New Year Eve in Shanghai 2018


New Year Eve Parties

Lower Range – RMB400 or less

NYE 2018 Celebration at Bar Rouge
Celebrate the year end at Shanghai’s most iconic club with the marvelous views of the Bund. Prepare for an unforgettable night of champagne showers and confetti cannons and kick off 2018 with a bombastic New Year’s Eve at Bar Rouge.
Dec 31, 9pm-late, RMB300 presale (includes one standard drink). Bar Rougebuy tickets here.

New Year’s Eve Party at THE CUT Rooftop
The CUT Rooftop is throwing New Year’s Eve party for the very first time. This is a whole new New Year’s Eve celebration experience you don’t want to miss! With music by Super Attractive Ghetto Blasters, you can enjoy a free flow of standard drinks and Chandon Sparkling wine all night long. Regular Free Flow is RMB398 (RMB498 at the door). Premium Free Flow with Chandon is RMB598 (RMB698 at the door).
Dec 31, 9pm-2am, RMB398-RMB698. The CUT Rooftopbuy tickets here.

Gatsby-Themed Countdown Party at 1515 West Chophouse and Bar
Revel in the timeless era of the 1515 West Chophouse & Bar to ring in 2018. With a chic Great Gatsby theme, guests are encouraged to dress to impress with 1920s flair and style. Dance the night away with a live jazz band, selected drinks, party favors, a lucky draw and more.
Dec 31, 6pm-late, RMB198 per person (including two selected drinks), prices subject to 10 percent service charge and prevailing government taxes. 1515 West Chophouse and Bar, see event listing here.

New Year’s Eve Party at Arkham
Sure to be one of the major party options for ringing in 2018 (as well as one of the more affordable choices), Arkham throws a New Year’s Eve bonanza with Brooklyn-based rapper Bohan Phoenix as headliner. Locally-based talents Dazzy, Amber Akilla and Max Shen provide support, while Daliah Spiegel and Worakit transform the club into a futuristic, cyberspace-themed party spot.
Dec 31, 10pm-late, RMB100 presale, RMB120 door, couples ticket package RMB190. Arkham, see event listing here.

New Year’s Eve Countdown Party at Cachet
Cachet is hosting the New Year’s Eve Countdown Party at Lobby Lounge from 10pm to 2am the next day. Welcome the New Year in style with Akia Christmas’s unforgettable musical performance at Lobby Lounge, and dance the night away to her iconic festive hits. RMB268 per person, which includes three-tier Tiffin savories, a chocolate buffet and a special champagne menu. There will be a countdown balloon drop as well.
Dec 31-Jan 1, 10pm-2am, RMB268 per person. Cachet, The Langham, Shanghai, see event listing here.

Under the Sea Countdown Party at Calypso
Join Calypso Restaurant & Lounge to feel the excitement of the new year during their chic celebration. From the evening on, the “Under the Sea” party vibe begins with a live DJ, as well as a lucky draw, ahead of the big countdown to 2018. Celebrate the New Year in the most stylish way possible!
Dec 31, 9.30pm-late, RMB388 per person, including free flow beverage package (prices inclusive of 10 percent service charge and prevailing government taxes). Calypso, see event listing here.

NYE Explosion at Elevator
Elevator sends off 2017 with a sterling line-up of China-based house and techno talent, including VOID’s Shanghai Ultra, who will be doing a live hardware set, techno sorceress MIIIA of Co:Motion and Beatween’s Knopha, who deals in catchy organic grooves.
Dec 31, 10pm-late, RMB50 (before 11pm)-RMB80 (after 11pm). Elevator, see event listing here.

New Year’s Eve Fiesta at Le Café des Stagiaires
Nothing planned for New Year’s Eve? Don’t want to RSVP or buy any expensive pre-sale tickets? Come as you are at Café des Stagiaires (Found 158), where they will be throwing a last Big Fiesta for 2017. Hard hits, disco balls, shots and surprises. Featuring a DJ set by T-Plus and special prices on bottles (prosecco, Champagne and spirits).
Dec 31, 7pm-late, RMB TBD. Le Café des Stagiaires, see event listing here.

Back to the 80s at Logan’s Punch
Logan’s Punch 2018 New Year Eve Countdown Party brings you back to the glamorous 80s! Party starts from 9am till late with a midnight countdown, and with RMB250 you can enjoy a free flow of selected sparkling wine all night long.
Dec 31, 9pm-late, RMB250. Logan’s Punch, see event listing here.

La Boum NYE Party at Mr & Mrs Bund
Mr. and Mrs. Bund’s iconic New Year’s Eve house party, La Boum, grants you a golden start to 2018! Featuring music from DJ Keint and DJ John Avolio, the dress code for this year’s party is “Disco Chic.” Entry includes one glass of champagne and can be purchased for RMB100 (pre-sale) or RMB200 at the door (except for table booking and dinner guests).
Dec 31, 11pm-late, RMB100 (pre-sale), RMB200 (door). Mr & Mrs Bund, see event listing here.

Happy New Year’s Eve at PistoleraBig Bamboo and The Blind Pig
Pistolera, Big Bamboo and The Blind Pig holding a countdown party at their locations on December 31 from 9pm until late. Tickets are RMB100, including 2 standard drinks. You’ll also get the chance to win a cash coupon.
Dec 31, 9pm-late, RMB100. PistoleraBig Bamboo and The Blind Pig, see event listings herehere and here.

El Dorado New Year’s Eve at Unico
UNICO Shanghai is throwing a New Year’s Eve party with the out-of-the-box theme of El Dorado, recalling the legend of the golden city hidden somewhere in the Amazon jungle. Expect a mix of Latin house music and Afro beats with a focus on Nu Cumbia and Andean music from DJ S.Kiv with live percussionists.
Dec 31, 10pm-late, RMB100 or RMB200 (including one glass of Champagne). UNICO Shanghai, see event listing here.

2018 New Year’s Party at Zapata’s & Sasha’s
Two venues, one big party! Entry is RMB100, including two standard drinks. For reservations, call 6433 4104 or email
December 31, 9pm, RMB100. Zapata’s, see event listing here.


Mid Range – RMB400-800

Count Down Party at Jade on 36
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in an ambience of grandeur while enjoying spectacular views of The Bund and Pudong at Jade on 36’s stylish masquerade-themed party. Featuring a live DJ starting from 9pm. Entrance fee at RMB888 includes free-flow Baron de Rothschild Brut Reims NM, selected cocktails, Tsing Tao, Asahi beer and pass-around canapes. Purchase pre-sale entry for RMB688. Table champagne packages are also available from RMB1,588. Hotel dining and in-house guests on December 31 are entitled to entry for a la carte, but free flow packages are not included.
Dec 31, 9pm-late, RMB688 (pre-sale), RMB888 at the door. Jade on 36, see event listing here.

New Year Countdown Party at Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai
Cocktail Lounge Oasis is ready to spoil you with a countdown night during their disco ball. Say hello to 2018 at their magnificent party with live music. They’ve selected the refreshing bubbles of Taittinger Brut Reserve Champagne to start the year off right! Early bird entry is RMB488 per guest, including one glass of Champagne, otherwise it’s RMB588 at the door. Upgrade to a free flow for RMB888.
Dec 31, 9pm-midnight, RMB488 presale/RMB588 door (including one glass of Champagne), RMB888 free flow Champagne. Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai, see event listing here.

Tomorrow Land 2018 NYE Party at POP
The NYE party at Pop will be poppin’! The future is now, so come and celebrate the dawning of the new year with free flow drinks. Early bird and Three on the Bund NYE Dinner customer privileges are available. Champagne table packages are also available; make your booking now by calling 6321 0909.
Dec 31, 10pm-3am, RMB400 (early bird), RMB 500 (door). POP American Brasserie, see event listing here.

New Year Eve Countdown Part at TOPS
TOPS will be throwing a New Year’s Eve party to embrace 2018. Celebrate with friends and loved ones with great sounds as TOPS’ bartenders pour drink specials all night long. A lucky draw round will ensure a fun and festival atmosphere. RMB788 per person. Bookings before December 29 are eligible for the early bird rate of RMB688 per person. Make a reservation by contacting 2509 1188 ext. 7221.
Dec 31, 9.30pm-late, RMB688 (pre-sale), RMB788 (door). TOPS, see event listing here.

New Year’s Eve Champagne Party at Vue Bar
Join Hyatt on the Bund for their New Year’s Eve Champagne Countdown Party at Vue Bar. Enjoy free-flow champagne, wine, spirits, beer and soft drinks with the most breathtaking views from the top of the Huangpu River, and toast to this eventful year while a DJ sets the party mood. All guests will be automatically entered to win special prizes, including a MacBook Air, an iPhone 8, an Apple Watch and two-night stays at a Hyatt Hotel around the world. Pre-sale tickets are available until December 30 for RMB888 net per person. Diners at Aroma, Xindalu – China Kitchen, VUE Restaurant or VUE Dining can enjoy a special pre-sale price of RMB588 net per person until December 31. Tickets bought on the day of December 31 are RMB988 net per person.
Dec 31, RMB588-RMB988. Vue Bar, see event listing here.

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Upper Range – RMB800 and over

007 Party on the Bund at The Peninsula Shanghai
Sir Elly’s and MVP Events host this supersonic special agent-themed party, so you can ring in the New Year with all things James Bond. Relive the glamour of one of Hollywood’s most iconic film franchises with sumptuous themed decorations, complimentary canapés, signature cocktails and music.
Dec 31, 9pm-late, RMB988-1,088 presale, RMB1,288 at the door. Sir Elly’s, The Peninsula Shanghai, see event listing here

Disco Heaven New Year’s Eve Party at Park Hyatt Shanghai

MVP is proud to present another outstanding party to say goodbye to 2017. On New Year’s Eve, from 8pm till 4am, Park Hyatt Shanghai will welcome guests to the 100 Century Avenue Restaurant on the 91st floor of the Pudong hotel to enjoy a night of food, drinks, and music from one of the highest towers in the world. With a stunning view over Pudong and Puxi, the chefs and bartenders of Park Hyatt will prepare a tantalizing free flow of tapas, finger food, canapés, champagne Veuve Clicquot and every kind of spirits to let the guests enjoy an unforgettable night. Included in the ticket price is free entrance to M1NT after 1.30am.
Dec 31, 8pm-late, RMB900-RMB1,500 per person. Park Hyatt Shanghai, see event listing here

The Great Gatsby New Year Countdown Party at RuiKu Restaurant and Champagne Lounge
RuiKu Restaurant and Champagne Lounge will hold ‘The Great Gatsby New Year Countdown Party,’ featuring a black and gold theme, balloons, bracelets and other gilttery props. Boogie all night long with a mix of electronic music, punk and jazz from their live DJ. There will also be a mini buffet which includes seafood, a meat feast and pass-around delicacies. For reservations, call 5368 8882.
Dec 31, 9pm-12.30am, RMB888 per person. RuiKu Restaurant and Champagne Lounge, see event listing here.

Happy New Year from Adrienne and the team at Shanghai Properties.

Moving to Shanghai? Need some help finding your new home in Shanghai? Just contact Shanghai’s most experienced and trusted agent.

Adrienne Farrelly


How do I keep my New Year’s resolutions?


New Year’s Eve is only a few sleeps away and some of us may be planning to carry out yet another New Year’s Resolution. As we are still in the Festive Season filled with lots of temptations at parties and holidays, it’s doubly hard to kick start a new phase of life.
But don’t feel disheartended because there is a way to get through the New Year and achieve your Resolutions.

I’ve answered the most common questions on New Year Resolutions and provided a Step by Step Guide on how to keep them!

Why do people make resolutions for the new year?
A New Year’s Resolution is a tradition whereby a person makes a pledge to change a behaviour they don’t desire in order to improve their quality of life or achieve a goal. The practice started in Ancient times when Babylonians and Romans made promises to their gods at the beginning of each year.

What is the most popular New Year’s resolutions?
According to Nielsen, the most popular New Year’s resolutions are:

Stay fit and healthy 37%
Lose weight 32%
Enjoy life to the fullest 28%
Spend less, save more 25%
Spend more time with family and friends 19%
Get Organised 18%
Will not make any resolutions 16%
Learn something new/new hobby 14%
Travel more 14%

How long does the average person keep their New Year’s resolution?
According to research, over 60% of people keep their New Year’s resolution for the first month. The most common reason for participants failing their New Years’ Resolutions was setting themselves unrealistic goals (35%),  while 33% didn’t keep track of their progress and a further 23% forgot about it. About one in 10 people claimed they made
too many resolutions. In general, 88% of those who set New Year resolutions fail even though 52% are confident of success at the beginning.  Men achieved their goal 22% more often when they engaged in goal setting while women succeeded 10%.


How do I keep my New Year’s resolutions?
Follow this step by step guide and you will find ways to keep the motivation and persistence needed to reinvigorate yourself.

1. Make your goals specific.
People proclaim, “I’m finally going to get in shape.” But what does that actually mean? Do you intend to reach a certain weight? Or
body-fat percentage? Do you want to run three miles without rest? Maybe be able to do 10 pull-ups? Use the classic goal system that makes goals
specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound (SMART).

2. Measure progress.
“If you can measure it, you can change it” is a fundamental principal of psychology. These feedback loops will be a source of motivation as you reflect on where you started and where you are. They will also help you to know
when you are hitting a plateau or slipping backward, so you can adjust your efforts.

3. Be patient.
Progress is seldom linear. Some people will see rapid gains only to hit resistance later in their efforts. For others, initial progress may be painfully slow but then they suddenly achieve rapid breakthroughs. Making lasting changes takes time.

4. Share your goals with friends and family.
Social support is critical. Yes, it takes some personal courage and vulnerability to share something that you might actually fail at, but to dramatically increase your odds of success you’ll want support from those around you. One of the most effective things you can do is to get an “accountability partner”, someone who checks in with you daily or weekly. It’s easy to break a promise to yourself, but far harder to admit it to a friend.

5. Schedule it.
Have you ever said you can’t “find the time” to do something. Nobody finds time, we choose time. We all choose to spend our time the way we do—whether that’s eating junk food or going to a spin class. Make your new goals a priority and actually schedule them into your calendar. If you have a fitness goalschedule recurring time blocks for your daily workouts. Want to declutter? Schedule time to clean out your closet or garage on your calendar. Treat these New Year Resolution’s appointments just like they were scheduled doctor appointments. You rarely reschedule your doctor, you should treat this time the same way. That which is scheduled gets done.

6. Something is better than nothing.
Are you guilty of “all or nothing” thinking? Do you ever think, “Well, I might as well get dessert since I already ate those French fries?” And then, “I blew my diet last night so I’ll just restart it next week.” The difference between doing something rather than nothing is huge. If you don’t have a full hour to workout at the gym, just decide to make it the best 20-minutes you can. If you stumble out of bed and don’t want to do 20-minutes on
the treadmill, lace up your sneakers and do five minutes (and you just might find you do another 15 minutes once the first five are out of the way). Dr. Marciano says, “Any effort towards your goal is better than no effort.”

7. Get up, when you slip up.
Legendary coach Vince Lombardi said, “It isn’t whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up.” Resiliency is paramount. Don’t turn temporary failures into total meltdowns or excuses for giving up. Instead, just acknowledge the mistake and recommit to the path towards the goal.

Achieving your goals isn’t about willpower. It’s about developing the right skills, executing strategies, and having the patience that inevitably lead to success.

A Happy New Year from Adrienne and the team at Shanghai Properties.

Moving to Shanghai? Need some help finding your new home in Shanghai? Just contact Shanghai’s most experienced and trusted agent.

Adrienne Farrelly


Christmas Movies to watch in Shanghai 2017

If you are spending time alone at Christmas in Shanghai or perhaps want to share a Christmas movie with family or friends, check out these CLASSIC Christmas Movies on Youtube.



Beyond Tomorrow

Christmas in Connecticut

It’s a Wonderful Life

A Christmas Carol 1951 (Scrooge)

Miracle on 34th Street 1947

The Great Rupert (A Christmas Wish)

White Christmas

Babes in Toyland (1961)


Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Eloise at Christmastime

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation


The Santa Clause

The Holiday

Jingle All the Way

Bells of St Mary


Holiday Inn

White Christmas


A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Christmas Carol 2009

Arthur Christmas

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Frosty the Snowman

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer


Joyeux Noel

MERRY CHRISTMAS from Adrienne and the team at Shanghai Properties.

Moving to Shanghai? Need some help finding your new home in Shanghai? Just contact Shanghai’s most experienced and trusted agent.

Adrienne Farrelly

Christmas Songs in Shanghai 2017

Don’t bother with fiddly Cds. Tune in to any of these Christmas Songs and Music and enjoy. Something for everyone’s taste.

Bing crosby white christmas

Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra


Mariah Carey

Michael Bubble

Classical Christmas bach, mozart etc older style


Drummer Boy

Merry Xmas War is Over

Susan boyle

Mixture of 50s

London Symphony Orch

Vienna Boys Choir

Trans Siberian Orch

Celtic Women

Christmas in Europe

Michael Bubble

Croatian Carols


Carols of Europe

Trans Siberian Orchestra

MERRY CHRISTMAS from Adrienne and the team at Shanghai Properties.

Moving to Shanghai? Need some help finding your new home in Shanghai? Just contact Shanghai’s most experienced and trusted agent.

Adrienne Farrelly

IMB Christmas in China

MB Christmas in China is a two week opportunity to share your faith during Christmas break.

For more information check out details here:


MERRY CHRISTMAS from Adrienne and the team at Shanghai Properties.

Moving to Shanghai? Need some help finding your new home in Shanghai? Just contact Shanghai’s most experienced and trusted agent.

Adrienne Farrelly