3... 2... 1... Happy New Year! Countdown Activities around China

2020 is just around the corner! With only a few hours left to close this year and turn the page to a brand new chapter, lots of countdown activities will be taking place around China to welcome the new year in style.

From special new year runs and live music festivals to light shows and ice carnivals, cities around China are putting on a show to celebrate 2020, also just a few weeks away from Chinese New Year.

What's your plan for tonight and tomorrow's New Year's Day holiday?

Let us know by dropping a comment below!


First Fridays at The Rooster 

Drop by The Rooster on the 1st of every month for FREE prosecco and a select draft craft beer! The First Fridays happy hour will run from 6 pm - 7 pm and it's all you can drink, so come join the fun!

Date: The 3rd of every month From January 3, 2020 until December 1, 2020

Time: 6pm

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.roosterchina.com

Venue NameThe Rooster

Address: 455 Shaanxi Bei lu, by Beijing Xi lu


Phone: 5213 5601

Live Music Every Week at Big Bamboo Hongqiao

BIG BAMBOO HONGQIAO is launching a new weekly live music special with Soul Urge every Fridays and Saturdays. Enjoy your weekend drinks, dinner and sports with the wonderful sounds.

Date: Every Friday, Saturday, from December 13, 2019 until January 4, 2020

Venue Name: Big Bamboo

Address: Hong Mei Entertainment Street, No. 20, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu, by Hongxu Lu


Phone: 6405 8720

Chinese Winter Camp

Spend your winter in China learning Mandarin and get involved in culturally enriching activities and field trips. Suitable for 7- to 17-year-olds.

Date: Every Monday, from November 18, 2019 until January 13, 2020

Time: 9am

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.wintercampschina.com

Venue Name: That's Mandarin

Address: Building 6, 149 Jiaozhou Lu, by Beijing Xi Lu


Phone: 6208 9357

Supermodel DJ Tours fluorescent party

Six consecutive years of super popular New Year's eve party! This party will invite super model DJ on site, enter the door will also be customized fluorescent makeup, known as the world's most shiny party! There will also be a lot of colorful fluorescent dance, future energy dance, flying hip-hop dance...


Address: no. 179, yichang road, putuo district (near jiangning road and bridge)


Tickets: 168-268 

Heat wave DISCO peak New Year eve in 2020

Heat wave DISCO peak New Year eve in 2020

Real name magic tuo must go to the list of recommended mysterious sanctuary, not only invited DJ will also have the circus air show! Swaying dance floor, wine and food accompanied by super strong atmosphere!

Time: 21:00 Tuesday, 2019.12.31

Address: The Pearl theatre, 471 zhapu road

471The Pearl

Tickets: 388/488

Starbucks selects Shanghai roastery - fantasy New Year's eve party

The New Year's eve party is an annual tradition at starbucks' selected Shanghai roastery, which will host a fantastic and surprising New Year's eve party this year. This year is also the second anniversary of the Shanghai roastery, and father xing has prepared many exquisite anniversary gifts for everyone to choose from.

Time: 21:00, December 31, 2019

Address: 2F, unit N110 and N201, taiguhui, xingye, no. 789, west nanjing road


Price: 699 yuan/person (drink freely)

Throw a party brain

This party doesn't have a set stage. If you're crazy enough, you can bring in the town's biggest band, super fire! Modern sky world music label "north river three" singing group, China's new rap hidden strength of RAPPER, B station super fire music UP main...

Time: 2019.12.31

Address: no.188, ruihong road, hongkou district


Ticket: 299-799 yuan

Longhua Temple

Longhua temple in 1989, the first time to hold the "welcome the New Year hit longhua evening bell activity", with the countdown into the New Year, with a devout heart rang the ancient bell, together to usher in 2020, feel the thick atmosphere of the Chinese New Year.

Time: 2019.12.31

Address: no. 2853 longhua road



New York-based Anglo-Trinidadian vocalist Tessa Souter is an outstanding live performer whose ability to connect to the emotional core of a song is second to none. A six-time festival favorite at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, her 2015 performance there was chosen as one of only four (out of 4,000) musicians to be filmed by PBS Television for her own one-hour special. 160-320rmb.

Date:January 2, 2020


Email:[email protected]


Venue Name:Blue Note Shanghai

Address:3-5 Floor, Zhongxin Guangchang, No. 867 Sichuan Bei Lu


Phone:139 1870 6076

Stand Up Comedy Showcase

The Shanghai Comedy Bunker is starting the decade off the right way with a stand-up showcase at Cages Bar & Sports featuring the cream of Shanghai's famous comedy scene, including China International Comedy Competition winner Josh Tyas and as seen on CCTV Barney Rivera.

DateJanuary 3, 2020


[email protected]


Venue NameShanghai Comedy Bunker

Address3/F, Jing'an Sports Center, 428 Jiangning Lu, by Wuding Lu

428, , 3

Phone+86 131 2758 2769

For anyone living in Shanghai, do keep in mind that the metro lines 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 13 will be operating late at night, which gives you more transportation options to get place throughout the evening.


Evil Duck Quiz

Happening every Thursday in Evil Duck in Shuiwei, join in on this fun trivia evening with quizmaster Dan and stand a chance of winning two cases of beer, free drinks and more. Put your general knowledge to the test against others and come away with priceless eternal glory. 

Date:Every Thursday, from March 7, 2019 until January 3, 2020


Price: free entry

Venue Name:Evil Duck

Address:Building 76, 21 Shuiwei Wu Jie, Futian District


Phone:0755 8325 3823

Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic

Every Sunday it's stand-up open mic at McCawley's in Shekou! 

Date:Every Sunday, from June 1, 2019 until June 6, 2020


Price:free entry

Venue Name:McCawley's Irish Pub Shekou

Address:Shop 118, 32 Taizi Lu, by Wanghai Lu


Phone:2668 4496

Year End Party Venue at Residence G

With the New Year just around the corner, are you seeking a fantastic venue to hold an end-of-year party? Whether you are looking for a theme-based indoor party or a soiree on the outdoor terrace, Residence G Shenzhen is certainly your perfect fit.

Date:November 1, 2019 - February 9, 2020


Venue Name:Residence G Shenzhen

Address:4078 Dongbin Lu, Nanshan District 


Phone:8663 7888

Dance The Blues

Wednesday nights a week from December 11
Roots House and blues Shenzhen
Restore the free and unrestrained blues era
(reservations needed)

Date:Every Wednesday, from December 11, 2019 until January 29, 2020


Email:[email protected]

Venue Name:Roots House

Address:101C, E3 Building, Overseas Chinese Town, Qiaoxiang Lu, Nanshan District


Phone:186 8153 5010

Splendid China zigong lantern carnival

 + food festival

Splendid China zigong lantern carnival + food festival

South China's biggest lights will come!
The size of 40 football fields, made by 200 intangible cultural heritage craftsmen
100+ bite food, 7 brand new rides
Carnival 58 days, high times 6 festivals
Splendid China zigong lantern carnival + food festival
It's a great choice for your New Year!

Business hours: Monday to Sunday
All day from 9:00 to 22:00 21:00 stop admission
Night session 19:00- 22:00 21:00 stop admission
Address: no. 9003, shennan avenue, nanshan district, shenzhen


New Year's eve party for all

Window of the world not only has the New Year's eve party
There are also many New Year's eve activities
The New Year party will be held on December 31 and January 1, 2020
Caesar palace five continents special performances continued
Rich content, wonderful!

Performance time: 20:00-23:30, December 31, 2019 (the specific performance time shall be subject to the actual situation of the scenic spot)
Lineup: wei jin, Lin qide, cao jin, zhao fangjing, CUBI and so on
Venue: shenzhen window of the world global stage

Admission: 380 yuan for grade a area, 280 yuan for grade b area, C/D area, 180 yuan for ordinary area, 120 yuan for stone bench area (tickets for this party and window of the world night show are not available)

Chicago the Musical

The fabulously sordid story of murderesses Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly is coming to Shanghai this winter. Set in the titular city during Prohibition, Chicago (tickets here) is a pitch-black musical satire renowned for its scathing take on media bias and police corruption, plus Bob Fosse's legendary choreography and the addictive jazzy score.

Date:January 2 - 10, 2020


Price: RMB280-980

Venue Name:Nanshan Cultural and Sports Center

Address:62 Nantou Jie, Nanshan Dadao, Nanshan District


Phone:86 755 8661 6818

Nugget Records Presents Lost Memory Machine, Atta Girl

nugget records, the Beijing-based DIY cassette label is coming to the South of China for the first time! They will be bringing their band Lost Memory Machine to iamen, Shenzhen and Guangzhou alongside lots of their amaing tapes, cassette players and more. Local band Atta Girl will also be present in Shenzhen. 

Date:January 4, 2020


Venue Name:Puppy Fat Store

Address:301-2, Building B, 3005 Huifang Yuan Shangye Jie, Nanhai Dadao, Nanshan District


Phone:8888 8888

Chinese Culture Event

Mandarin Group Course


The Bookworm Toastmasters Club

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Founded in 1924 and based in California, it is a non-profit organization with more than 345,000 members. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,900 clubs in 142 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.

Date:Every Sunday, from July 24, 2019 until January 20, 2020



Venue Name:The Bookworm Beijing

Address:4 Sanlitun South Street


Phone:6586 9507

Join Our Mandarin Chinese Classes Now

Wenhui Language as a professional institution that provides Chinese language instruction to individuals and corporations, as well as Mandarin learning and Chinese cultural orientation. 

Date:Every day, from October 15, 2015 until January 31, 2020


Venue Name:Wenhui Language - Chinese Language School

Address:Room 2405, Block A, U-Space, No. 8 Guangqumen Wai Street 


Phone:131 6187 7524

House of Ho

Zhao Dais queer club night East Palace West Palace returns for an even bigger glamfest dubbed The House of Ho, with special guest DJ Mr. Ho. Hell be joined by Slowcook and OOPS2, alongside the fabulous performers Kennie Zhou, Frozen Lolita, RAE.negade and Yihao. Dance yourself clean surrounded by the photo works of Manbo Key

Date:January 4, 2020


Venue Name:Zhao Dai

Address:Xin Yuan Li Xi Street No.19, Chao Yang District, Beijing



Mosto New Year's Day Brunch

Celebrate the season at Mosto with our holiday brunch on January 1 (New Year's Day). A festive holiday brunch set will be on special for 388 a set (serves 2) and includes welcome drinks, starter, roasted chicken and dessert! If you're feeling boozy to start of the new year, add Mosto's free flow for +188 a person. Not around during the holidays? Enjoy our holiday brunch specials: Pumpkin Risotto, Christmas Eggs Benedict and Mulled Wine all December long. Reservations strongly recommended.

Date:January 1, 2020

Time:11:00 AM

Email:[email protected]

Venue Name:Mosto

Address:3/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu


Phone:138 1132 5451

Flips & Kicks Plus Winter Camp @ Daystar Academy

Flips & Kicks Plus in proud cooperation with Daystar Academy in Bei Gao offers your child a fun and active time during the winter with our multi-sports camps. Try loads of new and fun sports like: Karate, Gymnastics, Wushu, Yoga, Football, Fencing etc. Classes are conducted in the spirit of Flips & Kicks Plus with expert sports coaches. The coaches speaks both English and Chinese.

Date:Every Monday-Friday, from December 23, 2019 until January 3, 2020


Email:[email protected]


Venue Name:Daystar Academy

Address:2 Shunbai Lu, Chaoyang District


Phone:6433 7366


Richard Clayderman

Clayderman's distinctive style has earned him superstar status all over the world. He has recorded over 1,300 melodies and clocked up a massive worldwide sales record of approximately 150 million as of 2006. Come out to hear this distinguished prince of piano while hes in town.

Date:January 3, 2020


Price: 580-1,580


Venue Name:Guangzhou Opera House

Address:1 Zhujiang Xi Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District


Phone:3839 2888

Learn Chinese in a Fun Way

Bring your kids to this Chinese class designed for children aged 5 to 14 years old. At this fun and engaging class, kids will learn nihao, zaijian and other basic phrases and practical sentences taught by an experienced teacher from an international school. For more information, add Teresa_hmy on your WeChat. 

Date:Every Sunday, Saturday, from November 2, 2019 until January 12, 2020

Time:Various times

Email:[email protected]

Venue Name:Clifford School

Address:International Building, Clifford School, Clifford Estates, Shiguang Lu, Panyu District, Guangzhou

Phone:020-8474 1441-0

Akiko Suwanai

At the age of 18, Japanese violinist Akiko Suwanai claimed first place at the International Tchaikovsky Competition, becoming the youngest musician to do so. Her prowess was further refined at Juilliard School of Music and Berlin University of the Arts. In her two days of performances in Guangzhou, Suwanai will play prominent works by Brahms, Schumann, Dvorak and Franck. 

Date:January 4 - 5, 2020


Price: 380, 580

Venue Name:Guangzhou Opera House

Address:1 Zhujiang Xi Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District


Phone:3839 2888


Morton's Power Hour

Every Monday night The Camel presents "Chase the Ace". Every drink gets guests a ticket and tickets will be drawn at 9pm. The winner of the named ticket turns a card and will need to pick the ace of spades to win the jackpot. If not found, the jackpot goes up by RMB100 weekly. 

Date:Every Monday, from May 6, 2019 until December 30, 2019


Venue Name:The Camel Sports Bar

Address:B1, Hengyu Plaza, 188 Xinghai Jie, SIP


Phone:512 6547 9759


Can Can Can...

Finally the cans are ready...

Date:January 8, 2019 - 1, 2020

Venue Name:WE Brewery

Address:4 Yiheli, Xian Dao, Heping District


Phone:186 3088 8114

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