Stroll down memory lane
If you are entertaining guests at this time of year and looking to get some exercise outdoors before partying on New Year’s Eve, this free tour of some of Shanghai’s historic sites could be just the tonic. The informative walk, which is being organized by Genuine China Tours, only requires you to sign up by contacting the agency by phone or e-mail. 10 am-4 pm, Dec 31. China Genuine Tours, 553 Maotai Lu (Road), Changning district. 021-5153-1602. firstname.lastname@example.org. Spread some post-Christmas cheer to the domesticated animal kingdom and of course your own home by adopting a cat or kitten at this open event, which runs most weekends. All of the animals are sterilized, immunized and treated for parasites, according to Paw Pals Animal Rescue. The center has about 70 felines awaiting a new home. 1-5 pm, Saturdays and Sundays. Paw Pals Animal Rescue in Shanghai, Minhang district. 021-5480-1699. email@example.com. Cirque le Soir may serve as one of the coolest places to usher in the New Year due to its mixture of circus freaks, acrobats and high-flying patrons, not to mention its prime Bund location. The club’s Cosmic Gold New Year’s Eve Party is running under the banner “Radiance and Luster”, with a dress code to match. Tickets cost 400 yuan ($66) on the door or 300 yuan presale. Both include a complimentary glass of bubbly. 9 pm, Dec 31. Cirque le Soir, 22 Zhongshan Donglu (East Road), near Xin Yongan Lu (Road), 400-991-0088 (bookings).