It’s nigh on Easter time. Where in Shanghai can you celebrate with the family, or just have a pleasant time? We’ve hunted and gathered events around town for you to peruse.
If you’re looking for the right place to observe Easter Service this weekend, we've got you covered as well.
Boxing Cat Brewery
All three locations of the Boxing Cat will be serving up a special Easter Sunday brunch menu perfect for all the kids with an Easter egg hunt that kicks off at noon sharp, as well as face and egg painting for the kids from noon to 2am.
Sun Mar 27, 10am-3pm, free entry. Boxing Cat Brewery, see event listing.
Egg Painting at Bella Napoli
Relax with the kids at Bella Napoli, eating lunch and painting eggs. The best egg-artist will win a big chocolate egg.
Sat Mar 26, 12-2:30pm. Bella Napoli (Changle Lu) and Bella Napoli (Nanhui Lu), see event listing.
Egg Hunt at Jump360
From Saturday through the Monday after Easter, Jump360 will be holding daily egg-hunts in their foam pits. If you find the blue egg foam blocks, you’ll win a free entry voucher. There will be two pits —one for kids under 1.3m, and one for taller kids.
Sat-Mon Mar 26-28, 10am-9pm. Jump360, see event listing.
Easter Celebration at Octave
The Child Enhancement Center at the Living Room by Octave is organizing a fun morning of Easter-related activities for kids aged 6 months to 6 years in both English and Chinese, including a Parent-Kid Hat Show, Mommy Rabbit Jump Jump, storytelling and much more. Families can also visit the farmer’s market at the Living Room patio.
Sun Mar 27, 10:30am-12:30pm, free entry for adults, RMB50 for kids. The Living Room by Octave, see event listing here.
Easter Extravaganza for Kids at Porcellino
Porcellino hosts an Easter Extravaganza event for kids and parents on their outdoor terrace. For RMB100 per child, you can let you kids loose hunting eggs, facepainting etc., and it also includes their tasty Italian brunch for you and the kids.
Sun Mar 27, 11am–5pm. RMB100/child. Porcellino, see event listing.
naked BITE Easter Egg-citement Brunch
naked BITE will offer the ideal setting for a family brunch this tear. Kids-friendly activities will be offered, including egg-decoration and face painting. You'll also be able to enjoy a scrumptious brunch set with a mix of Western, Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine.
Sun Mar 27, 10am–4pm. RMB168/person. naked BITE, see event listing.
Easter Brunch at Maya
What more could you ask of an Easter brunch? A Mexican-themed one, of course. At Maya, for RMB175, receive special appetizer & dessert buffet and can also choose one main dish from a choice of seven a la carte items, and as one or two new items (drinks not included). Children under 12 can eat for RMB85 (drinks included), as well as enjoy the kid zone in the lounge area.
Sun Mar 27, 11am–4:30pm. RMB175/adult, RMB85/children. Maya, see event listing.
Sasha's Easter Sunday Brunch
Sasha’s is throwing an Easter bash, featuring an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet and fun Easter games for the kids.
Sun Mar 27, from 11am. RMB188 (classic brunch) RMB288 (deluxe brunch) for adults, kids under 12 pay half-price. Sasha’s, see event listing.
Radisson (Century Park) Family Easter Brunch
The Radisson Century Park will celebrate Easter Sunday with global delicacies and seafood, with a special kid’s corner for the munchkins.
Sun Mar 27, 11:30am–2:30pm. RMB188/person (free for kids below 1.2m), includes free flow of soft drinks, local beer and juice. Radisson Century Park, see event listing.
Easter Extravaganza at Kerry Hotel Pudong
The Brew, at the Kerry Hotel (Pudong), invites you to eat delicious food and delightful activities for the kids.
Sat-Sun Mar 26-27, 11:30am, RMB198-428 for adults, RMB99-214 for children. The Brew at Kerry Hotel Pudong, see event listing.
Squirrel Kingdom and Easter Buffet Lunch
Le Méridien Sheshan is inaugurating its Squirrel Kingdom on Easter Sunday, and celebrating with a lunch buffet. At 700 square meters, this complex was tailor-made for children’s enjoyment, and its namesake squirrels were trained to be friendly to strangers. On top of it all, kids will have activities including a clown and cartoon star parade.
Sun Mar 27, 11:30am–2pm. RMB288/person for the buffet. Le Méridien Sheshan, see event listing.
Easter Family Celebration at the Sheraton
Yes, hotels really love Easter, especially the Sheraton. Along with an impressive large buffet spread with cooks serving up as you order, this feast features a ton of kids’ activities like a rabbit’s land, an egg painting station, an egg hunt and cookies DIY workshop that keep your little ones busy.
Sun Mar 27, 5:30pm, RMB308/person. Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel, see listing.
Traditional Easter Park Brunch
This one’s a bit further away, being hosted by the Kempinski Hotel in Suzhou, but it might well be worth the trip. Against the backdrop of the picturesque Dushu Lake, you’ll be treated to a cosmopolitan brunch with fun outdoors activities for the kids. They're also offering a special Easter weekend room deal: RMB1,388 net gets you a one-night stay in a Deluxe Golf View Room on Sautday, two Easter brunch vouchers on Sunday and a Yang Spa cash voucher worth RMB300. Upgrade to a Deluxe Lake View room for just RMB100.
Sun Mar 27, 11:30am–2pm. RMB328/adult, RMB164/child (6-12 years old, below 5 free), both with 15 percent surcharge. Kempinski Suzhou Hotel, see event listing.
Colorful Easter Day Brunch & Bazaar At Shanghai Marriott Hotel (Pudong East)
The Pudong Marriott is setting up a merry Easter brunch at their Pudong City Bistro. Degust French-imported oyster, fresh seafood, eggs benedict, BBQ and desserts. Enjoy traditional Easter activities, such as egg-hunting and painting. Explore a bazaar with special food and drink treats.
Sun Mar 27, 11:30am–2:30pm. RMB358/person, with 15 percent surchage. Pudong City Bistro at the Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East, see event listing.
Radisson (Xingguo Hotel) Easter Sunday Family Brunch
More hotels, more brunches! Café Li of Radisson Blu Plaza Xing Guo Hotel Shanghai will host an splendid Easter Sunday Brunch for you and your family, with a tempting display of seafood and a panoply of toothsome desserts. Enjoy your Sunday favorites and have great fun in the Easter egg hunt.
Sun Mar 27, noon-3pm. RMB358/adult with free flow of sparkling wine, imported red and white wine, draft beer, saki, juice and soft drink; RMB150/children (for children from 1m to 1.4m), 15 percent surcharge. Café Li Brasserie at the Radisson Blu Plaza Xing Guo Hotel Shanghai. See event listing.
Honey Bunny at Le Royal Méridien
There’s a basketful of treats for the whole family at Le Bistrot’s Easter brunch, with an egg hunt, face painting and more for the kids. Celebrate the holiday with fine food and fun times.
Sun Mar 27, noon-3pm. RMB398 +15 percent without champagne; RMB558 +15 percent with a free flow of Mumm Brut Champagne. Le Bistrot Signature Restaurant at Le Royal Meridien Shanghai, see event listing.
The Great Easter Sunday Brunch, Essence at Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao
Head to Essence at Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao not only for brunch, but also for an Easter egg hunt around the Pulse garden, egg-painting and a puppet show, as well as the Easter Bunny himself in their mini animal zoo.
Sun 27 Mar, noon-3pm. RMB458/person (plus 15 percent service charge), children under 6 free, 6-12 half-price. Essence at Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao, see event listing.
Colorful Easter Brunch at The Langham, Xintiandi
The Langham’s Cachet offers you an Easter brunch in the heart of Xintiandi. Aside from an array of international cuisines, expect fresh seafood, traditional roasts and, of course, chocolate bunnies. Kids also get to egg-paint with the chefs!
Sun Mar 27, 11:30am-3pm, RMB480 per adult, including wine and food. RMB688 per adult, including champagne and food. RMB240 per child above age 6. Cachet at The Langham, see event listing here.
Brunch at the Grand Hyatt
Beyond the usual Easter fun, kids can also make lollipops and listen to adventure stories, later joining you for a jovial brunch with all the grandeur of the Grand Hyatt’s ON56.
Sun Mar 27, 11:30am–3pm. RMB488/adult includes free-flowing Mumm Champagne; RMB198/children aged between 6 and 12 years. ON56 at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai, see event listing.
The Most International Brunch, at the Grand Kempinski
Get ready for pan-global cooking mastery. From Japan to the Middle East, from sashimi to carved roasts, this Easter, the Grand Kempinski’s Elements will take your palate around the world.
Sun Mar 27, 11:30am–3pm. RMB588+ per person (with Baron de Rothschild) or RMB338+ (without champagne) for adult and RMB248+ for child from 6 to 12-years-old. Kids 5 years and younger are complimentary, children must be accompanied by an adult. Elements All Day Dining Restaurant at the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai, see event listing.
Easter Gastro-Extravaganza at the Fairmont Peace Hotel
Head over to the Fairmont’s Cathay Room for their Easter seafood brunch, which features Alaskan King Crab, Boston Lobster, Caviar and Kumamoto Oysters. You also won't want to miss out on Chef Glen’s celebrated chocolate eggs.
Sun March 27, RMB598/person + 15 percent service charge (non-alcoholic), RMB798/person + 15 percent service charge, including free flow of Laurent-Parrier Brut, imported red/white wines, beer and soft drinks. Cathay Room at the Fairmont Peace Hotel, see event listing.
Easter Sunday Brunch at Camelia
Camelia Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai brings you an international Easter buffet, featuring fresh treats to pick from, as well as a wide range of seafood, as well as Chinese and Western classics.
Sun Mar 27, RMB628/person + 15 percent service charge, extra RMB100 + 15 percent service charge for for a free flow of Prosecco. Camelia at the Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai, see event listing.
A Bunny-licious Easter at Jade on 36 Restaurant
Easter at the Shangri-la Jade on 36 Restaurant is the perfect opportunity to enjoy Easter. Check out Chef Jeremy Biasiol and his talented team’s special five-course Easter menu.
Sun Mar 27, noon. RMB688 including free flow wine and champagne (15 percent surcharge). Jade on 36, see event listing.
Westin Easter Brunch
The Westin Bund Center welcomes parents and children alike to an afternoon of food and fun. Enjoy their luscious champagne while gobbling on miscellaneous desserts. As for the kids, besides finding and painting eggs, they can also learn how to decorate cookies!
Sun Mar 27, afternoon. RMB688/adult, RMB250/kids (3 to 12), with 15 percent surcharge. Westin Bund Center, see event listing.
Waldorf Astoria Easter Brunch
The Waldorf’s Grand Brasserie celebrated Champagne Brunch! Insouciantly imbibe while the little ones play Easter games.
Sun Mar 27 11am–3pm. RMB928/adult includes champagne and a selection of wine. RMB428 for kids between 6-12 years old. Grand Brasserie at the Waldorf-Astoria, see event listing.
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