Well, it’s that time of the year again! Time to create new goals and resolutions, reflect on the past year and the year ahead, and prepare to welcome a new year with new experiences and surprises. What accomplishments from 2014 are you most happy about? What challenges have you overcome and grown from? Here at Shanghai Properties, we have enjoyed a wonderful year, and hope you did as well.
If you’re celebrating New Year’s Eve 2015 in Shanghai, here are a few New Year’s Eve parties and events happening around the city. We hope you enjoy the last few days of 2014 and have a great time celebrating!
1) 3D Laser & Firework Show at the Bund
Certainly a sight you don’t want to miss, every year at the Bund you can watch the amazing New Year’s Eve firework show. Multiple cruise boats set across the Huangpu and set off a beautiful display of fireworks and lights. The show usually begins at 11pm, with the laser show climax beginning 15 minutes prior to midnight. Just a word of caution, it will be crowded and difficult to get taxi afterwards, so come prepared! The Oriental Pearl Tower will also have its own set of fireworks that night.
Have a look to check out past firework shows at the Huangpu:
The Bund between Fuzhou Lu and Hankou Lu or Binjiang Avenue between Lujiazui Xi Lu and Dongyuan Lu 福州路至汉口路之间的外滩或陆家嘴西路至东园路之间的滨江大道, free of charge, 11 p.m.-12.05 a.m.
2) Bell-ringing at the Longhua Temple
If you’re interested in welcoming the New Year in a bit of a traditional fashion, you should visit the Longhua Buddhist Temple. Many Shanghainese and locals visit the temple to make a wish and then ring the huge bell. There are bell-ringing ceremonies on both New Year’s Eve and Lunar New Year’s Eve. There will also be traditional Chinese lion dances, fireworks and folk performances.
Longhua Temple, 2853 Longhua Lu, near Longhua Xi Lu 龙华路2853号, 近龙华西路, admission: RMB 200, reservation hotline: +86 21 6132 2037. Bell-ringing ceremony runs from 10 p.m. on December 31 till 2 a.m. on January 1, 2012.
3) TECHNOW at Mao Live House
All techno and dance enthusiasts are sure to attend this 3.5-hour blow out on New Year’s Eve at the Mao Live House. The evening with feature three techno lords from the Austrian and German group, Mushido. They are currently touring between Berlin, Tokyo and Shanghai, and will bring in the New Year here in Shanghai. In addition to the music, there will be a crazy neon light show. All guests receive two free drinks and a special gift package.
Mao Live House, 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu 重庆南路308号, 近建国中路, +86 21 6445 0086, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m., RMB 80 (presale), RMB 100 (at the door). Buy ticket via www.technow.co.
Other great bars and clubs to check out for some cool New Year’ s Eve 2015 parties are The Shelter, Light & Salt, Bar Rouge, Arkham, Cirque Le Soir, Zapata’s, The Apartment, MAO LH, etc. On New Year’s Eve, many of these places have drink specials, unique dance performances and awesome DJs. In particular, M18, M1NT and Vue have good indoor views of the Huangpu where you can watch the fireworks show.
4) New Year’s Eve Dinner at The Portman Ritz-Carlton
Simply looking to enjoy a nice, delicious New Year’s Eve dinner with close friends and family? There are many great bars and restaurants in Shanghai where you celebrate your New Year’s Eve. There are some great New Year’s Eve 2015 dinner specials at the Portman Ritz-Carlton, as well as The Mercato, Whampoa Club, and more.
The Portman Ritz-Carlton, 1376 West Nanjing Rd, Jing’an, Shanghai 南京西路1376号静安区上海市 ＋86 21 6279 8888
In the end, 2014 has been a great year for us and we have very much enjoyed helping many expats find new homes and offering advice to those wanting to move to Shanghai. We want to thank all of our clients for choosing and supporting Shanghai Properties and hope to assist even more next year. In addition, we have decided to extend our Holiday “Goat” Sale until the Chinese New Year (which is the year of the goat coincidentally!), so make sure to spread the word. Choose to rent through us, and with Oxfam we can both help a family in need this holiday.
Have fun celebrating and Happy New Years from Shanghai Properties! 🙂
Adrienne Farrelly is one of Shanghai’s most experienced expatriate Property Agents helping expats find new homes since 1994. You can reach her at +86 13122 810 421 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Connect with her on Skype at shanghaiproperties8. Shanghai Properties