Bell Tolled for the New Year Bell Tolled

At Longhua Temple

The “Chiming Longhua Bell for the New Year” ritual is touted as the “Number One New Year Tour of Shanghai”. 108 distinguished guests trek onto the Bell Tower and chime the bell 108 times to mark the New Year. All monks converge to the main hall for a religious ritual and chant New Year greetings, with visitors around. New Year noodles means that your luck and happiness will extend into the coming year.
Longhua Temple (2853 Longhua Road, Xuhui District)
22:00-02:00, Dec. 31, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2014

At Baohua Temple

The “2014 New Year Bell Tolling For Happiness” will include Lantern Riddles, Wishing Tree, Burning Incense Sticks and Dancing Dragon and Lion and other traditional activities.
1000 Gaoping Road, Zhabei District
21:30 on Dec. 31 2013-01:00 on Jan. 1 2014

At Donglin Temple

Countdown, praying and bell tolling are essential elements of the New Year celebration at Donglin Temple. Whoop it up with the crowd to welcome 2014 as the bell is tolled 108 times.
150 Donglin Street, Jinshan District
Dec. 31, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2014

Scaling the Heights

Racing up the Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Jump onto the bandwagon of the Chinese in the New Year by scaling the heights the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. The message is that the higher you go, the better off you’ll be in the coming year. Don’t miss the race.
Venue: Oriental Pearl City Plaza to 259-meter transparent sightseeing corridor
09:00, Jan. 1, 2014

Hiking up Mount Sheshan

The activity is meant to publicize the national tourist attraction of Shanghai and promote hiking as a healthy physical exercise during the celebration of the New Year.
Shanghai Happy Valley to Sheshan National Forest Park
10:00-11:30, Jan. 1, 2014