The Chinese Year of the Goat started on 19 February 2015. Seeing in the New Year in Shanghai will always be a momentous experience, a sky full of fireworks setting the backdrop to the futuristic skyline of Pudong and the colonial delights of the Bund. Chinese New Year falls on 8th February 2016 - you will be seeing in the year of the monkey.
Winter is a fascinating time to visit China. While the temperatures may be colder, the days are often bright and crisp with clear skies. And there are certainly fewer other travellers at the major attractions. Most of the main destinations in China can be combined with Shanghai and the Chinese New Year celebrations or you can take this as a great opportunity to visit the famous Ice Festival in Harbin. See the Beijing section of this website for further details. Click Here