Shanghai’s hotels come into their own at Christmas-time.
They feel warm and welcoming, they are decorated well and smell nice.
Every hotel has something special, but here is a pick of a few of our favourites (with prices shown usually + 16% service/tax charge. Details correct at time of writing, venue to have final right of all decision):
Grand Hyatt Shanghai
Christmas Goodies at Pastry Boutique:
Christmas hampers filled with festive handcrafted goodies are available at the Pastry Boutique (ground floor). From cookies to assorted holiday favourites, perfect for gatherings at home or as gifts and stocking-fillers. Starting from ¥1,588 net.
Christmas Afternoon Tea at Patio:
Special Christmas treats include Yule log cake, English fruit cup cake, V.S.O.P. chocolate mousse and hazelnut crumble, paired with freshly baked raisin scones with home-made strawberry jam as well as savories like cucumber and lemon brioche. ¥388 per set, 2:30-5pm.
Lavish Christmas Feast at ON56:
ON56, a four-in-one dining floor presents a unique six-course set menu on Christmas Eve including Oysters, Cannelloni and Monkfish-prawn enhanced with festive highlights including Beef Wellington, Salmon Wellington, and Chocolate spiced Yule Log. With magnificent views over Shanghai, it’s the perfect setting for a warm and happy gathering. December 24, ¥798 per set (Price is subject to service charge and tax) for dinner.
Four Seasons Hotel, Pudong, Shanghai
At Camelia, spend Christmas Eve as the Italians do — starting with antipastos and carvings, fresh oysters, seafood and caviar, traditional hot dishes and mouthwatering Christmas desserts, from ¥888 per person. Enjoy the Table Service Dinner or Private Family Dinner on the 35th floor (from ¥9,888 for 8 people). For a Chinese twist on a western holiday, celebrate Christmas Eve at Shang-Xi, the award-winning Cantonese restaurant that has some of our favourite food in the city (7-course menu with two glasses of wine from ¥1,088 per person).
Christmas Afternoon Tea at Camelia:
A seasonal afternoon tea is also a highlight, with a Christmas-themed afternoon tea boasting an array of festive pastries and sweets as well as a selection of hot chocolates and winter teas, in the ultra-luxurious setting of the Four Seasons. ¥428 for two people.
On Christmas Day, Camelia brings everyone together with a menu that the whole family will love. We’ve heard that Santa himself will make an appearance with surprises for everyone (lunch from ¥298 per person).
Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai
Festive Takeaway at Gourmet:
At Gourmet, on the ground floor of Grand tower, they have a collection of Yuletide treats including turkey takeaway, handcrafted log cakes, Christmas cookies and gingerbread.
Holiday Specials at Gui Hua Lou:
8-Course Celebration Lunch; Wintery seasonal specialties in individual portions such as a curry prawn served with deep fried bun and baked cod coated with egg yolk. ¥588 for two people.
Christmas Celebration at The Exchange Bar & Grill
Give your family and friends the gift of a feast and a warm and magical Christmas at The Exchange Bar & Grill, with a succulent turkey dinner and pumpkin pie from ¥388 per person, followed by a special winter mulled wine.
Christmas Eve, 3D Journey with Marco Polo at Jade on 36
Combining gastronomy and entertainment with 3D animation
6-Course Set Lunch / Dinner at ¥798 net per person
Christmas Day, Yi Café
Visit the award-winning Yi Café with cuisines from all over the world and a live band performance for your Christmas Lunch/Dinner buffet, including traditional roast turkey, pan-fried foie gras and a full seafood station. From ¥488, ¥244 for kids.
Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai
Year-End Getaway Room Package (22 December 2017 to 7 January 2018):
Go for luxurious accommodation and a warm holiday atmosphere in the heart of Shanghai with a package starting from ¥2,338++ per room per night with privileges such as Horizon Club benefits including daily buffet breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails and canapes, beverages served all day; welcome mulled wine at Calypso; one bottle of Champagne, ¥300 spa credit, ¥300 F&B credit and more.
CHI, The Spa:
Purchase ¥4,888 credit to enjoy 15% off on CHI, The Spa treatment, 5% off on retail products and free access to Health Club facilities (Steam Room, Sauna, Jaccuzzi) on the same day of the treatment.
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day:
The Lobby Lounge Christmas High Teai from ¥298 for one, ¥498 for two.
Summer Palace, which serves some of our favourite dim sum in town with very friendly service, has an 8-course Festival Set Dinner from ¥888 per person.
Get meaty at The 1515 West Chophouse & Bar:, with a Christmas Themed Brunch from ¥488 per person, ¥244 for kids.
The Peninsula Shanghai
Peninsula Hampers at The Peninsula Boutique:
Three specially designed Peninsula hampers consist of The Peninsula homemade chocolates, cookies, stollens, Peninsula Snowpage dolls, fruit cakes, The Peninsula Champagne and festive stockings, etc., priced from ¥1,888.
Weekend Festive Brunch at Sir Elly’s:
Sir Elly’s Michelin-starred Chef de Cuisine Hans Zahner and Executive Pastry Chef Lucien Gautier curate a festive brunch each Saturday and Sunday during December including foie gras terrine, fragrant lobster consommé, roasted duck magret, Christmas Floating Island and Crepes Station. From ¥408 per person.
Festive Children’s Brunch at Sir Elly’s: 9, 10 and 23 December:
A special kids themed buffet with ice cream station and cotton candy, with special kids activities, such as storytelling and Christmas stocking decoration, plus a visit by Santa Clause.
Create their own Gingerbread cookie while the adults can sip champagne and dine at leisure on the festive brunch favorites including fruits de mer, roasted Australian wagyu beef bavette, a festive Crepe Station and signature Buche de Noel will be served at your table.
Priced from ¥408 per adult, ¥288* per child aged 5-12 years old. Children will receive a complimentary Christmas gift.
Also take a look at Pie Society’s gorgeous Christmas pies!