THE WNIC GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S EVE...

  • WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO EAT AND HOW TO CELEBRATE!

  

The guide is continuously being updated as news comes in of events and activities so make sure to keep checking in as the days draw closer to our favourite foreign festive holiday and 2015! These events are arranged according to date.


  • ELECTRIC UNDERGROUND CHARITY CHRISTMAS PARTY!

The biggest Christmas party will be held on Saturday 20th December at 46Livehouse. This is a don't-miss event! Headlining the event will be DJ in:theory and DJ Dusty, with a debut on the EU stage for DJ Banamak. Special live acts so far include Oh Well Oh Hell and Roxy. All profit made by EU will go to the 'All for Noah' and it's Butterfly Children's Hospice local charity organisation. <More>

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  • CHARITY CHRISTMAS MARKET

This event will bring the delightful festive spirit of European-style markets to Changsha (Hooligans Pub). On 21st December, 3-6pm, stall vendors will sell their items, handicraft and artwork for a good cause. There will also be the chance to meet Santa and his elves as well as relax in a festive spirit of beer and Christmas music! <More>

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  • M2 (MUSE)

M2 will be holding a variety of live shows at their happening club throughout the festive season, with it's December 21st-23rd "Carnival season of Heroes" theme. Then, December 24-25th the "League of Heroes" live shows will turn heads and the final countdown on December 31st promises to be very big! <More

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  • SUBWAY (YaLI)

Subway will be preparing a 'party-size' sandwich in which customers are warmly welcome to come and take a piece for free! At present, the plan is to do this on 24th December, but WNIC is awaiting confirmation. Subway is a WNIC CITY ECARD member. Check here again for any possible updates about the time/date.

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  • KEMPINSKi/Paulaner

The Kempinski is offering an all day buffet on Christmas eve and day (24th & 25th, 5:30-9:30pm) dinner in their Elements restaurant for 688RMB (each person may take part in a raffle), but pay an extra 158RMB for beer deals at the Paulaner Brauhaus. The buffet will also have a large variety of seafood, traditional Christmas Roast Turkey (with cranberry sauce), elegant Christmas dessert, Haagen-Dazs ice creame, fresh juices and classic wines! 

A European-style Christmas! Come hang items on the lobby Christmas tree and join the special Christmas buffet dinner! The meal with give a perfect fusion of German Christmas Market cuisine, a children's fun corner and plenty of sweets. Call for more info/reservations: 0731-of 8463 3333. More.

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  • ALIVE BAR

This elegant, chill out club will have special drinks deals, with Belgian beer and RedBull mixed cocktails plus a range of free gifts being distributed among party people on 24th and 25th December. Alive bar is a fairly new bar located south of the La Nova shopping mall (close to the large KTV/Karaoke establishment). < More >

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  • SANTA @ID MALL

Want to see a 'real' Santa? A great opportunity to meet and photograph one of the UK's top Santa figures, Rex, as he parades through ID Mall on Christmas Eve (24th), Changsha. This must-visit occasion will be a sure highlight of your festive calendar (especially if you have children). 

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  • SOPHIA

This high end, stylish, Mediterranean restaurant and WNIC CITY ECARD member (for great daily discounts), will be hosting a lavish dinner on 24th December for Christmas Eve with free mulled wine. See poster, right.

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  • MEGA

MEGA will be hosting a special Christmas Eve Party on December 24th from 7pm till Midnight. ¥100 per person includes free flow Asahi beer and Standard Mixers -(Bourbon/Rum/Vodka+cola/sprite). FREE Christmas Canapes between 8-9 pm. Plus a Mega raffle where you can win some big prizes (dinner runs until 8pm). 57-1 Laodong Middle Rd. Additionally, Mega will host an 80's party for New Year's Eve! 

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  • CAFFE BENE (Yali)

On a more budget range, you could head to Caffe Bene in Dongtang/Yali/Houjiatang (also a WNIC CITY ECARD member for great discounts) and try their luxury Christmas double value-for-money meal (December 24th and 25th only). This will feature American Black Pepper Steak among other dishes plus wine/cocktail for just 98 Yuan. Reservations: 0731-88936961. There will also be a "Carnival party for Christmas" on December 26th in which visitors are asked to dress up pretty smartly. Book tickets in advance by calling 0731-88936961. <More>

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  • FLOWER TIME

Changsha's only authentic French restaurant and also an ECARD member, will have a special festive high quality course on offer. Choose from a 588yuan 'double' package including a salmon salad, baked macaroni with cheese and mustard prawns, deer fillet pepper sauce and many more succulent dishes! The 788yuan package includes a festive gift plus foie gras with mango, Ostrich steak with pepper sauce, halibut and a special strawberry cake. Spend some time in close company and reserve a table today: 89704129. <More>

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  • 46LIVEHOUSE

This live music venue will host Miss Mix, a rock n' roll outfit perfect for Christmas eve fun and dance. Starting at 9pm, with additional live acts, this is set to be the perfect night event for Christmas Eve in Changsha. Also, on stage will be the Monkey King, black goat, Into the Blue and DJ Dan. 50 Yuan (pre-sale: 40 Yuan). <More>

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  • HAWA

Hawa will have a special "free Tsingdao beer" offer from 19:00 to 21:00 at all the three branches of Hawa (Xinmin Lu, S Furong Lu (nr Helong Stadium) and Jiefang Xilu (opposite M2 club). A great place to get festive!

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  • CRAVE DELI & BAR

Crave will be putting on it's usual bar games, from foosball to beer pong and drinking contests, plus hot apple cider! Crave is considered to be the best expat gathering spot and is always a very lively, fun venue. Quite possibly, the best spot for the countdown! Crave Deli & Bar is also an ECARD member!!

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  • HOOLIGANS NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY

Hooligans will be hosting a formal dress party on 31st December, to help bring in a new year of hope and fun times in Changsha! Come and join the party, at Hooligans Pub, Changsha, and take advantage of the 100yuan all-you-can-drink fiesta (11pm-2am)! Featuring DJ In:Theory plus beer pong games and dancing!

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  • NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY

Celebrate the end of the year with the FOOTPRINT crew at Redlive Club on 31st December 2014. This promises to be a full on dance party. With 3 international and local DJs plus a VJ on the bill, this will be the place to bid farewell to 2014 and welcome 2015 in style. To headline the proceedings, we welcome a renowned DJ Producer from Malaysia – Terence C the ex-resident DJ at Zouk Kuala Lumpur and currently working as the A&R for the electronic music label – Pure Substance Records / Pure Substance Digital ; Shanghai base female DJ and also the leading female DJ in China – MIA ; a visual artist – Pimo from Shanghai; new talent from Changsha – Lbion. Presale tickets drop to as low as 50RMB (70 on the door).

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  • BOBO 

On New Year's Eve, dance studio Bobo (right), famous for it's belly dance contests and courses, will stage a day and night of dance and party. From 12-3pm will be free lessons in 'oriental elegant dance', and later, from 7pm, will feature a dance party. Probably, the hottest dance venue to see in the new year! <More

  • ONE TASTE WORKSHOP

This yoga course might be just the thing to work off those January blues and help get back into shape. Find your inner self, be calmer and take 2015 into your chilled stride by taking advantage of their festive yoga offer. Contact them for further details (see their poster). Contact them for more details.