Things To Do In Shanghai In December – Shanghai In December and What to do!
Last Update: 16th November 2019
What Are The 10 Best Things To Do In Shanghai In December?
It is cold in Shanghai in December. Shanghai, one of the fastest growing cities in China also features a variety of things to do in December.
Xujiahui Catholic Church
Xujiahui Catholic Church features a Gothic style with two bell towers on the top of the main hall. White walls and poles and red benches inside make for great views. The exquisite archways in the main hall and the handrails on the first floor add more beauty to the structure. The professional guide will offer Chinese interpretation service to visitors as well to let them know more about the history of the church and some of the stories on Jesus Christ.
Shanghai Acrobatic Show
If you love to enjoy some thrilling activities in cold December, you could watch acrobatic show at Shanghai Circus World (上海马戏城), Shanghai Huxi Grand Theatre (上海沪西大剧院),or Shanghai Center Theatre (上海商城剧院) at night. The show at the three spots is performed by the best acrobatic troupe in Shanghai – Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe which even enjoys a good reputation across China.
Stretching along the west bank of Huangpu River for around 1.5 kilometers long, the Bund is acclaimed one of the historical and cultural blocks in Shanghai. From middle 19th century to early 20th Century, well-known foreign banks, newspaper offices and chambers of commerce ran business there. This is why tens of old Western buildings stand at the Bund for more than 100 years. Nowadays, some of them are transformed into nationalized banks.
Nanjing Road is a fusion of old local customs and international fashion. You will find the exhibition halls of luxury cars, local Old Shanghai cosmetics popular in the 1920s and 1930s, Western restaurants, retro classical street lamps, and telephone booths there. With various food from all over China, it is also a paradise for foodies.
Yuyuan Old Street
Yuyuan Old Street is not so crowded as Nanjing Road. Interesting local handicrafts show their own attraction at the rebuilt classical Chinese buildings in the style of the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912). Tasty local snacks on the street are also popular among locals and tourists. If you’d like to and you have enough time, Yu Garden and Shanghai Temple of the Town God nearby are also worth visiting.
Nanxiang Ancient Town
Nanxiang Ancient Town is just situated 25 kilometers northwest of the Bund. It is well-known for local steamed bun stuffed with pork. As one of the top 4 historical famous towns in Shanghai, Nanxiang has the brick pagoda in Five Dynasties (907 – 960) and Guyi Garden, one of the top 5 classical gardens in Shanghai to discover.
Shanghai French Concession
The Shanghai French Concession offers you a great chance to refresh yourself at one of the cafes or bars. Old buildings there present French, Spanish, or British neoclassical style. You will find exciting and creative stores there, such as the gas shop where you could make your own ceramics works, 1984 Bookstore which just sell magazines but don’t sell the precious books collected by the co-owners and much more.
M50 Creative Park
If you love art very much, M50 Creative Park in Shanghai will be a paradise for you. Creative graffiti on the wall shows its own charm. Artists concentrate on their works at the studio and won’t be distracted by anybody else. Some of the exhibitions there are amazing as well. If you feel a little tire, you could enjoy afternoon tea at Bandu Yupeng in the middle of the park.
For now, Shanghai Tower is the existing tallest building in Shanghai. It features a sightseeing hall on the 118th floor to overlook the panoramic views of Shanghai City. You will take the super-high-speed lift to the sightseeing hall within 60 seconds to get an adrenaline-rising experience. The fascinating light show is regularly put on at weekends.
Xintiandi is one of the most distinctive sightseeing blocks in Shanghai. Fashion shops are hidden in the unique Shanghai’s structure – Shikumen. It offers various types of bars, cafes and restaurants, fashion stores and creative handicraft boutiques to explore. Xintiandi shows its own charm to visitors in the daytime and at night.