Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
The traditional German Christkindlmarkt (otherwise known as Christmas Market) lands in Shanghai this Christmas from Dec 3rd to the 11th at Tonglefang. If you’ve ever wanted to experience the wonderful wintertime charm of the old world, then the Jing’an Christkindlmarkt is the place for you. With beautifully decorated stalls offering handicrafts, gifts, festive baked treats, glühwein (mulled wine) and various hot drinks to keep you warm as well as delicious regional specialties from Germany and other countries. There will be a Christmas crib with animals, choirs and Santa Klaus to make all your wishes come true! It’s free Monday to Wednesday and it’s ¥40 on Thursday to Sunday (including one mulled wine/ punch).
📍 37 Haifang Road // 海防路 537号
Arm Knitting @ Craft’d
Knit your own chunky infinity scarf with Craft’d. Starting at 1pm, this entry level class is perfect in preparation for Shanghai’s cold weather. The class provides all materials, along with snacks and drinks.
🕒 1pm – 3pm
📍 2/F, 382 South Shaanxi Road // 陕西南路382号2楼
Entrepreneurial Talk and Bread Etc. @ Swissnex China
In collaboration with Swiss Center Shanghai, a group of entrepreneurs, who have experienced failure, will share their insightful stories. This event channels the spirit of “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” After the keynotes, people can network together and there will be food provided by Bread ETC with a free flow of soft drinks.
🕒 8am – 9am
📍 319 Xianxia Road // 仙霞路319号
Christmas Fair: Magical Forest @ Shanghai Centre
It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas! Enter the magical forest to start off the Christmas festivities at the Shanghai Centre. This event is ongoing now until December the 19th with activities suited for all ages – perfect for you to spend a unique Christmas with your loved ones this December. There will be vendors, live performances, Christmas foods and drinks, lucky draws, presents from Santa, and more. For those needing last minute Christmas shopping, there will be booths with designer clothing, home decoration, jewellery, an interactive photo booth (for the Instagram lovers), a Santa house for kids to meet Santa. There will also be virtual reality games, Zumba workshops, and choir performances by the Swedish Community & Friends of the Vienna Boys Choir.
🕒 Everyday, until Dec 19
📍 1376 West Nanjing Road // 南京西路 1376号
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