City summer to be filled with performances
Hundreds of performances and a number of exhibitions will be on offer across the city this summer, offering a variety of options for holidaymakers and residents, Shanghai authorities announced at a press conference on Thursday.
Some 500 performances will be staged at 124 city theaters, with venues disinfected twice a day as a precaution against COVID-19, the Shanghai Administration of Culture and Tourism said.
Attractions will include award-winning dance performances, operas, musical plays, dramas and magic shows, said Cheng Meihong, the administration’s deputy director.
There will be around 50 exhibitions at cultural venues in the city between July and September, with some including classes for children and summer camps during the vacation, she added.
Tourist attractions are fully prepared in pandemic prevention, said Cheng.
"They have enhanced disinfection and garbage sorting and strengthened guidance at areas such as major sightseeing spots, platforms, passages, catering venues, and ticketing booths that may lead to congestion," said Cheng. "Some A-level tourist attractions in the city have implemented staggered reservation-for-entry mechanisms."
Between August and October, a food festival for families will be held in the city, featuring the delicacies, culture and tourism of the Yangtze River Delta region, Cheng said.
"Shanghai will create a safe, pleasant and warm tourist destination for travelers," she added.
Meanwhile, Shanghai Disney Resort is hosting a magic night market, while Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park and Shanghai Happy Valley have launched ticket discounts for students sitting the national college entrance exam, the administration said.