Celebrating Valentine in Shanghai
Updated: 2015-02-11
By Zhou Wenting (Shanghai Star)

If you want to make this Valentine's Day one to remember, Zhou Wenting has a range of suggestions as to how you can celebrate the special day.

If you are looking for a special way to mark Valentine's Day with your sweetheart, Shanghai will not disappoint you. The city is a fashionable and romantic hub, and there is no shortage of places to celebrate the Western festival.

We've sought out some activities where you can bring your loved one and make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.

Dine on a Ferris Wheel

Dishes from Michelin-starred restaurants will be served on the ferris wheel in Jinjiang Park, Shanghai's oldest amusement park. A couple can enjoy the night view and the food for 90 minutes on the romantic ferris wheel.

Where to book: tesfood.com

Venue: Jinjiang Park 锦江乐园

Address: 201 Hongmei Road, Minhang district


Charge: 2,980 yuan ($476) per couple

Japanese anime

This is the first time the Japanese animation brand Chibi Maruko-chan (樱桃小丸子) has held an exhibition in China to celebrate 25 years on the air. Visitors will see original sketches and exhibits that have never been seen by the public.

Venue: Shanghai Takashimaya Department Store


Address: 1438 Hongqiao Road, Changning district


A romantic drama

The play Defending the Caveman (《当亚当遇上夏娃》) looks at why men and women fall in love with each other and why they are so different. Why does he squeeze the toothpaste from the middle and she does it from the bottom? Why does he often miss the toilet bowl? Why do they still feel the need for each other despite being able to live a wonderful life alone?

Venue: Shanghai Poly Grand Theatre 上海保利大剧院

Address: 159 Baiyin Road, Jiading district 嘉定区白银路159号

Ticket: 80, 120, 180 yuan

A kissing contest

Shanghai Happy Valley theme park will hold a kissing contest with the prize being a diamond ring worth 10,000 yuan.

In addition, privileged tickets will be available that day. One full-price ticket will grant entry to a male adult and his female partner.

Venue: Shanghai Happy Valley 欢乐谷

Address: 888 Linhu Rd, Songjiang District


A date on vintage vehicles

Shanghai Auto Museum, which boasts nearly 100 classic vintage cars from more than 20 domestic and foreign prestigeous brands, invites vintage car enthusiasts for a free visit to the museum and a two-hour free ride on the vehicles that date back to more than half a century ago.

Register on shautomuseum.gov.cn before Feb 7 to get a chance.

Venue: Shanghai Auto Museum


Address: 7565 Boyuan Road, Jiading district


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