What Stays Open During the Spring Festival?

Happy Chinese New Year to all expats in China!

For those who re staying in Shanghai during the Spring Festival, you should be aware of the adjusted hours of the following places and services:

Delivery services

Delivery services companies SF Express () and EMS are available during the Spring Festival. However, they will both change at least 10 RMB of an additional service charge.


SF Express: 95338

EMS: 11183


Common phrases to talk to (deliverymen)

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Shanghai metro Line 2 and 9 have adjusted/cancelled schedules. If youre going to Hongqiao Railway Station, you cant take Line 2 during the Festival. For more info, click HERE.

Exit-Entry Bureau

Shanghai Exit Entry Bureau has some days off during the Spring Festival. For more Bureaus hours this year, click HERE.

Jan. 24 (Fri) to 30 (Thurs) | Closed

Feb. 1 (Sat) | Open

Tourist sties

Its the year of the rat, and visiting Shanghai Disney Resort might be a good way to celebrate Chinese New Year with Micky Mouse! The resorts adjusted hours are:

Jan. 19 to 23 | 8:30 to 22:00

Jan. 24 | 8:30 to 19:00

Jan. 25 to 31 | 8:30 to 22:00

Yu Garden will have a light show celebrating the Chinese New Year from now until Feb 11! Attention: no light show on Jan. 24. More info HERE.

Amusement park Happy Valley Shanghai CNY hours: 9:30-21:00 (Jan. 25 to Feb. 9).

Wax museum Madame Tussauds Shanghai CNY hours:

Jan. 24: 10:00-18:00

Jan. 25: 10:00-20:00

Other days: 10:00-21:00

Shanghai World Financial Center Observatory (97F and 100F) has adjusted hours on Jan. 24: It will close at 21:30.

Operating hours are for Shanghai Ocean Aquarium extended to 21:00 during Chinese New Year Holiday. Ticket sales and admission during peak season end at 20:30.

LEGOLAND Discovery Centers hours on Jan. 24: from 10:00 to 17:00. Other hours are from 10:00 to 20:00.

  • Shanghai Wild Animal Park: 9:00 to 16:30

  • Oriental Pearl Tower: 8:00 to 22:00 great veiw

  • Shanghai Zoo: 7:30 to 16:30

  • Shanghai Botanical Garden7:00 to 17:00

  • Gongqing Forest Park: 6:00 to 17:00

  • Chenshan Botanical Garden: 8:00 to 17:00

  • Shanghai Film Park: 8:30 to 16:30

  • Oriental Land: 8:30 to 16:00

  • Jinjiang Action Park: 9:15 to17:00

  • Shanghai Tower (Observatory): 8:30 to 22:00

  • Jin Mao Tower: 8:30 to 21:30


There are tons of restaurants in Shanghai! We suggest you contact the restaurant directly via phone. Look up their phone number in the must-have app in China called . Download it HERE.

Grocery deliveries

Good news: Grocery deliveries wont be away during CNY but you may pay a higher delivery fee.

Click HERE to learn more about common grocery delivery apps in China.

Malls & Outlets

There are just so many malls in Shanghai! AnyHelper suggests you contact the mall directly via phone. Look up their phone number in the must-have app in China called . Download it HERE.

As for outlets in Shanghai, here are the main outlets CNY hours. More info can be found HERE.

Shanghai Village

Jan. 24 | 9:00 to 17:00

Jan. 25-30 | 9:00 to 21:00

Normal business hours resume on Jan. 31:

Mon-Fri |10:00 to 21:00

Weekends & Holidays | 09:00 to 21:00

Bailian Outlets Plaza

Jan. 24 | 10:00 to 17:00

Jan. 25 | 10:00 to 18:00

Normal business hours resume on Jan. 26:

Mon-Fri |10:00 to 21:00

Weekends & Holidays | 09:00 to 21:30


If youre staying in Shanghai, HERE is a list of events for the remaining January. If you have an event to share with us, connect with Community Advisor Anna!


Your health is important, especially during the peak travel season during Chinese New Year and the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

AnyHelper has a list of international hospitals in Shanghai. The city announces a list of fever clinics located throughout Shanghai. Foreigners can visit these clinics if getting fever.

Click HERE to see real-time updates of the outbreak. Ways to avoid coronavirus can be found HERE.

AnyHelper real-time Q&A system

AnyHelper is still working hard to be Chinas best problem-solving service for expats! Our customer support team will continue to answer all kinds of questions you might have from 9 am to 9 pm during CNY.

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