January joy in Shanghai's Sheshan area

en.sheshantravel.gov.cn| Updated: January 5, 2024

Happy New Year! Let's explore the exciting activities happening in January in the Shanghai Sheshan National Tourist Resort – located in the Songjiang district of East China's Shanghai.

As the only mountain and forest area in Shanghai, Sheshan is renowned for its beautiful natural landscape, rich history and culture, as well as its ancient religious sites.

Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden

The Tropical Flower and Fruit Area is hosting a vibrant New Year flower exhibition which will run until mid-January. Step into this tropical wonderland designed by skilled gardeners that celebrates the sublime beauty of nature.


Poinsettia flowering shrubs are popular ornamental plants – especially during the holiday season – known for their vibrant red and green foliage. In the language of flowers, they symbolize joy and new beginnings. [Photo/Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden]

Shanghai Happy Valley Magic Lantern Festival

Get ready for the Shanghai Happy Valley Magic Lantern Festival! It's the first nationwide lantern festival themed around dragons, which is set to become the new entertainment landmark in the vibrant city of Shanghai.

The event, inspired by the Chinese zodiac sign of the dragon and the traditional concept of the Five Blessings – which refer to longevity, wealth, health and composure, love of virtue and the desire to die a natural death in old age – promises to light up the New Year until March 31.


A bright and breezy colorful poster for the Shanghai Happy Valley Magic Lantern Festival. [Photo/WeChat account: sheshanlvyoutopnews]

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland

Discover the magic of the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, a luxurious hotel nestling mostly below ground in the deep pit of an abandoned quarry in southwestern Shanghai.

Its management proudly presents the Journey to the Hidden Cliff show to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. This enchanting 20-minute fantasy journey uses lights, shadows and lasers that unfold the story in three captivating chapters against the backdrop of the majestic cliffs.

Join in the fun at 8:30 pm each night to take in the great show.


An inspiring poster advertises the Journey to the Hidden Cliff show. [Photo/WeChat account: sheshanlvyoutopnews]

Discover the "Root of Shanghai" at Guangfulin

Welcome to Guangfulin Ancient Relics Park, renowned as the "Root of Shanghai", where history comes to life!


Visitors can take in wonderful pink-tinted sunsets over the Guangfulin Ancient Relics Park. [Photo/WeChat account: sheshanlvyoutopnews]

Join in the fun during a three-day winter camp filled with fascinating exploration. Activities include embarking on a journey of mystery and intrigue as visitors trace the footsteps of ancient relics within the park.

They can uncover the secrets of the past through hands-on experiences while excavating archaeological sites, and they can also get insights into the delicate art of restoring cultural artifacts, preserving China's rich history.

Dates: Jan 22-24, Jan 25-27, Jan 29-31, Feb 1-3