A time to celebrate

The festive season is the perfect time to take a break from our fast-paced lives and make memories with loved ones. For nearly a century, the Peninsula name has embodied an elegant combination of tradition, glamour, innovation and unparalleled service. Today, this unrivalled mix ensures our hotel remain the ideal venue for celebrating the most important moments in life. 

To help our guests truly enjoy this festive season, The Peninsula Shanghai has created a range of activities that will make celebrating this year’s holiday an experience they will never forget.


 ‘Stories from the Tree’

Taking inspiration from festive traditions around the globe, the festive season will be brought to life under the new theme ‘Stories from the Tree.’ Six colourful characters – including the nutcracker, gingerbread man and red-breasted robin – will adorn giant Christmas trees in each of our grand hotel lobbies, as well as the abundant decorations that will brighten each property.

Festive-themed Afternoon Tea packages will also be available to book, with a further US$5 being donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation and Shanghai K Charitable Foundation which supports the Sir Horace Kadoorie Youth Development Centre from each sale.

The Peninsula Shanghai offers a glittering schedule of events and promotions to make the festive season special for all the family. Ranging from an extravagant Tree Lighting Ceremony in The Lobby, exclusive weekend brunch and kids afternoon tea at Michelin-starred Sir Elly’s Restaurant, special festive hampers from The Peninsula Boutique and much more, the hotel will be a hub of Bund-side holiday cheer throughout the festive period.

This year’s festivities at The Peninsula Shanghai commence with a Tree Lighting Ceremony and cocktail reception at The Lobby on 23 November, 2018. Set within the beautifully decorated interiors of The Lobby, invited guests will be treated to a spectacular array of Christmas delights – made by The Peninsula’s very own culinary team – while sipping complimentary drinks and enjoying a live jazz singer and the talents of a local children’s choir.

From 23 November, festive dinner vouchers will be available for purchase in The Lobby from dedicated festive booths. This year, all offers will be available for purchase in the form of an e-gift card, which may be simply forwarded to the lucky recipient and later redeemed online, giving gift-givers an added layer of ease and convenience. Customers may also choose to purchase gifts on the Weidian online store – a platform that proven to be wonderfully popular with new and existing Peninsula patrons.

The Lobby and Sir Elly’s restaurant will be the shining stars of The Peninsula Shanghai’s festive gastronomic offerings. Both restaurants will offer spectacular traditional Christmas dinners from 22 to 24 December, providing family, friends, colleagues and more a wonderfully festive atmosphere to make lasting memories over the holidays.

The Lobby – the Peninsula Shanghai’s beating heart – will offer a delicious festive spin on its celebrated Afternoon Tea throughout the festive period, offering a delightful range of Christmas pastries and festive light bites (RMB 388* per person or RMB 728* for two). A traditional five-course dinner will be served in the days leading up to the special occasion (from 22 to 24 December, from RMB 1,388* per person), while a special four-course meal with a glass of Champagne may be enjoyed with all the family on Christmas Day (RMB 828* including a glass of champagne).

Michelin one-starred Sir Elly’s will propose a schedule of festive dinners to suit all occasions and party sizes. Delicious traditional six-course dinners will be served in the days leading up to Christmas day (from 22 to 24 December, RMB 2,888* per person), with a five-course meal being the star attraction on the big day itself (RMB 2,088* per person). A Festive Kids Afternoon Tea held on every Saturday in December will be an exciting occasion for the family to come together, complete with a special kids’ buffet, games room and Christmas activities (RMB 388* per adult including a glass of Champagne and RMB 388* per child aged 5-12 years old). Sundays will offer an equally as wonderful Festive Family brunch with a selection of Christmas-inspired dishes (RMB 498* per person).

Across The Peninsula Shanghai, the festivities will continue throughout the Christmas period. Two Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Yi Long Court will offer its own rendition of the Christmas Eve Dinner, complete with eight delightful courses and unlimited beverages (RMB 1,888* per person). The Compass Bar will serve Christmas-inspired cocktails and hot winter classics while a Macallan Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea will be offered for whisky connoisseurs. Similarly, No.1 Waitanyuan and The Balfour will offer a packed schedule of glittering events, including its very own Festive Afternoon Tea, a Christmas Weekend Buffet Dinner with live entertainment and a unique sea-inspired family style Christmas celebration dinner.

The Peninsula Boutique is the perfect place for gift shoppers seeking the authentic taste of Christmas. Elegantly packaged gifts include a selection of deluxe hampers filled with gourmet treats exclusive to The Peninsula Boutique. Three specially designed Peninsula hampers are guaranteed to spread some holiday cheer. Hampers consist of The Peninsula homemade chocolates, cookies, stollens, fruit cakes, The Peninsula Champagne and festive stockings, etc. (The Peninsula Hamper is priced from RMB 1,888).

New Year’s Eve at The Peninsula Shanghai may be celebrated in all manner of spectacular ways to suit all parties. Exciting Samba Carnival-themed events will take place at both The Lobby and Sir Elly’s, with Peninsula guests able to enjoy a choice of unique festivities to celebrate the coming of the new year. A six-course gala dinner with entertainment at The Lobby (RMB 1,988* per person including one glass of champagne), while Sir Elly’s will host a magnificent New Year’s Eve party, with Brazilian-inspired canapés and cocktails, live samba and DJ performances and much more (RMB 1,288* per person). Alternatively, for a more intimate celebration, Yi Long Court will ring in the new year with an eight-course Cantonese dinner (RMB 2,019* per person including one glass of champagne).

Celebrating festive traditions in a digital age

In support of children’s literacy, The Peninsula Hotels has also produced a digital storybook, entitled ‘The Nutcracker’s Adventure.’ Written for the whole family to enjoy, the book will be available to download from our festive webpages on a complimentary basis.

For more information, please contact at +86 (21) 2327 6696 or email

*All prices are subject to a 16.6% surcharge.