Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist’s picks.
Now or Never with David Guetta @ Shanghai New International Expo Centre
David Guetta, one of the world’s hottest DJs, is coming for a special event at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. He’s won several Grammy awards and is known for his songs, Titanium, Hey Mama, and Club Can’t Handle Me.
📍 2345 Longyang Road // 龙阳路2345号
Deca-Dance NYE Ball @ The Pearl
This NYE, The Pearl brings something unique and fun – a New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with live rock music from 50’s, groovy and soulful set from the 60-70s, then get really funky after midnight with a full on disco party. All tickets includes a free glass of sparkling before midnight. Pre-sale tickets are ¥388 and ¥488 at the door. The party starts at 9pm!
🕒 9pm (happy hour 5pm-7pm)
💰 Pre-sale ¥388; ¥488 at the door; booths bookable from ¥800
📍 471 Zhapu Road // 乍浦路471弄
Boom Boom Boom NYE Party @ The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai
The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai invites you to “Boom Boom Boom”, a spectacular classy New Year’s Eve party from 9pm to 4am. The golden era of swing returns to the Ritz and relive the soul of blues, featured by live music performers and rounded of by sensational swing dancers.
Gay NYE Party @ Angel Shanghai
ANGEL Shanghai invites you to the biggest gay event in town. This party is ongoing for two days and you’ll be able to join the countdown to 2017 with some of the hottest boys in town. You’ll be joined by headliners Eric East, resident DJ Javy and notable DJ and producer Guy Scheiman. The place to be for all gays on New Years Eve. Pre-sale tickets are ¥150 and ¥100 for Jan 1st. You can a deal for two days for ¥220.
🕒 8pm – 3am
💰 Dec 31 ¥150, Jan 1 ¥100; both days ¥220
📍 1029 South Zhong Shan Road // 1029中山南路
NYE Party @ M1NT
Say goodbye to 2016 with style, raise your glasses and toast to a sparkling 2017 at M1NT nightclub! Perched on the top floor of M1NT Tower with views of The Bund and Shanghai’s magnificent skyline, M1NT has won Club of the Year several years in row. Get your hands on their pre-sale tickets for ¥200 and enjoy a glass of champagne for free. Get your tickets quick as this is an exclusive party with limited tickets.
💰 Pre-sale ¥200
📍 24F, 318 Fuzhou Road // 福州路318号24楼
Latino New Year’s Eve @ Azul Tapas & Lounge
Welcome the New Year in a real Latino way this year with a night filled at Azul Tapas & Lounge with latin sounds, free flow drinks and party the latin way. Choose to party all night long with an open bar for just ¥250 per person from 10pm onwards, or enjoy the delicious three-course NYE dinner set and the open bar for ¥550 per person from 6pm onwards. It’s up to you!
🕒 10pm-Late (6pm for dinner)
💰 ¥¥250 for open bar; ¥550 for a 3-course meal + open bar
📍 8/F 378 Wukang Road // 武康路 378号 8楼
Two venues, one big NYE party @ Zapata’s & Sasha’s
Your most original Mexican bar Zapata’s and award-winning restaurant, bar and garden Sasha’s are ringing in the new year together with one of the biggest NYE party in Shanghai on December 31st Saturday at 8pm. Tickets are ¥100 each including two drinks.
💰 ¥100 includes 2 standard drinks
📍 11 Dongping Road // 市徐汇区东平路11号
📞 Zapata’s 6433-4104 // Sasha’s 6474-6628
Hungarian National Symphony Orchestra New Year’s Concert @ Shanghai Daning Theatre
Celebrate the end of 2016 with the Hungarian National Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra is one of Hungary’s leading symphonies. They are known for their take on classical pieces and Hungarian music.
📍 4/F, 1222 Pingxingguan Road // 平型关路1222号4楼
Gold NYE @ Bar Rouge
Shanghai’s hottest bar is Bar Rouge and they’re celebrating the new year covered in gold. Overlooking the Bund and Shanghai skyline, celebrate with Bar Rouge and watch the fireworks. This is sure to be an elegant event.
📍 Zhongshan East Yi Road // 中山东一路18号
Leo @ Huangpu Theatre
Y2D Productions will be performing a gravity defying show at Huangpu Theatre. Leo is a performance that is hilarious and surreal and works to challenge our perception of reality. By the end of the performance, one should be questioning what is up and what is down.
📍 780 Beijing East Road // 北京东路780号
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