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Churches & Brunches for Easter Sunday 2024

A few Easter Ed's Picks for Sunday. Brunches, boozes, and bunnies.
2024-03-29 12:00:00

SmartShanghai wishes you a happy, festive, and full Easter weekend for you and yours! May you dine on all the sumptuous feasts with friends and family; may you find all the chocolate eggs you seek.

We've collected some information herein if you're looking for church services (in multiple languages, no less!) and brunch suggestions.

Have a good one!

Foreign-Language Church Services

There are 2 major Christian churches with English language Easter services (that we are aware of). If you know of any others, please reach out to us.

Downtown:

St. Ignatius Cathedral is that beautiful Catholic Church near Xujiahui. They have two English Easter services, the Easter vigil on Saturday evening at 9.30 and on Easter Sunday mass at 12pm. Officially there are limitations to who may enter, but in the past few years we had no issues with joining even without registration.

Xujiahui Park is very close if you want to hide some Easter eggs for your kids, and then Bella Vita is next to Xuhui Park with a beautiful patio and an excellent Easter brunch (with free flow options).

Pudong/Jinqiao:

Sacred Heart Church is a Catholic Church in Biyun/Jinqiao with Easter services: Easter vigil at 9.30pm on March 30 and the Easter Sunday mass at 11am on March 31.

Chinese Language Church Services

St. Joseph's Church in Sichuan Nan Lu has an evening Chinese Easter Mass at 7pm, on Saturday, March 30, and two Chinese mass at 7am and 9am on Sunday, March 31.

Sheshan Marian Basilica in Sheshan has a Chinese Mass at 9am on March 31, Sunday.

Young John Allen Memorial Church (Jingling Tang) and Fitch Memorial Church have a Sunday sacred music service at 7pm on March 31.

That's all we got. Here's our full list of Christian churches in Shanghai. Most of them have regular Chinese language services on weekends that allow walk-ins.

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Some fellowships and groups are hosting English programs. Check out their websites below for more information:

BRUNCHES

Bella Vita's terrace is a beautiful place to spend an Easter Sunday brunch: Savor the flavors of spring and Italian tradition with a 3 course Sunday brunch, available on March 30th and March 31st. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a delightful array of Italian-inspired dishes crafted with the freshest seasonal ingredients. The 3-course menu including a starter, a main and a dessert for 288rmb per person. Add 188rmb for free flow cocktails, 288rmb for free flow wines, 499 for free flow bubbles.

Enjoy a pleasant and relaxing time with your friends or family at Lane 11. The buffet will present exquisite and diversified food products, and show the commitment to quality food products as always: select high-quality ingredients, adhere to the season, follow the original taste of the cuisine, strictly control the temperature, and show the authentic taste of dishes. Each adult guest on Easter buffet can also enjoy a piece of Wellington steak and half a baby lobster each, free flow of oysters. Single tickets start at 368rmb per person; 868rmb for 2 adults and 1 kid under 12 years old.

Chez JOJO cooks up a Grilled Lamb Leg with Provence Herbs for their Easter Brunches. 1.5kg for 598rmb (4 ppl) or 198 for one portion. Chocolate egg hunting and games for kids throughout the easter weekend.

Enjoy a pleasant and relaxing time with your friends or family at Lane 11. The buffet will present exquisite and diversified food products, and show the commitment to quality food products as always: select high-quality ingredients, adhere to the season, follow the original taste of the cuisine, strictly control the temperature, and show the authentic taste of dishes. Each adult guest on Easter buffet can also enjoy a piece of Wellington steak and half a baby lobster each, free flow of oysters. Single tickets start at 368rmb per person; 868rmb for 2 adults and 1 kid under 12 years old.

Sun, Mar 31, 2024

Easter Weekend Brunch

Zeitgeist offers an Easter brunch buffet from 11-3pm, 280rmb for adults, 98rmb kids (free for kids below 6). Add 198rmb for free flow drinks. Easter Egg Hunting and Egg Painting activities for kids.

Lounge by Topgolf is offering an Easter Sunday Brunch buffet, featuring a family friendly atmosphere, and more kids activities — egg hunt, kids mini golf and craft station. Plus, don't miss their "sure-to-win" eggy lucky draw for all families. 238rmb for adult and 50%off for Kids 6-12yrs old. Free for kids below 6. Upgrade to adult-friendly beverage for just 100rmb per person for free flow house red/white wine+house sparkling wine. Please scan the QR code on the flyer for 20% off early bird price.

So Mezze in Shangkang Li hosts a special Easter Brunch Deal. A starter, a hot dish and a main course for 158rmb. Special deal on Aperol Spritz and Bloody Mary's at 40rmb all day long.

Cages is hosting an Easter Sunday brunch buffet on March 31. Plenty of activities for the kids, including egg hunts, a bouncy castle and cookie decoration. Brunch is 228rmb for adults, add 88rmb for free-flow; 98rmb for kids.

Various Easter menus and activities at all F&B outlets inside the Jing An Shangri-La. Guests who have lunch at any restaurant of the hotel could enjoy a range of Easter-themed activities in Calypso Lounge, including Egg Painting, Face Painting, Mug DIY, Fun Box Camera, and an Egg Hunt. Click inside for details .

Shangri-la Pudong's hotel buffet restaurant Yi Cafe offers plenty of games for the kids this Easter , including egg painting, egg hunting, mysterious gifts, and more. Plus, of course, their regular buffet with over 10 live cooking stations featuring local and international delicacies.

Cachet at the Langham Hotel next to Xintiandi offers a big Sunday brunch buffet with imported oysters, baby lobsters, charcuterie and a big cheese selection. Besides, the counter is also stacked with Spanish small tapas and a selection of eggs on stage. The main courses include the classics: Grilled Uruguay Wagyu beef picanha M6-7, grilled New Zealand lamb, deep-fried chicken roulade with cheese, grilled seabass and “Beyond Meat burger” for vegetarian choices. Guests will be able to savour one of the above main courses. Desserts trolley serves with a wide range of sweet delicacies, while various drinks are available at the same time! 498rmb including free flow soft drinks, bubbles and selected wines. Add 300rmb for free flow of Champagne and Gintonic.

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