The Christmas Supplement

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Here’s how to spend the festive season in Shanghai…
Festive Fun @ Hyatt On The Bund
The Living Cooking Parade, specially created by chefs at VUE Restaurant, invites guests to enjoy the delectable taste of continental European cuisine, prepared tableside on Christmas Eve (or New Year’s Eve). The classic handcrafted delicacies are cooked at signature cooking stations using only the freshest of ingredients. More than 40 dishes, including fresh seafood, beef tartar, Boston lobster bisque, signature risotto, whole turkey or VUE aux sarments, will provide guests with a delightful dining experience during Christmas.
During the season, guests will also discover authentic Chinese and Shanghainese cuisine at Xindalu – China Kitchen, find an international buffet at Aroma or enjoy traditional handmade dim sum, with a 270-degree view of the Huangpu River, at VUE.
Whilst celebrating the season, all guests will stand the chance to win special prizes including iPhone 6s, Apple watch and two Business Class round trip tickets to USA by United Airlines.
Hyatt On The Bund. 199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu. Tel: 6393 1234 ext.6398. Web:
A Miracle This Christmas @ Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel
Let the Christmas magic take control of you and your loved ones at Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel this Christmas season.
On December 24, in complete Renaissance style, the hotel will create a winter wonderland that will transport guests into the magical world of the North Pole at the Brasserie. Be stunned and amazed by a wild array of sumptuous dishes, tasty desserts and some of the best Turkey in town.
The special “Lucky Draw” of the evening will include great prizes with the main prize being a trip for two to Hong Kong for a two night stay in a deluxe room at a Marriott property.
Price: RMB 598 per adult and RMB 398 per child. Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel. 100 Changliu Lu, near Yingchun Lu. Tel: 3871 4888 ext. 6622. Web:
Treasured Festive Memories @ The Peninsula Shanghai

Treat yourself this Christmas season by sampling some of the festive, gourmet highlights at Sir Elly’s, The Lobby and Yi Long Court.

Christmas Eve revellers can dine in style at Sir Elly’s, with a traditional six-course dinner, plus a glass of Champagne and live jazz music (RMB 2,400 per person). However, if you are looking for a Chinese way of celebrating the holiday, the skilled chefs at Yi Long Court will prepare an eight-course Chinese Christmas dinner accompanied by unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks, live music and a lucky prize draw with luxury prizes (RMB 1,458 per person). For something a little bit more casual, dine at The Lobby and enjoy a sumptuous fivecourse dinner, with unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks, plus live jazz and a deluxe lucky prize draw (RMB 1,200 per person).
The pinnacle of the festive season is perfect for a delicious dinner shared with family or close friends. Christmas Day at The Lobby features a four-course evening dinner including unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks, plus a live jazz performance (RMB 998). The all-day dining menu is also offered. A memorable five-course modern European Christmas dinner will be served at Sir Elly’s (RMB 1,980), accompanied by stunning panoramas of the Bund, Huangpu River and the Pudong skyline, plus a complimentary glass of Champagne to toast fellow diners.
The Peninsula Shanghai. 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu. Tel: 2327 2888. Web:
Christmas Eve @ Park Hyatt Shanghai
Enjoy an intimate, sophisticated Christmas Eve with family and friends at the Living Room & Dining Room, with a tailor-made six-course provincial European menu, from Chef Daniel Leibssle, matched with selected wine pairings. Be sure to leave some room for the exquisite dessert buffet. The six-course Christmas Dinner set menu is priced at RMB 980 per person or RMB 580 per child (four to 12 years old), with handpicked wine pairing priced at RMB 380 per person. Available from 5:30pm to 10:30pm on 24 December 2015.
Alternatively, savour an international buffet at 100 Century Avenue served directly from multiple show kitchens, featuring sashimi from the Japanese counter, oysters and seafood from the ice station, roasted prime rib from the carving table barbecue and wok dishes from the Chinese kitchen. The buffet is accompanied by free-flow wine or non-alcoholic beverages, ensuring you have everything for the perfect Christmas Eve celebration. The international Christmas buffet is priced at RMB 980 per person or RMB 580 per child (four to 12 years old). Free-flow wine can be purchased at an additional RMB 380 per person, a non-alcoholic beverage package can be enjoyed at RMB 180 per person. The buffet will be served on 24 December 2015, with the first round from 5pm to 8pm and the second round from 8:30pm to 10:30pm.
Park Hyatt Shanghai. 79-93/F, 100 Century Avenue,near Dongtai Lu. Tel: 6888 1234. Web:
A Season To Remember @ Shanghai Marriott Hotel Hongqiao
Celebrate a dazzling Christmas season at Shanghai Marriott Hotel Hongqiao with joyful festivities and fabulous treats. A traditional Christmas dinner at Marriott Café, with an endless flow of fine drinks plus lavish lucky draw prizes, will be sure to entertain you. RMB 888 net per adult and RMB 298 net per child (aged six to 12). The hotel’s extensive selection of Christmas goodies from the Gourmet Shop will also tempt palates.
Shanghai Marriott Hotel Hongqiao. 2270 Hongqiao Lu, near Jianhe Lu. Tel: 6010 0000. Web:
La Vie En Noël @ Le Royal Méridien Shanghai
Le Bistrot offers you more reasons to feast and raise your glass at the city’s finest Christmas Sunday brunch. For the entire month of December, Santa has parked his sleigh at the restaurant to host a succession of festive Sunday brunches featuring traditional Christmas fare. Expect elves, gifts and the usual embarrassing array of fine champagne to wash it all down with.
Price: RMB 398 +15% without champagne; RMB 558 +15% with a free flow of Mumm Brut Champagne; RMB 598 +15% with a free flow of Mumm Rose Champagne.
Le Royal Méridien Shanghai. 789 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Xizang Lu. Tel: 3318 9999 ext. 7001. Email: [email protected]
A Jolly Family Christmas @ Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East
Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East invites you to revel in the season at Pudong City Bistro, where electrifying, free-flowing beverages, a delectable dinner spread and an extraordinary setting will amplify your Christmas! Savour the most wonderful time of the year from RMB 368 net per person, with a special family of four price at only RMB 888 net. A free portion of baby lobster will also be served, in a variety of styles, for guests.
This yuletide season, celebrate life, love and happiness in a frolicsome way at Pudong City Bistro with succulently roasted meats, fresh seafood, a variety of international and local favourites, to a wide range of dessert selection. Heat up your night with free flow of house wines, beers and soft drinks while embracing the atmosphere on 24 and 25 December 2015 from 6pm to 9:30pm.
A special Christmas gift will be prepared for each guest to fondly remember a memorable Christmas night with family and friends.
Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East. 15 Jinqiao Lu, near Hongfeng Lu. Tel: 6036 8888. Web: