a double international headliner. Jozef K (Acid Test, BBC Radio1, UK) & Jigsaw (Gottwood, UK) join the Minimalist crew for an extra special New Years Eve. Expect quality...
    • Nightlife | Dada | on Sun Dec 31, 2017
  • 007 Elegance on The Bund

    Shaken or Stirred? MVP Events and The Peninsula (Michelin-starred restaurant Sir Elly’s) host a black tie affair to ring in the new year. Experience the luxury and extravagance under the guise of Her Majesty’s secret service. Enjoy an...
  • MVP NYE Party: Disco Heaven

    The big New Year's Eve party from kings of The Bund, MVP Event. Party of the year for these guys on the 91st floor of the Park Hyatt, ringing in the new year at the top of the city. Free-flow tapas, finger food, canapés, champagne Veuve...
  • La Boum NYE Party

    Mr & Mrs Bund's iconic New Year’s Eve house party - La Boum - returns to ring in 2018. DJ Keint & DJ John Avolio on the feel good vibes. Dress code: Disco Chic. Entrance: 200rmb* per person, including one glass of champagne. Pre-sale:...
  • New Year Eve at Jade on 36 Restaurant

    1,088rmb per person including wine pairing and pre-dinner canapés, Champagne, cocktails, beer and soft drinks at Jade on 36 Bar. Menu specialties include pan-seared scallop with wild mushrooms, truffle foam, crispy chestnut, as well as...