There are many ways to spread the joy of Christmas in Shanghai. Whether it is treating yourself and friends to festive high tea, or ordering a hamper for loved ones, here are the best offers available and where to find them!
Image via Andaz Xintiandi Shanghai
This trendy hotel bang in the middle of Xintiandi will be serving delectable three-tier afternoon tea sets through the season. Think a photogenic range of bauble-shaped cakes, pastries and savory bites paired with complimentary glasses of Perrier-Jouët Champagne.
Relax amidst festive ambience whilst sipping Aura's special holiday mocktail and hot chocolate drink. Afternoon tea at Aura Lounge is packed with Christmas delicacies and traditional treats created by Executive Pastry Chef, Jean-Luc Vasseur – a culinary experience which will surely be elevated by soothing jazz tunes.
Enjoy the warm environment of Camelia with a Christmas-themed afternoon tea. This offer for two includes unique festive pastries and sweets, a selection of hot chocolate and winter teas, as well as Christmas cocktails and Prosecco.
Image via Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai
The chefs at Kempinski are plating up a delightful mix of Chinese and Western treats for afternoon tea. From date and chestnut cream cake to spicy snails, there is plenty to relish at their Lobby Lounge this winter.
The Lobby at the Peninsula Hotel will put a delicious festive spin on its acclaimed afternoon tea service throughout the festive period, offering a delightful range of Christmas pastries and festive light bites. Expect classic English scones, citrusy panna cotta, savory bites with smoked salmon, lobster rillette, Christmas ham and more. Pair these with a selection of Champagne, coffee or fair-trade tea for a perfectly soothing experience.
Meanwhile, Sir Elly's is hosting kid-friendly afternoon tea parties throughout the month. Junior diners can indulge in a buffet-style ice cream and cotton candy station, complemented by storytelling, crafts and cooking workshops. Not to mention Santa himself will also grace the event!
Image via The St Regis Shanghai Jing’an
Time for Tea remains a quintessential St. Regis tradition, and The Drawing Room is a perfect place to rendezvous for a casual yet classy afternoon tea. Enjoy a festive gathering afternoon with exquisite selection of Christmas treats and a stunning array of sweet delights, complemented with a pot of fine tea or a freshly brewed hot gourmet coffee that completes the perfect afternoon. Add RMB120 for two glasses of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne.
Image via Capella Jian Ye Li
la Boulangerie at Capella Jian Ye Li is the place to go for a comprehensive array of seasonal hampers. Each hamper is stuffed with treats such as Perrier Joët Brut, “FAÇON” perfume, truffle foie gras, gingerbread cookies, chocolate truffle and etc., which make the perfect gifts for any food-loving family.
Image via Hyatt on the Bund
Enjoy the sweet smell of Hyatt on the Bund with their finest selection of festive goodies. The takeaway basket includes seasonal favorites like traditional yule log. Chocolate lovers and aficionados can indulge in delights such as Santa- or snowman-shaped praline and truffles. Most importantly, five percent of the proceeds will be donated to the World of Art Brut Culture (WABC) organization in order to support artistic talents with special needs.
Festively adorned with pine trees and wreaths, Hyatt Regency Wujiaochang has in addition prepared Christmas hampers for you to share the joy of the season with loved ones. Items included are house wine, Christmas Stollen, and of course, a gingerbread house.
Image via The St Regis Shanghai Jing’an
St Regis’ festive hamper is laden with various festive sweets including panettone, Stollen, Jelly Bean candy, homemade Christmas cookies, Chocolate Santa and house wine, making it the perfect gift for your family and friends.
[Cover image via The Peninsula Shanghai]
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