'Tis the season to be jolly… and The Peninsula Shanghai is inviting guests and residents to share a season of unforgettable experiences and world-class hospitality. Throughout December, The Peninsula Shanghai is decorated with colourful lights and ornaments and a magnificent Christmas Tree. An outdoor ice rink will offer fun for both experienced and novice skaters, and the hotel’s restaurants will enter the festive spirit by preparing a diverse menu of dinners, brunches and parties to celebrate this joyous time of year.

Seasonal highlights include a Winter Afternoon Tea Set with live classical music at The Lobby, a Kids Afternoon Tea (14 and 15 December) and a daily Festive Brunch at Sir Elly’s. The fabulous Christmas Eve Gala Buffet will be hosted in The Rose Ballroom, and gala dinners will be served at Yi Long Court and Sir Elly’s. Diners can count down to 2014 with New Year’s Eve feasts at The Lobby, Sir Elly’s and Yi Long Court. Shoppers seeking a Christmas gift can choose from The Peninsula Boutique’s three hampers filled with deluxe goodies, and for sublime relaxation, The Peninsula Spa will offer a Festive Rejuvenation spa journey.

Skating Rink Along The Bund

The Peninsula Shanghai is pleased to announce the debut of the hotel’s inaugural skating rink with the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The 200 sq m staking rink is the only outside skating rink in Shanghai Puxi area. It is located at the Culture Square of Waitanyuan, right on The Bund. The Peninsula’s skating rink is one of the highlights of “The Magical Waitanyuan 2013”, a first-ever celebrating event jointly staged by buildings in Waitanyuan. The staking rink is priced at RMB100 per person per hour, including use of skates and one-hour free car parking at The Peninsula Shanghai. The proceeds collected will be donated to the supporting charities of The Peninsula Shanghai, including Raleigh China, the Library Project, Cerecare and Included (formerly known as Compassion For Migrant Children).

Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Christmas Eve

An annual Shanghai highlight, the Christmas Eve Gala Buffet Party at The Rose Ballroom features a selection of prime cuts, tempting desserts, unlimited wines, beer and soft drinks, plus a live band and a lucky draw offering luxury prizes. Stage-side table enjoy a magnum of Moët & Chandon. Priced at RMB2,480 +15% for a standard table, or RMB2,980 +15% for a stage-side table.

Christmas Eve diners at The Lobby will be treated to a sumptuous five-course dinner, with unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks, plus live jazz and a lucky prize draw. Priced at RMB1,080 +15% surcharge per person. At Yi Long Court, Executive Chef Dicky To will prepare an eight-course gourmet Chinese Christmas dinner with unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks, plus live music and a lucky prize draw. Priced at RMB1,380 +15% surcharge per person.

New Year’s Eve

Diners can begin the count down to 2014 at Shanghai’s most elegant Chinese restaurant. Yi Long Court will serve Chef To’s eight-course Cantonese menu, accompanied by free-flow wine, beer and soft drinks, and live music. Priced at RMB1,280 +15% surcharge per person.

Sir Elly’s gets the New Year party started with a Vintage Jet-set Travel theme.

The Peninsula Shanghai Spa is also offering seasonal cheer. The 110-minute Festive Rejuvenation treatment begins with a cup of Peninsula Tea, homemade cinnamon cookies and a signature sweet osmanthus flower foot ritual. A nourishing Herbal Body Endurance exfoliating scrub and wrap and a volcanic stone or aromatherapy oil body massage complete the invigorating spa journey. Priced at RMB1,300, plus 15% service charge.

For more information and seasonal reservations, please contact our Festive Service Desk on (86 21) 2327 6696 or e-mail: festivepsh@peninsula.com.