Your essential guide to an unforgettable summer in Shanghai

As the scorching heat of July arrives, Shanghai is gearing up for an exciting array of nighttime activities that promise to make this summer truly unforgettable. From shopping and dining to great entertainment and cultural experiences, the 2024 Shanghai Night Festival offers something for everyone.

66PASS: Your key to Shanghai's nightlife

The festival introduces the "66PASS Shanghai at Night", a special e-card available free on Alipay from June 1 to Sept 30. This pass unlocks a world of nighttime experiences:

  • Explore curated merchants across various categories like "Drink Together", "Eat Together", "Move Together" and "Play Together"
  • Discover trendy boutiques, designer stores, restaurants, bars, live music venues, sports facilities, bookstores, theaters and art galleries
  • Enjoy discounts up to 66 percent off when visiting with friends
  • Access exclusive gifts by using special passcodes at participating venues


Open Alipay and scan the QR code in the image to get your 66PASS card.

Nightlife consumption vouchers

To further enhance your nighttime adventures, the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank is offering millions of yuan in consumption vouchers on its app – Pu Da Xi Ben (Chinese: 浦大喜奔). Search for "nightlife consumption vouchers" (Chinese: 夜生活消费券) to access various discount packages, including:

  • 66 yuan ($9.08) and 16 yuan voucher packages
  • 6 yuan off for every 25 yuan spent
  • No-threshold 6 yuan and 1.6 yuan discounts

These vouchers can be used at over 100,000 participating establishments!

Summer night activity highlights:

1. Watermelon Sugar Night at Panlong Tiandi

Dates: Now to Aug 31

Experience the nostalgia of summer with watermelons, popsicles, and sodas while enjoying night tours, night markets, entertainment, performances, and delicious food in this charming Jiangnan-style street setting.

2. Bingo Festival Weekend Market

Dates: July 19 to Aug 18 (Fridays: 5 pm – 10 pm; Weekends: 4 pm – 10 pm)

Immerse yourself in this vibrant waterfront market featuring street culture, designer crafts, and open-air dining. The event aims to boost Lujiazui's nighttime economy and ignite Pudong's after-dark scene.

With a 66PASS in hand and a raft of exciting events to choose from, you're all set to experience the true essence of Shanghai's nightlife. Get your friends together, claim your shopping vouchers, and get ready to create unforgettable memories in the city that never sleeps.


Source: Official WeChat account of Shanghai Night Festival "gh_2aa7a9df1975"