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Our Big Bad List of Christmas Parties 2017

Get into the holiday cheer with these festive parties and events

Christmas is here and if you're not headed back to your homeland, what better way to distract yourself than to party and boogie down with your chosen family away from home? Get into the holiday spirit with one of these festive parties or events around town. Shake it to drum and bass at C's Bar, experience the best electronic DJs around at Sugarland, an indoor music festival from the folks behind ULTRA, or enjoy some of the best live soul music Shanghai has to offer with Smokey and the crew on Christmas day at JZ Club


Celia techno christmas party.

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Celia is giving you the gift of a good time this Christmas season with a late night techno affair. RMB100 at the door including one welcome drink.

Celia Techno Christmas Party

AddressCelia, 298 Xingfu Lu (near Pingwu Lu) 幸福路298号 (近平武路)

When: December 23 11pm

How Much: RMB100 including one free welcome drink


co:motion christmas party at Elevator 2017.

Co:Motion Christmas at Elevator

AddressElevator, 4/F, 218 Xinle Lu (near Donghu Lu) 新乐路218号4楼 (近东湖路)

When: December 23 10pm

Stockholm's DJ Samo continually sabotages the model with distinctive productions that fearlessly compact a myriad of demented ideas with a twisted Scandinavian touch. One-half of Sling & Samo and co-founder of their label Born Free, Samo also creates faux-fantasy original soundtracks with MaxxxBass as KWC 92, while studio time with Tzu Sing, Baba Stiltz and Cos/Mes further transmutes his sound.



Jungle all the way christmas party at c's bar 2017.

Jungle All the Way at C’s Bar

Address: C’s Bar, 685 Dingxi Lu (near Fahuazhen Lu) 定西路685号 (近法华镇路)

When: December 23 10pm

How Much: Free entry 

Rabbit and Resinate bringing the Christmas cheer with the best in drum and bass music from across the spectrum.



M1nt 2017 Christmas party.

Christmas Party at M1NT

Address: M1NT, 24/F 318 Fuzhou Lu (near Shandong Zhong Lu) 福州路318号24层 (近山东中路)

When: December 23 10pm 

How Much: Free entry  

Get into the holiday cheer with M1NT. Jam out to the hottest tunes of today and maybe get a kiss under the mistletoe. 


Sugarland indoor music festival in Shanghai.

Sugarland Indoor Music Festival

Address: 333 Songze Dadao (near Zhuguang Lu) 崧泽大道333号 (近诸光路)

When: December 23, 1pm

How Much: RMB780 pre-sale

So, surprise! This one isn’t a Christmas party, but it’s during the holiday season, so let’s party right? Just when you thought festival season was over, the people behind EDM music festival ULTRA, are back again with their latest concept. Among the headliners include electronic music maker DJ Steve Angello. Formally one third of house music super group Swedish House Mafia, alongside Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso, the Greek DJ keeps busy remixing music and performing worldwide. Also performing is Kshmr (pronounced "Kashmir"), an Indian-American DJ who for two years in a row, has ranked in at number twelve on DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJ's list. RMB780 pre-sale.


boxing cat ugly sweater party.

Ugly Sweater Christmas Party at Boxing Cat

Address: Boxing Cat Brewery, 82 Fuxing Xi Lu (near Yongfu Lu) 复兴西路82号 (近永福路) 

When: December 24 7pm

How Much: RMB248 free flow select drinks and snack

Boxing Cat's Yongfu Lu branch is hosting an ugly sweater party on Christmas Eve. Entry is RMB248 and you'll get three hours of free-flow mulled wine, house wine, and house beers, as well as light snacks. In addition, they'll have a lucky draw and prizes for those with the ugliest sweaters.


Jingleballs Christmas Drag Show at Candor.

Jingleballs X-Mas Extravaganza at Candor

AddressCandor, 3/F, Lyceum Theatre, 57 Maoming Nan Lu, (near Changle Lu) 茂名南路57号3楼 (近长乐路) 

When: December 24 10pm

How Much: RMB100 at the door 

This holiday season Candor’s Ballroom is proud to present “Jingle Balls:  a xxx-mas spectacular”, forget all those commercial events and celebrate the season in a grown up and naughty way. This Christmas Eve put on your weave and don your holiday apparel while our queens cover you in tinsel and cheer. For one special night only come see if our performers are on the naughty or nice list, featuring Kimberly, Mo Meaux, Miss Uni Vers, Alexia Flyer, Fantasia and, Wu Wu Yan. Our performers can’t wait to show you their gift of holiday glam. RMB100 at the door.


jz club christmas eve 2017 party.

A Moustache Christmas Eve Party

AddressJZ Club, 158 Julu Lu (near Ruijin Yi Lu) 巨鹿路158号 (近瑞金一路)

When: December 24 10pm 

How Much: RMB160 pre-sale, RMB200 at the door 

Mixx Company is a JZ Club project started about four years ago featuring Denise M and Gilbert K. Experience a night of Christmas themed funk and rhythm and blues tunes.



Discosmic Christmas Boogie party at Dada.

Discosmic Xmas Boogie at Dada

AddressDada, 115 Xingfu Lu, (near Fahuazhen Lu) 幸福路115号 (近法华镇路) 

When: December 24 10pm

Discosmic Adventure is ending the year with an evening of soul, funk, boogie, disco, and more. Guests Sacco and Baron Van West from Shanghai Soul Club, and Mele Kaliki Tallywhacker will be bringing in extra seasonal good tidings and wise men gifts.



Zapata's 2017 Christmas Party.

Zapata’s Christmas Party

AddressZapata’s, 11 Hengshan Lu (near Dongping Lu) 衡山路11号 (近东平路)

When: December 24 10pm 

How Much: Free entry 

Oh look, Zapata’s is having a Christmas party. Ladies get free margarita drinks from 9-11pm with everyone getting a free tequila shot each hour. Best Christmas costume or ugly sweater could win RMB1000.



smokey's soulful christmas day party at shake.

Smokey's Soulful Christmas Party 

Address: JZ Club, 158 Julu Lu (near Ruijin Yi Lu) 巨鹿路158号 (近瑞金一路)

When: December 25 8:30pm 

How Much: RMB100 at the door 

Celebrate Christmas with the soulful Smokey along with a host of guests bringing the best r&b of yesterday and today. 

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